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Changes to Wessex Group Officials

Published for Wessex Group by General Secretary on 13th Dec 2014

Wessex group has been required to make drastic changes in the Group’s officials following the breakdown in health which has forced Ken Blowe to step down from his role as secretary and treasurer; a task which he carried out assiduously for 34 years. Ken was in hospital for most of October, suffering complications following what was expected to be relatively minor stomach surgery but which, due to complications, kept him in until 10th November.

The following officials were elected at the subsequent Group AGM:

  • David Collard-Berry - Chairman
  • Peter T Warhurst - General Secretary. Peter also continues as Group Recorder.
  • Norman Harvey - Membership Secretary
  • Mary Corbett - Treasurer

Full details can be found on Wessex Group's Officials page.

Norman Harvey is also organising the Group prize presentation lunch which will be at The Royal Winchester Hotel, Winchester on Sunday 15th February 2015. The cost is £17 per head. Bookings, with cheque, to Norman.

The subscription for 2015 is £12, and entry for multiple standards £12, with single distance entry £6. Cheques in payment of subscriptions and/or standards should also be addressed to Norman Harvey.

Wessex Group

Published for Wessex Group by National Editor & Advertising Secretary on 25th Nov 2014

Wessex Group narrowly survived the threat of its demise following Ken Blowe’s recent period in hospital for major stomach surgery which led to complications and a period in intensive care. Ken returned home on 20 November but, not surprisingly, he feels that this must signal the end of his 34 years of service to Wessex Group as long-time Secretary/Treasurer and General Dogsbody.

The AGM which was arranged by the remaining Officer, Peter Warhurst, Recorder, had an attendance of six members and from that number the following Committee was formed: Chairman, David Collard-Berry, Secretary and Recorder, Peter Warhurst, Treasurer Mary Corbett and Norman Harvey, Membership Secretary.

Norman Harvey has also taken on the task of organising the Group annual prize presentation lunch and has already made the booking at The Winchester Royal Hotel, St Peters Street, Winchester SO23 8BS for Sunday 15 February 2015. Ticket price is £17.00. Bookings with cheque in payment should be sent to Norman Harvey at Yonne, Beaulieu Road, Marchwood, Southampton SO40 4UQ. Cheques for the £12 2015 subscription should also be addressed to Norman, together with an additional £12 from those wishing to enter for multi-distance standards awards. £3 for nominated single distance.

A comprehensive report of the above and of the year’s highlights will be included within the December edition of The Veteran.