VMCC BLACKPOOL & DISTRICT SECTION

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Held on Tues 2rd October 2018 –Stalmine Village Hall

1. Secretary welcomed all members present (32 members + 2 Guests)

2. Apologies Graham Jackson, Steve Mitchell, Albert Risley, Richard Lancaster, Barry Eaton, Dave Knight

3. Minutes from last AGM accepted as a true record: no matters arising: Proposed Peter Abbott, Seconded: Chris Wolfenden

4. Chairman’s appointment: Chairman Graham stood down due to ill health, at this point Jeff was proposed at new Chairman by Henry Gregson, seconded by Chris Wolfenden, unanimous vote.

5. Chairman’s Address: Jeff on behalf of Graham outlined the history of the Section - without Graham’s vision & drive there would not have been a section, in recognition of this Graham has been awarded “Honorary Life President of the Section “

6. Secretary’s report : Currently active membership of 39: Events: 11 runs (1 postponed due to weather) 9 our section alone plus C Lance Girder Fork Run & NW Sec Chipping run. Ave 12 per run max of 15, Wed mid week runs proved popular with ave attendance of 12. Shows: BVPG: 3 shows / Wrea Green Club Day, Steam Railway Open Day and Lytham Hall Show.We now have a Facebook page that has a large number of followers as well as the Website and a regular video release on Youtube (to widen our audience)

7. Treasurer’s report : Dave presented the Treasurers report Balance: £364.61 (2017: £566)

Main Expenses: Xmas Hot Pot £147 Guest Speakers £80 Gazebo £207. Stop PressPlus Oct 18 Anonymous donation £60 brings new balance up to £424.61

8. Press Secretary’s report: Since becoming press sec I have taken over compiling Section Notes. I have contacted local newspapers to register my details with them:- West Lancs (Blackpool) Evening Gazette. Lancashire Evening Post (Preston).Lytham St Annes Express. Contact also made with local tourism website who has published a short introduction to ourselves, where we meet and what we do. Most of my role has involved communicating with the editor of VMCC magazine “Vintage and Classic” with a view to raising the profile of the section. Total of 17 articles submitted, Peter has been kind enough to publish a few. A number of our members have also featured in Real Classic magazine and BSA Owners Club magazine. I would like to express my most grateful thanks to all those members who have so generously given their time to work with me on compiling these articles.

9. Election of Committee for 2018/2019

Jeff proposed Henry Gregson as new Secretary, Alex Graham Seconded; elected unanimously.

Dave agreed to continue as Treasurer ;elected unanimously

Jeff proposed Chris Wolfenden as Deputy Treasurer, seconded by Henry Gregson; elected unanimously

Jeff proposed Albert Risley as general committee member, seconded by Colin Hindle; elected unanimously

10. Charity for 2018 – Agreed to be NW Air Ambulance and Blood Bikes

11. 2017 Programme of Events : Deferred to Nov Mtg

12. Club Awards

a. Best Bike of the Year (voted by members): Chris Anderton: Norton Cafe Racer

b. Runner up: Geoff Nuttall: 1927 AJS

c. Club Member of the Year: John Cartwright

d. Mechanic of the Year : Colin Hindle

e. Graham Jackson Trophy: Dave Hinton presented the Trophy to Jeff Chambers

13. Chairman closed the meeting with thanks to the members for attending