How can you beat going to the June SCACR General Committee meeting?
What we talked about:-
As you might expect, has been a small fall in membership numbers this year. Sue Gadd has produced a very useful tool showing trends over the last four years which can be broken down with District and Tower by Adult members, Junior members and Long-service members. Coloured graphs add to the excitement! Very useful for District Secretaries to highlight where there are ongoing problems at individual towers, and, perhaps, to pick up good practice from the more successful towers.
Bell Restoration Fund
Getting Back to Ringing
Districts are in the process of contacting local Towers to assess the level of support the need. Those towers that have restarted ringing have received very positive feedback from the community.
Going forward, we realise that many of us are apprehensive about going back to the tower. Accordingly, the Districts will be looking to establish at monthly “real” ringing sessions to give people the confidence to ring actual bells. The plan is also to continue our Ringing Room sessions, but perhaps on a monthly basis.
Young Ringers have been meeting across the county. Future afternoon gatherings planned are:
- 13 June: Heathfield
- 27 June: Arundel
- 18 July: Rodmell (probably)
- 30 July: outing to Hastings