To Failand Drama Circle members and friends from the committee (December 2020)
Closure of Failand Drama Circle
Firstly, we sincerely hope that you have all kept safe and well throughout this very challenging year.
As many of you will know, the club has struggled for a number of years with falling membership numbers, particularly those people who are able to give their time to put on shows. Another challenge we face is that number of us on the committee wish to stand down and, with no members in a position to replace them, we have come to the sad realisation that the club is simply no longer viable.
Earlier this year, in line with our club constitution rules, we initiated a vote from our paid-up members (2019-20) and the majority agreed to wind up the club.
We had hoped to put on one last show in 2020 (The Wind in the Willows), but had to postpone due to the pandemic. Sadly, we have now taken the decision to cancel these plans.
The closure has been an incredibly difficult and emotional decision for the committee, many of whom have been deeply involved in the group for many years.
I am sure we can all agree that the club has been immensely successful, not only in winning awards, but more importantly, as a social club that has been a big part of our lives and has helped many of us through good times and bad. We can all take away lots of proud moments and happy memories.
The committee would like to thank each and every person who has been involved in our fantastic shows over the years – the team work has consistently been awe inspiring and we will greatly miss the camaraderie.
The committee will be meeting again early in 2021 to formalise plans to formally dispose of the clubs’ assets in line with the constitution. If anyone has any questions or comments they would like us to discuss, please contact me. Also, if anyone has ideas on finding a new home for the scenery, costumes and props please let me know. Thank you.
Kay Hicken (Chair), Lucy Twigger (Vice Chair), Angie Sissons (Secretary), Janet Morris (Treasurer),Tim Aldred, Maureen Bannerman, Rita Murgatroyd, Dave Thompson, Barry Wiles (President)
On a positive note, we will be planning a CELEBRATION of the club and our achievements when the Covid restrictions allow and we sincerely hope that members and friends past and present will come along.
Best Wishes for Christmas and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year.
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