The photograph shows Jean ODonnell, founder and President of the Guild of Guides, and Bob Preece, Head Guide, receiving the first Mayoral Commendation from the Mayor, Councillor Anna Toon.
The first Mayoral Commendation to be awarded by a Mayor of the City of Hereford was presented to the Hereford Guild of Guides on Thursday, December 2nd 2010 in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall. This new award, the ‘Mayor’s Commendation’, has been introduced by the current Mayor of Hereford, Councillor Anna Toon. The Guild was honoured and delighted to be the first to receive the new award. There are currently about thirty guides who lead guided walks of the City. New Guides are trained every three years and over one hundred have been trained over the thirty-year period of the Guild’s existence.
The wording on the commendation reads:
Be it known that at a meeting of the Hereford City Council on 5th
October 2010, it was resolved that the Hereford Guild of Guides
Receive a Mayoral Commendation. This award recognises thirty
Years of voluntary service by members of the Guild in promoting
Tourism and assisting visitors to the city with guided walks.
On behalf of the Council and people of the City, this
Commendation is awarded by the Right Worshipful the Mayor of
Hereford, Councillor Anna Toon.
Signed Anna Toon
Dated 2nd December 2010