The 2019 social event was held in at the Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis. Llanberis, originally founded on the slate quarrying, industry is now very much the base for walkers enjoying the Snowdonia National Park.
Members and their partners were invited to dinner and enjoyed guest speaker John Sherlock, the head custodian of Carnarfon castle who covered its place in history since the 12 century.
After a much needed nights sleep, the party enjoyed a journey up Snowdon on the Mountain Railway, despite the weather at the top being poor and the café and summit being rather crammed.
The second general meeting of 2019 was held and it was afloat for the first time. Members boarded the River King Cruiser on the river Ouse for the meeting followed by lunch and a narrated sightseeing cruise. It is clear however that the main goal of the meeting was met with the secretary receiving very positive feedback that the environment provided the ideal setting for networking
The 2019 AnnualGeneral Meeting was held on 12th April at the The Mercure Hotel Haydock.
8 members opted to start the day early, competing for the Eddie Porter Trophy in the Associations annual golf competition. Favoured by a cold but sunny morning the competition was played in the proper manner and enjoyed by all.
Winner of the Eddie Porter Shield – Dave Carrington
Winner of Nearest the Pin – Peter Large
Winners of the team event – Todd Littlehales, Sam Rogerson, Tony Richards and Peter Large.
The Eddie Porter Trophy was later presented by Chairman, Andrew Turner, at the meeting.
The business of the meeting was followed by a very interesting and enthusiastic presentation of the Tom Eland Memorial Lecture by Heather Wright of Advance Performance. Heather has spoken around the word to major multi national organisations and the EIA are grateful for her agreeing to speak to us.