EACG founder member and stalwart, Pat Brechin has retired. We’re glad that Pat will continue to be involved in our seminars but sad that she will no longer be involved in the planning group and want to pay tribute to her massive contribution over the years.
Pat was one of a group of colleagues from Community Education (as was), the voluntary sector and Moray House Community Education department (also as was!) which met in 1999 to discuss how community educators could play a role in democratic renewal in Scotland, following on from devolution and the setting up of the Scottish Parliament. Since then she’s been central to everything the EACG has done – helping to plan, organise and run dozens of events, facilitating group discussions, coming up with ideas, welcoming people, archiving posters and other materials, and delivering presentations about the work of the group.
We’re glad that Pat will continue to be involved but we’ll miss her greatly from the planning group. We wish her every success in whatever comes next for her.