Well that is the AGM over for another year. I am pleased that I will be Chairman for another year. I really did enjoy the last year myself and the committee ran a good rally programme with new venues and new marshals. As a centre we are down this as we have been year on year from 2004, this is down to the lack of marshals. As a committee we are trying to produce as varied a programme as possible and trying to keep the old favourites in. Can I please ask if anyone is thinking about running or assisting to get in touch with David Bolland - he has a some dates free and some rallies that need marshals.
It is great pleasure to announce the winner of the John Wotton trophy this year was Margaret Jennings. Margaret has done so much for the centre over the years both on and off committee. Margaret supported Howard during his time as chair and is currently supporting me. It has been a while since there has been a few nominations and I would like to thank those that send their reports and nominations in. Lydia and Rihanna were the winners of the Derek Harlock trophy and I thank them for the work they have done this year, helping to run Dales lucky dip and also the support that they give to their parents and the smaller children on the rallies.
I regret that we lost three members of committee this year. Les Johnson not only had to give up committee but has also had to stop rallying; it was a pleasure being on committee with him and his depth of knowledge will be missed. Susan Exley and Peter Jackson also stepped down due to personal reasons. Their hard work and enthusiasm for committee will be sadly missed.
I would like to announce that the Dales Gathering will be running again this year and we hope that it will be bigger and better than last year I have started praying for the weather already.
On a personal note I would like to thank everyone for the support that has been given to me and also the encouragement.