Mike Broome announced in October to the Group members that he would be standing down as Chair & Secretary at the Annual General Meeting on 8 February 2017, and asked if anyone would be interested in taking over the roles. To date no one has expressed a willingness to take on either of these positions.
Mike is standing down for several reasons, one being he has been Chair and Secretary for a few years now and feels that its time for new blood to take over and bring fresh ideas to the Group. Mike has enjoyed his time at the head of the Group and in some ways will miss this involvement, however he will be remaining a member and will support it from the “back benches”
If a new Chair and Secretary cannot be found, then the viability of the Group is at risk, as these positions must be filled to comply with Diabetes UK policy on the constitution of the voluntary groups.
Ideally the posts should be filled by two different people, so if anyone, whether a current Group member or not, feels they would like to take on the role of either Chair or Secretary, please let Mike know as soon as possible.
It would be a great shame if the Group had to close and more importantly a loss to those who may need its support now or in the future.