Report for the year ended 31st October 1952
Your Committee report that during the Association year 1951/52 they arranged a variety of social events. These included two Concerts, a Children's Christmas Party, a New Year's Party, three Dances, a Theatre Party, a Golf Tournament, a Tennis Tournament, two Bowls Matches and an Annual Outing.
Numerous visits have been paid and presents taken to sick members of the Staff.
This year the Staff has suffered a loss in the death of Mr H Watson. We have also heard with regret of the death of our former colleague, Mr E Cheatle. Expressions of sympathy have been sent to their relatives.
We are grateful to the General Manager for his gesture in presenting a wireless set for use by the Staff.
Matters of interest and concern to the Staff have been discussed by your Committee but no matters which warranted an approach to the General Manager have been brought to our notice.
A communication has been received from the Staff Association of the Water Department concerning a reversion to the pre-1946 position of the Birmingham Municipal Officers' Guild. Your Committee, having given careful consideration to this matter, have decided to take no immediate action but to keep the matter under review.
We welcome the increasing interest of the Guild in Staff Association matters and will endeavour in every way to bring about a closer liaison.
We are indebted to the General Manager and the Bank Committee for the use, when needed, of the Assembly Hall without charge. We express our thanks for this privilege. We wish also to express our pleasure that they have been able to accept invitations to be present at and to take part in some of our social activities.
Again our thanks are due to Miss R M Brown for her help and co-operation in all social events; to the typists and copyists for the work they have done; to Mr N G Yardley and the Staff in his Department for help in connection with subscriptions, and to Mr C B Coney for his services as Honorary Auditor. We thank them all, together with those numerous members and others who have helped when there has been need.
At the 31st October 1952 the membership was 225.
F M Thompson, Chairman.