Michelle's Message

Michelle's Message


Written By: Michelle Taylor
Edition: November 2020

As you read in the October bulletin, we have moved and now semi-unpacked in our new offices on Clarendon Street.  The office is bright and airy, and I hope that when normality resumes over the City, some of you may pop in for a cuppa and catch-up.

On unpacking the historical archive of the Society, I thought this month I would reflect on fallen World War One heroes.   Our history is important, and we have managed to preserve a lot around those that served in the First World War.

This November saw Remembrance Day marked in a different way, reduced parades, and instead we were asked to stand silently on our doorsteps for 2 minutes silence.  Here is our pause for remembrance, reflected in the pictures taken from our WW1 Memorial Book.

So, onto the future, we are preparing a packed webinar programme for 2021 and you will see we have launched a Training Feedback Survey, with the added bonus of a Prize Draw to win a bottle of bubbly.   We value your feedback, in support of our aim that the Society is providing a high-quality training provision for all our members.  To take part in the survey, simply click this link:  Training Feedback Survey

December will see the President’s Cup Competition going ahead virtually and once again, we have a great response of entries for the annual negotiation competition.

We will also be holding a virtual get-together with all our Past Presidents, at the beginning of next month.  This tradition normally sees the Past Presidents of the Society meeting at Trent Bridge, which we cannot do this year.  Not to be deterred by the pandemic, we will be meeting via Zoom instead.

As we come towards the end of Lockdown 2, we wonder what Christmas is going to be like with our friends and family.  We do have plans to celebrate with a virtual Christmas Drinks Reception for our members, so watch out for your mailing in the next week or so.

In the meantime, stay safe and well.

Best wishes,

Michelle Taylor