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Standard Motor Club AGM 2006

Report on the 2006 AGM, Part II

If you missed Part I, here it is

David Eley, right, presents the Club with a new Trophy

By 2.00pm, lunch was finished and we all assembled for the AGM. It was pleasing to see that over 40 members attended. Here are some of the items on the very full agenda:

The agenda covered reports from all the officers including the new spares officers. The first, Paul Newsome, spoke about remanufacturing opportunities including the spring  shackle bushes samples of which he was able to show. Then Brian Parkes spoke about the work that was going on to source stocks of new old stock spares. Brian appealed for electrical ancillaries that could be rebuilt- so that we can start an exchange service for dynamos, starters, voltage regulators and the like.

The Treasurer went through the accounts, which shows that the club had a small surplus last year, enough to expand  some of our activities in the future. The accounts will be published in the "Standard Car Review"

At a time when most Classic Car clubs are suffering the inevitable decline in membership numbers, due to old age, Tony Pingriff was pleased to be able to report a further small increase in membership year on year, which is thought mainly to be due to the increased efforts the club is putting into making Spare Parts available for our cars.

Every year, a proportion of the committee offers themselves for re-election. This year it was the turn of the Editor, Bob Richardson, who was returned unopposed. Dennis Brown was ratified in his position as DVLA representative and Roger Sims was confirmed as the "New Members" secretary. Brian Parkes was elected as a new committee member, specifically to find new sources of Spare parts for the club. You can see all of the committee here.

There are a small number of awards presented at every AGM. The winners this year were

Finally, Our New honorary Member, David Eley spoke. He presented the Club with a new award, the David Eley Rose Bowl. his intention is that this award should be presented at the International Rally to the best car fitted with "SC" Small Car Engine. This is the engine fitted to a variety of Standards and Triumphs from 1953 to 1981 for which David was responsible for the design.

Then, as lunch had settled down, all the attendees participated in a splendid buffet tea supplied by the club, a reward for sitting through the formal proceedings!

Report and photographs by Phil Homer

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