2020 has been a strange year for all of us, but it has certainly had
major effects on the game we all love.
Earlier in the year, there were some committee changes that went
unannounced due to COVID-19 and all that went with it, and there are
also some further changes as we enter 2021.
Firstly, we had a change of Youth Officer, earlier in the year as James
Burley left the committee due to work commitments. We would like to
thanks him for his efforts on the committee and his work at filling the
void with online events.
Sumbul Siddiqui took over the Youth role in May, but with the current
situation it has been difficult to make much progress. We welcome Sumbul
and once we are back out in the open, her enthusiasm will help immensely
in making progress in this area.
The big changes, however, are with the officers.
Mike Whiteoak will be stepping down as Chairman at the end of
the year, and back into his role as Ratings Officer and Tournament
Co-ordinator. Mike only ever intended to be a short-term chairman, and
he has helped keep the ABSP moving during some difficult times. We are
glad we are not losing his expertise from the committee and he agreed
to stay on in his important role.
Wayne Kelly will be taking over as Chairman from January, and we are glad
to say Ross Mackenzie will be rejoining the committee as Treasurer. Ross
was an excellent Treasurer and Chairman during his time on the ABSP
committee previously and can only be an asset to all of us going forward.
We'd also like take this opportunity to thank you for your support
in this difficult year and remind all those that have not yet renewed
that 2021 subs
are a minimum of £6 for 2021 only. Thanks also to those who have
renewed and further donated already.
2021 is still very much up in the air for everything but we hope we can
start to return to normal when it is safe to do so.
In order to keep access to the members-only
ABSP Discussion Facebook group, the ABSP Online League
and the ABSP database, please make payment on the ABSP
website by PayPal, bank transfer or cheque to Nuala O'Rourke. There is also an option to make an extra donation as you see fit.
Many thanks & Happy New Year
Last updated: 31 December 2020