Minutes of AGM 2011

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David Brown, Michael Wilson, Andy Harvey, Andrew Botham, Tess Roebuck, Graham Harrison, Terry Greene, Sally Edwards, Karen Loseby, Mike Hetherton, Sarah Ridley, Philly Hare, Dean Wise, Nicola Wise, David Simpson, Steve Hampshire, Peter Winter, Syd Youngson


Vanessa Buckle, Nick Cousins, Paul Marks, Malcolm Hadfield

Welcome & Chairman’s report

Syd Youngson welcomed everyone and thanked them for their attendance, He reported on the positions of the club members in the Winter Fell running league and the York Summer league.

The following are the dates for the York Summer league season of 2011.

3 May Pocklington

17 May Tadcaster

31 May Easingwold

14 June Knavesmire racecourse

28 June Bishop Wilton

12 July Selby

26 July Stillington – handicap

Once again PRC have volunteered to marshal and assist with the Stillington race

Treasurer’s report

Peter Winter presented his report that showed a profit at the year end of £170 but this was only possible due to a one off profit from the Silver Jubilee event. He recommended and increase in subscriptions to £25 for full membership, £10 for running membership and £5 for social membership. This was proposed by Syd Youngson and seconded by Karen Loseby. The proposal was carried unanimously.

Election of officers

Steve Hampshire thanked David Brown for his 23 year’s service on the committee.

The following officers were elected

Chairman        Syd Youngson    Proposed Karen Loseby        Seconded Steve Hampshire

Treasurer        Peter Winter    Proposed Sally Edwards        Seconded Graham Harrison

Membership Secretary     Philly Hare    Proposed Syd Youngson         Seconded Graham Harrison

Club Secretary        Karen Loseby    Proposed Syd Youngson         Seconded Graham Harrison

Coach/Run Leader    Steve Hampshire Proposed Karen Loseby     Seconded Philly Hare

(Martin, Terry and Tess have offered to support Steve)

IT Manager         Martin Connell   

PR Manager         Andy Harvey

Club Constitution

It was proposed by Steve Hampshire and Seconded by Syd Youngson that the club constitution be adopted. It was agreed by all.

Christmas Dinner

It was decided to try Kirkbymoorside Golf Club this year. David Brown to organise.

Club skiing trip

This will run in late January 2012 to Morzine with Malcolm Hadfield organising. Steve Hampshire may organise a cross country skiing trip if there is sufficient interest.

Club bike ride

Mike Wilson is organising a trip to cycle the full length of the Outer Hebrides. The trip will last for a week in early June. See Mike if you are interested.

Club Championship

Terry, Dean, Philly and Syd offered to help Vanessa in organising this year’s event. No date has been set yet.

1010 week

Vanessa is attempting to run 10 marathons in 10 days from 13 to 22 May. All support for Vanessa will be greatly appreciated. See Karen if you would like to get involved.


Peter Winter asked for help in helping the club take more responsibility for its members. The following volunteered.

Induction Pack – Syd Youngson

Coaches and leaders – Steve Hampshire

Membership forms – Karen Loseby and Peter Winter

Rules for minors – Dean and Nicola Wise

Equal Opportunities statement – Philly Hare

Beginners’ sessions

Martin Connell and Peter Winter volunteered to look into running sessions for begineers.

Progress meetings

In the future all progress meetings will be minuted so that members are aware of developments.

Cups and Shields

Syd Youngson informed the meeting that we needed more cups and shields for the club championships. Nick Cousins is to look into costs.

Long Distance Walks

Syd Youngson offered to organise some long distance walks as he has done in the past.