Report for the year ended 31st October 1953
Your Committee report that during the Association year 1952/53 they arranged the following events:- a Concert, a Children's Christmas Party, a New Year's Party, three Dances, a Theatre Party, a Tennis Tournament, two Bowls Matches and an Annual Outing.
Numerous visits have been made, and presents taken to sick members of the Staff.
This year we have suffered losses in the deaths of our colleagues, Mr Woodcock and Mr Cope. Expressions of sympathy have been sent to their relatives.
Matters of interest and concern to the Staff have been discussed by your Committee and with the General Manager, who has given us his consideration and help when able.
We welcome the issuing of the Establishment Committee's letters concerning vacancies to all Branches of the Bank.
The matter raised by the Staff Association of the Water Department regarding a reversion to the pre-1946 position of the Birmingham Municipal Officers' Guild has, as members will know, been settled by the two parties. Having regard to the Guild's findings and report, this subject is now considered closed.
We welcome the close liaison which exists between your Committee and the Guild Representatives and place on record our appreciation of their work.
We thank the Bank Committee for their generous donation towards the Association funds.
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 also wish to again 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.
Our thanks are once more 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. Since then until the 31st October 1953, 12 new members have joined and 9 are no longer in the services of the Bank, making the total membership at the end of the year 228.
F M Thompson, Chairman.