Annual General Meeting on Bragdøya, Norway Friday 25 - Sunday 27 May 2018            . From the horses mouth

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AGM 2018 - Friday

In recent years at successive AGMs, at the part where we start to think about the following year’s venue, Norway has been muted as a possibility and then discounted as being too expensive.  At the 2017 AGM, much to attendees’ surprise this time Aud Ausland and Jon-Martin Faale presented an idea.  They had found a venue where they thought it would be doable: an island called Bragdøya, close to Kristiansand where the accommodation would be rustic, camping was an option, and it would be very informal – a dinner but not a black-tie dinner.  Everyone’s curiosity aroused, it was agreed – the 2018 AGM to be held in Norway.  Some of us immediately started to plan a road trip. Some even decided to go for the camping option.  The detail about leaving cars on the mainland and travelling to the island by a small ferry would be no deterrent to bringing camping gear.


The plans started to unfold. Our intrepid Chair and Vice Chairmen went on a recce to support Aud and Jon-Martin and reported that we should expect beautiful scenery and a relaxed atmosphere.  Meanwhile six of us from the UK started planning our AGM adventure.  It was going to be a drive through North West Europe, catching a fast catamaran from Denmark to Kristiansand.  Mike and I decided we had better buy a lighter tent since our old steel pole and canvas frame tent might be a challenge to transport via the small Bragdøya ferry.


As the end of May approached I added Kristiansand to my weather app, hoping I wasn’t going to see a rain symbol.  To my delight I started to see a sun symbol.

“As the end of May approached I added Kristiansand to my weather app, hoping I wasn’t going to see a rain symbol.  To my delight I started to see a sun symbol.”

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