One of the best ways of keeping in touch with both regular members and occasional visitors is a regular newsletter… and with the advent of the internet age it’s also very cheap and easy – long gone are the days of licking foul-tasting envelopes and buying stamps! We’ve been introduced to One Foot In The Gammon, a monthly publication produced by Ealing regular Darren Woodcock – a mixture of news, problems and fun articles.
After some frantic last-minute entering of results, we can now announce the new Top 100 for 2016. This is a snapshot of the ratings taken at the end of the year (at the point where my family get into their usual argument: Jools Holland’s show isn’t as good as last year, they don’t do music like they used to, …) and reflects every live game where the result was recorded at tournaments and clubs across the country.
My name is Ian Hedges and I have Asperger’s Syndrome also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder or ASD. I know first-hand how it feels to have every door to society closed in your face because this world is geared for “Normal People” and people like me are left marginalised. Life for an “Aspie” in the 80’s and 90’s was absolutely horrendous. The suicide rate amongst autistic people is significantly higher than those who are neuro-typical and if you were unlucky enough to attend school in the 90’s and you had autism, you would really know why.
I have a list of questions I would like to address to the eleven candidates for the election of the UKBGF Board of Directors, in the hopes that this will encourage positive debate. A link to the manifestos page is included here for reference.
1. ACCOUNTABILITY – How should the UKBGF improve accountability to its members (e.g., Annual General Meetings, annual accounts and proposed budget reports, minutes of Board and Committee meetings, performance measurement of Board Directors, Management and Business plans, use of independent auditors and complaints officers, etc.) [Read more…]