Our first committee Zoom meeting was held on the evening of the 11th of January 2021. The Surrey Section committee has been unable to meet since March 2020 because of the pandemic and government guidelines. All of the committee have kept in touch via telephone calls and email to discuss the need to cancel most of our events planned for 2020 after March. We did manage to have four well attended events until lockdown was announced by government.
At the Zoom meeting Len Meades, long standing member and Chairman for the last three years, decided to stand down as Chair and proposed Art Ramirez as a possible replacement and this was accepted unanimously. Also, stepping down as Newsletter Editor was Nigel Martin so Matthew Stone was nominated and was accepted unanimously. Len Meades has been a long standing member of the Surrey Section for over 30 years and has served on the committee in many different roles and will continue to stay on the committee in a consultative basis. Nigel Martin took over the editorship of the Newsletter over 5 years ago and assisted by his daughter Andrea have produced a very professional and interesting Surrey Section newsletter. We are indeed grateful for all the hard work both Len and Nigel have given to the section. We welcomed the newest member of the committee, Denise Earwicker who joined us midway 2020 to assist Trevor Longley, events coordinator. Denise Earwicker arranged our very successful visit to Hever Castle in August and is planning for our return this year on the 20th of June 2021. The committee has decided to hold our annual Surrey Section Trophy event at Hever Castle classic car show.
Matthew Stone will be taking over the production of our section newsletter. We welcome any photos and information about you in lockdown for the next issue in the Spring 2021!