Message from the President

Happy new year! I hope you’ve had an invigorating break. And that you’re looking forward to a happy, healthy and wealthy 2017.

At the time of writing, we’re just about to hold our first committee meeting for the year, with the full committee discussing how we’ll go forward into this first full calendar year as a branch of a national organisation.

Our wonderful subcommittees have been working to continue bringing you better services in our events, freelance, budget, training and communications portfolios, which will be complemented by the national membership, finance and marketing efforts.

It’s great news that the new national style manual is forging ahead. 

We’re all looking forward to getting together again after our elegant end-of-year celebration – weren’t those singers and pomegranate cocktails a treat? – first at this month’s freelance lunch, and then at our February dinner meeting. Make sure to diarise your training and events for the year – not only our local ones, but the national conference later in the year. We’ve been working on making it easier for you to plan ahead, and you’ll see our website and social media continue to be improved and updated as the year kicks in. 

Thanks to our committee and staff, for their inspiration and perspiration. Here’s to a great year!

Jackey Coyle