Dear All,

As many of you are aware, this week has been very difficult.

I have woken up this morning to an email in which then author believes I have “attacked” and “accused” them. They feel
I did this during a phone call this week, which I barely remember as I was very stressed during.

I don’t recall much of the conversation, but What I do recall doesn’t feel to me like it did to the other person.

This now makes 6 long standing members, at least, that are disappointed and offended in the actions of the Chairperson of committee- me.

I don’t think this is helpful for you as a new committee, to be working with an incompetent chair. And currently, I am incompetent. I missed the issue about welfare, I missed the issue about the collars, I missed things about centenary, I missed the problem with logo changing, I’ve communicated with members when it should have gone through the secretary.

Over the last six weeks before the SGM everything had to come to me, and that’s changed now and I didn’t keep up with that change.

I will stay until after the seminar I have organised in July, and then I must resign. You can’t have a chairperson who is a liability and upsets and offends your long standing members. I also can’t cope with disappointing people left right and centre, it’s something I have always taken very seriously. I blame boarding school!

As a committee it is up to you to decide when you’d like to make the announcement. Ben is a different person to me, he’s actually still asleep so I don’t know how he wishes to proceed. That’s up to him.

I will build a document which includes everything I know about the club. Sometimes you have to decide whether something is worth doing, and at this point I feel like no good deed goes unpunished.

I can only give you my apologies if anyone else feels betrayed by me. I really didn’t think it would be like this.

With my best wishes to you all.