Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting – First round of drinks on the club!

Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting

The club’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held at the Derbyshire and Lancashire Gliding Club Camphill clubhouse on Saturday the 18th of November at 7pm. All members are welcome to attend, ask questions and vote.

This year we’d like to provide a better social opportunity for the membership to engage with each other and with the committee, to help set direction for the coming year. We think that’s best done over a free beer and a light snack – please register your interest in the comments below to ensure we have enough for everyone. We would really like to hear your thoughts so come and join us!

…a better social opportunity for the membership to engage with each other and with the committee…

Topics For Discussion:

Coaching – The club has organised a BHPA Coach Course to be held locally next spring, and Ash our Chief Coach will be available to talk about this, and our plans for coaching in the coming year. Whether you’re a current coach, would consider becoming one or just want to know how coaching can help you, come along to have your questions answered and contribute your thoughts on how you’d like to see coaching developing in the club. Whether you’re a veteran or a newbie – and whatever your perspective – come down and chat; he wants to hear from you!

Social – Lee, our Social Sec. would love to hear any ideas you have for socials this winter! Want to hear about our ongoing weather station project? Lee knows the latest!

New Members – If you are new to the club or a relatively inexperienced pilot, please come along and say hello to Chris Dervin, new members officer. Chris will be pleased to see you and answer any questions you have about the club and how we can help.


Formally, there are two main items are on the agenda for this year’s AGM: the first is that the members of the committee give their reports on the past year, including the financial position of the club. The second is that all the posts on the committee are elected. No other formal items of business are proposed this year. We intend to keep these order of business brief, but give everyone opportunity to ask questions:

  • Reports – Chairman, Treasurer, Other.
  • Election of committee members

Most of the current members of the committee have offered to serve for the coming year. The current members of the committee and their responsibilities are listed at

The role of Paragliding Competitions Officer is currently open. Please contact Denis ( if you’d like to discuss this, or simply let John know ( to put your name forward for the election. At the moment, the committee has received no other nominations, but all nominations are welcome, even for posts where there is an incumbent.


As a member you can vote at the AGM on each of the items on the agenda. If you can’t attend the meeting and would still like to cast your vote, please get in touch with John ( so arrangements can be made for your vote to be relayed at the meeting.

12 comments to “Notice of 2017 Annual General Meeting – First round of drinks on the club!”

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  1. Pegasus - Sep 22, 2017

    Yes I will be there, Never missed one for years, ah ah. Happy to assist Ash if required on Coaching and also any other general Club related issue’s I may be able to help with. Alan H.

  2. PeteDenver - Sep 23, 2017

    I’ll be there.

  3. DenW - Oct 26, 2017

    I’ll be there too….do I get a free beer?

  4. ChrisD - Oct 28, 2017

    I shall be there. Look forward to meeting any new members and hearing their thoughts on anything we can improve. I can also fill people in on our Airwhere project. Chris Dervin – New Members Officier

  5. MickB - Oct 28, 2017

    I will be there

  6. Steve Spingys - Oct 28, 2017

    Did someone mention free beer, best make sure I claim mine.

  7. Ash - Oct 28, 2017

    I’ll definitely be there, especially if i can trade my free beer for something I’d like to drink!
    I also hope those of you interested in coaching can come to hear my thoughts and plans for coaching this coming year.

  8. johnyoule - Oct 31, 2017

    I’m intending to be there, can I have Chris Dervins free beer as he’s not drinking?

  9. JayH - Nov 16, 2017

    I’ll be there.

  10. Dave S - Nov 18, 2017

    I plan to come to the meeting tonight. I hope I’m not too late for the light snack?

    Dave Scrivener

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