AGM Minutes

6th AGM 17th January 2019 – Minutes

The meeting commenced at 20:00 at the Cock@Budworth, Northwich, and followed the published agenda. Thirty-six members were in attendance.

Secretary’s Report – Stephen Herbert

Stephen talked through last years’ AGM Minutes on-screen. These were accepted and confirmed. He then summarised some of the Section’s achievements during 2018 including rides, quizzes, film shows, talks and the Christmas meal.

It was noted that last year 8 Members were actively involved in managing Runs – a good achievement.

Treasurer’s Report – Phil Green

Phil reported a bank balance of £1416.59 with primary income from raffles, Bring’nBuy and runs, and main expenditure on runs, Rugby Club subs and the Christmas meal. It was noted that the ‘Goostrey Experiment’ (supplying lunch) had lost money due to low numbers.

The Section accounts were displayed on-screen and are made available for inspection.

Chairman’s Report – Richard Whitehurst

Richard looked forward to the various special Clubnights planned for the year, together with 11 traditional and new runs (both formal and social). He also asked for volunteers to organise traditional and innovative runs during the year.

It was noted that improvements had been made on the Website and FaceBook pages, with further developments planned for 2019. Input of articles was requested from Members to populate these.

Election of Section Officers – Stephen Herbert

There were no new proposals, so the three posts (Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer) remain with the incumbent officers. Bob Moon remains focused on new events.

Three new nominations (Bernie, Alex and MalcolmR) were accepted and confirmed.

Awards – Richard Whitehurst

The three trophies awarded at the AGM were:

Endeavour – Bob Moon

Weaver – Mike Griffiths

Peter Mills Trophy – Bernie Horrigan

AOB

Mike Griffiths and Bob Moon are working on two separate ‘Tiddler Runs’

Phil Green holds a small library of historical runs, available to all Members

John Holt (Area Rep) provided an update on HQ developments and is organising a mid-week Track Day at 3 Sisters. £50, 40-year rule

(Further details on these 3 items will follow)

The formal meeting concluded at 20:30 and the rest of the evening was devoted general discussions and familiarisation in our new Clubnight location. A slide show of 2018 highlights was showing for the remainder of the evening.

5th AGM 18th January 2018 – Minutes

The meeting commenced at 20:00 at Winnington Park RFC, Northwich, and followed the published agenda. Thirty-two members were in attendance.

1. Sectretary's Report - Stephen Herbert

Stephen talked through last years’ AGM Minutes on-screen. These were accepted and confirmed. He then summarised some of the Section’s achievements during 2017 including rides, quizzes, film shows, the Summer BBQ and Christmas meal.

The three trophies awarded at the end of the year were:

a. Endeavour – Bob Gallagher

b. Weaver – Alan Herriot

c. Peter Mills Trophy – Neil Walton

He also mentioned one sadly missed friend, Bill Hignett, who died during the year.

2. Treasurers Report – Phil Green

Phil reported a bank balance of £1423.46 with primary income from raffles and runs, and main expenditure on runs, Rugby Club subs and the Christmas meal. The Section accounts were displayed on-screen and are made available for inspection.

3. Chairman's Report – Richard Whitehurst

Richard looked forward to the various special Clubnights planned for the year, together with traditional and new runs (both formal and social). He also asked for volunteers to organise runs during the year.

4. Fundraising – Bernie Horrigan

Bernie confirmed that we had raised (and subsidised) a total of £400 for the Prostate Cancer charity.

5. Election of Officers

There were no new proposals, so the three posts remain with the incumbent officers. Bernie will stand down from the Committee but will continue to raise funds until someone else volunteers. In addition, Bob Moon remains on the Committee, focusing on new events.

