Katharine Hodgson

Dimmie Fleming Award citation - 2018 (nomination from Wiltshire)

Kathy has recently retired from her role as Secretary of Wiltshire CBA, a post she held for over 15 years and has been the backbone of the Wiltshire Committee for many years. She has a quiet, unassuming personality but showed a tireless dedication to her role as County Secretary providing support to the various chairman she worked with, to the whole committee and to the wider Wiltshire bridge community.

Much of Kathy’s strengths were her “behind the scenes roles”: collating Wiltshire’s annual calendar, booking venues, organising teas, running the AGM, booking hotels, duplimating boards, keeping the computer updated, maintaining membership lists, checking bidding boxes, washing tablecloths – the list is endless. Simultaneously, she maintained her bridge prowess representing Wiltshire at many levels including the Pachabo and Tollemache.

During her time as secretary County events grew in number from a handful to nine thanks to her organisation and encouragement.

Kathy always handles everything quietly and without fuss and it is a testament to her dedication that when she retired earlier this year she attended the next two committee meetings to ensure the bedding in of her successor. She has now fully retired from bridge administration and Wiltshire would like her services recognised.