A great picnic and a huge birthday cake! On Saturday, 8th July large number of people showed how much they appreciate their park by bringing a picnic and sharing a piece of birthday cake with us as the park was opened 90 years ago on 23rd July 1927.
Meeting to be held Friday, 7th April 2017
at 7.00 pm
Youth House, Bromsgrove Street, DY10 1PF
1. Apologies for absence
2. Matters arising from the minutes of the AGM 3rd March 2017
3. Family Fun Day, 22nd April 2017
Tree guard for Indian Bean tree
Prince’s Trust benches in shelter
Mural at Silver Street entrance
5. Any other business
At our AGM earlier this month we said farewell to Carol O'Brien and Rob Brown who have both stood down. Rob has been our treasurer for the last 5 years and Carol has been both Chair and Secretary in that time.
We cannot express enough our thanks to them both for their avid support.
It is down to their determination and vision that the LEAP Let's Eat the Park project is up and running and is well on the way to being self sustaining. Our FREE events held in the Park have gone from strength to strength thanks to their organisational skills and Rob has transformed the website and dedicated LEAP blogspot.
On behalf of us all we would like to thank them both and wish them well for the future.
Please note the Friends of St George's Park committee now consists of :
Chair : Nicky Griffiths,
Treasurer : Sue Bradley
Membership Secretary : Sue Tew
Secretary : Spike Betterton
The next meeting will be held on Friday, 7th April at 7.00 pm at The Youth House, Bromsgrove Street, Kidderminster, DY10 1PF. Please use side door.
All roles are up for election:
Chairperson : Someone who will : ● Act as the main contact and spokesperson for the group. ● Keep meetings fair, unbiased and on time. ● Be able to challenge group members (in a respectful way). ● Has some flexibility to attend extra meetings when needed.
Treasurer : Someone who will : ● Have the joint responsibility for maintaining a Treasurer’s Trust Account. ● Look after the deposit book and obtain at least two signatures from appointed members for all withdrawals. ● Keep receipts and a basic record of all income and expenditure of the account. ● Occasionally be able to visit the bank during normal working hours to make deposits and withdrawals.
Secretary : Someone who will : ● Be able to work closely with other members of the group towards the general running of the group. ● Undertake basic administrative tasks. ● Set meeting dates, record actions of the group and help with group publicity. ● Work with others to find funding.
Membership Secretary : Someone who will : ● Be responsible for keeping members informed with what’s going on. ● Maintain membership records. ● Suggest and possibly organise social events for the group. ● Promote the group to attract more members.
Vice Chairperson : Someone who will : ● Stand in when Chairperson is unavailable. ● Work with other members of the group and individually on various projects.
If you would like to put yourself forward, or to nominate another person from the group for one of the roles then see below. ( You must speak with them and get their permission first).
Deadline for nominations is midnight Wednesday 1st March 2017.
Please send details to firstname.lastname@example.org
St George’s Park - The ‘People’s Park’ - Since 1927
The Friends of St George's Park wish all park users, friends and supporters all the best for 2017 and thanks for your endorsement of what we have done and will do in the future. We welcome people becoming involved in the various projects and events we arrange in the park and would ask all interested parties to see our 'volunteering page' above.
We are pleased that the various branches of the local authorities involved have now agreed between themselves to continue to support our ever popular paddling pool, a small but significant contribution to the facilities of the area. It is a triumph when good sense prevails and we hope this bodes well for 2017 and the future of our park, our town and our locality.
Once again many thanks to all who have supported us in so many different ways over the past year. Happy New Year 2017!
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