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AND SLIDESHOW ON MONDAY THE 24TH FEBRUARY - OPTIONAL FAGGOTS & PEAS
WILL BE AVAILABLE, IF YOU ARE AT ALL HUNGRY.
REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE
The date of the Historic Tour has had to be changed on the calendar list. Note that any dates that have been changed are in bold on the list.
Latest section secretaries newsletter from HQ now on the above button.
Cornwall week entry forms are now on the calendar page.
have had contact with Bob Clark, the club Chairman, regarding the AGM,
proxy voting and the letter that accompanied the voting papers. The
letter is slightly confusing, as it states that proxy votes will be
abstained, and that, in my book, means that anything that I put on my
voting form will not be counted.
So, to put matters straight, if
you look at the voting form, then you will see that there are four
options for each proposal. If you select "for", "against" or
"abstain" and then appoint the Chairman as your proxy, then your votes will
be counted. Bob has stated that it is the fourth option of "proxy" that
he will abstain on. If you tick the "proxy" box on the form then that
gives the vote to Bob himself to decide and that vote Bob will now
The funeral for Lynne Merrick has been arranged for Tuesday the 18th February at Coychurch crematorium for 3pm.
just received the papers and proxy voting form for the AGM and am
disappointed to note that the Chairman is not prepared to cast proxy
votes and will abstain them all - due, he says, to what happened last
year when a proxy vote block made a big difference to the outcome of a
particular motion. Whilst the Chairman is welcome to his opinion, he
should not declare that other members views should be ignored, just
because a vote went against his opinion. For the first time as a member
of the club I shall not bother to vote or attend the AGM.
Regs for the cheddar weekend are now available on the calendar page. Latest CMB magazine also on the above button.
of the West South Wales section visit to Tipperary for their twinning
weekend with the Leinster Classic club, now on the calendar page. You need to be quick if you'd like to come, talk to myself, Howard or Rob.
I have to report that Pete M lost his wife Lynne earlier this week.
Sincere condolences to Peter. I shall list funeral details here,
Honda CX500 wanted - contact details in the Bar.
Please note the change of the date for the BBQ.
Moved from the 13th July to the 29th June.
Some notes from the AGM are now on the reports page. There
is also a re-vamped events
calendar page, plus the latest section secretaries newsletter
on the above button.
Report and photos of the Christmas dinner and prize giving are now on
the Reports page
in the lounge. Don't forget the ride out to the Red Lion for the "day
after Boxing day run", plus the ride out to the Victoria Inn for the
"day after New Years Day run". Advance notice of our AGM on the 13th
January, we need a volunteer to take on writing and emailing the
Section notes, plus two committee members as Geoff H and John F are
both not standing again. Big thanks to Geoff and John for all that they
have done for the Section.
Just think - the nights will be drawing out after the 21st - start
thinking of next years rides:
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all.
Latest CMB magazine and the latest HQ newsletter are now on the above
done everyone - last Monday we raised a grand total of £570 for the air
ambulance. Thanks go to Rob and John for running the auction and the
£111 that has been added into the above total, being straight
donations. I had £5 earlier this year, but can't remember who from, so
apologies for that. Other donors, Bob J, Dave W, Tony D, Terry
Roger T(on behalf of Simon Pritchard). Added to that is the fact that
Bob bought one of the Christmas Hampers and it has been
direct to the Air ambulance for them to raise money with. Thanks to
Barry for providing his large jars of pickled onions - he wanted to
prepare them when he was in hospital, but was refused permission by the
medical staff, but he still managed to get them done in time. Thanks
must also go to Mary and John for their hampers, which raised some good
hard cash. Not forgetting all the donated items and those who bought
them - only a Rob, as auctioneer, could have waxed lyrical about some
of the items, just as though he was describing a Velo.
my visit to HQ last Thursday I learnt that all the motions on the
agenda paper for the last General Meeting were passed, with the
exception of the one regarding turning the Library into a trust.
Latest CMB magazine now on the button above.
Latest VMCC Section Secretaries newsletter now on
the above button.
Very poor response so far for the Xmas dinner - if you intend to come,
please let us know. Don't forget the charity Auction on the 18th.
to say that it looks as if the Bristol Section will not be running the
South West Coast Run in 2020, as they could not find someone to
organise the event. Their section calendar is on our events page, at
We're now getting well into the "dinner jacket season", with runs just
about all but curtailed - our next is "The day after Boxing day run".
On the 26th Jean and I were at a lunch in Porthcawl with Howard and
Carol. Afterwards we paid a visit to Brian and Wynne - who send best
wishes to the section members. From Porthcawl we headed to Llandeilo
and the West South Wales Section annual dinner, where our Rob collected
the trophy that he won on the Saundersfoot.