Our virtual Annual General Meeting has now been completed.
Captain Jim Palmer has been confirmed as the new Chairman of the Officers' Association, formally taking on the role at midday on 13 June 2021.
A formal vote of thanks was proposed by the Vice Chairman to the outgoing Chairman, Captain John McGrath:
“On behalf of the Collingwood Officers Association Committee and all the members I would like to extend a huge vote of thanks to John for his 2 years as our chairman especially for his detailed attention over the last 18 months or so where there has been no script or template for how to progress. There has never been a time like it and let us hope never again. During this time John has not only continued to maintain the Associations profile, especially in Collingwood, to make our presence felt. As an example we have to thank John for engaging with the Mess President to adjust our subscriptions for 2021 in the light of being “Locked out” of the establishment, and not being able to enjoy any social events. Above all John has ensured the future for the COA for which we are all very grateful and therefore we would like to offer John Life Membership of the Association in recognition of his hard work especially in these strange times. We would also like to wish John and Zena our very best wishes for the future. Please don’t be a stranger".