The meeting started with a short request from Geoff Scurrah of the Harrogate in Bloom committee who are looking for local street coordinators to enhance this year’s contest and more details can be obtained from him on 01423 509889.
Harrogate Easier Living Project are also looking for volunteers to help support the elderly, disabled and vulnerable in a variety of roles and more information is available from poster/leaflets held by the Secretary or by direct contact on 01423 813093.
This meeting was President’s Morning and Forum President Reverend Mark Godfrey gave his sixth talk to members about his interesting recollections and photo memories of his summer trip last year to Krakow, Vienna, Bratislava and some walking experiences in the mountain areas of Slovakia and Poland. Whilst the weather was initially good for his city visits it turned rather for the worse for his excursions into the mountains but overall there were many interesting sights and places of interest for him to comment upon.
The good Reverend also experienced a rather heavy fall on his trip and needed the ministrations of the local hospital services who appear to have patched him up rather well!! He also managed a run in with the Czech Police for failing to have a motorway pass on his car but came to an amicable settlement with the local officers and was allowed to continue his travels.
John Taylor gave the vote of thanks at the end of the meeting.
NEIL RAMSHAW SECRETARY