So 2015 seems to have flown by already, Jan has been and gone and we’ve already had our AGM.
Thursday 5th February @ St Anne’s Church saw the annual reports presented and the 2014 committee dissolved; with a heartfelt thanks [Nick McNeill – Chariman] to the committee for all the hard work over the past year. He regaled us with his own personal highlights and accomplishments we’ve all faced together and how excited we should be for the planned year ahead.
Following the reports and chairman’s speech, the first order of business was to make a slight alteration to the constitution. The change passed and saw our dedicated and supportive musical team [the ladies] moving forward gaining a vote in the AGM.
The re-election of the committee saw a mirror of its dissolving as last year’s committee got re-elected.
So a congratulations to the committee of 2015!
- Chair – Nick McNeill
- Musical Director and Conductor – Andy Bulleyment
- Treasurer – Mark Anderson
- Secretary – Mark Achurch
- Chorus Liaison Officer – Nick de Figueiredo
- Creative Lead – Phil Truman
Finally, we had to choose the charity of the year from our nominations of Mind Cymru and Prostate Cymru.
Mark Anderson and Phil Truman both put forth their reasons to vote and the question was put for any questions.
An unexpected conversation ensued about how we manage being involved in charities in future, but it was put to a vote and Mind Cymru was voted our charity of the year.
Mind Cymru is the leading mental health charity in Wales; Mental Health is something which affects us all in life, whether through personal experience, friends or family. Sadly, Mental Health isn’t given enough respect or acknowledgement in the UK and sadly we’ve been reminded all too often in recent news of the devastating affects it has on young gay teens. Amongst other ideas for fundraising and awareness his year, it’s a great opportunity in our upcoming concert: Brotherhood: A Celebration of Masculinity, to highlight there are many ways to be a man in this world and we should all take care of bodies as well of our minds.
The AGM was then brought to a close and discussions and plans for Cornwall and our next concert are already under way.
So like to start the year as we mean to go on – in song:
SWGMC 2015 Showcase Video
Featuring our performance of “All I Need is the Girl”
from our 2013 RWCMD 5th Anniversary Concert