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Chairman’s Message | June 2015

Chairman’s Message | June 2015


By Ian Cherington


Dear members,

Regretfully it seems that we will not be holding our popular “Mass Blind Date” event this year, as we have no volunteers stepping up to organise it.

I sincerely hope that this will change and that we can maintain the level of dedication to our Society.

Our events cannot happen without the efforts of our members and we are very grateful for all the time and energy spent by our teams.

We have been in close contact with the organisers of the recent Rugby 7’s tournament, held in Amsterdam over 3 days, where we featured the event here in the Britsoc Magazine and had a special offer for tickets for our members. I was happy to see some of you who took advantage of the deal and enjoyed the  sunshine, great sport, and maybe a beer or two. Hopefully you recognised my voice, enjoying my role as stadium announcer – a fun way to spend 3 days! My proudest moment was managing to get all 2000+ spectators to clap the intro to “We will rock you”.

If I can manage just a fraction of the participation from our members, our events and purpose as British Society will be assured. Let’s work together on this.

I wish you all a great spring/summer and hope to see you at our outdoor activities such as tennis, golf, squash and sailing.

As always, check the Britsoc Events Calendar for details.


Best regards,

Ian Cherington


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