At our February Committee meeting Shane (Bart) Bartlet tendered his resignation from the Committee and his role as Chapter Secretary effective 30 June 2020. Even in his resignation Bart has been considerate of the needs of the Chapter by continuing to offer his support as Secretary over the coming months while we attempt to find a suitable replacement.
I remember when I first met Bart and Ilse at the Traralgon Summer Nights Festival on the 12th January 2017. The Chapter had organised to give rides to kids at the festival. It was a wet night but we still had a lot of interest. Bart and Isle were sitting on a bench near our marque and looked like they might be about to head off so I thought to grab the opportunity to have a chat. Ever since that time I have enjoyed working with Bart. He has been a wonderful support to me and I will miss him telling me what I can and can't get away with!
Bart was nominated Chapter Secretary at the Committee meeting on 9th February 2017 and from that time on has been one of the most active members in the Chapter and heavily involved in the majority of events organised. If no one else puts their hand up to do a job you can always rely on Bart to get it done.
Please join me in thanking Bart for the many hours and high level of commitment Bart has and continues to put into working for the members.