I thought I had learned the hardest lesson of all; how to say no. But it transpired that I had either not learned it or had a temporary lapse of memory as, just about a year ago, I agreed to act as zone secretary for a fellow Brighton Lion who was to become zone chairman. Admittedly, the role of zone secretary is not exactly arduous, but I do particularly dislike taking the minutes of meetings. I did it for 14 years in my job as company secretary, I did it for two consecutive years for Brighton Lions, and I have done it in the past as zone secretary.
I was more on the ball this year when Pete asked if I would continue in the role and I declined the privilege. Gracefully, I hope.
Anyway, the last zone meeting of this Lions' year will be held next Monday so I have just one more set of minutes to take. That's the last in the title. Now for the first.
About four weeks before each zone meeting I have emailed the secretary of each club in the zone asking them to complete their club's report and send it to me a week before the meeting so I can collate them and send to everyone interested. This time, for the first time this year, every secretary has sent in his/her report on time!
Today is another Lions day. Brighton Lions will have two stalls at the Hove Lions/Martlets Hospice carnival. I just hope the weather stays as good as it was yesterday. Meanwhile, I must hie me to Hove Park to help set up our stalls. That will be all I do as I am still pacing myself and, if anything, did just a tad too much yesterday.
There is a town in Lancashire called Bury where the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has a shop . . .