Saturday was our Annual General Meeting, we had about 17 members in attendance. Matt will post minutes of the meeting once they have been tidied up. The intent was to have an informal AGM with a sausage sizzle at the end of the meeting and it was informal. The sausages were also good. I hope Sunday’s crew had a good feed as we were over supplied. We might do something more formal next year if that’s what members are interested in. The new committee are as follows;
President – Mark Bahr
Vice President – Cliff Hitch
Secretary – Matt Eastman
GTO/ Canteen – John Feeney
CFI – Dave Donald
Treasurer – Steve Ellis
Tug master – Ken Window
Gary Chaplin has graciously agreed to continue as our Safety Officer, and Jake Vanderol has agreed to take on the position of communications officer with the support of John Tucker.
I want to thank the outgoing committee for an enormous amount of hard work that largely goes unnoticed. Brian Gilby, Barry Cook and Peter Sampson have done an enormous amount to get the club to where it is currently and those attending the AGM moved that we acknowledge their contributions. This is despite Brian moving out to Warwick to fly.
If you didn’t make the AGM you missed out on a very interesting flying day with all the single seater’s getting good flights (admittedly in sometimes mixed conditions) but 6500 feet at 6 – 8 knots really wasn’t bad for winter. At the AGM I mentioned that we had sought Community benefit funding for some upgrade to the club facilities in particular in regard to solar power to reduce electricity costs. I have just had confirmation come through from the community benefit fund of our successful grant application. We didn’t get the full amount requested but certainly it looks like we have the funds for a solar upgrade and perhaps a lick of paint for the clubhouse. I still need to see the details of what was approved.