FROM THE A.G.M.
A sad piece of news has once again affected the future of our modest little group of collectors. Peter Greening, our long-time member and last President, has had to stand down due to ill health. Personally, i cannot remember a time when Peter has not been at the helm of the Gabriel Society. In fact i took over from mhim some years ago as Editor of the Gabriel Magazine. He was a great help to me then, as he has to everyone who has known him over the years.
The good news is that the committee have unanimously agreed on his successor to the Presidency. We welcome David Hague, who has done sterling work with the Guild in the past. Although not always enjoying the best of health, he has agreed to step up and fill Peter’s shoes. He is a regular attendee at our London meeting but has not held office since early 2015 when Derek took over the Secretary’s job from him.
Len Yandell – Editor of the Gabriel Magazine.
Please note that with immediate effect, our London Meetings have had to change venue.
St. Wilfrid’s where we have met for more than 30 years, is being sold and we have been fortunate to book one of the halls at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury. The church is on the 38 bus route from Victoria Station as well as on the Central Line between Tottenham Court Road Station and Holborn Station. It is within walking distance of Euston Station and Kings Cross/St. Pancras Stations.
The main church entrance is in Bloomsbury Way, but the entrance to the hall we will be using is around the back in Little Russel Street.
You should also note that some of our meetings will be on the second Staurday of the month due to the church needing the room on the third Saturday. Please keep watching our calendar of events.
18th May 2019 – David Currie – ‘Pages from my collection’.
15th June 2019 – Derek West will display a collection of ‘Corporal Acts of Mercy’.
19th October 2019 – All Members – ’10 pages from my collection’
16th November 2019 – Margaret Holland – ‘The Animal Kingdom’ AND The Hugh Morgan Cup Competition entitled ‘My favourite Religious Stamp/s)
16th February 2020 – All Members – ‘V, W, X, Y, Z’
15th March 2020 – Annual General Meeting AND The Kathleen Morgan Trophy Competition entitled ‘Religious Celebrities’ and the Malin Trophy Competition entitled ‘ Any Religious Subject’
19th April 2020 – Peter Hann – ‘The Treasurer Entertains’
17th May 2020 – Len Yandell – ‘Orval Abbey’
21st June 2020 – David Hague – ‘William the Conqueror’
(Please note that the exact dates for 2020 have not yet been agreed.)
The attendance at the 2019 AGM was roughly the same as usual and the competitions were well fought out. Hugh Loughton won the Kathleen Morgan trophy and David Hague won the Mallin Cup.
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