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North Wales: NW Group AGM
17th November 2018
On Saturday 17th November, the North Wales Area Group held it’s AGM at the historic Faenol Fawr Hotel at Bodelwyddan near St Asaph. Attendance could have been better as there were only 16 members present plus the guest speaker and his wife but it did make the seating more intimate and encouraged good conversation around each table. The business of the AGM was dealt with first and included information on the proposed activities for the next 12 months. This was followed by an excellent evening meal which was enjoyed by all.
The guest speaker followed who this year was Nigel Clegg, an expert in osmosis and paint treatments. Nigel worked for the International Paint Company until April 1993, having spent a total of sixteen years working in the companies Aviation, Marine and Yacht Coatings divisions. Whilst working for International (now Akzo Nobel) he was closely involved in the development and testing of many of the company’s yacht coatings including the Gelshield epoxy system (launched in 1986), Schooner varnish, Perfection 709 and Interspray 800 polyurethane finishes and their associated base coats. Nigel currently works as a consultant in this field and has his own company (Nigel Clegg Associates). As owners of aging Westerly boats, the members found Nigel’s talk extremely interesting and were able to take away lots of advice and information relevant to our own vessels. Our Chairman, Chris Dibble thanked Nigel for an excellent presentation after which the members dispersed. The photographs, courtesy of the Treasurer, show members enjoying the event plus a snapshot of Nigel’s presentation.