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AGM 2019 Full Minutes

Minutes of 2019 TR3OC AGM

Minutes taken by Graham Redrup.

AGM held on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at National Motorcycle Museum, Bickenhill.

Committee members present were; Dave Bloor, Graham Redrup, Dougy Beardsall, Clive Blake, Bob Skinner, & Les Davies.

Apologies for absence were received from; Graham Jeffery, Chris Chapman, Pete Churchill, Mike Klose.

The meeting opened at 12.00hrs. by Graham Redrup (Secretary)

The minutes of the 2018 AGM were proposed & accepted by vote.

OFFICERS REPORTS.

Dave Bloor, Chairman.  Dave stated that it had been a good year for the club but also stated the sadness of losing 3 of our notable people, Les Williams, Harry Woolridge & Gene Romero. He touched on the success of Beezumph 28 & thanked Dougy for stepping in at short notice to save the event, he also covered several of the other activities that the club had participated in over the year.

Graham Redrup, Secretary & Machine Registrar. Graham stated that normal secretarial duties had continued, Machine dating had continued to be busy with over £1,000 of income again this year, he stated that he is still getting many requests from members to verify machine details prior to purchase but warned that there had been several cases of incorrect stampings.  

Bob Skinner, Treasurer. Bob stated that the club finances were in good shape & a detail sheet would be in the next TE, Beezumph 28 made a small profit & there had been a reduction in expenses this year due to less being spent on website development as well as event support.

Dougy Beardsall, Membership. Dougy supplied all those present with a detailed sheet of the current membership levels & statistics that showed 1158 members, he aso supplied a pie chart showing how the membership is spread worldwide.

Les Davies, Editor. Les expressed thanks to all those who had helped him to settle into the Editor position & requested lots of material, however small, to be sent to him, he stated that this year had been difficult for him for personal reasons but things were better now. He continued with a brief summary of the 40 year riding program & revealed that 55,000 miles had already been recorded.

Clive Blake, Spares. Clive stated that all the information is published in TE & on the website whenever anything new is developed, he stated that he is leaving the committee this year but would continue to pass on the spares information.

MOTIONS FOR DEBATE.

Merchandise. It was stated that now the stock has been run down we will very shortly be starting the new system.  

Southern Hemisphere Liaison Officer. We had received an offer from an Australia club member, Paul Wilcocks, to help us in any way he could, the committee felt we should take advantage of this offer & came up with the idea of a central contact for the members within that area, after some discussion the members agreed to go ahead with the position. Paul will also cover the spares for that area.

ELECTION of OFFICERS.

Graham Redrup, Dougy Beardsall, Bob Skinner, & Les Davies were all prepared to re-stand in their current Committee positions, there being no other proposals for these positions, a block vote was taken & carried.

The following proposals were presented,

Chairman – Peter Nicholson

Events – Martin Rawson

PRO – Jerry Hutchinson

There being no other proposals a block vote was taken & carried.

Reports,

P1. Due to the closing of the London Motorcycle Museum it has been necessary to find a new home for the P1 prototype machine, after negotiations we were happy to report that it is going to the Triumph Visitor Experience at Hinckley.

B 28. Dougy reported that although Beezumph 28 got off to a bad start due to a small area for camping it soon improved & actually worked quite well, the ride out was brilliant with a large number of participants, the talk by Neil Spalding was also excellent.

B 29. We have received some provisional dates from MSV for Cadwell Park & Snetterton but still await response from Anglesey circuit, the membership asked the committee to look at Mallory Park to determine suitability for a Beezumph Rally.   

ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

The Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs. The committee had received a proposal from Neil Spalding to look into the feasibility of affiliating with this organisation due to the current situation & ever-changing regulations of the use of motor vehicles. After discussion it was decided to go ahead with this proposal & the club would absorb the costs involved.

BSA Rocket 3 sectioned engine. At the time of the AGM we did not have a home for the sectioned engine so the membership was asked if they had any ideas for a place to display the engine, they stated that the National Motorcycle Museum would be worth asking. We have now asked them & they were happy to agree to display it.

Facebook & Website. It was brought up that Facebook is regularly getting abusive comments & with the club current membership numbers compared to the Facebook page membership numbers that the majority of those on Facebook are not club members, it was always thought of to be a feeder for membership but this proves that is not happening. It is also felt that the club website is under utilised in some areas & lacks a gallery etc. It was felt that the website needs modernising to bring in these missing areas but at what cost? Enquiries to continue.

PRESENTATIONS.

Founders Cup – Was presented to, Carol & Brian Chapelhow.

Slippery Sam Trophy – Was presented to, Carolyne & George Sinclair.

Transatlantic Trophy – Was presented to, Clive Blake.

Meeting closed at 14.55hrs.