Whatever happened to summer?
What happened to our summer break?
Staff and the volunteers who run NWR can usually rely on a quiet period between late July and September to catch up on annual tasks and outstanding issues. After all the hard work of the national conference is over, the pace changes and we can relax a bit to take holidays, spend time with our families or just enjoy the summer.
Early work on the Telephone Treasure Trail then starts in August and preparations for the next trustee meeting get underway in September as everyone focuses on the year ahead.
Not this year however!
Staff and trustee resignations have made this a busy summer and early Autumn as replacements have to be found to keep our organisation going. New job roles and descriptions for staff had to be agreed and advertised. Then came the shortlisting and interviews and, for the lucky applicants, an induction schedule and settling in period to be organised.
To keep the organisation going we need a whole range of volunteers from Regional/Area Organisers, to special group leaders, to trustees. We encourage any interest and aim to find ways to use members' experiences and skills.
So we look forward to working with our new members of staff, our new trustees and volunteers as they bring new ideas and fresh energy.
I can now return to my garden and reading and relaxing - for a few weeks at least... although the TTT is coming up quickly... and then there is Christmas...