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CRMC AGM 2018 and Prize Presentation

The Annual General Meeting of the CRMC was held at the Mercure Daventry Court Hotel on Saturday, 1 December 2018 and was followed in the evening by the prize presentations and dinner dance, attended by Guest of Honour Maria Costello MBE. 

We'll update this post with more information from the AGM in the next few days, but for now here are a few items that were discussed in the meeting and immediately afterwards: 

  • Chairman Mark George welcomed the delegates and spoke briefly about the challenges facing the CRMC, discussing the need to debate what direction and goals the members want for the CRMC after a tough financial year
  • Treasurer Tony Finch reported on the finances, which remain strong but reserves have dropped from the previous year
  • Mark George explained the benefits of the 'Eric Parr CRMC Personal Accident Policy', how it helps CRMC injured members and the meeting discussed how it might be financed in future
  • Ian Johnson introduced an idea to develop Sidecar Period 4 for 2-stroke outfits
  • John Davidson introduced the 2019 Race Calendar with more details about the events at each circuit
  • There were 3 people ending their 3-year term on the committee - John Davidson, Simon Walsh and Ann Mallett. All 3 were happy to stand again
  • Chief Technical Officer Gordon Thorpe announced he is retiring from the committee
  • Mark George announced he will retire as Chairman, having been in the role for 5 years, serving 2 extra years over the usual 3-year term. He will remain on the committee for the remainder of his term
  • In addition to the 3 nominations above, Ron Hart, Emily Jackson and Gordon Russell were nominated to join the committee and as there were 6 vacancies and no other nominations, this completes 12 committee positions
  • At the post-AGM committee meeting, it was confirmed that Gordon would be the new CRMC Chairman, Ron will continue to look after Post Classic Eligibility and Emily Jackson will assume responsibility for social media PR and assist with sponsorship liaison