Warwick resident becomes new national president of organisation and launches new website for its 50th year
As well as taking on the role Tracey also launched a new website for the organisation on the same day
A Warwick resident has been named the new national president of a women's organisation.
The National Association of Tangent Clubs (Tangent) named Tracey Pickin OBE as its new president in its first online AGM on April 17.
Tangent is part of the Round Table Family and is one of the largest women's organisations in the UK, with around 500 Clubs and almost 10,000 members.
Tangent offers a varied programme of events and activities which are unique to each individual Club, but all include a mixture of friendship, fun and fundraising.
As well as taking on the role Tracey also launched a new website for the organisation on the same day.
Tracey, a former senior civil servant, said that she was honoured to be elected as president in the year the National Association was celebrating its 50th anniversary and had chosen as her theme for the year ‘Celebrating the past. Shaping the future’.
She said: "I want to celebrate our 50 years of continued friendship, our achievements and all the good times we have shared whilst protecting the traditions that are important to us but I’m also keen that we think about the future of the Association and make the changes necessary to ensure that we are attractive and relevant to future generations.
"The website is our new shop window and will hopefully raise the Association’s profile and update our image."
Tracey will be asking Tangent Clubs and members to raise funds for Crisis during her year of office.
She added: "As a women's organisation I would be keen for us to help Crisis address the fact that 42 percent of the officially counted homeless are women.
"In 21st Century Britain, everyone should have a place to live. I’m hoping that Tangent members can, in a small way, help Crisis achieve this."