JUNE 2019

Annual General Meeting



Presentation of the cheque to Ivy's charity SNAP

The AGM on 26 June was the last meeting of Ivy Price’s successful year as President of the Society. Her chosen charity had been the Brentwood based SNAP, which supports thousands of families, from all over Essex, with children and young people who have special needs and disabilities. A cheque for £1750 was presented to their representative. A sum of £664 had also been presented to other charities and worthy causes during the year, which, as usual included £150 for the winners of the male and female 16 to 19 year old solo competitions at the National Eisteddfod. Ivy thanked the members of the committee who had been very supportive during her year of office, and in particular her husband Mike, and Shirley and Don Moody for their generosity in hosting musical evenings, committee meetings, Welsh classes and the Summer Celebrations. She also paid tribute to the members of the Society for their support in great numbers at all 22 Society events: ten excellent monthly meetings; St David’s Day celebrations; Church services; annual concert; annual “pilgrimage” to the Land of Our Fathers; and five fund raising/charity events! Carys Williams presented her Treasurer’s Report, which showed that the the Society  was in good financial health, despite the challenging conditions. She emphasised the importance of maintaining the excellent standards of the presenters at the monthly meetings, and, to achieve this aim it was agreed unanimously that the subscription should be increased to £25 for the 2019/2020 season. Ivy then retired and Liz Armishaw was installed as President, with Arthur Williams as her Vice-President. Liz said she was greatly honoured to be President for the second time, and promised to do her best to maintain the high standard set by Ivy. The election of the committee members then took place. Liz thanked Enid Morris and Buddug Rowland Frank, who were retiring from the committee, for their valuable contribution. The remaining members continued in office and Sue Almond was voted on to the committee.
A quiz organised by Gwil Williams, with the assistance of Maureen, his wife, followed the break for strawberries and cream, and an opportunity for a sgwrs (chin wag).
The first event of Liz’s term of office was the Summer Celebration held at Radley Green Farm on a very hot 29th June Saturday, raising £350 for her chosen charity, The J’s. The first monthly meeting will be the traditional “Croeso yn Ol” (Welcome Back) on Wednesday 25 September, with an audio/ visual presentation of this year's Eisteddfodau by Mike Price, and celebrated with wine and refreshments.
Jim Armishaw

Ivy Price hands over the badge of office of the Presidency to Liz Armishaw

New President Liz Armishaw and her new vice President Arthur Williams

The evening's raffle is presided over by Sina Williams                  and the quiz is organised by Gwil Williams

The winning table each with their prize of a cake made by Maureen Williams