Pat Lake – Chairman
Anne Barnes – Treasurer
Jackie Ring – Secretary
Sue Povey – Committee Member and Board Director
The AGTO Southern Branch covers an area to the south and west of London to the south coast. We hold four meetings a year at different venues throughout our region, plus some fam visits which can be outside of the area. These are a useful opportunity to visit a venue with a view to returning with our groups, but also the chance to network with other GTOs to discuss relevant issues or concerns, such as legal issues and insurance, and also to exchange ideas and recommendations for visits and trips. We have just over 100 members, many of whom are active in arranging a variety of group events, such as days out, short trips and longer holidays both in the UK and overseas.
Southern Branch Meetings
We recently held our first face-to-face Branch Meeting in about 18 months. It was good to meet everyone again and catch up with their news and plans. We were very kindly hosted by Painshill Park, in Surrey, where we were given a guided tour of the beautifully landscaped 18th century garden, with its lake, grotto and follies. They hold special events during the year, such as summer music concerts and plays, ideal for groups, and especially while we continue to meet outside.
We are currently arranging to hold our postponed AGM at the i360 with a visit to the Royal Pavilion in Brighton in the early autumn, with a Branch Meeting at the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden later in the year. Details of these will be emailed to members and posted in the Members’ Area as soon as they are available.
For more details please contact Jackie Ring, Southern Branch Secretary, on 01483 824450 or email@example.com