I would like to thank everyone that attended the AGM last night. It was at times a little challenging but nevertheless very productive.
I’m grateful to those of you who voted to discuss the proposed changes to the constitution, despite a valid and legitimate challenge to defer it. The vote saved the committee a significant chunk of time and because of the number of attendees (75 in total), it was perhaps more inclusive than doing it at a later date in an EGM.
For those of you that were disappointed by the decision to proceed with that item, I acknowledge that it was missing from the agenda. Sometimes things that are so obvious are overlooked because they are not given a second thought.
I probably made some other procedural errors but I don’t profess to be an expert in such things. Hopefully, my enthusiasm (and that of the committee) to progress things on behalf of the club compensates for this.
I also hope the majority of you felt that the subsequent proceedings were productive and gave individuals a chance to voice their opinions. As I said last night, the committee would welcome constructive criticism on any changes you think are necessary (this applies to anything the committee does, not just the constitution). There will be further opportunity to have your say.
We have taken on board the points raised and we will happily consider any further suggestions. Any additional constitutional changes will be made available to the membership in accordance with the EGM rules.
Finally, I would like to thank Denis Bass and his helpers for his culinary skills and all of you for attending and making the evening the success was.
I look forward to riding with you in the near future.