My last duty as Fremantle Society President was to chair the AGM last night on the first day of summer. The evening went very well with one exception.
My best wishes to our new President, Roel Loopers and the new committee and wish them well in the year ahead. I hope they will feel able to call me if they feel I can help, either as a Councillor or former President.
The evening was unfortunately marred by an outburst from a member attacking our guest speaker during question time. This was totally inappropriate and was sure to cause offence. I hope she can find it in her heart to publicly appologise to Stuart. I also believe it reflects badly on the Society and will put our work back significantly.
As chair of the meeting I unreservedly apologise to Stuart, who as our guest deserved treating with respect. On a personal basis it has left a disappointing departing memory of my term as President of the Fremantle Society.