Our sub-branch AGM took place at Artisan, Ashbourne on Tuesday 22nd May. 11 branch members plus 2 guests were in attendance. After nearly six years as Chairman, Mark Grist stood down and was replaced by Dave Etheridge. Dave presented a certificate of thanks and a tankard to Mark in recognition of his efforts in leading the branch since very soon after inception in 2012. Other branch officer positions were confirmed as follows:
 
Graham Burke - Social Secretary & Festival Organiser - unchanged
Kevin Woolley - Cider Rep - new appointment
Mark Grist - Membership Secretary (new position) & Pubs Officer (unchanged)
Dave Etheridge - Website & Social Media co-ordinator (unchanged)
 
A group of 12 members and guests took a minibus excursion to the Barrow Hill Festival on Saturday 19th May and a throughly good day out was reported by all.