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If you are a shareholder in the GWSR you will have received your invitation to the AGM on the 26th June, 2014. You will notice that this year there are 5 Board positions open for election. There are 8 proposed candidates.
The existing board have made their preferences clear with the double asterisks (**). I am not sure how ethical this is, but nevertheless, I offer myself for election on the following basis:-
1. The successful opening of Broadway Station is fundamental to the success of the GWSR. I have spent the last 5 years, latterly as the Broadway Area Group Chairman, steering the efforts of the Broadway Volunteers towards this goal. I am utterly committed to making Broadway Station a success. As the Project moves into its final critical stages, it is imperative that the GWSR Board is accessible to the Project for the prompt resolution of issues. There can be no better way of ensuring this happens than to have the Broadway Area Group Chairman on the Board. It will be a privilege to also continue with my duties as the BAG Chairman.
2. The GWSR is wholly dependent on its Volunteers. Over recent years, there has been a good deal of mutual mistrust between the Boardroom and the Volunteers. If the Railway is to be successful long term, I feel there is a fundamental need for this to change. In order to take advantage of the wealth of experience within the volunteer workforce, it is imperative that the Board takes the volunteers into its confidence, improves communications, and empowers heads of departments and senior volunteers, to work together, with the Directors, on behalf of our great Railway.
I wish all the candidates for election well, on the 26th June 2014.