Ely District ADM 02/01/2016

The Annual District Meeting for the Ely District was held at Burwell on Saturday 2nd January. We rang the bells from the new, raised, floor of the ringing chamber, tested the smart new facilities in the base of the tower and had tea and the meeting at the back of the church.

Most of the District Officers were re-elected to continue in the same posts as last year. Robert Bramley is standing down as BRF Trustee and the meeting nominated Kit Kilgour to take that post. The election of nominated BRF Trustees will take place at the AGM of the ELY DA in May. For the committee, Rachel Frost, Geoff Grayton, Barbara Le Gallez, Sue Marsden and Simon Smith were elected to continue as members; Lesley Boyle and Nick Carver were elected to join the committee. We were sorry that Peter Binns and Roger Palmer, who were members of last year’s committee, were not able to continue this year. Peter Binns has moved to Cornwall, and we wish him well in his new home. With his decision not to stand for election to the committee this year, Roger Palmer was ending a very long term of service to the District Committee, in which he had given so much in so many ways. As a token of thanks a mini bell engraved with the words "Thank you Roger, Ely District, 2016" had been obtained which Roderick Johnstone, as President, would present to Roger on behalf of the District.