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New Chairman’s Corner Oct 2015

New Chairman’s Corner Oct 2015


Muddy Nick


Hello Everyone,

After Ian’s announcement in the last issue, I decided at the recent AGM to step forward and I was duly elected Chairman of the British society of Amsterdam.  It is a very proud moment for me to be leading this great institution, and I give a warm thanks to Ian for his hard work over the past three years.  One of our regular contributors, Dave Thomas, has interviewed me. If you want to get to know me better, you can read his interview here.

We are about to enter our busiest period of the year with two of our biggest events

November 8th is our Guy Fawkes night.

December 12th  Gala Christmas Charity Ball.

As I write, we have already sold around 450 tickets for the Bonfire Night, and we have one table of ten left for the Ball. Selling tickets this quickly is unprecedented.  I know that organisers for both events would love to have some volunteers to help out. If you are a willing volunteer, then please let me know at:

I don’t want to write a teaser for Dave’s interview with me.  But I do want to summarise some of the things I said to him about the future direction of the society.  Initially,  I would like to talk to as many people as I can to get input about where we want go in the future, and what we do next.  

I would like to organise many smaller events. This will keep us visible alongside the many other social activities in Amsterdam. To help get this up and running, I’m  going to initiate a few things that will make it easier to organise smaller events.  If you have smaller event ideas, I would be delighted to hear about them.  

I will host a “meet the new Chairman” social event sometime in November.  Details to follow soon.  I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible and hearing your point of view.

Somewhat like the President of the US, I have decided to join the twitter world with the handle @COTBSA.  I’m quite new to this, but if you want to follow my tweet then I will tweet you back.

Of course, please also check out the  Britsoc tweet account and the Britsoc facebook account.

Hope to meet you all soon

Nick Nugent