Essex Village signs
As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to wish everyone involved with Essex Ramblers a happy Christmas and New Year. We can all look back over the last year and feel pleased with our achievements and forward to the new year with excitement. More paths to clear, more Network Rail complaints to make, more Ramblers surveys to complete and more Area meetings to attend. However we will still have our walks, our friends, our pubs,our mud and hopefully our health.
I hope we can all toast to that over the Festive Season.
There is no better way of selling our produce than telling others about our enjoyment, which brings me to the Area AGM.Essex Ramblers have much to celebrate and many people to thank. Last years AGM in a cold hall, ignored by the caretaker and having non members wandering about, was not able to do that. Learning from the Development Day in January the Executive Committee decided to try the Essex County Cricket Ground in Chelmsford, this year.The facilities are far above Stock Village Hall and provide a setting in keeping with our achievements and a buffet to match.
As yet we do not know who will be our speaker from Central Office but we have arranged for a number of Ramblers Staff to come and take us through how we can use social media for our benefit. Those of us of a certain age struggle to utilise social media, which is second nature to our grandchildren. We can still write letters and advertise in newspapers, but there are easier ways to get our message out and publicise our events. The afternoon is a session for everyone to learn what there is and what we can do with it. This session we give us ideas and provide contacts to get any help we need.
Alan Goffee - Chair Essex Ramblers