Tuesday, 9th February 2010 - 08:46CET
Ramblers' Association president steps down
Lino Bugeja, president of the Ramblers' Association, has stepped down. He will be turning 80 this week.
Mr Bugeja told the association's annual general meeting that he was not standing for re-election and it was time for him to call it a day. This, he quipped, would help lower the average age of the committee. The members approved a motion to declare him honorary president.
Association Secretary Alex Vella, speaking on behalf of the committee and members, thanked Mr Bugeja for dedicating the past five years to furthering the objectives of the association, which he was instrumental in founding in 2005.
The seven members that will make up the new committee of the association are: Joe Agius, Romano Cassar, Mark de Marco, Saviour Grech, Michiel Paetzel, Josette Sultana, Alex Vella.
Two other members under 40 years of age will be co-opted to the committee by the elected members, according to the terms of the new statute.