At our National AGM in this year, East Midlands member, Kate Swinscoe was named Volunteer or the Year in the Committee Member category.
Kate is an active member of Derbys and Notts KFA and a leading member of the East Midlands committee. Since 1964, she has spent a considerable amount of time working on various local and regional committees, always efficient and arriving prepared for meetings. Kate has held a number of positions and extended her term of office on more than one occasion. She was at the helm of the amalgamation of Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire in 2006 and is currently RMLO for East Midlands.
On being presented with this well-earned award by our National President, Janice Moore, Kate said:
“What a wonderful surprise on my return from holiday to find your letter waiting for me. It really lifted my spirits knowing that someone had taken the trouble to nominate me and I had been chosen from the many KFA volunteers around the country to receive this Award. I do feel fortunate to have belonged to this fantastic organisation for so many years. My committee work started 55 years ago when I responded to a plea from my teacher for a secretary on the Derbyshire KFA committee. Through working on regional and National committees I have made lifelong friends from all over the UK – friends who give support during the difficult times and help to celebrate the good times.
Thank you very much for choosing me as Committee Member Volunteer of the Year 2018. It is a great honour to accept this”.