AGM Report

07 November 2013
Ballymena Road Club – Chain Reaction Cycles – held their annual general meeting at their Rex Bonar House premises last Monday evening 28th October.
The meeting was well attended and the 41 who were present heard reports from Treasurer Richard Wilson, Race Secretary Hugh McCullough and touring Chairman Patsy McGurk.
The outgoing chairman Andrew Wills thanked all those who had assisted the club during the season including sponsors Chain Reaction Cycles and also long term supporters Northstone NI ltd. He also praised Joan McCullough and Vicky Woodrow who were the club’s first aiders. He said he was very disappointed that the "Blair International Transport” Red Hand Trophy road race had been cancelled, but reckoned that this was due to the initial clash with the Armoy motor cycle races and the subsequent date change which moved it to late in the season.
Andrew also praised the work of his fellow committee members for their support during his year in office.
John is road club’s new Chairman.
Former chairman Billy Jebb then conducted the election of office bearers and various committee members for the year ahead.
It was more or less re-election all around except for the position of Chairman. Andrew Wills and John Maxwell were both nominated with John Maxwell receiving 23 votes to Andrew Wills’ 13.
Karl Taylor was added to the panel of assistant timekeepers while Connor Young joined the racing committee.
The main posts have been filled as follows:
President - Alan Mark, Chairman John Maxwell, Secretary - Hazel Hughes, Treasurer – Richard Wilson. The post of Race Secretary wasn’t filled on the night, as outgoing Race Secretary Hugh McCullough didn’t seek re-election. The racing committee were scheduled to meet on Monday past to fill this position from amongst their ranks.
Other positions are as follows:
Vice Presidents: Rex Bonar, Gordon Caldwell, and John Maxwell. Vice Chairman – Geoff Allen. Assistant Treasurer – Rex Bonar. Registrar and PRO - Richard Wilson. Child care officer – Adrian Kerr. Website Administrator – Clifford Grant. Handicappers: For road races - Alan Blair and David Dougan. Time trials - Richard Wilson.
The panels of timekeepers and assistant timekeepers were also elected as were the Touring, Racing and ladies committees. Congratulations to all those who continue to show a willingness to manage