Club AGM and the Bigfoot Heads of State for 2013 – Not quite the whole story so please read this all
First off a very big thank you to everyone who has contributed to the club over the past 12 months. This has helped to ensure the club is still a rip roaring success and as popular as ever. I could personally name all those who have helped, but the list would be way too long, I would be guaranteed to leave someone off by mistake…so you all know who you are and you all know I am truly grateful for your continued support. And that doesn’t mean all our other members don’t get a mention as well, it’s the whole club, it is the ethos and spirit that makes it great.
Now as per the header, it was our Annual General Meeting or AGM for short..so that means all five places on the club committee were up for election. Those whom attended the meeting voted, as well as other members who placed their thoughts via the web site and emails were counted so may I officially introduce the Committee to you?
Chairman – Jason Ayres
Vice – Chairman – Tim Knibbs
Membership Secretary – Steve Rendell
Treasurer – Peter Newell
Events co-ordinator – Susanne Klein
The roll of Easy Riders co-ordinator has been dropped as the club has a set of standard weekly rides and the naming of rides caused a bit of confusion and an Events Co-ordinator has replaced this committee position.
Also we have our Webmaster, Andrew Maddison and CTC Insurance Co-ordinator, Janet Clarke helping behind the scenes and carrying on with their positions so thanks as well.
** NOW THAT WAS ALL WELL AND GOOD until I had a change of heart at the weekend on the position of Chairman for this year. It all boils down to the amount of work I have put in over the last 4 year, it is a bit un-sustainable for another year and I need to take a small step back, so I sent out the emails below to the attendees and committee members from the last meeting…these are more to keep you in the loop and to give you a feel of why I have taken the call to step back from the Chairman role for the time being so you are all aware of my reasons and they are open and honest.
So the next club meeting in Feb (on the ride calendar http://www.bigfootmbc.co.uk/2013/01/feb-club-meeting-and-voting-in-of-chairman-for-2013-take-2/) the Chairman position for 2013 will be re-filled. So if you are keen to take charge of this position please put your name forward by posting here or emailing me? Susanne has put her name forward for the position so we have one candidate so far, but others are welcome to put their name forward. Please ensure you have you say and I will ensure there is a handover and support anyway.
26/Jan – email from Jason to the gang that kicked this all off
Our last meeting and AGM we voted in the team to guide Bigfoot for 2013, with the support of other key members as well. I put myself forward to continue as Chairman for one more year before handing over the reins and you kindly voted me in but it’s not as clear cut as that and it’s with this email that I am tendering my resignation as Chairman. The reasons why are many, a few personally ones and some club related, but I will not bore you with that detail. Over the past 4 years I have personally put in and also sacrificed a huge amount of my own time numerous times a week, week on week to ensure the club continues and grows, with your support, but that cannot continue for me at the same rate. It also has meant I have not (honestly) be able to pick and choose the rides and types of rides I do, as I am 3 times a week operating club rides.
I will still help with organising some of the club rides, organise track sessions and uplift days, etc. and support the club I love, but to a lesser extent as others need to step up and gave the time to ensure the great variety of weekly club rides continue to allow all club riders to participate and enjoy the trails we love.
27/Jan – follow up email email from Jason to the gang after some email traffic
Ok then all thanks for all the responses. To confirm even though I need to reduce my input from 200% to a more manageable 100% for the next year, I will still be an active participate in the club, but i cannot do the Chairman bit so the reins should be handed over to someone far more capable.
Touching on Andrews comment yes, we can have a vote next meeting to tidy things up and I will put a post on the web site on this. Susanne is the only candidate in the mix and if nothing changes will get my vote and I can do a handover as well.
Tim and others, sorry dudes and dudets if the team we had envisaged at the start of the month is not going to happen, but I have faith in you all of you and I am still going to be involved in stuff like away days, events and holidays and i strongly suspect in the future we can rekindle the reunion after I have recharged my batteries call it a sabbatical/back bench role for the next 12 months
All the best and lets all get praying to the sun god Apollo as this weather truly sucks!