Successor to

THE OLD DORKINIAN ASSOCIATION                                                          From The Secretary:  Miss Sheila Sandford,

                                                                                                                         73 Copthorne Road


                                                                                                                          Surrey.     KT22 7EE.

                                                                                     Tel:     01372 – 372 936



1st September 2011

Dear Member – and yes, this means you!


HELP!    General Committee vacancies


With the attached Agenda for our AGM on 8th October 2011, comes a nomination form for new members for our committee.


Over the last couple of years, our Chairman, Lionel Harris, has sent letters to the membership on the subject of our desperate need for nominations for the committee, in order to keep the Association going.   Despite these attempts (which brought forth several apologies from members who were unable to help), the committee has soldiered on, knowing that the majority of you appreciate the benefits of membership of A.D.A.


Now we really have reached crisis point.


I expect you are thinking “she wrote that last year” – and you would be quite right – but the crisis now deepens.   Your once vibrant, young(!) and fairly large committee is more like the Ten Green Bottles, accidentally falling off the wall one by one.   Please help put a stop to this.   Mixing my metaphors, the Chiefs are pretty OK at the moment and may be persuaded to serve another year but we definitely need more Indians!


As you will know from his recent letter, the Chairman will be standing down on 8th October 2011.   So we have vacancies for a Chairman and four committee members.


Our Membership Secretary has said he feels the need for some assistance to give him flexibility in the future – this is an interesting post with people contact.  It requires someone with computer skills (MS Word and Excel).


As for me, I have been seeking help for the last four years or so but no one has come forward.   With recent sight problems, I would hate to leave the Association in the lurch and would highly value the help of a Minute Secretary.


Do please give all these points very serious thought  –  we older committee members cannot know who among the recently retired members would be someone to approach – but you could help us by letting me know of any likely people who might be too shy to come forward and offer themselves for service!   Having said all this, I would assure you that we are a friendly bunch and always enjoy our committee meetings.


A phone call to me on 01372 372 936 is all it would take to obtain further details or give us some names to work on.   I really hope you will rise to this challenge and get in touch with me (or any other member of our committee).


Yours even more hopefully this year,