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Executive Council tonight
I was somewhat taken aback when entering the room to see people standing at the back; there must have been 60+ members there. I mentioned the turnout to their Organising Secretary, Chris Buckwell, who said, "yes, sorry - 6 or so have sent apologies - there are normally more." The Association also provided a complimentary buffet, a nice touch given many attended directly from work and probably would not get home until 10pm.
I was particularly impressed that as part of the development of the Association's draft business plan, which is submitted to Kent Area, each branch was also asked to draw-up their own strategy plan, which was incorporated into the Association's goals and objectives. I wonder if any other Associations ask their branches to do this? Mine don't, but perhaps we should.
All things considered, a very enjoyable evening. It is wonderful to see a thriving, politically active and successful Association.