Archive for May, 2020

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Dear All

You will have seen Dot’s recent email on the annual hours computations – well done to all, particularly Leela who scoops the prize. For those that met her at Attingham early last year you may recall that she said she was unlikely to be able to come very often; I think this only goes to highlight the star quality of the SSNTV and its “pulling power”.

I very much doubt we will get anywhere near the circa 3,500 hours for the current year (2020/21), even in this our Fortieth Anniversary, but I know that we are all itching to get back in the great outdoors.

I also want to take this opportunity to thank all the work day leaders; as you will have seen we had 64 workdays and hence 64 workdays to lead. There were 10 leaders through the year and Top of the Pops was Peter Orme (12), Russell Blake and David Maeer  both leading 9 apiece and Dave Bennett leading 8. These four leading circa 60 %  of the workdays will receive a chairman’s prize. We always welcome new workday leaders, so please bear this in mind and get in touch if you’re interested and would like to know more. Please note you don’t have to be able to make a cake but with  all this time at home, and if you have the flour, there is time to practice!

Whilst we have changed the year ending for hours recording, to accord with the National Trust’s year end of February, it remains the aim to present prizes at the AGM; this is scheduled for September.   I appreciate that this may appear a simple, yet cunning device, to keep you interested and make sure you come along.

I hope you all remain healthy and happy; I look forward to the day when we can see each other and make a start on the undoubted backlog of work !

Best wishes.


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