Chairman’s Report – Chris Kilbracken began by confirming that Steve Jones has volunteered to take over from Rick Locker as Treasurer. He thanked Steve, saying he had enabled the Association to continue to operate in its traditional format.
He then announced that after 13 years in the role of Chairman of the SSOA, he was finally retiring with immediate effect following Rick Locker’s offer to take over the role. He said he was pleased to be handing over at last, especially as Rick was ideally qualified for the role, but would leave with some sadness.
Rick presented Chris with a bottle of Remy Martin brandy and thanked him for 13 years of Chairmanship and hoped he would continue to contribute to the Association. These sentiments were echoed by all the members present.