MINUTES OF V.C. SEVALE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 18th. NOVEMBER 2010
Attendance: H Walker R Blinston M Amery S Lawrence
D Burnage S O’Toole S Price E Gorton
J Sharrock D Morgan T Burford N Williamson
R Klempler B Boswell E Bray G Coulson
GUEST – Malcolm Prince ABCC
Apologies: W Douglas J Baker
The minutes of our last year’s AGM were read and with no matters arising the meeting moved on to the Chairman’s Report.
Mike reflected on the clubs and members accomplishments over the past year identifying joint activities as well as individual’s performances that were of particular note.
Those stalwarts of the club who all ways turned out to promote and champion the clubs activities were all remembered and thanked for their commitment and reliability.
The chair was particularly encouraged to record that the turn out of club officials and members for this year’s AGM was greater than in recent years.
Derek reported on the club open Time Trials and thanked those who had given their time to marshal and help out ensuring the success and profitability of both events.
A letter addressed to the club secretary from John Baker was read out to the meeting the essence was that John wished to stand back from direct committee involvement due to work and social issues – the committee appreciated his many years of dedication to the club and hoped that his considerable expertise in the sport would not be lost to us totally.
Copies of the CTT Annual Report and Statement of Accounts were circulated amongst the delegates for their information and the meeting was informed of the forth coming CTT National Council Meeting on 5/12/2010.
The renewal document for our 2011 affiliation to British Cycling was handed to the treasurer for his raising the appropriate payment and submission before 31/12/2010.
Jim provided his Treasurers report and circulated a copy of the clubs balance sheet the account for this period showed an imbalance of some £150 + which he was unable to reconcile prior to the AGM – Mike Amery agreed to review the accounts to establish were the apparent deficit had occurred .
Eric reported that this seasons Reliability Ride had to be cancelled due to inclement weather , but that all the traditional Sunday club rides had been unaffected being well supported and achieving distances of up to 70 miles during the summer. Arrangements were in hand for the Freewheel Event and subsequent post Xmas ride to lunch at the Farmers Arms . Similarly next years reliability event was already work in progress with interest already received from prospective entrants .
Eric commented that he felt there exists an imbalance of emphasis between the racing and non racing activities within the club that should be addressed.
Bob reporting on the clubs evening Time Trials Series explained that 2 events were cancelled this year due to bad weather conditions nevertheless some 358 rides were reported with a 50/50 split between club and guest entries.
Next seasons programme of events will remain largely the same with the exception that one Rhydd 25 will be replaced by an additional 5.5 mile time trial .
There was no mention of any change to entry fees at this time .
Steve reporting on the development of our website indicated interface problems with his terminal were hampering efforts to implement changes requested by the committee. At the same time he did question the need to provide committee member’s direct access to make modifications and updates since the procedures involved were complex and he preferred that such adjustments were channelled through him and would be happy to set up a forum to facilitate this.
Chairman invited applications from the membership to apply for any of the committee posts that were democratically due for renewal at this meeting and gave notice that if none were lodged and subject to there being no objections the existing post holders would automatically be re elected. With no interest or objections being raised, this motion proposed by Neil Williamson, seconded by Brian Boswell the existing committee were re appointed to serve for the next twelve months. This with the exception of Bill Douglas who had advised in advance his wish to stand down – the task of editing SPOKESPERSON and organising club awards remains open.
With the agenda of the meeting completed Mike Amery made a presentation to the group expressing the benefits of indoor track riding both from a training and racing perspective. Explanation of the coaching techniques and the various rider configurations
with riders of varying abilities using the track at the same time proved to be very informative.
Mikes presentation was followed by a talk from Malcolm Prince from the Association of British Cycling Coaches who explained the history , development and focus of his organisation – Malcolm kindly left copies of the Associations Prospectus and Misson Statement.
It is hoped that Mike Amery will be awarded a cycling coaching accreditation for the work he has done in completing the ABCC coaching award syllabus.