6. AOB

a. Mike Griffiths offered to organise two social runs (March & July). More details to follow by email

b. Phil Green reminded Members to consider participating in runs hosted by adjacent Sections (for instance North Staff’s ‘Oatcake Run’)

c. The meeting was attended by Justin Harvey-James from VMCC HQ, who offered to answer any questions from Members during the evening

The formal meeting concluded at 20:30 and the rest of the evening was devoted to an extensive Bring-n-Buy run courtesy of Derek Thom.

4th AGM 19th January 2017 – Minutes

The meeting commenced at 20:00 Winnington Park RFC, Northwich, and followed the published agenda. Forty-seven members were in attendance.

1. Secretary’s Report – Stephen Herbert

Stephen showed last years’ AGM Minutes which were accepted and confirmed. He then summarised some of the Section’s achievements and growing membership, including rides, quizzes, film shows, the Summer BBQ and Christmas meal.

The three trophies awarded at the end of the year were:

a. Endeavour – Derek Thom

b. Weaver – Bob Moon

c. Peter Mills Trophy – Bob Barnett

He also mentioned two sadly missed friends, Peter Mills and Jeff Meehan who died during the year.

2. Treasurer’s Report – Phil Green

Phil reported a bank balance of £1613.10 with primary income from raffles and auctions, and main expenditure on runs, BBQ and regalia. The Section accounts were displayed on the screen and are made available for inspection.

3. Chairman’s Report – Richard Whitehurst

Richard looked forward to the various special Clubnights planned for the year, together with traditional/new runs and the planned website upgrade.

He also discussed emerging plans for supporting charities and requested suggestions from members for us to consider.

4. Election of Section Officers

There were no new proposals, so the three posts remain with the incumbent officers. Bob Moon was endorsed as our newest Committee Member with responsibility for new events.

5. New Events – Bob Moon

Bob spoke of plans for two Berwyn Runs, Stretton Water Mill and a number of proposed weekday and evening runs

6. AOB

a. We have been invited to the President’s Regional Meeting in March at NW Section

b. Cheshire Life magazine have approached us for a possible article

c. We are aware of discontent amongst members in other Sections about current events at Allen House but have decided as a Committee not to participate in any action in this regard

The formal meeting concluded at 20:30 and we then had an excellent talk by Gordon May on his recent trip to Vietnam on a WW2 Matchless.

3rd AGM 21st January 2016 – Minutes

The meeting commenced at 20:00 Winnington Park RFC, Northwich, and followed the published agenda. Forty-one members were in attendance.

1. Chairman’s Report – Paul Knight

The Minutes from the January 2015 AGM were accepted. Paul summarised the events of the last 12 months, during which the Section has gone from strength to strength. He thanked everyone for their participation & support with shows & runs etc.

Secretary’s Report – Stephen Herbert

Stephen further fleshed out some of the Section’s achievements and growing membership, additionally thanking Bernie Horrigan for the monthly fund-raising raffles and Jeff Meehan for organising the ‘Meet the Sections’ event. For 2016, he listed some of the 10+ planned Cheshire Cats runs & events which are all documented on the CCats and VMCC websites. Special thanks to Malcolm Weaver for agreeing to organise the Section’s role in the Baton Rally in 2016, and to Jeff Meehan for taking over the Treasure Hunt for 2016 (with a twist!).

2. Treasurer’s Report – Phil Green

Phil reported a growing bank balance of £1908.20 with primary income from raffles and auctions, and main expenditure on awards and event venue hire. The Section accounts were displayed on the screen and are made available for inspection.

3. Planned Expenditure 2016 – Paul Knight

Based on the Section’s healthy bank balance, Paul proposed a number of options for usefully spending some Section funds. Additional suggestions were taken from the Floor. These will be collated, presented to members at the February meeting and a vote will determine the best option(s).

4. Election of Section Officers

There were no new proposals, so the three posts remain with the incumbent officers.

5. Members’ Forum

No issues were raised from the floor

6. AOB

A proposal from South Wales Section was discussed and a vote taken.

The formal meeting concluded and a successful and entertaining ‘bring & buy’ auction followed, courtesy of Derek Thom.