WCRG AGM 18th November 2008

  WCRG AGM, November 18th, 2008

Held at: White Horse, Downton


Apologies for absence: Tina Elliott                    


Chairman's Address: Lesley gave the assembled members a brief recap of the year, followed by the presentation of the thank you gifts to Amy Cousins, Bridget's faithful dressage helper this year, as well as to 'Lynn what does the door and picks up the poo at the RDA' (apologies for not knowing her surname). We will ensure she receives her gift at the next RDA competition.

Presentation of the 'Amorous Imp' cup for accumulated dressage points this year went to Rachel Barnett.


Talk and Chat Address: Nancy gave a brief run-through of the year's talk and chats, asked for any bright ideas to be emailed or sent to her, and expressed her disappointment at the sudden cancellation of the Olympic vet Jenny Hall's chat, and the poor attendance of the panel of experts evening. She hoped the members are looking forward to the side-saddle demo organized for April and promised lots of other good things for the year to come.


Treasurer Address: Rachel thanked Bridget for her hard work in organizing the dressage competitions for the club as these have contributed greatly to the club's strong finances. She explained the bulk of membership fees go directly to the BRC, but that they do provide public liability insurance cover to all members. She explained that raffle tickets would be available in the interval, £1 a strip, proceeds to be split between the club and the Wilts Air Ambulance. Membership fees will stay the same for 2009. Copies of the overview of income and expenditure were available for anyone who wished to take a look.


Election of committee: Tina Elliott is standing down from the committee after 8 years, we were unable to present her with a gift as she was unable to attend, but we will ensure she receives it.

All the rest of the committee is willing to be re-elected. Proposed: Lesley Higgins

                                                                                         Seconded: Amy Cousins

New committee members - Gemma Lacey, Gill Clark and Sarah Waller.

                                                                                         Proposed: Lesley Higgins

                                                                                         Seconded: Richard James

Shuffle of committee positions announced:

Chairman - Rachel Barnett

Secretary - Sarah Waller

Treasurer - Rachel Barnett

Talk and Chats/Demos - Nancy Buchanan

Dressage - Bridget Keeble, Gemma Lacey

Membership - Lesley Higgins

PRS - Gill Clark

Other - Katherine Protheroe


There followed a brief interval before the quiz was held, followed by the drawing of the raffle.

Date and venue of next committee meeting: Tue 13th January 2009, 7.30pm at Manor Farm, South Newton

Next dressage sub-committee meeting: Tuesday 2nd December 2008, 7.30pm at Manor Farm, South Newton