This being my first President’s message for 2018-19 Club year I would like to advise Club Members who were unable to attend the Club’s Annual General Meeting on 18th July, of some of the highlights of the night.
After the routine reports were presented, several presentations were made to acknowledge the outstanding effort and commitment made by a number of Club members both in their official capacity as committee members, but also to non-committee members who made an outstanding contribution to the Club in the last 12 months.
The most prestigious award the Club can make to a member is Life Membership. It was with great honour that I was able to present Jack Youdan with Life Membership in recognition of his services to our Club in so many ways over many years. Congratulations Jack and very well deserved.
Reg Hammond was awarded with The President’s Award of Merit for his regalia services to the Club.
The Phil Irving Award was awarded posthumously to Jolyon Dunn to recognise Jol’s 8 years of service as Club Treasurer.
The Club’s Special Award was awarded to Allan Prentice to acknowledge his efforts in running The Inverloch Rally in March this year.
A Merit Award was awarded to James Linton for providing the suppers at General Meetings over the past year.
I would like to pay tribute to the retiring committee members – Martyn Goodwin 2 years as Membership Secretary, Jack Youdan as Assistant CPS Officer and 7 years as Guest Speaker coordinator and Sprocket Advertiser Coordinator and Rob van Lohuizen 2 years as committee member who continuously offered strength and sound reasoning to the committee.
Thank you Martyn, Jack & Rob on behalf of the committee and membership for your enormous commitment and we wish you well in your retirement from the committee.
I would like to welcome three new committee members elected at the AGM, Peter Cullen who is taking over the Membership Secretary’s role, Jeremy Coffey who has taken on the Editor’s role and James Linton who has also joined us on the committee. Welcome and I look forward to working with you.
As advised in my July President’s message, Richard Sommerville has taken over from Ray Isles as CPS Officer.
Club member Steve Inman has taken on the role of Web Administrator, which will free up Vice President Graham to take on more duties as delegated by the President ? Thanks Steve.
2017-18 saw a number of Club changes being implemented and I envisage 2018-19 to be a year of consolidation and focus on riding and enjoying our Classics.
See you on a Club ride or event soon.