2012 DHBC AGM - Thur 26th April 8pm

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Postby Camilla » 10 Apr 2012, 17:17

2012 Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club Annual General Meeting

The DHBC Committee would like to invite all members and friends of the Club to join us for the 2012 Annual General Meeting of Dulwich Hill Bicycle Club Inc.

Thursday 26th April, 2012 at Canterbury Velodrome (Bayview Street, Tempe) at 8.00pm.

The agenda and notice of meeting are (very soon to be) available on the website at:

I would like to take this opportunity to ask anyone who is considering nominating for a position on the Committee, to please do so by 5pm Wednesday 18th April via email to the secretary:

All nominations must be seconded, and accepted by the nominee.

The Committee roles are:
Road Captain
Track Captain
Public Officer

The Committee has spent the last year reviewing our governance, including drafting a new constitution. The old one dated back 25 years and desperately needed updating. We will put the new constitution to members for adoption. It is important that members have a view on how your club is governed. The new draft constitution is soon to be uploaded onto the website.

At the close of the AGM, we will have an open session for members to provide any feedback to the incoming committee and to tell us more about what you would like from the club, and indeed what you are able to give back.

The committee has the power to co-opt people into a range of roles that support the operation of the club. These include: webmaster, communications’ officer, juniors’ officer, women’s officer and potential member secretary and assistant treasurer. If any member would be prepared to assist the club with these roles, please email the secretary with an expression of interest.

Best wishes,
Camilla Norman

On behalf of the DHBC Executive Committee

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Postby Eleri » 14 Apr 2012, 21:34

We've had some problems uploading documents to the website but now it's finally done. You can see the Agenda and the draft Constitution now either on the front page of website http://www.dhbc.org.au or on the events page here http://www.dhbc.org.au/whats-on-/upcoming-events.html

All members, please take the time to review the constitution. It sets up the rules by which OUR club is run so it is important we get it right. We might never need it, but in my experience, the time you do need it is when things go wrong and by then it is too late.

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Postby jonboy » 15 Apr 2012, 21:10

May I suggest some changes to the Draft Constitution:

Section: Aims and Objectives:

Comment: There is no specific mention of the Club’s role in supporting juniors. They represent the future of the Club and this issue might be worthy of specific consideration. Such an inclusion may imply a preference to allocate member / Club's resources to subsidise / support juniors. Not everyone may be comfortable with this suggestion.

Paragraph J
Comment: The Motor Traffic Act (1909) was repealed some time ago.
Revised text:
To encourage members to learn and familiarise themselves with racing rules as may be determined from time to time by the Club, the New South Wales Cycling Federation Incorporated and the rules and regulations under the Road Transport (Safety and Traffic Management) Act and other relevant motor and traffic safety legislation and regulations;

Change to Section 1. Definitions
(1) In this constitution:
Director-General means the Director-General of the Department of Finance and Services. [Note that the Department of Services, Technology and Administration no longer exists]

John Healey

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Postby Eleri » 15 Apr 2012, 21:52

Thanks John - good pickups. We had a long list of inclusions in the Aims and then took them all out because it was getting a bit ridiculous. But definitely worth a discussion at the AGM.

I'm compiling various views and will have them at the AGM. We won't be issuing any revisions to this draft before the AGM.

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Postby kevinllewellyn » 19 Apr 2012, 02:24

May I suggest the election of the new office bearers take place before the discussion of the new constitution. The new president and committee will then be appointed and can act during the discussion as they will have to carry out the effects of the new constitution. Kevin Llewellyn

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Postby Stuart » 26 Apr 2012, 14:18

BUMP: This is tonight everyone - come on down. Bring drinks if you want :-)

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Postby Camilla » 27 Apr 2012, 14:04

Presenting your 2012 Executive Committee:

President: Eleri Morgan-Thomas
Vice-president: Geoff Martin
Secretary: Jo Skinner
Treasurer: Christian Lees
Track Captain: Alex Chubb
Road Captain: James Fowler
Public Officer: Camilla Norman

A huge thank you to Simon LLewellyn, who is stepping down after many years of invaluable service to the Club (but promises not to stray too far & still help out). A big welcome to Jo Skinner, our new member of committee! Many thanks also to Eleri, especially for all the fine work she did on our new constitution - the prize for which being we elected her to Prez!

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Postby Philip » 27 Apr 2012, 18:04

All hail El Presidente!! Congratulations Eleri, and all on the committee.
Also a huge thanks to committees, past and present, on all the work you do in making this club a joy to belong to. I'm a newish muggins member who just likes to ride but please know your work is appreciated.

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