VMCC BLACKPOOL & DISTRICT SECTION

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Held on Tues 3rd October 2017 –Stalmine Village Hall

1. Chairman Graham welcomed all members present (17 members + 4 Guests)

2. Apologies None

3. Minutes from last AGM accepted as a true record: no matters arising.(that were not on agenda) Proposed Peter Abbott, Seconded: Chris Wolfenden

4. Chairman’s report

Graham, thanked all the members for helping to make the club the success that it is. Vote of thanks to Jeff as Secretary and a review of Lytham Hall success. Review of new VMCC Magazine. Proposed we push VMCC during 2018 at shows etc can members bring unwanted VMCC Mags to mtgs & we can give to prospective new members.

5. Secretary’s report : Currently active membership of 34 – (a slight reduction from last year). The VMCC membership situation has changed since previous years with majority being VMCC members now - of the active membership we have 29 VMCC members & only 3 non members. We also have a number of (8) “social members” no longer ride or have no interest that come along to mtgs just for the social chit chat. With ref to VMCC: totally new mgt team, club is in the black now, vastly improved magazine everyone has the opportunity now to submit articles etc. To make it “our” mag. With ref to the “ Cobbing Legacy “club members will be receiving a survey for ideas later in the year.

In 2017 10 runs plus 6 of us joined NW Sec for the Chipping Run; Shows: BVPG: 3 shows / Wrea Green Club Day & Steam Railway Open Day. Plus of course Lytham Hall Show with 40 bikes where as you know we did not win best club stand due to being too good! But did win all 3 bike awards. On social media The Facebook page has a big following now & of course we have the Website plus several videos on youtube

6. Treasurer’s report :

Dave presented the Treasurers report Balance: £538 (2016: £597)

Main Expenses: Xmas Hot Pot £95 Guest Speakers £120 NW Air Amb £55 (plus £95 from Show) misc refreshments for shows

7. Election of Committee for 2017/2018

Graham, Jeff & Dave agreed to re-stand. All were elected unopposed unanimously.

New Position Press Secretary: Jeff proposed Henry Gregson, Graham Seconded elected unanimously.

8. Charity for 2018 – Agreed to be NW Air Ambulance

9. 2017 Programme of Events

Discussion regarding existing & new events/runs -

Draft programme discussed (no dates as yet waiting for autojumble & show dates) Review next mtg

10. Club Trips – Possible ideas: Nat M/Cycle Museum again + Coventry Motor Museum

11. Graham Jackson Trophy

a. Jeff presented the Graham Jackson Trophy to Dave Hinton

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