AGM: November 2011

This is a brief report NOT the minutes!

Fifteen and one guest met at Jeremy’s abode. It was great to see John T looking very well.

Jim M retired as Treasurer. The full officer line-up now is:

President: Meike T
Captain: Jeremy H
Vice-Captain: Brian P
Secretary: John D
Treasurer: Brian P
Social Secretary: Sandra H
Racing Secretary: Bryn T
Gazette Editor: Julia B
Website Admin: Stuart G
Archivist: Des D

June J was elected to the honorary list of Vice Presidents for her contribution in supporting club events over many years and so she can continue to be associated with the club following the sad death of Jack.

Sharon J, Tom V & Austen C were elected as new ABC members. Congratulations!

Jeremy reported that the rides had gone well including four ‘specials’ (London – Brighton, Bognor 130 plus the Pevensey & Horsham Awayrides). Our departure from Racing was confirmed having exited the 50km TT and stewarding the Crystal Palace Criterium. On the positive side our greater involvement in Audax events culminated in Louise & Yoshi’s completion of of the 1230km Paris-Brest-Paris event. The Tuesday rides have prospered with Des & John D building on the work of John T.

The outgoing Treasurer reported a healthy balance sheet with £500 more in the bank than a year ago. This included a profit of just over £100 from the last TT. We are in a good position and there is no immediate need to raise subscriptions. There was the usual discussion about the last remaining stock of club kit. It was agreed that Bryn should apply a 20% discount so if you are the right size – do contact him! The discussion on whether there was advantage in moving our affiliation/insurance from British Cycling to the CTC was indecisive and a small committee was tasked with producing a recommendation for the next AGM.

Meike reported the Club Dinner will be held at the Godstone Village Hall on Saturday 11th February 2012. Price is fixed at £20pp.

It was decided that we should continue producing the Anerley Gazette as a record of the club under the editorship of Julia. This would be produced annually, posted on the website, emailed as a PDF and a few copies printed for those without email and for the archives.

The website has doubled readership following as a result of the weekly Anerley Bugle newsletter. You can now follow us on Twitter @AnerleyBC. Anybody for setting up a FaceBook Group?

Oh and Jeremy’s cake, biscuits and homemade beer were jolly good!