AGM and 2015 subs.

It’s AGM time again — it comes around very quickly. Please come along to the clubhouse after our usual training run on Wednesday 13th May. Special for our AGM, pizzas will be served in the lounge first before we go upstairs to the tea room. It’s quiet up there so we should be able to all hear the proceedings – but be warned its in a very bad state of repair, unlike us!
It’s a time to reflect the highlights of the past year (hopefully no low lights) and set the scene for the coming year. Please come along and share your ideas and thoughts for running (and much more) with Helsby Running Club in 2015/2106 and lets try and make it happen!
The agenda and last year’s minutes are attached.
Last year we increased the number of committee roles and this seems to have worked quite well. Spreading the load amongst more people enables us to do more as a club but there is always more we can do and things we can do differently. From the committee meeting held last week all members bar two are willing to stand again. Please note though that all the positions are up for grabs so if you wish to get involved in any of these roles then please let us know as we are always keen to have new faces on the committee as this breeds new and fresh ideas. It’s your club so please consider helping out in any way you can.
Sadly Gareth has decided to step down as 4 Villages Race Director; we thank Gareth for the last two year’s organisation. Laura B-H has volunteered to take over the position but if anyone else would like to take on the role or act as assistant please let me know.
Adrian has moved to St Helens and although will still be running for us will find it more difficult to act as Border League co-ordinator. Thanks for the emphatic enthusiasm and encouragement in drumming up support for the series.
For all committee roles, if you would like to know more on what they entail and what’s involved please ask me (, 07960 570827) or any of the committee.
Committee elected at the 2014 Spring AGM.
Chair – Jackie
Secretary – Phil
Treasurer – Jo
Club Coach – Joe
Men’s Captain – Colin T
Men’s Vice captain – Mario
Ladies Captain – Jane A
Ladies Vice Captain – Carol
Press Officer – Carol (+Adair)
Social Secretary – Dave and Lesley
Half Marathon Director – Gareth
HCSC – Betty
Border League Co-ordinator – Adrian and Vanessa
XC Co-ordinator – Jayne J
Webster Wobbler organiser – Chris BH
Sandstone Trail organiser – Andy R
Deputy Sandstone Trail organiser – Chris H
Webmaster – Steve
Club Stats – Ian and Donna
Welfare Officers – Louise, Jenny and Ivan
A few more dates for your diary
Wednesday 22nd April – Final Border League of the season at Wrexham followed by the Presentations. 7pm start, LL13 9RG. Meet up at the club at 5:45 for lift share. The men are aiming to close the gap between 1st and 2nd in the 2nd division contest (promotion assured if we get the turnout we have been getting all season) and the ladies consolidating their 4th (or even 3rd?) place in Division 1; plus several well earned individual Helsby category winners. Well done to all who have taken part over the season.
Wednesday 29th April – Chris B-H will talk on Mountain Marathons and kit – the sorts of tricks people use to bring down weight, what they eat, which way to run, navigation, overnight camping, the ever growing number and type of events. To add balance to this Jane, Rachel, Lesley and Jackie will chip in with their experiences from further back in the field carrying heavier loads! (note change of date for this talk from that advertised a while back as the original date of the 15th clashed with the Spring 5).
Friday 12th, 19th or 20th June – TBC (subject to the Tough Team Challenge date being announced!) – Annual Presentation Evening at the Club House, 8pm. Our annual prize giving for the Summer 2014 Road and Fell Championships and the 2014/2015 Cross Country and Border League Championships plus much more. Followed by a Bring Along Supper and Chris Igoe’s famous and energetic disco.
Yours in running,
Helsby Running Club – Chair
Please note that subs will be due from the AGM, so please bring either cheque or cash on the night, or if it’s easier to do a bank transfer ask for account details and email me when done.
Subs will remain at £35 for ordinary member, £25 for pensioner member (65+ for men, 60+ for lady at 1st May 2015) and £15 for junior member.
Subs need to be paid as soon as possible after the AGM preferably by the end of May, but no later than the end of June. If subs are not received by the end of June, members will be resigned with England Athletics meaning they will no longer be affiliated with Helsby Running Club, will not be covered by EA insurance and will be subject to the £2 levy when entering races.
To make my life easier, if you don’t want to renew your membership, please let me know and I will resign you from EA and quit bothering you with reminder emails.
Any problems, please let me know.
Many thanks,
Treasurer and membership secretary
Downloads: Minutes from 2014 AGM2015 AGM agenda

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