I am pleased to present my report for 2021 to you all.
I wish to thank all the committee and those from all centres who have helped Dave and myself in my second year of my Chair ladyship.
The last year has been very challenging. The Coronavirus and its consequences have a lot to answer for.
With the support of our committee we are able to rally again albeit with restrictions and changes that have been implemented and enforced by HQ. These include strict covid guidelines including prepayment by BACS, track and trace and risk assessments.
We have still managed to have 10 rallies since the last AGM with the average attendance of 24 vans.
The prepayment by bank transfer has been very successful and protects both our marshals and treasurer from having to have large amounts of money in their vans which is a security risk, and also means land owners are being paid directly by our treasurer Jane.
I would like to thank Tom Mead who stepped in to the assistant social secretary role even though you had no socials to organise your input on the committee was appreciated
Thank you to Claire Bond who has been our press officer and facebook warden for want of a better word.
All the mentioned above will be stepping down this year from the committee and I would like to pass on our thanks on behalf of the centre.
Thank you to the land owners who have allowed us to rally at their venues, with a big thank you to Martin Critchley our rally secretary, who has booked some fabulous rallies for us to enjoy next year, and the members who have picked these rallies up to allow us to continue to have a strong membership and enjoy the venues.
Thankyou to everyone to everyone else on the committee, Jane, Tracy Julie, Sara and Richard for your support over this trying time.
Thanks to John Shipley who put together a strong fishing team but we unfortunately lost the trophy this year but the winners (Leicestershire) did have help from Notts members.
Finally, thank you to my husband Dave who has been my rock and has been there as a chauffeur, handyman, tea maker, pot washer and general ear to bend! without his support. I could not have been able to do the role.
This concludes my speech,