I’ve had a few people ask me about the outcome of yesterday’s VMCC AGM held at Gaydon, so with Peter Miller’s help, the key points are below. If you want to see what people thought about the running of the AGM, you’ll have to view the numerous comments on the VMCC Forum.
At the AGM:
Rob Reaney was NOT re-elected as a Director
Brian Southam was NOT re-elected as a Director
Justin Harvey-James WAS re-elected as a Director
In the post-AGM Meeting, it was confirmed that:
Justin Harvey-James is Chairman
Jim Lee stays as Director
John Donaldson co-opted to remain as a Director for a limited period to help resolve immediate financial issues.
Dave Sellars submitted his resignation, but was persuaded to temporarily withdraw resignation to retain a quorum pending new Directors being co-opted.
First Management meeting to be held on 28th March 2018
We are sad to report the death of Brian Vincent who passed away at home
in Gillingham on the 20th February. A long term VMCC member who rode
and supported the club until recently when he stopped ridding due to ill health.
The funeral will take place at Yeovil Crematorium on Wednesday 14th March at 11.20
It’s less that 2 weeks away before our Spring Run which starts and finishes at Henstridge Golf and Leisure.
The organiser, Mike Ward, has arranged for breakfast to be served between 9am and the start of the run at 11am. Come and have anything from a cup of coffee to a full English and then enjoy a potter around our local countryside.
If you do intend to come, either for the breakfast + run, or breakfast only, can you please let Mike know ASAP as we need to get some idea of numbers for Sandy at Henstridge Golf and Leisure. Mike’s details are on the Contacts page.
There is a coffee / tea / comfort stop during the run but no organised lunch at the end of the run. Further details in our Events calendar.
Please note that this run falls on the same day as the VMCC AGM at the Motor Museum, Gaydon, Warwickshire. On the day, Ken Druce will be the organiser for the run.
So, do you travel to Gaydon for a rather important AGM, or do you take part in our Spring Run? I’ve made my choice and can already smell the bacon and eggs*!
We’ve had a couple of cancellations by guest speakers for these two months, so please disregard what’s on the green 2018 printed card. Our Events calendar on this website has been updated as well as the main VMCC Events page (http://www.vmcc.net/Events)
March 14th will now be a Social Evening. We plan to give demonstrations on the use of our website, our Facebook page, the VMCC website and the VMCC Forum. If you’d rather just have a drink and a natter, that’s fine as well! If you have any questions about this event, please contact me.
April 11th will now be a Quiz Night. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Paul Miles.
Below are 2 files, one of which announces the 10th Annual South
West Peninsula Spring Rally and the other is an entry form, which I would be very grateful for you to share with your membership.
Last year we had over 140 riders and pillions from all over the UK and
this year, based on tickets sold so far, we expect to see over 200. We hope
that your club will be represented on the Rally. It’s a great day out,
searching for clues on some of the UK’s best (and occasionally worst) roads.
I think it should be Henstridge, if so perhaps a committee member might like to let HQ know.
Also no link to the Dorset section on the website.
Finally the VMCC website has no events listed yet for 2018 just a message ” This section is not complete” With the money and staff available to them I think they really need to sort it out, they have been behind the curve for years.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Thanks to all those involved in organising the events during the year and to those taking on the challenge for 2018. A great looking programe so on with the mantainance to make sure the bikes can keep up with the runs.
A special thanks to the web master for a fantastic web site probably the best in the VMCC.
I would like thank everyone for the help they have given the Committee this year and to all who organize the runs, and also to the girls who help, organize and run the raffle and Ray for doing a seamless handover of the Chairman’s job to me.
Also I would like to thank Rod & Carol and all their team for organizing the Christmas Run & Dinner run and ride and an excellent meal.
As everyone know this is the last one as it has been run for 28 years and we could not get anyone to take it on. Thank you.
Next years will be at Henstridge Golf & Leisure, lets look forward to another 28 years
Sorry l missed the Club Night (Social Evening & Buffet) not very often l miss out on free food but work got in the way not right l know but l can feel another bike coming on!!!
I will take this opportunity as your Chairman to wish you all a Merry Christmas & a Happy & Prosperous New Year and l look forward to 2018 where we have a full calendar of rides, some fantastic speakers for Club Night and of course the Relay Rally is here again.
Don’t forget Gaby’s New Year Run from Sturminster & our January speaker, Pete Preen who is going to give us a talk on Lawrence of Arabia, see you in the New Year
The 2018 VMCC Dorset Section Programme is now available! The printed cards will be available at the Social Evening and Buffet Club Night on Wednesday 13th December. If you can’t wait that long, then you can either print off the two images below or click here to download the PDF file.
All of our events have been entered into the Events calendar on this website and here you will find further details on many of the events. If you use an online personal calendar such as Google Calendar, Apple iCal etc, you can automatically copy all of our 2018 entries from the Events calendar to your personal calendar — ask for help if you get stuck. Click here to list all events for 2018.
To print images: click an image, then right mouse click and choose “Save image as…”