The 97th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING of the Chamber was held on Tuesday 29th March 2016 at Waterlane Bar and Restaurant, Bishop’s Stortford, Herts.
It had been necessary to rearrange the date of the AGM at short notice, which had a detrimental effect on the attendance. The minutes of the meeting of the 96th AGM on 26th March 2015, having been previously circulated, were read and approved.
Bob Lee was re-elected as President, Steve Cooper of Handelsbanken was elected as Chairman, and Simon Lovick of Price Bailey as Treasurer. In addition, John Stigwood of Nockolds, Justin Robinson of Tee’s Law, Kevin Conconnan of Waterlane Bar and Restaurant and Tony Pennison of Price Bailey agreed to serve the Committee.
Incoming Chairman, Steve thanked Lee Freeman for several years of being a very active member of the Chamber and for all of his hard work as the Chairman. Steve also thanked Carole, Julie and Daliah for their hard work in secretary duties. In addition, he gave a big thank you to Paul Forster for all his work with the Chamber accounts, and to Jo Lezemore and Mark Stigwood for their service as Committee members.
The accounts for 2015 were accepted and the budget for 2016 approved.
It was reported that a total of £7545 has been raised for The Chambers Chosen Charity, St Clare Hospice which will be used to buy a much needed hoist. The chosen charity at the AGM was St. Elizabeth’s. We will be raising money for them for the next 2 years and our target is to purchase a wheelchair bike for the centre.