Eighty-two members attended today's function - with our ageing membership and the immobility that has impacted many of our members, a reduction in attendance had to be expected. The need to acquire more members is increasingly apparent to avert this trend. Our thoughts go out to those who were unable to attend for whatever reason as they are all colleagues or friends or both and are missed. We wish them and all our membership and families a happy safe and enjoyable Christmas and New Year.
The function was hosted by our Club Patron, Group Executive Digital Banking Maile Carnegie, and her Administration Executive, Julie Coleman, was also instrumental in assisting with the arrangements. Our Club President Phil Cohen thanked them both for their support, both for the day's function and throughout the year. It has been willing and made the Committee’s work so much easier. President Phil also thanks Acting Secretary Graeme Bool and Angelo Briganti for their contribution towards the event and their efforts throughout the year, as well as the rest of the Committee. He then introduced Maile Carnegie to the members and she spoke briefly and eloquently on the direction the Bank is taking with the digital age and her role in that strategy. Maile then devoted her time to talking to the members individually and her conversations were well received by all present. Our old friend and supporter of many years, Mark Monaghan, also spent some time to visit on the day and was also very welcome.