Thursday, 1 March 2018

Goings on at Allen house

Your Committee has met twice to discuss the forthcoming AGM of the VMCC especially in light of information sent to the sections via , in or case, Chris. As a result of our discussions on the subject, we agreed that Dermot, as our Chairman, should write a letter to our president elect, who is Alastair Alexander, outlining our views on the matters raised. This Dermot did which was met enthusiastically by him and will help in formulating his approach at the said AGM.

To give you all some idea of the initial reason for our discussions, I am including Alastair's circular:
Question from the President-Elect Alastair Alexander

There has been a lot of material and circulars sent out in recent weeks and I would like thank you for your efforts in keeping your members abreast of developments. I am looking forward to working closely with you once I am in the role as your President.

I have a question on which I would greatly appreciate your opinion. You know your members and  as their Secretary  are in a very good position to judge developments and issues. We know that only a small proportion of the membership vote and I am interested to understand  the wider opinion or mood. It is important to me in my new role and acting in the interests of all of our members and especially with a dynamic AGM in prospect.

The AGM will be principally be about the direction the members want the Club to take for the future. There are two quite distinct  choices now available. Option A - to develop the Club by returning to its roots as a member services organisation, or, Option B – to develop by moving  from Allen House to bigger premises and  to trade in selling motorcycles and become a business.

My question is :

What is your opinion of your members’ mood on Options A and B above?
Dermot, on our behalf, has of course elected option A, his letter to Alastair was very powerful, I did say I would try to copy his letter on this blog but as it's rather long I hope you will accept that the spirit of it was very much in support of Alastair and his stance.

Please ring or E mail Dermot if you would like further clarification on the matter, meanwhile we wait to see just what the outcome of the AGM on the 4th March will be.

Now just a reminder that we are nearly there!, our first run of the year is Sunday 11th March starting at the Corn Dolly in South Molton, let's hope there is a weather change before then, also can I ask you to attend our AGM which will be held 15th March at the Town Arms.