West Berks Ramblers

Working for Walkers

2016 AGM Draft Minutes

Minutes of West Berks Ramblers AGM

held at 7.30pm on Friday 11th November 2016 at Mencap Centre, Enborne Gate, Newbury

Graham Smith in the chair

Apologies: Tony Vickers, Martha Vickers, Jan Malsingh, Sue Gore, Eddy Lerpiniere, Maureen Atkins, Brian Atkins, Pauline Phillips.

Attendees: 29 members including committee

Minutes: The minutes of the 2015 AGM were accepted as correct – Proposed Sue Pepper Seconded Chris Reynolds.

Chairman’s Report: available online.

In response to Graham’s comments about car sharing and central Newbury parking:

  • Alan Dowdell noted that there was a commercially managed car park on West Street (on the west side, north of Camp Hopson Funerals) that currently still charged £1.00 for all-day Sunday parking.
  • Shona Kelly suggested that using the car park at Shaw House might be an option.

Treasurer’s Report: available online.
Accepted – Proposed Fred Carter, Seconded Kath Carter

Footpath “West” Secretary’s Report: available on line

Footpath “East” Secretary’s Report: available on line

Ramblers’ Work Party Report: available online

Election of Officers and Committee Members: 

Graham Smith stood down as Chairman, Fred Carter and Carol Andrews resigned from the committee.

Stephen Ormrod was elected as Chairman - Proposed Graham Smith Seconded Fiona Walker

Fred Carter in the chair

Graham Smith was elected as Secretary - Proposed Sue Pepper Seconded Chris Reynolds

Graham Smith in the chair

Ann Cloud was re-elected as Treasurer - Proposed Graham Smith Seconded Jane Pike

The remaining existing committee was re-elected en block - Proposed Graham Smith, Seconded Kath Carter

MembershipSecretary – Chris Reynolds
Footpath Secretary “West” – Neal Pike
Footpath Secretary “East” – Doug Larsen
Countryside Secretary Vacant
Social Secretary Vacant
Publicity Secretary Vacant
Webmaster – Richard Fenton

It was noted that two member who could not be present had indicated that they might be prepared to join the committee – this would be discussed with them and they would be co-opted if appropriate.

Accounts Examiner: Jane Pike – Proposed Kath Carter Seconded Fred Carter


Steve Ormrod asked what had been the outcome of the survey on possible social activities that Carol Andrews had undertaken – he was advised that Carol still had this information.

Gill Kedgley requested that members returned the Christmas Party Forms to her ASAP and pleaded for members to provide some form of entertainment.

The meeting closed at 9.15 and the members then joined the committee for wine and cheese

Wednesday, December 19, 2018