2021 Club AGM and Committee places
The Club AGM will be held at a date to be decided in November, and I thought this year it would be helpful to give members a bit of advance notice and information about the elections to the management committee.
The day to day running of the club is done by a Management Committee of eleven members which meets every month or so. There are also four other officers with specific jobs who are not part of the committee, but attend when needed. All officers are elected for three years at the AGM although they can, and sometimes do, retire before the end of a term in which case the post is filled by cooption if needed until the next AGM. Because of this different officers are elected at each AGM, depending on when they were first elected and if the sequence has been altered by early retirements.
Officers can be re-elected once, at the end of their first term, but cannot be elected for the same post a third time, so have to stand down after a maximum of six years. This helps make sure there is a healthy turnover and gives opportunities for new members to get involved (although there is nothing to stop any member from putting themselves forward for any post, even if the current post holder is standing again). It also prevents an officer from feeling obliged to continue doing a job for longer than they would really want to.
This year the the following posts are coming up for election: Treasurer, Ladies Captain, Membership Officer, Communications Officer (Management Committee posts) and Male Vets Captain and John Carr chair (not Management Committee posts).
The current Treasurer (Richard Stone), Communications Officer (Jack Verity) and Male Vets Captain (Martin Love) are not eligible to stand again so we must find a new member for these positions.
Getting involved with the running of the club is a rewarding experience. If you think you might like to be involved, and want to know in more detail what is involved in a particular role please talk to the current post holders, or any committee member - with no obligation!