All good things must come to an end.
As much as I’d love Josh to stay, 5 years on the Harbour City Bears committee is a massive effort and a change is well earned. Unanimously voted the hardest worker on the committee, he has been there constantly to bring forward and develop ideas, work on designs, run coat checks at events, adjust policy and documentation, prod me sharply whenever I am doing the wrong thing… the list goes on and needless to say, Josh has evolved the club which will leave a long lasting legacy.
Josh, thank you so much for all your help and inspiration since I joined the committee! I will take the lessons learned from you and the style of thinking you brought to the committee, to keep things on track and running smoothly. Obviously this is definitely not the last we will see of you, and I bet you are looking forward to just enjoying the events we will be putting on without the stress of running things.
On behalf of myself, the committee, and the club as a whole, I wish you all the best with finishing your degree and say a massive THANK YOU!
President, Harbour City Bears
I’m Josh, and have been the secretary of the organisation for the last 5 years. This is my notice of resignation from the committee to the membership. Thank you all for trusting me to help shape the club into what it is now even though I joined the committee only after about 3 months of joining up. What the club has become has changed so much - we have even broken our membership record set in 2011.
If I were to mention every committee member I had worked with, the list would be about 20 people long. So, here’s a blanket “thank you” to the committee members of the last 5 years. For the learnings from the bad ones, the ease of working with the good ones, and to the ones that I will forever rely upon, thank you.
Five years is a long time - it’s a fifth of HCB’s lifetime. I’m running on empty: the energy that was required to stay as neutral to members’ concerns and comments wore me down mentally (over the last five years, they all stack up). This is further impacted by being in my last year of my Masters, filling up the spare processing power in my head.
HCB has given me direction in life, and I will be forever thankful. But my time is up and the flame of passion is burning out. I need time for the battle wounds to heal. You’ll still see me around once physical distancing measures are pulled back. If you see me doing my usual lap: stop me, sit me down and give me a drink if so inclined.
And to finish...
Wash your hands.
Yours in Fur,
(Now Potential Winner of the Badge Draw)
We'll all miss you on the committee Josh! Thank You.
- Sam Bo - VP
- David Lambert - Treasurer
- David Langdale
- Zoo Davies
- Rich Summerhayes
- Steven White
- Stephan Langella
The vacated role of Secretary will be filled by Stephan Langella until the committee election takes place at the next AGM.
Harbour City Bears Committee