Earlier this year, Paul Shard the SAMM Commodore, was forced to stand down due to health reasons. His replacement, George Noden, organised the collection of donations from the various groups and individuals that make up the SAMM family, all generously given to show their gratitude for Paul’s hard work and dedication during his time in the role.
It was agreed that it would be best to give the cash to Paul as he was due to go on a trip with his wife Cynthia to celebrate their wedding anniversary. During the monthly SAMM meeting held in the Las Claras social centre in Los Narejos in November, George reminded everyone present of Paul’s achievements and contribution to SAMM and presented him with the gift. Cynthia received a lovely bouquet in recognition of her support for Paul during his tenure.
Both were extremely surprised and grateful to receive these tributes.