Merit Award Winner | Jim North
Congratulations, Jim! Another one of our Merit Award winners being announced today for Volunteers Week.
His nominator will tell you how much volunteering goes on behind-the-scenes of an angling event!
"Jim started with CSSC in 1979, as a fishing competitor, establishing himself as a proficient angler. He won his way through to several national finals in boat, game and shore angling. More recently winning the national Pike angling final. However, his true talent has been as an organiser for the Angling Council. In 1980 he initiated the Customs and Excise angling club in Southend and acted as secretary.
Jim attends all the Angling Council meetings undertaking the challenging and demanding role of Secretary. Juggling the five disciplines; organising, management and administration for each of those National Finals. He attends all five finals each year, ensuring that they run smoothly and preparing the presentation ceremony and awards at the evening dinner. Each competition is held over three days. He manages all aspects of the competition with the treasurer. They're constantly ensuring that members are getting the best possible experience. Dealing with travel claims, accommodation, food, the competition itself and any problem solving.
The success of the CSSC Angling Council over many years has been because of the tremendous hard work and effort of Jim. His dedication to this organisation is noteworthy. Jim is an absolute stalwart of CSSC and the sport of angling. His significant ongoing contribution cannot be understated and he is most deserving of recognition!"