We are all pretty friendly in ringing and form all sorts of friendships and groups depending on where we live, our free time and what we want to achieve, but everything always works better with a good leader. It could be an amazing Tower Captain, or maybe an energetic person who somehow makes things happen, and who is always ready to say yes – but they can rarely achieve anything alone and they need the support of everyone.
In this edition, we have stories about how new ringers have stepped up and got involved, either taking on roles in the local ringing Association their own tower or else organising events themselves, like the St Merryn ringers, who entered their local carnival with an imaginative float and ended up with a silver cup for Best Overall Entry!
Initiatives like this build your team, and any extra practices you can organise or support not only give you more enjoyment and experience, but make you a more versatile ringer, and one who can make a real contribution to ringing and be a support to the leaders. And talking of leaders we are excited to hear from Tina Stoecklin, the newly elected President of the Central Council of Church Bell Ringers, who introduces herself and the wider world of ringing.
It’s ART Awards time, too, so if any of these stories make you think you could nominate someone, why not take a look at the ART Awards page.
It’s a great way of spreading the word about some of the great things which are happening, and of course, of saying ‘thank you’.
Alongside its regular features, the November edition of Tower Talk includes:
- New Ringers – What Can YOU Offer?
- Meet Jemma
- Puzzle Corner – Ringing Islands Crossword
- Our Gang of Young Ringers
- Holiday Opportunities
- What Was I Thinking?
- Could I Be a Teacher?
- University Ringing
- Zero to Hero
- Looking at the Big Picture
- A North American Trip
- A Ringer by Chance
- The Three Events Challenge
- Say Thank You!
- Call some call changes? Me?
- Solutions and Statistics
If you have enjoyed Tower Talk why not forward this edition to your ringing friends so that they feel part of this amazing community which stretches right around the world.
Editor, Tower Talk