In some ways our organization is very strong: we finished 2015 with 418 new members and 15 others who rejoined, easily eclipsing the prior record. January may well be a record for new members too.
In other ways, though, I'm beginning to be concerned at how difficult it is getting to find volunteers.
Our Journal editor is about to finish his term and as yet we have found no-one to replace him. Simply, no editor means no Journal. Is there anyone out there with a little time to spare, please? We'd be happy to have a small team (hint!) if you have some skills that might help.
As I said last month please do look through the sheets of paper which arrived with the latest Journal and give some consideration to whether you might be able to help with the running of the Guild in any way at all. It might be for a specific role or in a general way. Don't worry if someone is already doing that job - they might be wanting to move on or the job might have grown with the number of members to the point where a second person would be a real help.
If you would like to chat about taking on any role, by all means contact Peter Hagger, our volunteers co-ordinator, at email@example.com or me at firstname.lastname@example.org.