Posted on 10th November 2015
There are various news updates to tell you about, so here goes :-
The Members meeting on 16th November at Ockenden Manor has 45 signed up for it, but there is room for more if you wish to come along. there will be presentations from Susan Fleet, of Lea Graham Associates and Carolyn Bentley of UKTI. Email me if you wish to come and haven’t already done so. It is always a terrific event at OM.
There is one change on the BHBPA Steering Group. After many years of sterling service, Steven Mooney has decided to step down and is replaced by Steve Willis of Steve Willis Training. Steve Mooney has represented the Sheddingdean members with great vigour since 2005, and we thank him for his great contribution to the BHBPA. He will no doubt continue to be a supporter of the Association.
The calendar of events for next year is a work in progress at present; if you have an idea about an event which your company might host, then do let me know about it. We are always pleased to go to new venues. I have already persuaded new member Mid Sussex Golf Club to host a meeting in 2016, and we look forward to that.
The new BHBPA website is almost ready to go live, but that means a lot of practice needed on my part to keep the thing rolling and up to date, as well as the new skills required to move copy onto it. That’s really why it has taken so long! Thanks to Wes at Preview for his patience, as ever!
We have booked space at the Oak Barn for a Christmas meal and disco on Wednesday 16th December. Limited numbers only, but please let me know asap if you wish to join us. There are some great people going; you will have a lovely time enjoying scintillating company!
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