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Report on the Club's AGM, March 30th 2008
Report on the Annual General Meeting
Some of the cars gathered after the Road Run
The day started at Hoar Park Craft with a collection of cars around 10.00am. The waiting participants were starting to get a little concerned when the roadrun organiser arrived late ( No one had told Steve the that the clocks had changed by 1 hour!) Fortunately he did arrive to distribute the route cards and the party set off in the bright morning sunlight.
The destination, as for the last few years was the West Midlands Golf Club at Solihull where Lynda and I arrived at roughly the same time as the roadrun.
Lunch was either available as a carvery or as a Bar Snack which was our option. Members continued to arrive over the lunch period and we were then able to start the more formal proceedings of the day. These are not the formal minutes of the meeting, but on the agenda were reports from some of the committee members including the Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer. The Treasurers report included the accounts for the 2007 which were proposed seconded and accepted by the meeting. The Membership Secretary's report indicated that club membership was increasing, in a climate where most Classic Car Clubs were seeing a contraction in numbers.
Lynda Homer and Paul Newsome described the planning for the 2008 Internationl Rally at Charlecote and attention was also drawn to the important Standard-
Some committee posts were up for re-
The committee was also able to announce a change in Manager of the 8/10 Spares Warehouse from Phil Birch to Tony Pounder. More detail of this will appear shortly elsewhere on this website.
A number of awards were made:
The first, the Chairman's trophy was presented jointly to Ian Leggett, Conan Lewis, Tina Walker, Peter Foster and Steve King for their organisation of the 2007 International at Denny Abbey
Next, the Editor presented the Editor's Cup to Bob Richardson for his work as the previous Editor of the Standard Car Review
Finally, the ABCD award ( ABove the Call of Duty ) was presented to Brian Parkes and Mike Beavis for their work on the Spares Service. Many will be aware of Brian's contribution to this area in the form of Spare parts provided but it was felt that Mike should also be honoured for provision of the stores warehouse and his help in setting it up.
The formal proceedings over, the committee and members present were able to socialise and partake in a super buffet and drinks before departure
A short video showing the cars arriving at the Golf Club and the scene inside the meeting room will be available shortly on SMCTV.
Photos and report: Phil Homer
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