Free Beer, Money and Flying

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 7th December at the Horse and Farrier in Otley, LS21 1BQ.

Upstairs Function Room.  7.30pm for 8.00pm start.

In a bid to reduce the length, and to make it more interesting, this year we’ve decided to include committee member’s reports in Skywords rather than reading them out on the night.  There will still be the opportunity to ask questions, but it should halve the time taken.

This will allow us to concentrate on the main business of talking about money and subscriptions.  Whilst our income has remained pretty consistent we have spent a lot more than in previous years, seriously reducing our working capital to the point where we either have to increase subs or reduce our contribution to the flying fund.  We’ve decided to recommend the latter to the membership (down from 35% to 15%), but if you want to find out more then you’ll have to come to the meeting.

Don’t worry that by turning up you might get stitched up for a vacant committee post.  I’ve done my homework and have ‘volunteers’ lined up for each post*.  But if anyone does want to stand for a post (especially Chairman!) then you’ll be most welcome.

Claim your free beer.  There is even a rumour that Rosie is arranging some free nibbles.

The second half promises to be more entertaining.  Ed and Pete will be conducting a review of the 2017 flying season in which we are all invited to participate.  What was your flying highlight of 2017?  Personal best, roughest thermal, weirdest retrieve? 

*Postscript: Neil Plant has relinquished his post as Membership Secretary, so we are looking for a volunteer.



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