Over to you – a message from the Guild Master

ODG LogoGuild AGM 16th May, Cowley

The notices for this will be with towers soon – this year displays on what the Guild can offer to its members are planned and there will be plenty of opportunity to meet ringers from around the Guild. We will be looking to fill posts where officers do not wish to stand again so please consider whether anyone from your tower or branch might be just the one for the job! We know we have vacancies for 2 Stewards. The Stewards each “look after” 3 branches, and attend practices and events/meetings in these branches and help in many other ways. Do speak to one of the Stewards or myself if you are at all interested.

Reminder of some things to ring for…….

St George’s Day (23rd April); the 300th anniversary of the First Peal (2nd May); 70th anniversary of VE Day (8th May); 800th anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta (14th and 15th June).

Also – consider whether anyone from your tower might like to attempt their first peal as part of the national challenge to get 300 people to ring their first peal in this anniversary year. Contact one of your branch officers if you would like help.

Want some ideas for recruiting ringers??

See the summary of branch feedback to Guild General Committee, on the Guild website now!

And finally

The Guild Ringing Day is on Monday 4th May in the Central Bucks Branch but with a couple of added extras in Bedfordshire (including the magnificent 12 at Leighton Buzzard). The 8-bell striking competition on the same day is also worth listening to – look out for details!

With best wishes,