On a bright sunny afternoon in April we held our 10th AGM in the Events Room in the Pavilion in Dartmouth Park. It was very well attended.
Our Chair, Sue Slater, kicked off the meeting with a briefing on the achievements we had made in the past year and what we were proposing for the coming year. This was followed by electing the group's officers and the committee members.
Our Treasurer, Annette Welch, reported a healthy balance, partly due to the grants she had been able to secure throughout the year, to continue the work we are doing in the Park.
John Satchwell, the Park's Manager, gave a speech about the Park before and after the restoration. He said it was good that it was school holidays and the group were seeing the Park full of life. He also praised the work of the Friends' Group, who had helped to make this transformation possible.
We were entertained by Robin Pearson with a very interesting West Bromwich Quiz he'd cleverly devised. The first part was a photo quiz and this was followed by cryptic clues to places in West Bromwich.
We then broke for refreshments, and an opportunity to pay subscriptions and sign up to the various trips and events planned for 2017.
A big thank you to the committee for the work put into organizing this very successful event.