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Notice of Southdowns Orienteers Annual General Meeting 2019 1300hrs Saturday 1st June 2019


The Southdowns Orienteers (SO) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place at 1300hrs Saturday 1st June 2019 at Warden Park Academy, Broad Street, Cuckfield, Haywards Heath, West Sussex, RH17 5DP.

The first event of the SO Summer Park-O Series 2019 will take place in Warden Park Academy immediately before the AGM, outline details are as follows (see SO website events page for full details):

0945hrs – 1045hrs Registration

1000hrs – 1100hrs Starts

1200hrs – 1300hrs Buffet

1300hrs – 1430hrs AGM

A draft AGM Agenda can be viewed here. Club officers are sought for the posts of Club Chair, Club Secretary and Social Secretary. SO members who would like to volunteer for one of the vacant club officer posts or add an item to the AGM Agenda are requested to contact Steve Blount by 10th May 2019. The final AGM Agenda will be published on the SO club website.

Steve Blount

SO Club Chair

07910 593249


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Volunteers are the heart of our club. Every event is run by volunteer club members and all are encouraged to get involved. It's a great way to learn new skills and get to know your fellow Southdowners a little better.