News and Comment

Notice of AGM

The AGM of the North Central Area will be held at Village Hall, OFFLEY HAY, Eccleshall, Staffs  Postcode ST21 6HH (Map Reference 127/799294) on Saturday 18th April 2020, commencing at 2pm.  Signing in for the AGM will commence at 1.30pm.  Notices of Motions, supported by the signatures of twenty-five voting members, shall be submitted in writing to the Area Secretary by 15th February 2020.  There are 4 vacancies.  The retiring Officers are:  Pat & Paul Targett & Jane Clapp, who are willing to stand for re-election subject to their acceptance of a nomination.  Nominations for Committee signed by the proposer, seconder and nominee to be submitted to the Area Secretary before the commencement of the meeting.  Please remember your membership cards.

David Dixon

We were sad to hear the news that David Dixon passed away January 2020.  I first met David many years ago when they joined us for our New Year meet at Alfreton. He eagerly joined in all our activities, helping all he could and very soon became a full and active member of North Central Folk. When a vacancy later arose for treasurer, he readily took on the responsibilities and only gave this up when he became Treasurer for the Group, a position he held for many years. He continued to support the group as much as possible even when personal problems left him on his own.

Following his marriage to Sheila in October last year, he once again began to take a more active part in our meets and will be sadly missed by us all.

Our thoughts and prayers go to Sheila and family.

Marlene Findley,

Secretary, North Central Folk.

Peter Grove

Paul and Janet would like to let the group know that one of our more recent members, Peter Grove, died suddenly and unexpectedly on December 23rd.

Although Peter (and Kay) have only been coming out with North Central for a couple of years, his sense of fun, enthusiasm and wicked humour will be sadly missed.

Our thoughts are with Kay at this time.