President’s Message

Presidents Statement 2020-21
The 2020/21 season has been a very strange one. We have been unable to meet as a club face to face which is very disappointing as a lot of hard work goes in to planning the monthly meetings and the Christmas and Annual dinners which all had to be cancelled. Thankfully, the club has not been affected financially and the finances remain in a good place.

The committee has still been meeting monthly via Zoom to keep ahead of the everchanging situation and to ensure we remain agile as a club and can react accordingly. This has meant we have been able to hold a couple of online meetings with guest speakers and incorporating members from the Norwich and District Aviation Group, the Institute of Road Transport Engineers (IRTE) and the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), as our guests. More online meetings are planned for the remainder of the season until hopefully, we can start the face-to-face meetings again in September.

Most of the hard work of keeping the club going is done by Barry Parnell, our Club Secretary who has been a huge support to me in the third year of my extended time as president of the club and I would like to thank Barry for his commitment. I would also like to thank the committee members too for their help and support, and to David for keeping the finances in check.

Joe Howard will take over from me in May and become the new President, I wish him well in this role.
Finally, I would like to thank you, the members, for your patience and hopefully we can all get together soon.
Best wishes and health to all.

Nick Barrett
Norwich Traffic Club
April 2021