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Minutes of the AGM held at Great Harwood on Tuesday 29th November 2016

Before the meeting started a minutes silence was held in memory of those from RCL/RYCL who had died in the past twelve months.

The Chairman, Mr. Slinger, opened the meeting at 7.35pm

Roll Call Present:- The Chairman, Vice-Chair, Secretary, Youth Development Officer, Baxenden, Brinscall, Chatburn, Cherry Tree, Edenfield, Euxton, Great Harwood, OICCC, Padiham, Ribblesdale Wanderers, Salesbury and Whalley

Apologies were received from The President, Mr. Birchall, Barnoldswick and Read

Non-attendance:-  Feniscowles, RVRCC

Minutes of previous AGM:- these had previously circulated and it was agreed that the Chairman sign them as a true and correct record.

Matters arising:-      None

Chairman’s Report  Mr. Slinger reviewed the 2016 season and congratulated all the teams who had won the various leagues and cups. He thanked the members of the league executive for their continued hard work and then proceeded to say that he had enjoyed his long tenure in various capacities within the RYCL. As this was his last meeting before he retires he wished the league every success for coming seasons.

Secretary’s remarks:- Mr Holden thanked everyone for their continued support saying that it was a joy and pleasure to work with such a good team of people that the RYCL has, thus making his duties that much easier.

Before the election of officers Mr. Holden made a presentation to Mr. Slinger to mark his retirement.

In the absence of the President Paula Greening took the Chair to conduct the rest of the meeting.

Election of Officers:- The meeting voted unanimously to confirm that Paula Greening become Chair, Steve Bone joins the league executive and that Mr Holden continues in his position as Secretary. Mr Metcalf was appointed by the RCL AGM the previous evening.

Mr. Holden repeated what he said at the 2016 AGM that he would be retiring at the next AGM in November 2017. He was hoping that someone might have come forward at this AGM to be appointed as Assistant Secretary to shadow him for a full twelve months so that full training could be given.