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Notices and website changes

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EVENT REGS AND ENTRY FORMS CAN BE FOUND ON THE EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE

9th April


John Watkins joined the VMCC over 50 years ago and was admitted to hospital last Sunday with Covid-19. Sadly, I have to report that John passed away yesterday(Wednesday the 8th).







9th April
Latest Section Secretaries newsletter is now on the above button. Things seem to have changed at HQ and the information is now being sent in a different way, which is not easy to disseminate to you. So there may well be no more information posted as a stand alone document in future. The latest CMB magazine is also on the appropriate button above.
Reg Eyre has resurrected the Cotswold Section Newsletter - and has produced two editions quite quickly, and both editions are on the above buttons.

19th March
HQ have advised that the Banbury run date has moved from the 31st May to the 16th August - thank goodness someone is thinking in a bit more of a positive way.

18th March
HQ have issued advice that section activity should be suspended and have stated the following:

•             Section meetings should be suspended;
•             the Club should not attend shows and suchlike;
•             runs that involve a substantial amount of on-the-day organisation, and thus contact between participants and people such as marshals, sign-on staff or caterers, should be postponed or cancelled;
•             formal or social runs may take place at the Section Committee’s discretion, but should not include pre-run gatherings or stops at cafes, public houses or suchlike: if that is not practicable, the event should be postponed or cancelled. View the full HQ advice here.

Consequently, our activities are now suspended until further notice. If the section committee deem that an event can take place then it will be noted on the club calendar. Please watch this page and the Calendar page.

16th March
The talk by Peter Benger on the 20th April has been postponed

16th March
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO POSTPONE THE CURRY & QUIZ NIGHT UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR.
CHEDDAR WEEKEND HAS ALSO BEEN CANCELLED, LIKEWISE THE TRIP TO VISIT IRELAND WITH THE WEST SOUTH WALES SECTION.
THINGS SEEM TO BE PRETTY FLUID REGARDING MEETINGS, SO CHECK BACK HERE FROM TIME TO TIME PLEASE AND KEEP AN EYE ON OUR EVENTS CALENDAR PAGE.

10th March
Please note that the start venue for the Spring Run is now the Llanharry Club - Bob will lead us off at 10.30am.
The full Gwent section calendar is at the foot of the Events Calendar page, in the Lounge.

9th March
Some notes on the St David's Day run are now on the Reports page. Next run is the Spring Run on the 29th,  note that the start is now from the Llanharry club and not the Mountain cafe, as previously announced.

6th March
Latest Section Secretaries Newsletter now on the above HQ button - plus the latest CMB newsletter, again on the above button. The St David's day run took place, I believe and that four bikes turned out.

18th February
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.

12th February
Latest section secretaries newsletter from HQ now on the above button.

11th February
Cornwall week entry forms are now on the calendar page.

8th February
I 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 abstain.

7th February
The funeral for Lyn Merrick has been arranged for Tuesday the 18th February at Coychurch crematorium for 3pm.

5th February
I've 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.

3rd February
Regs for the cheddar weekend are now available on the calendar page. Latest CMB magazine also on the above button.

28th January
Details 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.

24th January
Sadly, I have to report that Pete M lost his wife Lyn earlier this week. Sincere condolences to Peter. I shall list funeral details here, when available.

23rd January
Honda CX500 wanted -  contact details in the Bar.

17th January
Please note the change of the date for the BBQ. Moved from the 13th July to the 29th June.

14th January
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.

19th December
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.