FSB, EGM, AGM.
Well that was a VERY odd evening ... an Extraordinary General Meeting (in deed as well as in title) of the local FSB Branch, followed by the delayed AGM at which a committee was elected.
"No Comment" on events - except to say it was eventful; I've never been at a meeting quite like it though others have come quite close. Really I just don't have the time to do as many things as I would like and, though I have good friends there, I'm relieved to not be going forward as a committee member.
Home at 11 p.m. to Moderation issues on the Coffeeshop
, following up on emails from [name dropping removed but very well known names in these parts] and preparing to leave for a trade show in London first thing in the morning.
Oh - of course I can't resist just the odd comment. The EGM chewed things over but really didn't resolve the issues. The AGM elected a strong committee which, if it is allowed to function fully in all quarters
, will bring the branch a renewed strength and I wish them good luck.
Marion Mortimer, in giving a chairman's report on the time before the problems started, commented on my "train campaign" with compliments. I also compliment Marion on her support for the campaign, including joining a train at Melksham before 6 in the morning. I hope she'll be able to join us again at about 20 past 8 on the morning of 8th December 2008 - and not just to watch an empty platform as it is at that time at the moment.
Update - November 2009
. This article has recently been brought to my attention as being potentially biased, incomplete or in error. I am happy to make necessary additions to complete the story or reflect other views, and to correct any error of fact. See here
(written 2008-02-18, updated 2009-11-29)
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