Having been newly elected as Chairman of Braunston Canal Society I wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself and inform you of changes brought about by our recent AGM. My name is Dave Weller, I am retired, living in Braunston and last year I held the position of Vice Chairman of the society. With my election to Chairman the Vice Chairman's role has now been filled by Clive Joynson. Graham Newman was re-elected as Treasurer and Sarah Mallett accepted the role of Secretary.
Each member of the team brings skills to the table that will be invaluable in making the society a success. Before retirement Clive was a production planning manager in the electronics industry and for the last three and a half years has been volunteering with IWA Northampton, Stoke Bruene canal partnership, Braunston Canal Society and CRT. Graham and Sarah are still employed. Graham at the Marina utilising his knowledge of boats and the boating world. Sarah at the Environment Agency making good use of her Civil Engineering degree. My own contribution will come from my practical skills derived from a career in the building industry. We all share the view that Braunston, with its incredible canal heritage, deserves an active and successful canal society.