Elstree & Borehamwood Museum held its first Annual General Meeting since becoming a CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) on 6 January 2016 at the historic Schopwick Place (hosted by Norman and Anne Shuker).
The Trustees were elected:
Chair of Trustees: Cynthia Barker
Vice Chair: Norman Shuker
Secretary: Elaine Butchins
Trustees: Paul Welsh MBE, Anne Lawrence, Pat Strack and Clive Butchins.
It was proposed that Mary Hanson and Alan Lawrence be made Honorary Patrons.
The re-elected Chair of Trustees, Cynthia Barker, thanked our Museum Manager, Dave Armitage, and the enthusiastic Volunteers for a fantastic year in 2015 and wished them well in 2016.
Dave reported on some of the highlights for 2015 including EastEnders' 30th Anniversary exhibit, and a visit from John Altman who played Nick Cotton, talks on WW1 and WW2, school visits, reminiscence groups, piazza event, Summerswood street party, history walks, teachers’ event, Remembrance parade video, newsletters, talks to WI, Shenley Fellowship and youth guests from Offenburg, outreach sessions and receiving our 10,000th visitor.
Year 2015 also saw the re-launch of “Friends of Elstree and Borehamwood Museum”. During the “Friends” evenings, there were talks on WW1 from the German perspective and the showing of the DVD Hertfordshire at War.
Volunteers continue to grow, pulling 5600 volunteer hours in 2015. Ruth Stratton from Hertsmere Borough Council acknowledged the hard work of our volunteers who consistently give up their time in the interest of the museum, our local heritage and community altogether.
We thank Hertsmere Borough Council, Elstree and Borehamwood Town Council, Hertfordshire County Council and the Lottery Fund for their continued support.
Volunteers make it all possible!