After an association dating back 40 years, our highly regarded Chairman, Dennis Nicholson has decided to call time on his tenure as a member of the committee.
Whilst having no great interest in cricket, Dennis became involved as a social member in the early 1980s through his wife's family; Carole's father Les acted as steward for a number years with his wife, Mary in support.
It wasn't long before Dennis joined the Committee and became the architect of all things social, from quizzes, race nights, discos to bingo, trips to the racing and karaoke, Dennis has always been at the heart of the action. For the last twelve years, Dennis has undertaken the role of Chairman, but it's fair to say that his contribution to the everyday running of the club goes far beyond what most club chairs achieve.
It is, therefore with sadness that we see Dennis withdraw from the fray although he and Carole remain members and will always be welcome at Pontefract Lane.
I should like to put on record, on behalf of the Committee, friends and members our gratitude to both Dennis and Carole for their unstinting work over the last 40 years.
With the support of the Committee, I have assumed the role of Acting Chairman pending this year's AGM at which club officers will be elected.
I am delighted to announce that Stuart Dyson has returned to the Committee alongside his daughter, Sarah Goodall; welcome to both.
Should any members be interested in joining the Committee, please call me on 07814 008095 for an informal chat.