Midlands meeting 28th June 2016 review
- Date: 28th June 2016
- Region: Midlands, W & SW
- Meeting: Malmaison Birmingham
Our meeting at the Malmaison Birmingham, sponsored by Duck Island.
We were warmly welcomed by Christine Bick, Head Housekeeper, to the Malmaison Birmingham. The sponsor of the meeting was Tracey Boundford, Managing Director of Duck Island; Tracey provided gift bags for every one of their popular toiletries, during the evening she gave a brief presentation of the company. View the Duck Island website here.
The members were informed by Julia Harper who welcomed everyone to the meeting and mentioned that Lesley Kipling has stepped down as Midlands Chair for personal reasons. As we seek a suitable chair for the Midlands, Wales and South West Region Delia asked our Midlands members to consider:
- Do you have any ideas or recommendations on suitable individuals we might approach on the matter?
- Perhaps you may consider the role yourself?
Support advice and guidance will be readily available from the committee, the future role as the Midlands Chair will be a wonderful opportunity to lead, to promote, to build the membership and take pleasure from the fruits of your work by contributing to making this association a force to be reckoned with. We value your support and hope you may consider the opportunity. The post for Midlands Chair person is available with immediate effect and any member who meets the criteria for selection will be offered support as they transcend into the role. Therefore, if you are interested please apply for the position by declaring your interest and sending a short personal profile to the Deputy Chair, please email email@example.com
The deadline for closure is 17th July 2016
Delia Cannings then welcomed the possible new members who had attended, and were each given a Housekeeping pack with details of the Association and application form. Delia also mentioned the Housekeeping Today magazine, to receive the magazine either by email or hard copy contact Tina Gleed firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nigel mentioned that the Midlands Region are hosting next year’s Summer Ball, it will be taking place in June 2017, the location and date are being finalised very soon. We had two spare tickets with accommodation for the Yorkshire Summer Ball, which we raffled for the Housekeepers present at the meeting, Michelle Lowe, Executive Head Housekeeper, Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport was the winner. We had an opportunity to view some of the suites in the hotel, each different from the other, very impressive.
After a delicious buffet the raffle took place. The next meeting is on 4 August at Southcrest Manor, Redditch, with a BBQ
View the pictures from the event below.