A farewell to Sandra Lawes

Sandra Lawes Farewell

Today we say farewell to Sandra, one of our most experienced and well established speakers and mentors.

A few words from Sandra…

Thank you so much for the lovely send-off you gave me on Tuesday. I still have a big lump in my throat and a glow in my heart from all the gracious things that were said and all the memories you stirred up for me. I honestly had no idea you were going to do all that for me – and I will treasure that gorgeous Outstanding Member pin for ever. I had never even seen one before – let alone owned one! It means a great deal.

I was touched that so many busy people came to the meeting and the meal – particularly those we do not often see who are inextricably embedded in the history and progress of the club.

I am immensely proud of what we have achieved at Watford Speakers and the way our work there has benefited so many people. I have made so many friends and learned a great deal in the process, as we strove to rise from our humble beginnings to where the club is now.

My time in TM has not been without its challenges but on Tuesday, all those difficulties melted away and you made me feel so special and so happy. You gave me a wonderful memory to hold onto for a very long time.

I am sad to leave the club but I know it is in good hands and on solid foundations and it is time for me to move on to the new challenge of being Chief Ambassador for the REP. I look forward to keeping in touch and learning of the club’s progress and continued success. I am sure you know that if you feel I can even help in any way, I am just at the end of a phone or an email. I will hold you all to the promise to invite me to the Christmas event and I am already looking forward to it.

Please pass on my thanks to the rest of the officers and the club members not just for the lovely event on Tuesday but also for everything that has happened at the club since those tricky days in 2008 with the local youth throwing bricks at our windows!! The club has come a long way and so have I.

My very best wishes.