Report on the February meeting

When the AGM closed on Zoom on Thursday evening, (which was attended by 18 members –  see the Members Only section to read the minutes), we turned to general discussion after Kath had opened her leaving present of a rose bush in a pot, appropriately named ‘Proper Job’, to thank her for her excellent leadership and hard work over the last three years.  Hopefully the rose will thrive in her garden and be covered in red blooms by June!

We now have a new Chairman, Fred, and a new Vice Chair, Amanda.  Phil S has officially been elected as Treasurer, although he’s been looking after the club’s finances since last autumn.  So far 44 members have paid their subs this year, and the very successful way of collecting them by bank transfer will continue.  The club’s support for charities was discussed – we usually nominate several charities, and then vote to chose three to benefit from the money raised during the year from the club Audax and other fundraising events.  As this didn’t happened in 2020, the charity fund is on hold until we can all get together and there is more money to donate.

A large order of new club kit has been organised by Robin and is expected to arrive by the end of March.  The new list will be up on the website under ‘Club Kit’.  With the return to normal we anticipate lots of demand for shirts etc from new members and all of us needing new gear.

There’s no sign of Wood Lane social club being open any time soon, if at all.  We’ll keep checking and also research other possible venues for when we can hold live meetings again.

Steve L is taking part in a charity ride for Cornwall Hospice Care, a LEJOG of 874 miles over the course of 2021 and recorded on Strava.  See the CHC website for more details (under Events) to take part yourself or to sponsor Steve.

We discussed Richard’s horrible experience of being bitten by a large dog while riding between Point and Devoran, and needing hospital treatment – see his own account on this page. Everyone sends their sympathy and best wishes!  The police have apparently told the owner to muzzle the dog, which seems like too light a penalty.

The general relaxing of lockdown rules was welcomed – from March 29th we’ll be able to ride in groups of six, and some cafes should be open for takeaway or to sit outside, from April 14th.  After the final restrictions are removed on June 21st, the club hopes to celebrate with a Pathfinder for all on Sunday June 27th.  More details nearer the time, but keep the date!

With no more topics to discuss and everyone getting hungry, the meeting closed at 7pm.  The next club meeting on Zoom will be on March 25th.





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