My term of office as Chairperson for the financial year ending March 2018 was brief. Only six weeks but I also have to take into account the following six months leading up to this year’s AGM. What a challenging time this has been. However, I have been ably assisted by a dedicated and passionate management committee and it’s thanks to these wonderful volunteers with their expertise and knowledge which has enabled me to step up to the plate and cope with the daily challenges I have had to face as Chairperson.
It would be very remiss of me not to first start off by mentioning our previous Chairperson, Ilze Smith, as well as her late husband, Deon Smith, who have been associated with HAWS for the past 10 years. The job of Chairperson is not an easy one, so thank you Ilze for all you have done for HAWS and we wish you everything of the best in your new ventures.