Best wishes and grateful thanks were the order of the day in the Gill Nethercott Centre on Saturday morning when Harriet Titcomb, long-standing supporter of the Whitchurch Association, stepped down as both a Trustee and its Chairperson.
Following the AGM, newly elected Chairperson Denyse Coles noted Harriet’s enormous contribution, which included another successful year during which the charity managed and ran the Gill Nethercott Centre as well as many other activities and projects.
To applause, Harriet was presented with a Certificate of Achievement which included the following in recognition of her work:
Harriet has been a trustee of the Whitchurch Association since its inception, and its chair from 2007–2015. She has been a pro-active and hard-working member of the board, who continually monitored the WA’s activities to ensure that it met its commitments and obligations. She also looked ahead for creative opportunities for the Association to contribute to the well-being of the town. She communicated effectively with other trustees, outside bodies, the Gill Nethercott management team and users of the centre.
During her chairmanship, the WA has:
- participated in a range of town development activities, including those funded by SEEDA;
- supported and managed a very successful website for the town;
- achieved accreditation for the Association under the ‘Visible Difference’ quality standard for community organisations;
- established and developed a thriving and valued community centre.
This work has run alongside her school governorship and involvement with the Whitchurch Neighbourhood Plan. Her contribution to the work of the Association has been massive, and is highly valued.
And an extra from the website team – Harriet’s support has been tremendous and her contribution and support for the town’s website has been very much appreciated.