We have an AGM coming up on Wednesday, 25 February at Arnold House, 31 High Street, Corsham, starting at 2pm. While it is a Members Meeting as far as the election of officers is concerned, it is an Open Meeting as far as consideration of how the continued existence of CAH might be secured. (It is by no means certain that the present structure – i.e. one having a formal Constitution, a Management Committee and subscription-paying members – is sustainable beyond the present time. Things have to change.)
We hope that you will find it possible to attend this meeting. We need your views on this matter.
We also appeal to you to consider what you, working with others, might do to “deliver” our Objectives. Please do not hold back. Our experience shows that most people can contribute very effectively – and derive significant satisfaction out of doing so. Without exception, every one of CAH’s current stalwarts is willing to tutor any new contributors we attract and to assist them to become productive at the earliest possible time. As they see it, it’s in their best interests to do so.
We recognise that some of you will not be able to attend the meeting on 25 February. In the event that you cannot attend, please see below for the list of things that we do (in addition to taking to the airwaves):
1. Basic Historical Research.
2. Lunchtime Talks organising.
3. Meeting the Need for the Scanning-in of Documents (ongoing).
4. Mounting displays in the Pictor Room (Arnold House) and at Springfield Campus.
5. Editing/Assembling Arnold’s News.
6. Distributing Arnold’s News.
7. Writing articles for: Arnold’s News, Corsham & Box Matters and Spring Spirit.
8. Co-ordinating the relationship with Wiltshire Council’s CMAS Group.
Hopefully as encouragement, you might like to know:
a) We have just secured a position for the Corsham Area in Wiltshire Council’s “The Story of Wiltshire in 100 Objects” project. We have elected to fill the Quarrying gap that was unfilled in the previous 95+ objects already identified and being worked on. It’s the obvious one for us to cover.
b) We have just been told by Corsham Town Council that, under its Strategic Plan priority ‘Destination Corsham’, it expects CAH to take the lead role on the history and heritage aspect of this initiative, where representing its plans to encourage Tourism and visitors is concerned.
Please come on board, there’s real satisfying work to be done here.
Peter Tapscott - Chairman, Corsham Area Heritage (CAH)