Thank you all for coming along to the October Executives Association Luncheon. I am sure you will agree, that it was fascinating to hear from Keith Barkway about his career as a support artiste and male model.
As always it was very enjoyable to spend the lunch with fantastic company in beautiful surroundings and with delicious food and wine.
It was interesting to hear from the members about the impact (if any) that they have seen from “Brexit.” The overall message seemed to be that there is very little change so far and I look forward to hearing from you over the coming year as to whether this continues to be the case.
We have a very special lunch coming up on 18th November as it will be our 27th Anniversary. We would like to see as many members as possible to celebrate this occasion and please do bring guests along to the lunch.
We are very lucky to have Mary Montagu-Scott along as our guest speaker and I am sure it will be a very interesting talk, her details are below
And finally, congratulations to Ian Hunter who has kindly agreed to be our Vice Chairman until taking over the chair in September 2017. I hope that Ian will enjoy his time in the Chair as much as I am.
I look forward to seeing you all on the 18th of November.
Dates for the Diary
Friday 16th December
For our Christmas Luncheon, we have secured Peter Wardell a comedy Magician.
November’s Guest Speaker: Mary Montagu-Scott – New Traditional Boatbuilding
Mary Montagu-Scott is the director of the Buckler’s Hard Maritime Museum on the Beaulieu Estate as well as Vice-chairman of the Beaulieu Estate commercial company running the visitor attractions at Beaulieu and Buckler’s Hard and River Management.
She chairs the New Forest Centre Charity in Lyndhurst, the museum, gallery, archive and visitor centre for the Forest. She also chairs the International Boatbuilding Training College Portsmouth Charity, a new traditional boatbuilding college and sits on New Forest Show Society board and many other local committees. She is also Commodore of the Beaulieu River Sailing Club and a highly competitive sailor.
She is due to be the High Sheriff of Hampshire in April 2017, a role which she is greatly looking forward to in supporting the judiciary, police and all law enforcement agencies across the county. The office of High Sheriff is the oldest secular office in the UK after the crown and dates from Saxon times.
It is a voluntary role and one which will take her to all corners of the country to support many voluntary groups and services as well as entertain the high court judges who come to preside in Winchester Crown Court for key trials.
She will be talking about the history of Buckler’s Hard, the 18th century shipbuilding village on the Beaulieu River and the recent development of the new ‘Shipwrights School’.