Secretary’s Annual Report 2019

The Association’s Management Committee met in full 5 times since the last AGM. The meetings were all well attended and your elected representatives worked hard to serve your interests.
As far as the Secretary’s work goes, I was pretty much kept going with email enquiries from visiting anglers and queries resulting from our online membership availability. I also get quite a few phonecalls from pending visitors asking for additional information, queries and in particular where to go and how to get there. There’s no doubt all this info is available on our excellent website, and most folk are looking there. I still get letters too. One gentleman, from Swansea, writes me every year at the same time, on the same headed writing paper and matching envelope, with his membership cheque enclosed. He’s been doing this for at least 30 years. For me it’s a sign of the new season coming, spring, sap rising etc and long may it continue.   
Much of the remaining work will be covered in the Sub-committee Convenors reports, and I thank all those involved for their hard work and dedication throughout the year, and in particular the President and Treasurer for their excellent support, and a special mention to Brian Thomas who kept the Competitions and Entertainments sub-committee going during most of the competition season.
Malcolm Russell – OTFA Secretary

26th February 2019