The annual review which took the place of the 10 minute slot will be published on the web site. I will therefore not repeat the solid achievements that we have all made, but simply report on the meeting that maintained our momentum in referrals given and recorded business passed.
There were 25 members present and no visitors which perhaps enabled the meeting to be a celebration of the year by the members for the members.
The 60 second round was I thought more lively and slightly better than usual. The highlight was probably Dawn Ribnell not being the first one up and being rewarded with the Oscar for what Kevin Radford described as “a coherent 60 seconds” which also had the advantage of being just that – 60 seconds. If you keep getting up and getting to the meeting earlier who knows what rewards you will reap – well done Dawn.
May I also apologise to Brian Painter for describing him as “ another unit that gives out hot air” it was very self indulgent of me, but opportunities like that rarely come along – I could not resist the temptation. I have sneaking suspicion I will pay for this many times over in the weeks to come.
The referrals round was once again substantial in numbers – excellent in recorded business passed which contributed to the final figure of £550,532.00 recorded business for the year. A really great achievement and something to strive to beat next year.
The awards ceremony was a nice touch devised by Scott Griffiths which hopefully will be repeated at the end of the next year. Thanks to Scott and Brian for their hard work on this.
Finally, many of the absentees are suffering from man flu and I wish a speedy recovery to all of you. Let’s see if next week, the first of the new EBF year can be a bumper turn out. Extra tables have been added to the layout and it would be good to beat 30 with or without guests.
Happy EBF New Year