As chairman of the recruitment and education committee I would like to thank you for taking the time and reading the blog section. This section is all about sharing learning experiences and making new contacts. I would like to thank Lianne for her blog. It is great to see the exercise can attract people and provide activities that enthuse people.

As this is my first blog I am not really sure what to write. Maybe if you are an experienced blogger you can suggest some topic areas for me to write about – hopefully ringing related!

I have chaired 3 meetings of the R&E committee so far. It is a very busy committee. In the first meeting we decided a new approach was required for training courses. To cut a long story short we decided to set up the ‘Progressing Ringers’. This sits between the ‘Rising Ringers’ and the advanced practices. Other topics include ITTS, Alan Jacques memorial fund and the reintroduction of the ringing course (I said it was busy!) The committee is to serve all members of the LDG so if you have a great idea regarding recruitment and education get in touch.

The ‘Progressing ringers’ had the first meeting at Anstey on Saturday 27thApril. It was very well attended and I hope this continues to be well supported. Do come along if you can. Next meeting 25thMay Ashby Folville.

More blogs later.

Mark Pendery