Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A debt of gratitude



Much respected Treasurer of Fairlynch Jim Milverton finally handed on his account book today when he stepped down after looking after the Museum’s finances for many years.

The most important position in any Board of Trustees is that of Treasurer,” said Museum Chairman Roger Sherriff. “Fairlynch has been very fortunate to have a Treasurer like Jim. As  the consummate professional he has managed the Museum finances using sound judgement and his extensive knowledge.”

Jim, who with his wife Rose lives on Budleigh Salterton’s Coastguard Road, has also been Treasurer of the town’s Relief in Need Charity.

Looking after the Museum’s finances has often been complicated by issues arising from maintenance of the historic Grade II listed building, but Jim has proved to be a steady guiding hand, said Roger Sherriff.

“After over six years as Treasurer he is leaving the Museum’s finances well and truly in the black. We will miss his wise counsel and gentle good humour and we wish him and Rose well for the future.”

Farewell gifts from his fellow-trustees at the Museum included a bottle of fine wine and a garden voucher.

Jim’s successor as Fairlynch Treasurer is Nick Speare.

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