CIO On Sunday 25th July, after two failed attempts, the Society held a pleasant lunch attended by twenty-seven members and their guests, followed by its Annual General Meeting at the Rembrandt Hotel, Weymouth. The meeting was chaired by Sir Anthony Jolliffe, Deputy President, in the absence of our President, Lord Fellowes. The occasion was marked with the standing down, after 18 years in post, of our popular and hard-working Hon. Secretary Hayne Russell, who was thanked for his hard work by the Committee Chairman, Stuart Adam, and, on behalf of the members, was presented with a Mont Blanc pen as a token of thanks for his service. Hayne’s wife, Pat, was presented with a bouquet of flowers. Hayne is succeeded as Honorary Secretary by Steve Newman. Two long serving members, John Rousell and Shaun Cregan, have also now retired from the Committee and we welcomed four new members, Stuart Goodridge, Richard Hawker, Michael Kay and Paul Newman. The statutory business took place including a tribute to the thirty-six members who had passed away during the year and then followed a proposal, which had been seconded, was discussed by the meeting: “That the Society look again into allowing ladies to join the Society and that arrangements for voting on the issue, perhaps by post, be considered by the Committee and then placed before the next AGM.” Tgvktkpi" ugetgvct{." Jc{pg" Twuugnn" dgkpi"rtgugpvgf"ykvj"c"ngcxkpi"ikhv"d{" Xkeg/Rtgukfgpv." Ukt"Cpvjqp{" Lqnnkhhg" cv" vjg"CIO0 Photo: Trevor Matthews Newsletter September 2021. Issue 34