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APRIL 19 Report

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Mike receiving the 'Winger Of The Year Award'

Meeting 18th November 2018 at The Poldark Inn.

Notes - Ordinary Meeting

1. Apologies: Helen, Pete & Di, Pete & Jenny

2.            Matters arising from the notes of July meeting and notes of 20th October, if any     (Previously circulated). No matters raised.
3.            Programme suggestions
(1)          December Rendezvous - The Dolphin Bovey Tracy
4.            Wingding 2019
(1)           Update. - Monkey Tree booked May 16,17,18,19 2019. Prices as 2 years ago. The weekend does coincide with a Monkey Tree event. We are still negotiating a possible discount for this event. Wingding flyer needs to be done for January, Brian will produce this when he has the information.
5.            Brief reports:
(1)          Treasurer - full report with AGM notes
(2)          Wingspan - See AGM notes
(3)          Webmaster - website up to date
(4)          National issues / information
b)            Those who pay by standing order still need to send Pat Helm a completed form - data protection membership@gwcocgb.co.k
c)             Chris reported on the 2018 Treffen. The Treffen was profitable, there were some issues relating to catering provision, some areas were under resourced. 2019 Treffen will not be at Plumpton so the search is on for a 2019 site. Agreed to write to Tim Brook to urge him to resolve disharmony in the committee as a matter of urgency.
6.            A.O.B. No items raised


Notes - Annual General Meeting 19th November 2018

1.Apologies - Helen, Pete & Di, Pete & Jenny

2..Notes of the AGM November 2017 were approved.

3..Matters arising from the notes of last AGM - none raised

4.Annual review report:

Treasurer - Marian gave a detailed report. In summary the region made a ‘loss’ this year which can be attributed to the purchase of an event shelter. It was also noted that the reduced number of raffles also had an impact. Chris proposed we adopt a £1 per bike fee on rideouts. The proposal failed on the vote. Marian was thanked for all her efforts in maintaining such precise accounts

Wingspan - Wendy reported that she had contributed an article every month to Wingspan. As always, she urged members to support her efforts by letting her have photos and copy for inclusion. Pete R also pointed out that the ‘Wingspan record’ also served to record the history of the region and the club therefore formed an important historical archive

Webmaster - Brian reported that the site was up to date, he reminded us that the site included links to the Wingspan. The site and domain and site registration are due in January.

Joint Reps - Bill & Chris reported on another full year for the region, highlight the range of activities the region participated in. Thanks were expressed to all the members to who had so positively engaged in all our events and activities, also to all the members who have planned and organised rides and activities. Arising out of the report Bill recommended fixing our Wingding to the 3rd weekend in May and our Drop out at Cofton on the 3rd weekend in September.

Election of Officers - all officers having agreed to continue in post.  All officers were confirmed for 2019.

Joint Reps: Bill Burke and Chris Easter

Treasurer: Marian Crook

Wingspan: Wendy Rakestrow

Webmaster: Brian Wakeman

Winger of the Year - the names of the 2 members who received the most nominations were read, a paper ballot was then taken.

  • Mike Hassell
  • For the way in which he is always willing to help when help is needed in the true spirit of a good Winger. For his many years of consistent commitment to the Devon and Cornwall Region both by his participation and by planning numerous rides.
  • Steve Warne
  • For taking the Devon and Cornwall name and logo out in the world of GWEF by attending several foreign Treffens. For consistently supporting club activities at a regional, national and international level.

       The majority vote was in favour of Mike Hassell.

      • AOB There was no other business.


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