Wednesday, 13 May 2009

Calling the shots

Coincidentally, having wittered on about how interesting last Friday's seminar speaker was, I'm now in the dubious position of having been fingered for the job of seminar programme organiser. Fortunately, I'm going to be one of four organisers, so I should only be devoting one Friday per month to organiser duties on the average. Knowing that BAG was vacating his organiser position, I figured that I might get a knock on the door, being of the right vintage and having recently been made somewhat more permanently employed. Oh well, I guess that I can't really complain about the quality of the speakers that we get for the next couple of years. Actually, it is something of an honour, being both one for the C.V. and an opportunity to meet and chat with the speakers. The role does, however, carry the burden of having to introduce speakers with a flattering and cringe-worthy potted biography. There have been some corkers over the years ...

2 comments:

Anne Gearhart said...

You'll do fine!

Plumbago said...

Here's hoping. I think I made the critical mistake of sending in speaker suggestions too often. So my name readily floated to the top when time came to look for successors to the current committee. It should/could be fun.