Early August 2020. Ten Clarionistas assembled at the pier: Angela D, Doris, Joyce, Jim, Richard S, Sally, Sean B, and Wendy T, together with our joint leaders, Sikka and Tessa. Because of restrictions on numbers travelling together we were divided into two groups. Sikka took Group 1 (Doris, Richard, Sean and Wendy) while Tessa led the rest.
Group 2 left first, but confusingly arrived last at the picnic spot on the Egrets Way. We had a change of Angelas at Saltdean, with Angela C replacing Angela D who disappeared in the general direction of Newhaven. Angela C departed after lunch, along with Group 1. After a suitable delay the reduced Group 2 followed their speedier comrades to Telscombe and Saltdean, with wonderful views of the Downs and surrounding countryside; then back along the Undercliff to Brighton after a welcome tea stop at Rottingdean.
Thanks to Sikka and Tessa for a wonderful ride, the first for so long; let’s not wait too long for the next one!
Ian Bullock, Secretary of the Brighton and Hove Clarion, writes in his February Update:
“I’ve been chairing monthly National Committee meetings via Zoom for what is starting to seem like ever. It’s now planned to have a National Conference on Zoom too.
We and other sections can of course propose anything we like but it seems likely that the main business of the conference will be to consider the rule changes concerning the structure and functioning of the national committee that the committee will be proposing. There will, of course, be elections (or re-elections) of officers. I’m hoping to be able to stand down as chair so if anyone would like to propose themselves for the post do let me know! firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01273 682133”
The Brighton and Hove Clarion hope to run an AGM via Zoom in the near future. We are seeking a new Secretary and a new Treasurer. If you are interested in either of these posts, Ian Bullock (details above) will be pleased to explain what’s involved.