Community Care – AGM

East Leake Community Care AGM 2018

The AGM held on 1st October 2018 in St Mary’s Church hall was well attended.  Reports were given by the organisers of the Association’s various activities Befriending Group, Carer’s sitting service, Bereaved Friends group, Tea and Cakes afternoon, Shopping bus, Volunteer Driver Car Scheme.  All were running well and during the meeting the Chairman thanked the organisers of the groups, the volunteers, the Area Organisers and Transport book holders for their continuing commitment and service to the community. The Treasurers report which showed a workable balance was approved by the meeting. The Chairman reported on other events the Association had been involved with over the past year. These included an outing to Downtown, enjoyed by over 70 people, which had been made possible by the donation of the wind up funds from The Evergreens Club which had been running in the village for many years together with funds from the Association. Mention was made of the Meet the Village Event which had resulted in new volunteers joining and the compilation of the Village Directory. The main event of the evening was a presentation to Rosemary Barrow on her retirement, Rosemary has been Hon Secretary to the Association since 1987!  She has worked with three previous Chairs, all of whom attended the meeting.  During her time in office as well as secretarial duties she has been a volunteer car driver for the Transport scheme, a Tea and Cakes baker, stall runner, poster maker and refreshment provider. All these tasks carried out with willingness and conscientiousness. Flowers and a garden voucher were presented to her. A new Hon Secretary was elected and one new committee member. Community Care would welcome volunteers for all our various activities, details of these can be seen on the village web site or by contacting 01509 853866. The meeting closed with refreshments for all those attending.