Wednesday 20th February 2019. 

65 members and guests convened in the Church Hall at Low Moresby. Noticeably absent were several long term members. Maybe it was the weather or maybe old age, either way they were sadly missing.

As usual the 2019 club-night commenced at 7-30 with the presentation of cheques to the various National and local Charity Groups nominated by the club.

Since the first rally in 1980 the club has now donated £55,183-28p to charity. The total to Cancer Research U.K is now £30,523-00 and to local charities £24,660-28p. I have no idea were the 28p comes from.

Not bad a club who’s first few events were organised in a 50p notebook from Woolie’s.

Certificate is in recognition of the clubs efforts since Rally began 37 Years ago.

 

 

 

 

Mrs Betty Hayton presenting Leah Mitchell Cancer Research Lead Senior Fundraising Manager who travelled specially from Leeds to collect a cheque for £750.00. Accompanied by Mr George Parker local Cancer Research representative.

Club Chairman Graeme Calvin presenting Graham Thompson Operations Manager from Blood Bikes with a cheque for £150.00.

 

 

 

 

 

Ted the Tractor Trundler aka Vice – Chairman Ted Biggins presenting cheque for £265.00 to Mr V Meadows from St Bees Lifeboat.

Man of few words Trevor Johnstone presenting Colin Mc Bride representative for Distington Old Folks with a cheque for £150.00,

 

 

 

 

 

Ian Simpson Committee member presenting cheque for £300.00 to Sophie. Sophie gave a brief explanation of what it takes to keep the Air Ambulance going and how money is used. 

Representatives receiving cheque’s from the committee members in 2019.

The meeting followed the usual format with the club chairman opening welcoming everyone. The minutes of the last AGM in 2018 were read and accepted.

Reports on the clubs activities were given by the Chairman, Secretary Treasurer, Membership Secretary and Rally Organser.

The club committee were all re-elected to serve for 2019 .

The evening drew to a close with the drawing of the raffle and large portions of the usual homemade Pie & Peas being served.