West Berks Ramblers

Working for Walkers

2017 AGM Draft Minutes

Minutes of West Berks Ramblers AGM

held at 7.30pm on Friday 17th November 2017 at Mencap Centre, Enborne Gate, Newbury

Steve Ormrod in the chair

Apologies: Colin & Pat Honeybone.

Attendees: 26 members including committee

Minutes: The minutes of the 2016 AGM were accepted as correct - Proposed Doug Larsen Seconded Neal Pike.

Sue Pepper noted the reference in the minutes to a survey on possible social activities that Carol Andrews had undertaken and asked what the outcome had been. She was advised that it had not been practical to obtain the information and it was in any case unlikely that anything clear cut had emerged.

Chairman’s Report: available online.

Chris Reynolds stressed the importance of introducing new participants on walks and making sure they felt welcome. He also noted that spare copies of the printed programmes constituted useful publicity material for distribution to libraries etc.

Treasurer’s Report: available online.
Accepted - Proposed Tony Vickers, Seconded Sue Pepper

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 in the chair

Steve Ormrod was re-elected as Chairman - Proposed Tony Vickers Seconded Fiona Walker

Steve Ormrod in the chair

The remaining existing officers and committee members were re-elected en block - Proposed Jane Pike Seconded Maureen Atkins

Treasurer - Ann Cloud
Secretary - Graham Smith
Membership Secretary - Chris Reynolds
Footpath Secretary “West” - Neal Pike
Footpath Secretary “East” - Doug Larsen
Walking Environment Officer - Tony Vickers
Social Secretary Vacant
Publicity Secretary Vacant
Webmaster - Richard Fenton

Accounts Examiner: Jane Pike - Proposed Doug Larsen Seconded Dawn Tait


Steve Ormrod asked for members’ views on how the pricing of coach trips and the surplus in the Group’s Social Account should be managed. The consensus was that it was quite in order for surpluses from coach trips in one year to be absorbed by losses in another year provided there was no overall loss in the long term.

The meeting closed at 9.30pm and the members then joined the committee for wine and cheese

Wednesday, December 19, 2018