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Reports - From The Chair

Welcome to my first report for 2018 and the launch of the new name and logo for our club, this officially came into effect on the 17th January this year.

The AGM went off very well with the Mayor of Hillingdon, Councillor Carol Melvin and her husband and Consort Andrew in attendance. After the welcome and committee reports the Mayor presented the trophies to the winners. The “Chairman’s Choice” was awarded to Denise and Rob Perkins for all the hard work they put in last year and the help that they both give to fellow club members. Rob also did a great job in polishing the trophies; they were gleaming on the night. My thanks also go to Malcolm Terheggen, who stood in for Alistair who was on holiday, for looking after the Mayor and her Consort, Norma & Peter Goudie for getting the AGM cake, which was delicious, Doug Mayes for looking after the raffle and Ian Tippins who took over the meeting whilst I stood down ready to be re voted in and Jane Tippins for buying the flowers for the Mayor, who was very pleased with them as she said her hobby is flower arranging.

Your committee is very busy with the change over to the new look. There is a lot of work to do behind the scenes. Paul Edwards is going to re design the web site. We have been able to get UCVC.UK and Paul has registered it for the club, Alex McCutcheon will update the Twitter account and Helen Keen is doing the Facebook account. I have sent off the forms to Companies House to change the name officially and Ian Tippins has been busy changing the rule book and membership form. We are currently looking at T Shirts, banners and flags.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW RALLY SECRETARIES

It gives me great pleasure to welcome onto the committee Keith Wallace and Paul Rathbone who have taken on the joint role as your new Rally Secretaries. They have had a handover from Doug and they have made a start on the 2018 itinerary.

TEST CLUB MEMBERS E MAIL LIST

As you know from last year I have been very keen to set up a club member’s e mail list to enable your committee to contact you with important events that you would need to know without having to wait for the magazine. IF YOU DID NOT receive the test e mail sent in January from Jane Tippins, our Secretary, please can I ask you to send her email to masnippit999@gmail.com with just club initials UCVC and your name. This will enable us to add you to the contact list.

WANTED CLUB TREASURER

Shirley Keen is giving up her role as Club Treasurer so we need to find someone to take over from her. If you feel this is something you may be able to do please contact me (details on back page). The accounts are done on an excel spreadsheet so some computer skills are necessary. Shirley will give full support to the new treasurer.