2009 President's Letter : John McClarty

As I start of my term as president of the association, I would take this opportunity to thank the past president and council members for their work over the previous year. I am sure that I will have their continued support. Looking back over the year, the membership level has remained fairly stable, although there was a slight drop in … Continue reading “2009 President's Letter : John McClarty”

2007 President’s Letter : Stephen Hall

Dear Members, On taking the office of President, one of the first things I noticed is the auspicious list of people who preceded me. We are an old organisation and have many traditions which go back to the Victorian period when the Association was founded. There is a very fine line between becoming a dinosaur and throwing away all that … Continue reading “2007 President’s Letter : Stephen Hall”

2006 President's Letter : Bill Shelton

Dear Member, Welcome to our 2006/2007 session, if my maths are correct, the 141st, since the association was founded in 1865. Over that last months I have personally spent a considerable number of hours over our charity application for the association only to have it rejected on a number of points. On a positive note it was stated that any … Continue reading “2006 President's Letter : Bill Shelton”