See our members page for a message from our new Chairman Chris Hollis

It no doubt came as a shock and surprise to you as it did to me, to be appointed chairman for the club. I will
provide support to the committee to the best of my ability, ably assisted by Vice Chair Michael Brownbridge.
Jan Mole has stepped down from the committee, having served our club as chairman with diligence and
enthusiasm. Guiding us through the horrendous covid restrictions and problems with our website, Jan has
carried out her duties as chairman – or is it chairperson – to help provide the smooth running of our club. Many
thanks to her for the considerable time and effort spent during this very difficult period.
Dawn has also stepped down from the committee and we thank her commitment and dedication as club
treasurer over the difficult covid period and also her contribution to the club as a committee member over the
years.

At our last AGM we provided drinks, wine and nibbles after the meeting and this seemed to go down very well,
with increased numbers attending the meeting. It is important for our members to attend if possible and vote on
important issues raised for the committee and for us to have a “better view” of members’ wishes and views.
We now have an enhanced and enlarged committee with new members Lynn, Richard, Linda and Paul, who will
enrich and provide other points of view as well as bring fresh ideas to the club.
The club provided a wonderful trip to Wales which was very well organised by Elaine and Marg on 11th – 14th
March.

There was plenty of seating on the coach. Start off slightly delayed by someone! Can’t think who left their
mobile phone at home!!
We arrived at HF Holidays Dolserau Hall, Snowdonia and were met by the staff and our walk leaders who all
introduced themselves. The rooms were very comfortable and the meals very good, with the hall set in a very
scenic location.
Our 3 walk leaders individually advised us about the weather forecast and gave us an option of 3 walks for each
day of varying lengths and heights. All our walks were very well organised and well led. The weather for waking
for the 2 main days of our stay was better than expected and forecast, with only one sharp short shower on the
2nd day of walking. On the morning before we travelled home, we walked a part of the iconic Torrent Walk
following the picturesque stream cascading through the woods where we visited the Art Nouveau church of St.
Marks. Thanks to our own Linda Hering who led us all back to the coach after our final walk.

Kindest regards to you all,

Chairman, Chris Holiis

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