County Chairmans end of year comments.

To everyone involved with the SCGBA.

My end of season and end of career resume.

Since I put my proposals to all management members and leagues i.e. to discount the 2020 season and other items etc some of my suggested proposals were to ignore the season 2020 and to carry out that programme of events in 2021 and not to hold anymore meetings or the AGM in 2021 etc which was supported by the vast majority of leagues.

So I would like to give my last end of season message to you in writing.

The Bowls season has been a write off due to the Covid19 situation but the matters that have been incurred have been dealt with by our most professional officers.

I did consider a virtual meeting when it seemed we would not find anyone to fill the vacant positions of secretary and treasurer but these positions look like now being filled; all other reports where applicable will be circulated prior to the new 2021 season's start.

After 30 years service to the county I feel it is time to retire after carrying out every role in Bowling except treasurer.

My list of achievements is as follows:-

I have served as a county referee for 30 years.

Served 2 terms as county President, was junior county coach and selector from 1990 to about 2005.

I was county competitions secretary for several years.

I served the Tanners Wines League as county delegate for about 10 years.

I was safeguarding officer for about 10 years.

For the last 15 years I have been the County Chairman and overseen all county matters in that time.

My proudest moment was when I represented our county as the national President of the BCGBA in 2011 and was honoured to have staged the BCGBA merit at Meole Brace B.C, it was the first time the merit had been televised live ever, the day was reckoned to have been the best merit ever staged thanks to the wonderful work of those members of Meole Brace and my fellow officers and referees of Shropshire.

I have worked with the superb officers of Mo Corley secretary and Brian Kitson all my term as Chairman and if you count their years of office we are looking at a total of nearly 60 years service between us.

We are all retiring on the 31st January 2021 and another stalwart of our society past President, Competition secretary, national competition secretary and long time executive officer John Coxill is also retiring.

I have worked with a host of good people over my term with the county and none better than the present ones.

I have on every ones behalf written to all the retiring officers to thank them for their excellent services to the County and its bowlers.

In the last 15 years I feel all of the officers have brought this county forward to the point that it is rated as one of the best run Counties in the BCGBA and this has been helped by the excellent coverage we get by the Shropshire Star and Malcolm Fletcher.

My thanks go to all my associates over those many years service and to wish the new regime in 2021 the very best of luck and to all bowlers a successful future when this Covid19 threat is finally over.

Very many thanks

B C Jennings

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