Chair's Chat December 2021
Thank you to those that have sent in articles for this issue (and
photos) - it is lovely to hear that some teams are managing to have
Christmas Concerts and social events.
Some teams will go to any length to be able to perform – I have just
received this photo from Bishop’s Bells who went to entertain the
residents of a local nursing home. Despite the unusual attire and being
behind a screen, they were much appreciated, and the residents had a
good singalong with the carols.
At the end of October we held our postponed AGM – the minutes
from this are included in the newsletter – it was good to be able to
meet in person and talk about how we might get back to ringing as a
region. If you look at the diary, you will see that we are also starting
to tentatively plan for some small-scale events next year. We also
have a provisional date for a Handbell Festival Service at Guildford
If you or your team would like to host a few local teams for a ‘Back to
Ringing’ event, then please do contact myself or Sandra.
The first event in the diary for next year will be our 2022 AGM. If
you are interested in joining our committee and helping to get the
region back ringing again, please do complete a nomination form – or
contact one of the current committee for a chat about what is
involved. It would be great to have some new ringers on the
committee. You will also notice that we are looking to have a mini
massed ringing event following on from the AGM – if you are
interested, please do follow the instructions on the form!
If you are taking part in any events over Christmas, please do send us
a short write up and a photo or two – I’m sure everyone enjoys reading
what other teams are up to.
It just remains for me to wish you all a Happy Christmas and,
hopefully, a new year filled with ringing!
Yours, Helen HELENLSECKER@GMAIL.COM