2015 AGM Update

Our AGM was held at the Band Club on Wednesday Evening, with all the usual faces there, it was no surprise that everyone stayed on in their current roles for the next trials year, see website, on the subject of the website, those of you who have looked recently will have noticed a few changes, photos and more info will be on there in the future and work is under way to make it more useable so we can tell our members what’s going on, keeping everyone up to date with events next year.

Most clubs will struggle to bring in new people to help run the trials, but we are in agreement that people may have the wrong impression of us at Rochdale, we are not a closed shop, newcomers are always welcome, so it would be good to have a few new faces to give us a lift, it doesn’t have to be all the time, but as and when you can spare the time, so we will be making a concerted effort to open up the club next year, so to attract new faces.

As far as the trials are concerned, we don’t think we have too many problems here, after each trial we usually try and get the riders views, and take on board what is said, and I have to say it’s usually very positive, after the last trial even some of the riders couldn’t understand why the entries are not bigger, maybe it’s to do with people’s old misconceptions.

Land and venues issues, not at a premium in the North West Centre, last year Cowm and Lee Quarry Continued to be our main venues, and Walsden was also used a couple of times, we mentioned using Sharney Ford again as it’s a cracking little piece of land for the Novice beginner series, but the big news as far as we are concerned, is that we are in talks with the landowner at Shawforth were the Pennine Trial used to be held, the quarry at the top has gone, but the access road is brand new and is good for any type of vehicle, we’ll keep in touch, watch this space.

As far as money goes, we are not a profit making organisation but we did show a small increase on last year, new flags, bags etc. will be purchased, donations will be made to local charities, we haven’t decided which ones, any suggestions?

The presentation evening will be the first weekend in March, at the Bernie, Whitworth, the club will be subsidising this, and tickets will be £5 per person so we can have an idea of the numbers.

The overall championships results will be finalised shortly after the Pennine trial, and everyone will be able to see how well they have done, but even if you didn’t win, you’re welcome to turn up and support those who have.

So that’s about it, thanks to everyone who has supported us this year, and we hope to see you all again next year………

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