What a shock! It is hard for us to believe – and hard to forgive! – but our very own Claire Poyner is stepping down from her position as admin worker staffing the PN office, from the end of August. We will miss her very much. (For the next few months, from 1 September, Claire’s work will be covered by other staff members.)
Here is Claire’s statement on her departure:
‘It’s been 16 years since I started as PN admin worker. I think even if I wasn’t eligible for a state pension, it might be time to move on? One can stagnate. However, you’re not getting rid of me that easily. I’ll still write the column for as long as it’s wanted. And I am still doing the Network for Peace job, so I will still be compiling the Events page. And I will still be involved in other parts of the PN family of companies. What else will I be doing? Well, adult education courses, visiting galleries and museums, and definitely some walking on the Heath or along the Thames path. Oh, and visiting the daughter in Berlin.’
Thank you for all your hard, painstaking, behind-the-scenes work, and for all your down-to-earth wisdom, over all these years, Claire! You have made such a huge contribution to the survival and effectiveness of Peace News!