The Society held its Annual General Meeting on Saturday the 12th. A gratifying number of members took advantage of the beautiful, sunny day to elect new members to the board, return some long-serving members for another term and say goodbye to a few retiring members.
Elaine has served on the Board for at least a decade and has done yeoman duty as Secretary and, when needed, as Treasurer.
Less official, but no less valued, perhaps even more appreciated, Elaine has ensured a steady stream of her delicious baked goods flows into the Society lunch room and into volunteers' tummies. She has also kept the Murakami garden in show condition and generally improved the place with her sunny disposition.
The Society, deeply appreciative of her long and diligent service, presented her with a retirement gift. We hope she will like the secateurs. She has told us that despite stepping away from Board duties, she plans to stay on as head weed puller and chief Cookie Baker and Bottle Washer. (Come on guys! Wash yer own cup, eh?)