It's hard to believe it was a year since our Zoom AGM of 2021, yet here we were again for the 2022 AGM meeting on Zoom and it all felt more than familiar! Fortunately, it was a temporary setback due to self-isolating and Covid within the chorus and normal service was soon resumed 2 weeks later.
Despite being back on Zoom for the AGM, 2021 couldn't have been more different to the previous year. We have achieved so much since returning in May, with a fantastic new venue, plentiful singouts and a fabulous cohort of new members joining the chorus.
Awards were announced on the night, but presented in person over the last 2 weeks during rehearsals:
The MD's Award was presented by Debi to one of our newest full members, Sharan Chowdhury, for her enthusiastic approach to song learning, singouts, member recruitment and embracing all things barbershop!
The Side by Side Award was presented by Sue to Mair Rainbow for the fantastic job she has done over the past 8 months looking after all of our new members and visitors and really going the extra mile in her role.
Long Service Awards were presented by our new Chair, Linda as follows:
Debi Cox - 25 years
Rhoda Maw - 20 years
Mair Rainbow - 15 years
Michelle Chard - 5 years
Marie-Claire Church - 5 years
Lisa Smith - 5 Years
Julia Blyth - 5 Years
This year's AGM was a real acknowledgement and celebration of everything we have achieved over the past year, but as Debi rightly reminded us, we now have lots of work ahead to prepare for Convention later in the year and we are ready for action!