The 27th Annual General Meeting of Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust was held on June 9th 2017 at the Park View Centre in Brownhills.
Financial director Bob Williams announced that the David Suchet Tunnel Vision appeal, officially launched in January, has reached £320,000.
Read more about the appeal here.
The agm also heard of the decision by chairman David Dixon, one of two directors to retire by rotation under the Trust's constitution, not to seek re-election, while company secretary Godfrey Eland agreed to stand again. Two directors who had been co-opted to the board earlier this year, environment director Christine Bull and Cut Both Ways magazine editor Stefan Szulc, were both elected, and it was confirmed that Luke Walker would continue as the Inland Waterways Association's nominated member.
David Dixon was presented with a signed photo, with thanks from David Suchet, and a hand painted flower pot for his boat. David originally joined us as land officer. Later he was invited to become a director and accepted the vice-chairmanship when it fell vacant, then became our chairman following the unexpected death of Brian Kingshott. We want to say a huge thank you to David for everything he has done for the Trust and wish him a restful retirement.
Also retiring from the marketing group after many years of sterling service are Mavis and David Moore. They were presented with an engraved vase as a thank you from the group.
After the conclusion of the agm, IWA member Steve Wood gave an illustrated talk on the work of the Burslem Port Trust and the Caldon & Uttoxeter Canals Trust.
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