New Chair Needed for Lincoln Business Club

Lincoln Business Club is looking for a new chair to replace Richard Hare, pictured here presenting a cheque to Rachael Hewitt from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

Lincoln Business Club is looking for a new chair to replace Richard Hare, pictured here presenting a cheque to Rachael Hewitt from St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice

18th July 2013

Lincoln Business Club is on the look out for a new chair to take over the reins from Richard Hare who is stepping down after two years.

The group was set up in 2004 to encourage networking among Lincoln businesses and to raise money for charitable causes. Originally there were 28 members but that figure has since increased to more than 550.

Now members are set to vote for a new chairman or chairwoman and elect or re-elect committee members at the club’s Annual General Meeting on 26th July.

“I’ve enjoyed chairing the club,” explained Richard, “but according to the constitution the Chair must step down after two years to let someone else have a turn.

“The changes the club has gone through since it started have been extraordinary and over £7,500 has been donated to local charities.”

Members have today and tomorrow to nominate a new chair as well as other committee roles, including secretary and treasurer, by emailing Sheena Chapman at sheena@theworkslincoln.co.uk.

“We look forward to welcoming as many of our members as possible to the AGM,” said Richard.

“I will be sorry to be presiding over my last meeting as Chairman but I’m confident that I will be leaving the club in capable hands.”

As well as electing a new committee during the meeting, members will present two charities – the Ally Cadence Trust and the Lincolnshire & Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance - with cheques for £250 each.

Lincoln Business Club meets at 7am on the last Friday of every month at Lincoln City FC. Membership is free but a £3 entry fee is payable on the door.