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DOES THE NEW NATIONAL SECRETARY HAVE ANY TEEF LEFT??
When I stood for National Secretary in Jersey last year I offered you TEEF,
Time, Efficiency, Experience and Friendship, with the hope that we would have plenty of Fun along the way too!
With Terrie Hewitt’s example before me, I had a lot to live up to.
I am happy to tell you that I do indeed have all my TEEF left, but bear with me as there is plenty going on with ‘work in progress’.
Did you know, for example, that your willing band on the National Executive undertakes all their tasks without any smart offices or staff? That’s right; it’s just me here as Secretary at home, and like you and the other Officers, we have families, work and other commitments, as well as illnesses and holidays.
I am delighted to deal with the emails and letters I receive from you (around 13,000 members) and the many other people who contact NATC, so please have patience if you do not always get an immediate response.
Spring has certainly arrived with hundreds (about 650 clubs) of yellow Directory forms plopping through my letter box. I am particularly thrilled at the increasing numbers of online forms which I am receiving, which are much less time consuming to read and process. Many thanks to all of you who have agreed to be the club contact this year. The notes and letters attached are much appreciated and I have noted those clubs who still wish to receive information by post. Please make sure everyone in your club gets to see the magazine, and perhaps this could be the summer that you seek some IT help from a family member or friend!
Continuing with last year’s President Sue Marlow’s theme of ‘Communicate, Circulate and Celebrate’ it was most encouraging that the Executive’s Recommendation 10.2.2 at the NAGM Each Tangent club provides a (generic) email address which could be added to the club list on the Tangent National Website to improve communication, was passed. These addresses (for example SalisburyTC@gmail.com) will give more of us the opportunity to reach each other direct.
NATC is like a family. We should have elastic sides to encompass old friends and ways of doing things but also be open to new friends and experiences in order for us to flourish and grow.
I am looking forward to meeting many of you during the year. Why not get together by train or car to share transport with some other local clubs, and let’s keep alive that fun we had in getting together in Ladies Circle.
Yours in continuing friendship
This time last month I was just getting my speech together not dreaming for one minute, (well maybe half a second!) that I would be voted in for the role of National Treasurer.
I wrote it all out and timed it, booked the train and hotel and embarked on the whole journey! And boy what a journey, I was so surprised and genuinely pleased that I was voted in.
I hope to do a good job over the next two years, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who voted for me. I would like to wish Karen well in her special year and would like to wish the whole executive a good year.
If there are any questions about the finance – please do not hesitate to contact me.
Let’s all enjoy working together in continued friendship in our very special organisation.
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The National Secretary's term of office is a tenure of three years however she is elected as 'Secretary Elect' at the AGM one year prior to her taking office, this is to enable a smooth transfer of the office from one incumbent to the next. The next 'Secretary Elect' will be sought to be elected at the AGM in 2015. If you might be interested in the post please contact the current secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org