Chairs Update – January 2019

Dear Member
The new Year is always a time for reflection and resolutions.
2018 was without a doubt a wonderful year under the leadership of Phil Dutton. We officially thanked Phil and handed over 100k cheque to St Richards Hospice and 15k to the Worcestershire Prostate Awareness Group and the article in the Worcester News was a fitting tribute to both Phil and the Late Derek Fradgley.
The Drunch was a resounding success hosted by Tracey Hopkins, compared by Dave Bradley with the Lord Lieutenant judging the best Christmas Outfit raising £1725 for our chosen Charities for 2019.
After much deliberation from the many worthy Mental Health charities that applied for support from the Ambassadors for 2019. The Board of Directors voted unanimously for “St Pauls Hostel” and “Worcester Community Trust.”
For those Charities unsuccessful we have teamed up with West Midlands Safari Park who have very kindly donated 400 tickets and Wristbands to enable the Ambassadors to invite these charities to join them for a Day at the Safari Park on the 2nd June.
On behalf of the Worcestershire Ambassadors I would like to extend my congratulations to fellow Ambassador Professor David Green who has been appointed a CBE by the Queen in recognition of his services to higher education and the County of Worcestershire.
WLEP
We are delighted to be becoming more involved with the “One Worcestershire” initiative which is looking at a new approach to promoting our County.
Director Steve Hunt is initially leading on this on behalf of the board. I will keep you informed as this progresses over the coming months.
For further details please click on the link below for their launch.
New Director Vacancy
We have received a healthy response to the New Director vacancies and the successful applicants will be presenting to a small panel of Directors in the coming weeks. Thank you to all those that applied.
Members Notice Board
As some of you may be aware Member Cllr Adrian Gregson has been lobbying to keep the Elgar Archives in the County. I have shared the link for an update on the situation.
New College Worcester formally the Blind College are looking for 2 new Trustee’s if this is of interest to you please contact the College to express your interest.
Sponsorship.
Once again we are able to offer sponsorship to Non Profit Organisations for 2019.
The maximum amount is £500 to support local events and recognised organisations to help promote the County. If you know of anyone that may be interested in applying please direct them to our website Sponsorship page.
Please note that they must be a Non profit organisation and not an registered/unregistered Charity and that no funds raised for Charity is used for sponsorship.
Upcoming Events 2019
We have started to put together our events calendar for 2019. If you have any Ideas or wish to help at an event please email Tracey membership@worcestershireambassadors.com
  • New Member Social on the 6th February. 7pm The Crown and Sandys Ombersley. This is a free event to welcome new members to meet the Board of Directors and fellow Ambassadors.
Due to a restriction on places this is only open to Members and New Members will be given priority.
  • Annual PSA Testing – March 7th Worcester Race Course. 6 – 9
  • Please register online. Registration opens on 7th February
  • Worcestershire Ambassadors Business Showcase – 28th March WCCC
A chance to get an insight into the day to day running of the County Cricket Club hosted by Matt Rawnsley
  • Worcestershire Ambassadors Annual Cricket Day – May 1st
  • Always a great day and sell very quickly.
  • Strictly 6 Tickets are selling fast so please book following this link
  • If you would like to advertise in the Strictly 6 Brochure please contact Vince Hopkins
  • vh@brigroup.co.uk
  • Ambassador Ball 2019 4th October – WMSP.
  • with over 50% of the tickets sold.. It would be great to see as many Ambassadors there as possible.
  • Please follow the link to book
https://www.worcestershireambassadors.com/events/#!event/2019/10/4/worcestershire-ambassadors-annual-charity-ball-save-the-date
Aims and Objectives
I have added the link to our Aims and Objectives 2019 – 2021.
Thank you for your ongoing support and I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming months.
Kind Regards
Kevin Powell
Chair
07946642559