Issued by of Aviation Club Chairman
Firstly, and most importantly, I hope this note finds you and your family and friends well and managing to muddle through the current challenges facing us all.
The Club Committee has been monitoring the current coronavirus situation, and it’s now very clear that we need to postpone the Club lunch in April where John Holland-Kaye, CEO Heathrow Airport, was to be our guest speaker. Please be assured however that this is merely a postponement. What is happening at Heathrow is of huge importance and interest to the Club and we look forward to welcoming John along to speak at the Club at the earliest convenient date.
Cancelling the April lunch clearly effects the AGM that has traditionally been attached to this event. The AGM will be re-arranged as an Extraordinary GM at the first sensible and convenient date. If the June and July events go ahead, then clearly we could attach an EGM then; we will cross that bridge when it comes.
Whilst the AGM is delayed, the Committee elections will still go ahead, these now being conducted largely on-line. This will allow the elections to be concluded in line with Club rules by 30 April and Philippa will be sending out the required notifications before the end of this week.
Charles Dickens wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” This is undoubtedly the strangest of times, and timely communication going forward will be crucial. We are keeping under review the June lunch and July reception, and should decisions need to be made, they will be taken well ahead of the events to avoid any confusion.
With very best wishes and stay well!