Stowmarket Striders
Running Club

Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Every year the committee organise the Annual General Meeting to be held on the last Monday of January at 7:30pm. This years meeting will be 30th January 2017

Members are encouraged to attend the meetings to provide feedback on how the club has been run, an opportunity to have your say.

The agenda of these meetings follows this general format:

  • Apologies of absences
  • Accuracy of the previous years AGM minutes
  • Chairman's report
  • Treasurer's report, adopting accounts & recommended membership fee for the following year
  • Matters arising
  • Any other business
  • Election of Officers (follow the link to committee to see the positions available for re-election)
  • Date of the next AGM

Every year the committee automatically resign from their positions and all positions are up to be elected. We actively encourage any member who wishes to stand for a committee position. Please speak to anyone in the existing committee for any information.

2017 Committee Vacancies

The current committee members of the following posts will not be standing for re-election at the end of the current year, we therefore welcome applications from any members. If would like to put forward to election to the post or would like further information please speak to our currrent Chairman, Paul Heeks or any of the current post holders:

  • Ladies Team Captain
  • Mens Team Captain
  • PR Officer 
  • Social Secretary
  • Welfare Officer
  • Friday 5 Race Director

NOTICE OF STOWMARKET STRIDERS ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING ON MONDAY 30th JANUARY 2017 AT 7.30 PM.

The club’s 30th year is drawing to a close and our forthcoming AGM will be held in the Stowmarket Football Club, Greens Meadow, Bury Road, Stowmarket IP14 1JQ. Please note this is a change of venue from previous years. Refreshments will be available at the bar and the club will be providing a light finger food buffet.

Agenda

Our Chairman will report on the year’s activities, the Treasurer will summarise the club finances for 2016 and the new Officers for the 2017 Committee will be voted in.  This will be followed by matters arising and AOB. Once the AGM is bought to a close this year we will have an open Q&A Marathon panel session.  If you are thinking about running a marathon this year and want to tap into Striders experiences, come along with an open mind, open ear and plenty of questions.

Membership Fees 2017/18

UK Athletics have announced that their club and athlete registration fees are to continue to increase over the next two years. As the club has already absorbed the last two years increases it is proposed that our Club membership fees for 2017/18 are to increase to £30 for Senior Membership and £25 for Junior Membership. This recommendation will be made by the Treasurer as part of his financial report and agreed/or not agreed by vote by the general membership.

2017 Committee

Voting in the new committee is an important part of the evening. Existing committee members must stand down and may or may not offer themselves for re-election. We are always looking for new talent to serve on the committee. If you feel you could contribute, don’t hesitate to volunteer. You will be well supported!

The following committee members are not planning on standing for re-election, if you are interested in standing for either post please email our Chairman, Paul Heeks (chairman@stowmarketstriders.org.uk) to lodge your interest:        

  • Ladies Team Captain
  • Mens Team Captain
  • PR Officer 
  • Social Secretary
  • Welfare Officer
  • Friday 5 Race Director

Matters Arising

Any member wishing to propose a rule change must do so in writing to the Club Secretary by Monday 16th January 2017. To propose an Item of Business the procedure is the same except the deadline is Monday 23rd January 2017. (See Club Rules Nos. 17 – 22 on the club website)

AGM papers available at the start of the meeting include the Meeting Agenda, Minutes of the January 2016 AGM, and the 2016 Annual Report & Accounts.

 

Looking forward to seeing you all there is going to be an exciting evening. Finally, the club would like to wish you a Prosperous & Happy New Year in 2017!

Best wishes,

Angela Burdett

Club Secretary

secretary@stowmarketstriders.org.uk