At their AGM last week Oakham In Bloom announced the appointment of their very first President.
Stepping down as Chair this year, Maureen Dodds was invited by the new committee members to become President of Oakham In Bloom in recognition of her outstanding commitment to the organisation since it was founded in 1997.
The new Chair, Chris Morten, who began as a gardening volunteer before joining the committee, said: “Maureen has been a driving force for Oakham In Bloom’s projects since its beginning – we didn’t want to lose Maureen from the committee and we wanted to recognise her years of dedication – we’re delighted that she has accepted the post of President.”
As President, Maureen will continue to support Oakham In Bloom’s projects and advise the committee.
The committee for 2014/2015 are:
Chair: Chris Morten
Vice-Chair: Dave Blanksby
Secretary: Jackie Sellwood
Treasurer: Joy Cant
Gardening Co-ordinator: Craig Howat
Fundraising Co-ordinator: Pippy Woodley
Lottery Co-ordinator: Angie Humphreys
Press Officer: Lisa Batty
Oakham In Bloom are also looking for an Auditor of accounts as our current auditor has become Treasurer – please contact Chris Morten on 01572 759108 for further details.