President’s Message

Presidents Statement 2020-22
Well…. What an interesting 2021/22 season we have had. I was officially appointed as president in May 2021 after the past president Nick Barrett kindly agreed to sit another year due to COVID. The season continued to be disrupted with COVID. However, we have managed on numerous occasions to meet as a club face to face, which has been brilliant and a pleasure to see everyone.

The committee continued to meet on Zoom in the early part of the season, however soon managed to meet up as a committee face to face. We also managed to hold the AGM over Zoom as well.

It was great to see our Christmas Dinner go ahead with a fantastic turn out considering many parties around this time were cancelled.

We managed to get together as a group in February for Pio’s quiz, which we can also say was very entertaining and I may have been on the winning team.

The club also celebrated our 80th Annual Dinner, which was postponed from September. I and the committee must say this was a brilliant evening and thank everyone that attended.

In April we also got to have our first guest speaker face to face for a year, This was Richard Parramint who was talking to us regarding his ‘Life at Lotus’ Again this was a brilliant evening with great attendance.

Again, as per previous years, all of this is only possible due to the hard work and commitment to keep the club going from Barry Parnell, our Club Secretary. Barry is instrumental in the running of the club. I would also like to thank the committee members too for their help and support, and to David for keeping the finances in check.

I will be carrying out another year as president and possibly further beyond this is at present, we do not have a vice president (candidates are welcomed)

The committee would also like to pass on our condolences to members families as we have sadly lost members this year due to ill health. Including very recently long-standing committee member Roy West – You will all be missed.

Finally, I would like to thank you, the members, for your support to the club. Without you and future members the clubs 89 year history would be lost.

Best wishes and health to all.

Joe Howard

Norwich Traffic Club
May 2022