21/07/2011 - Thanks to those who took time to come along last night to our Annual General Meeting and to those who weren’t able to make it through apologies/proxies.
You can find links to our Overview and the numbers in our Annual Accounts below, along with my CEO report.
ANNUAL ACCOUNTS & FINANCIAL OVERVIEW (Note these accounts are for 15 month period to align our balance date with March 31 as per constitutional change this year)
Special congratulations goes to Lindsay Jordan (President), Robin Criglington (Vice-President), Julian Ineson and Ray Robinson who were successfully voted on to the Executive last night. I think the most pleasing aspect was the quality candidates who put their hands up for Executive positions. When we did the tallying up, only four votes separated the four candidates (Julian, Ray, Alistair Adam & Tony Hammington) showing a real endorsement in all four’s capability. It is anticipated both Al and Tony will be utilised also (expect a phone call gentlemen)
Steve Canny stepped down after seven and a half years as President. Syccie gave him a suitable send-off on all our behalf last night and I know I speak for you when I say how fortunate we have been to have a man like Steve at the helm over this period. He changed my life with a phone call late in 2009 to offer me this role, and more importantly he has changed our organisation for ever with the ILT Velodrome his crowning glory.
I also personally want to thank Graham Sycamore and Sier Vermunt who did not seek re-election last night. I have been on a crash-course education over the past year and these two have been two that I have leaned on heavily, for their experience, counsel and expertise. Both will not be lost to the organisation and we are all indebted to them for their massive contribution.
The selction panel of Dave Beadle, Waine Harding and Glen Thomson were unanimously returned last night. Also we are delighted that Tony Ineson has agreed to take up the Patron’s role, with Sonny Broad retiring from the role this year. To have someone with Tony’s stature in the role and to follow the wonderful service Sonny has provided is another great step for the organisation.
My theme for last night was that 2010 has been a transitional year (for me personally and for the organisation operationally, financially and executive-wise). This year has already been about action and (to quote our strategic plan) “setting ourselves up for the future”.
The leg-work put in last year is already flowing into the organisation’s bottom line and membership. Our aim is to keep that going and you as members are a big part of that.
I hope you take the time to read over the documents, linked above and I certainly mean it when I say I am keen to hear your thoughts. We have much still to do and a huge amount on the horizon but there are some great things ahead for this sport and our organisation.
I gave an overview of Junior Worlds and the planning to date – you can find a copy of the presentation here
Thanks again for all your support and I look forward to continuing the adventure with you.