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Committee Meeting - 4/3/19

We had our club committee meeting a few weeks back where the below was discussed. These are held every first Monday of the month in the Sitwell Arms, Whiston. Club members are more than welcome to attend to discuss any issues they have.

The next committee meeting will be: Monday 1st April

Committee members present:

Jonny Haynes (JH) – Club Chair
Andy Laidler (AL) – Vice Chair / CTT Racing Officer
Claire Morgan (CM) - Equality & Diversity Officer
Mark Weston (MW) – Social Officer
Tom George (TG) – BC Racing Officer
David Southwood (DS) – Treasurer
Mick Harrison (MH) – Club Captain
James Fox – Vice Chair / Publicity and Marketing Officer


Chris Habershon


Rob O’Reilly (RR) – Membership Officer
Phil Smith (PS) – Kit Officer

There were sufficient committee members present for the meeting to be quorate.

Chaingang - JH

JH to speak to Andrew Peach to confirm details of his chaingang and distribute the details to club members.

Weekend Rides - JH

The proposal to host a further ride on a Saturday and Sunday to sit in between the Saunter and Café rides was voted on by the committee via Slack and approved. The new rides are to start the weekend of 13th April. Rides to be renamed as Green (‘Saunter’) Amber and Red (Café). More ride leaders for Saturday rides will be required.

Races Update - AL

Police notification has been submitted for our open hill climb and the Ulley Parish Hall has been booked as the event HQ. Volunteers will be required for the event.

Fundraising Update - CM

Cake sale to be organised for the Tom Simpson talk at Whiston village hall. CM raised the subject of holding a summer family fun day along with a turbo session event at the Dalton ASDA. The fun day and turbo session to be investigated by CM for viability.

Slack - JH

Following a trial of messaging service Slack by committee members and ride leaders, the decision was made to move away from WhatsApp to Slack. The transition will be made over the forthcoming weeks following a communication to club members.

Membership - DS

DS raised the subject of moving our membership year end to the 31st December. This was discussed and agreed, however will need to be voted on as will require a change to the club constitution.

Ladies Rides - CM

Ladies rides are to be resurrected at the end of April / early spring and run every two weeks.


Under 12s coaching – begins 1st April. First three weeks to be free then £3 per session from thereon.

Kids kit – PS is chasing Kalas for a sample of kids club kit.

Tom Simpson talk by Chris Sidwells – ticket sales are going well and the event will be going ahead as planned.

Thanks for reading.

If anyone has any points to raise with the committee please feel free to do so.