By Tristan Harris 13/07 Updated: 14/07 00:27
THE ANNUAL General Meeting (AGM) of the Bromsgrove and District Twinning Association was attended by more than 40 members.
Judith Stephenson was re-elected as chairman for a second year, with Roger Westbury installed as her vice-chairman.
Brigitte ‘Biddie’ Kerslake stood down as the association’s honorary secretary after an impressive 32 years service and other members of the committee were unanimously re-elected.
Judith reflected on a challenging but rewarding year for the association, despite a drop in the numbers attending both the social functions and twinning events.
It was stated that the group’s finances were in a healthy state and Bromsgrove members had enjoyed numerous events.
These included a weekend in June 2011, when friends from St Sauveur-Lendelin in France visited and a visit to Gronau a month later for the members to enjoy customary German hospitality.
A full social programme had been laid on throughout the year and members took part in the Bromsgrove Elizabethan Market, the Bromsgrove Carnival and the town’s annual Day of Kindness to help raise the organisation’s profile.
Other highlights included Mrs Stephenson reminding those gathered that the town-twinning had much to offer and provided an experience which members were honoured to have, along with improvements on the group’s website.
The www.bromstwin.org.uk site provided the latest news on activities and strived to encourage new and potential members to ‘give twinning a try’.
In closing, a bouquet of flowers were presented to honorary secretary Biddie Kerslake to thank her for her 32 years service.
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