A good turnout for the AGM at the Shalbourne Village Hall. Colin delivered the Chaiman’s report and said that the club is in the best state it has ever been on the equipment front but the we need to increase the membership. His priority for the coming year is to strengthen the membership. Steve reported on matters financial. Although expenditure did exceed income the value of the equipment gained balanced that out. The level of trial lesson evening activity was disapponting. A proposal to increase the launch fee and soaring time a modest amount to compensate for the reduced TLE activity was agreed. Phil reported on the recent CFI conference and his plans for cross-country training this year.
The exisitng commitee were all prepared to re-stand for election (fortunately!) and were all duly elected back into their posts. Unfortunately (yet again) no-one offered themselves for the post of either Equipment Officer or Field Officer.
Those of us who moved on to The Plough after the AGM were welcomed with complementary sandwiches and cakes – far to much for the few of us to do justice to so “doggy bags” were taken home and those flying on Saturday enjoyed Marion’s excellent cakes.
Disclaimer: This is decided not an “offical” report of the AGM just a few notes from memory a couple of days later. Nigel (esteemed club secretary) will no doubt be publishing the offical minutes at some time.