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Chair's update

Posted on 19/12/23 |
Winter has arrived and as I write there has been wide-spread snow fall across our region. Take extra care and take heed of the comments in the IAM blog (December Newsletter). 

As I mentioned in the last newsletter we would like to ramp up our publicity and recruitment activities with the setting up of a Publicity and Recruitment team. I’m pleased to say that we now have a core P&R team consisting of Committee member and Observer Andrew Farrimond and Observers Val Cunningham and Garry Maddocks. These will be supported by me and other Committee members as and when needed. Some positive outcomes have already been achieved. Our leaflets are now being displayed at St. Helens and Knowsley Colleges and we have an advert for our Winter Course in the St. Helens Star on line events section. If you have ideas about how we could promote the Group then please get in touch. We have people in place who could explore your ideas. All you need do is provide them. We are particularly keen to work with the charitable groups, the U3A, Rotary Clubs, Womens Institute, Classic Car Associations, 6th form Colleges and even small businesses who may have a few delivery drivers. We need help to get the contacts. It’s not too late to join our P&R team.

Our meeting at the Town Hall on the 9th November went very well. I’d like to thank Mark Hemans, Val Cunningham and Andrew Farrimond for contributing to the event. Their talks were excellent. We are hoping to repeat this kind of meeting in the new year. If you are able to put together a 20 minute presentation on a topic that you feel may be of interest to our members then please get in touch with me. The presentation on drink driving was particularly timely as Christmas approaches.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year. 

Mark Farnworth
Group Chairman