Time to appreciate
We take everything for granted and complain a lot
About the events of the JHC whether they’re good or not.
Take time to think of all that’s involved
As the JHC is really a pot of gold.
The committee is made up of all types
But thank you’s are rarely heard, only grips
They give freely of their time for the sake of our fun
So think again and be thankful for what they’ve done.
The chairman and vice have their own responsibility
If you are asked to assist, accept it with glee.
In a calm way the accounts are done
At the AGM he answers questions a ton.
Club eve or slide shows every month are enjoyed
Thanks to the coordinator for years he’s organised.
Granted, the administrator receives a nominal fee
Longer hours she works as she’s as busy as a bee.
Castle Gorge and Foothold give us so much pleasure
Property administrator does a fine job, that’s for sure.
Hikes organiser and committee, the programme prepare
But miss something out and they are given the glare.
Youthful hiking has grown, which is for the best
They’re the future of the club as we go to our rest.
Midweek, the latest to make it on the scene
Age means nothing as they are very keen.
Footnotes is interesting but most already read
Paperless is the answer, as its all on the web.
The web has improved with changes galore
Its uptodate and it’s one of the JHC’s core.
Sunday leaders pay a vital part, without who
Hikers would not know what to do.
Away leaders need a mention as well
Without weekends hiking, life would be hell.
High on the priority of everyone’s mind
At all socials, there’s food of all kind.
Hope everybody has been mentioned here
Apologies to those who do not appear.
All in all, be thankful for what the JHC holds
Enjoy every event as the year unfolds.
So let’s go on our merry hiking way
Thank you, thank you, thank you to our committee we say.