View from Poole
Welcome to the new look for the Newsletter which we are calling “View from Poole”. I hope you will agree that the refresh has added clarity and created a professional feel to the magazine.
With over half of our membership fees going into the production of the newsletter we aim to seek advertisers to place ads in the newsletter. So in the next edition there will be a small number of ads which will help to cover these costs and fee up more funds to pursue the aims of the Society as a whole. Meanwhile please enjoy this fresh clean edition, and if you have any comments naturally the Executive welcome any feedback.
As well as a new look to our magazine we start a new year for the Society, welcoming in our 94th year. At the recent AGM a pivotal motion was carried which will potentially move us forward in creating a charitable organization. The new constitution was passed, trustees confirmed and confirmation that we can transit into a CIO, transferring the assets of the SfP into the new organizational structure. The Executive will continue to function and a new set of rules will be generated to supplement the new constitution. These will confirm the detail of how we want to operate on a day to day basis. It is considered that this will enable the SfP to develop and grow into the future with confidence. Thank you to all how voted and confirmed the vision of the Executive.
It is also an opportunity to thank all the Executive members of last year, those who worked hard to establish
the documentation for the CIO and who have lead the organization throughout 2017/18. We have achieved much, with a few press releases which caused discussion, 43 new members, participation at events, a brand new web site www.societyforpoole.org the best attended annual lunch in November and the fantastic Christmas event with 100 people attending; and now the new magazine. It has been a busy period but there is more to do. We plan to locate a blue plaque, work with Bournemouth University on a “then and now” visual exhibition and to boost our social events.
We remain, however, short of key people specifically to drive the heritage committee and support the planning sub
I look forward to the next 12 months, with your support we have made good progress and I hope we can continue
to move forward and to reestablish the Society for Poole in the minds of the people of Poole as a positive
force for good within the Town.
Mike Pearce Chairman