New Council Member for East Anglia elected
George Collin (Wrest Park) has been elected (unopposed) as one of the Council members from the East Anglia constituency, to fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Rich Waterman (Colchester). His term of office commences immediately and will end in October 2023.
George plays croquet competitively, with an AC handicap of 0 and a GC handicap of 2. He is an Examining Referee at AC. He started playing in the North West 45 years ago, relocating to Bedfordshire in 1981. He is particularly interested in groundsmanship and has been the honorary groundsman at Wrest Park since 1990. They currently have four lawns and do all their own lawn maintenance.
In the past, George has been Club Secretary and a Team Captain. He has served on the committee of the East Anglian Croquet Federation since it began. He was Treasurer for 25 years and then served a term as Chairman. He is currently the Federation Child Protection Officer.
George is a retired High Street Solicitor. For 35 years he has been the Chairman and a Director of Luton Community Arts Trust - a registered charity and a company limited by guarantee. The Trust is responsible for the distribution of substantial public funds. George therefore has a very good understanding of the CA's status as an unincorporated association and the current plans to effect a transformation of the Association into an incorporated, charitable body. His background and experience will be of considerable benefit to the Association at national level.