|Dear Members of Vincent’s,
It is an honour to have been elected as the new President of Vincent’s Club. The Club has been a home for me amid the hectic life of a medic at Oxford ever since I was made a member back in early 2018.
Vincent’s ability to defy the boundaries of colleges and sports teams has meant it remains at the heart of sporting excellence at Oxford. The Club also creates a unique bonding of camaraderie and friendship, and it is my mission to protect and further develop these qualities throughout my year as President.
I have sat on the Club committee for the last two years, firstly without portfolio, and then as events secretary this last year. This, along with many years on the committee of the University netball club will, I believe, stand me in good stead to lead your Club.
It is my aim to continue work on widening the number of sports clubs from which we elect the membership, and increasing both the overall number of resident members, and the number of women elected, so the ratio of male and female members reaches parity.
However, I take over the role in some of the most uncertain times many of us can remember, and there will be many challenges as we attempt to navigate the Club through uncharted waters. I have every faith that we will be successful, especially with the support of our VATC directors and alumni members.
It is already apparent from the work done on the risk assessments and cash flow, that your monthly and annual donations will prove vital to Vincent’s survival. The increase in these gifts over the past few years has put the Club on a much sounder footing, and to all alumni who regularly give I have to say we are eternally grateful.
Thank you for all your assistance. I hope to get the chance to meet many of you during this year, and trust that we may get back to normal as quickly as possible.
Vincent’s Club President, 2020-21
Oxford University Netball Club,
Worcester College, Medicine