Maldon Inc held a special Christmas celebration at the Panacea Estate Winery last Saturday for members to meet and mingle with the new committee.
The new Maldon Inc committee’s mission is to bring members together to build ‘Stronger Business, Stronger Community, and a Stronger Maldon’, and the committee is looking forward to putting many of its plans into action in 2023.
Approximately 50 members and staff attended the free barbecue and drinks to celebrate the festive season, with exquisite Panacea wines available to enjoy.
Pamela Jewson, the Secretary, read a speech written by their President, Barry Robinson, who was unable to attend due to a conflicting engagement.
An extract from the speech said, “The last three years in the middle of the pandemic have felt like 10. Right here, right now, you may be feeling more tired than excited…more stressed than relieved…more reasons to pull up stumps than to pull out all stops.
“But we can do this. We can stop working and thinking in silos and come together as one. Maldon Inc can play its part in helping to make it so. The stronger our Maldon businesses, the stronger our Maldon community, and the stronger our Maldon.
“As president, I don’t really care what Maldon Inc was in the past. It’s about what Maldon Inc needs to be from this point on. That is no reflection on the people or the role Maldon Inc has played in the past. Simply staring reality in the face as we look forward.
“The new committee has held six months of meetings in six weeks. We have reviewed and want to make razor-sharp to everyone what Maldon Inc is, its purpose, its role, what we do and how we do it. Everyone on the new committee has their own business …and like you, we are also part of the Maldon community.”
Pamela finished the formalities by thanking Peter from Panacea for allowing the use of his stunning winery, which was the perfect backdrop for the festivities.
This article appeared in the Tarrangower Times, 16 December 2022.