On the 13th of December we held our Annual General Meeting and Dave Chinery was
re-elected as our Chairman. As there were no nominations for new committee members and all of the existing committee members were willing to carry on, a vote was taken and the members of the committee were re-elected en-bloc.
A list of the committee members for 2018 is detailed below:-
Chairman. Dave Chinery. Competition Secretary. John Merry.
Secretary. Mick Reed. Training Officer. Rob Sheldrake.
Treasurer. Dave Joslin. Safety Adviser. Les Smith.
Equipment Officer. Wally Saunders.
The position of BMFA Rep. is being covered by Dave Chinery and Dennis Hughes is
looking after our Website.
At the AGM it was decided that the club membership fees for 2018 would be the same as those for 2017, £30 for senior members and £11 for junior members (first year free). It was also decided that existing 2017 members re-joining before 1st February 2017 would pay £15 for senior membership and junior member’s membership would be free. The BMFA has set the fees for 2018 as follows :- £34 for senior members, £17 for junior members, £34 for family seniors, £23 for family partners and £13 for family juniors. We require one cheque for both the Club and BMFA fees or one cheque for Club fees
payable to ‘Hayes & District MAC`. Cheques and joining / re-joining forms are to be sent to Mr M F Reed. 47 Denecroft Crescent, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Middlesex. UB10 9HX.
Annual Dinner and Prize Giving.
As the Prize Giving took place at the AGM, the Committee are looking into a venue for an informal Club Dinner in the New Year.
Wednesday Evening Meetings.
Our last Wednesday evening meeting this year was on Wednesday the 21st and we will restart our meetings at the Church Hall on Wednesday 3rd January 2018. This is also a committee meeting evening to tie up any loose ends produced by the AGM. It should not interfere with the activities in the hall so come along and enjoy the evening.
2017 has seen a good relationship with the Friends of Cranford Park. They are very supportive of our use of the park and we also have a positive relationship with the Park Rangers. Thanks to all for maintaining this good relationship over the past year.
Hillingdon Council has introduced a Public Spaces Protection Order on all of the parks in Hillingdon. As a club we are allowed to fly at the Park, so we need to keep an eye on non-club members flying at the park to ensure they fly safely and do not jeopardise our use of the facility.
Finally when flying at the park all members should have their BMFA and Club Membership cards with them to show that you are allowed to fly at the park.
Regards to all. Safe flying. Mick.