Happy New Year to all our Corporate Members and members. Thank you for all your support over the last year and we look forward to your continued support.
It has been a busy year for the Lighthouse Club this year and I just wanted to mention a few highlights and where we are looking to focus on in this coming year.
The monthly get-togethers have been very well attended this year and this offers an excellent opportunity to catch up and network with colleagues across our industry in a relaxed environment. We are working hard to vary the venues of these get-togethers.
The years events were also well attended and enjoyed by all who were there. From the Quiz Curry night to the Golf Day to the Horse Racing and culminating in the Lighthouse Dinner and the Christmas Party. These events are essential in raising much needed funds and again many thanks to all the members and companies who have supported these events. We are striving to have a few more events added to this year’s calendar and hope that these will be supported by the members. If you have any events or suggestions for events then please do not hesitate in letting myself or the Council members know and we will do our best to organise it.
The “New” website is up and running (Big Thank you to the Webmaster and Council Member – Nicolas). I encourage you to have a look as it will contain all the information on upcoming events, Photos, write ups on events, Council matters, ability to apply and pay for events and membership online…and much more.
We are continuing to support families on a monthly basis and have had 3 new cases over the past year. We have assisted with one off immediate relief as well as monthly instalments. Also we have assisted with getting assistance for schooling from the regional fund for some families. Our ties with NUS are still in place and we are looking to grow these by working on getting placements for “work experience” for students from the NUS with members companies. More information on the welfare and families can be found on the website.
A big thank you to all those who gave brought Christmas presents for children along to the Christmas party. These were donated to a hospice that was having a Christmas party for children with brain tumours and their families. The gifts were very unexpected and gratefully received. A write up and photos will be appearing soon on the website.
Lastly, a Thank you to all the Council members for their hard work over the last year. It is only through your commitment that we can progress and keep the Lighthouse club moving in the right direction and ensure that we are there to help those in the industry that require assistance.
To all Corporate Members and members I wish you a Happy 2015 and thank you in advance for your support through 2015.