Dear Members,

Membership Secretary Sue FlahertyThese past few months have been particularly busy for Membership. As you are probably aware, December and January are the months when most of you normally renew your membership and I thank you for your continued loyalty in being a member of our great Club. There has also been a lot of activity in the recruitment of new members to the BIWC. In December 2019 and January this year, we have a total of 14 new members so far, with more being processed as you read this letter. Applications have been received either following attendance at a Meet & Greet, perusal of our website or through talking with current members. I would like to ask you as members to continue to promote the Club so we can continue to increase our membership numbers.

I was also aware that you would like a new venue for our morning Meet and Greet get-together. Having researched several outlets, and on approval from the other EC members, we selected the Café LebensArt on Unter den Linden. A central location, a short walk from U-Bahn Brandenburger Tor, with various means of public transport available to all. I look forward to seeing you at our new location.

I am looking forward to another year as your Membership Secretary, should I be re-elected at the AGM in April. This position has given me the opportunity to give back something to the Club and I am enjoying all the work that this role entails and working with a nice team on the EC.

Sue Flaherty
Membership Secretary