A message from our Chairman, Jo Winfield.

Hello Everyone,

I hope that you have all been bearing up with the delights of the English Summer as the year is starting to draw to a close. It has been a busy year for most if the training reports and discussions with people have been anything to go by, but as we know you always ask a busy person to get something done and its seems that many of you have had a full and interesting year.

The training reports suggest that the events that we put on are as popular as ever, but some of these are largely due to the drive of one or two members being pro-active leading up to the event. I know it can be tricky to clear the diary and it sometimes seems to be a luxury day out when we have a busy yard and work schedule but the rewards for ourselves and the motivation that a fresh outlook can bring is inspiring – and we get a chance to meet up with friends and catch up on other events!

Please remember my comments at Addington last year that we, the F & I association want to meet the needs of the members as much as possible but we can only do so if the training days are affordable in both the time and the commitment that it takes to run them, we need your support as much as possible. I also asked if you were able to introduce / coherence or bribe (I’m not too fussy on the method), another BHS Instructor into the Association, if our group is to grow and provide training across the UK we can only do this with enough members and support. On that note please find the Addington two – day course booking form attached or enclosed with this Newsletter, I hope that we can see many of you over the two days (weather of course permitting), and hopefully some new faces too.

My phone and email are always available and I welcome any comments from any members on how we can take our Association forward into the next year.

My best Wishes for the Autumn,