The AGM of the Chilmark Reading Room Management Committee took place on Wednesday 21 November, at 7pm and was attended by 15 villagers. Janey Middleton stepped down from the committee after more than 20 years, including a long stint as chairman. She was thanked for her tireless support of the Reading Room.
A committee of 10 was elected for the coming year including two new members, Morag Philpott and Dathan Trent who were welcomed ‘on board’. Kirk Murray-Jones takes over as Chairman from Sarah Miller. Barny Guthrie & Alison Whipp-Long were elected Vice Chairs; Jenny Gavin and Johan Denekamp both kindly agreed to continue in their respective roles as Secretary and Treasurer. The other two members are Liza Jack and Henrietta Cockrell.

New Stage
Thanks to a generous donation from former Chilmark resident Sarah Sharpe, the Reading Room is now the proud possessor of its own portable stage. The new 2 x 4 metre stage was inaugurated at the performance of the Shanty Singers Jenkins’ Ear, on Saturday 10 November. We look forward to a future of enjoyable staged events in the Reading Room

Memorial Bench
A garden bench is to be bought for the Reading Room patio in memory of long-serving Reading Room management committee members. It is hoped that the bench will be in place by next spring in time for warmer weather and outdoor Reading Room events such as barbeques and tea parties.

To read Minutes of the most recent Reading Room Management Committee meeting, please click here.

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