As there were no nominations for the post of Hon. Secretary at the Vets' AGM in 2009,the Vets committee co-opted Eileen Stothert as Hon. Secretary at their first meeting in December of that year. This year's AGM (if we could have one) would have been her eleventh!
Although the term of office is nominally six years, there have still not been any nominations for this demanding job but Eileen announced her retirement earlier this year and stressed that this really is her last year as Secretary. After eleven years of arranging our competitions and meetings, not to mention generally keeping us on the 'straight and narrow', Eileen's decision is understandable to say the least, but she will be sorely missed. During her term of office Eileen has earned our admiration for her efficient organisation and our gratitude for the enormous amount of work she has done on our behalf. We cannot thank her enough, but after the recent virtual meeting of the Vets' committee Eileen was presented with a lovely bracelet, a gift from the Association in appreciation and recognition of this exceptional service.
Thank you Eileen