The branch AGM and Golf Day was held on 12 July at Heyrose Golf Club Knutsford.

Due to ongoing issues with GDPR, advance notice of the Golf was not circulated, but notice of the AGM, which is a legal requirement, was.  This resulted in a select few enjoying an afternoon of golf in beautiful weather, on what was agreed is a very nice golf course.  The trophy was yet again taken by Ken Dykes, fitting reward for organising the event.  OCCA’s golfers were invited to join in, but, due to the short notice none were able to attend, however, the branch golfers expressed an interest in raising a team to compete in OCCA Manchester Section Golf Day on 20 September at Whitefield Golf Club.

Andy Bradley in his Chairman’s report expressed concern over the misunderstandings regarding GDPR, which was echoed by Chris Atkins who had tabled an official AOB question regarding the subject.  Andy also said that he had not been able to make contact with the current Vice-Chairman so would like to seek a replacement.  Omniflex have joined as a sustaining member company, with himself and Ian Sutherton as designated members.

It was great to see Chris Atkins back on his feet again and able to take a more active part in ICorr proceedings again following his devastating accident.

The existing committee and officers were re elected and a vote of thanks was given to Barry Windsor for all his years of dedicated service.

A general discussion took place and a programme of events was planned for the following season.

These include a presentation on CP by Omniflex in September, a resurrection of the “Lean Conference” in Salford, a Christmas meal on 6th December and the 50th AGM and Golf Day on 23 May 2019.