This month, after more than ten years as the Society’s Finance Officer, we offer our heartfelt thanks and warmest wishes to Judith Bellis on her well-earned retirement. Judith has kept the Society’s financial recording on a steady track, her work charting the course of the Society’s development over a productive decade in its long history.
We are grateful to Judith for so much. She could be relied upon to bring a professional, calm and thoughtful approach to all her dealings with staff, trustees or the various external financial bodies and regulators. A familiar figure at Society AGMs, more than one member has commented how much they enjoyed Judith’s annual reports. Always clear and often inspiring – a refreshing take on what in other hands might have been a rather dry financial presentation.
And that’s the key. Judith has always been clear that this was more than a job to her. Everyone around here knows how much she cares about people and nature. She’s put a great deal into the Society, its people, and, as a keen explorer of Eryri herself, she’s actively supported our work for this place that we protect and nurture.
Judith has been very much a part of the team. Known also as a baker of amazing cakes for all occasions, she will be missed, though its likely she’ll be seen around Society activities, once she’s got her garden projects under control! So Judith – we’ll miss your knowledge, your hard work and your warmth, but we’ll hope to see you – and your cakes – at a Society event soon.