The AGM of Western Lakes Cycling Club took place in the Valkenberg on Friday the 11th of December; there was a turnout of about 35 people which was great considering the wind and rain of that night.
The meeting was chaired by Brian Golden and he read out last year’s minutes and no issues were raised from previous minutes.
Vincent Cummins read out the Treasury report and while there were a few items to clarify, these will be carried out in the next committee meeting. The racers report was read by Mark Quigley and the Ladies report was read by Patricia Harte. Brian Golden read out the Lesiure report. Any matters arising from these reports were put in the minutes and will be discussed in the following committee meetings, just to say all the events went great throughout the year including the Sportifs, Club Leagues and any other events that took place
The election of the new committee delegates was carried out and the following were elected.
Club Chairman; Martin Joyce and Vice Chairman David Connolly
Club Secretary; Michael Kelly and Vice Secretary Paul Feeney
Treasure; Vincent Cummins and Vice Treasure John Cummins
Club P.R.O; David Connolly
Racing Rep; (Open Races) John Gill,
Racing Rep; (Club Races) Noel Gibbons
Lesiure Rep; Brian Golden
Ladies Rep; (Needs to be appointed)
Youths Rep; (Needs to be appointed)
Club Licences Renewal/Membership; Sean O Malley
Committee Members; Breedge Connolly & Gerry Butler
After the meeting there were refreshments in the front bar and the club awards were held
Club Racer of the year went to John Gill who had great results and improvement throughout the year who went from A4 to A3
Leisure cyclist of the year went to Michael Conroy who showed impressive improvement and always with a smile or a laugh to help make the KM’s tick away, the award was accepted in Michael Behalf by John Conroy, (Don't Tell Michael)
And the Club Man of the year went to Ken McCarthy who was great help all year, be it driving the Club Van, helping at Sportifs, races etc. He still drying out the car after helping people on the Wesportif this year.
Congratulations to all the award winners on the night
The committee meeting will begin in the New Year circa 11 TH Jan 2016, if anyone has concerns or ideas for the New Year please contact Martin Joyce or any committee members, all ideas will be greatly appreciated.