This is a special message from the Steam Plough Club to convey our very best wishes and good health to all members during this international emergency.
Along with just about everything else our Annual General Meeting scheduled for 4th of April has not taken place. With all the uncertainties it is not possible yet to say whether this is a postponement or a cancellation.
Part of that meeting was to have elected a new president for the following three years. The committee has nominated James Hodgson and James and I have decided that he should take over from me in an acting capacity as from 4th of April. It has been an immense privilege for me to have served as president and I know that James is looking forward very much to taking over.
In the meantime, the club remains ticking over even though most events have been cancelled for this year. I know that Peter Longfoot will continue with the Steam Plough Times due in June. As an idea we would like to ask members if they would like to contribute with their own reminiscences of club events both recent and in the past. We can include these on the website or in the Steam Plough Times. It would be good to hear from you. Please contact me John@steamploughclub.org.uk and Peter Editor@steamploughclub.org.uk .
I know that some advanced planning has taken place for a Challenge later this year but there will be some doubt about this now. We will keep you posted. It has already been decided with Joe Nourish to hold over a Hands On Weekend until next year.
I am sure that you will continue to support the club in these unexpected times. If you have not yet paid your subscription for this year due on 1 January, I hope you will do so.
Looking forward to happier times and with best wishes
Immediate Past President
13 April 2020