Meeting Number: 48 - AGM, followed by General Committee Meeting

Date: 26 June 2012

 

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

1. Start time: AGM - 7.05pm.

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Jason Neiberding,  Kenny Carratt, Wayne and Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, John & Karan Walker, Alan and Janine Francis, Jim Mackey.

3. Apologies:  Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors: Nil.

5. Minutes of previous AGM:  proposed Karan Walker, seconded Wayne Martin.

6. Presentation of the Annual Reports (President, Secretary) : Proposed Greg Gallagher, seconded Kenny Carratt.

7. Presentation of the Annual Financial Statement (Treasurer) : Proposed Greg Gallagher, seconded Kenny Carratt.

  7.1 It was noted that this year's financial statement had been audited (on time).  The unspent portion of the Stage 1 CMDP funding would eventually have to be paid back, but advice had been received that it should be retained pending a decision on Stage 2 funding.

8. Election of Office Bearers:

8.1 President: John Walker, proposed Greg Gallagher, seconded Dave Clifton. All in favour.

8.2 Vice President: Greg Gallagher, proposed Wayne Martin, seconded Mick Hayes. All in favour.

8.3 Secretary: Mick Hayes, proposed Greg Gallagher seconded Dave Clifton. All in favour.

8.4 Treasurer: Karan Walker, proposed Dave Clifton, seconded John Walker. All in favour.

8.5 Public Officer: Jason Neiberding, proposed john Walker, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

8.6 Committee Members: All those present, including apologies, proposed John Walker, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

9. Appointment of Auditor: Mark van Poppel has agreed to audit the Club's finances. Proposed John Walker, seconded Dave Clifton.

10. Business arising:

10.1 The President thanked retiring Treasurer Dave Clifton for his efforts in the first years of the Club, and welcomed new members to the Committee.

Next AGM:  11 June 2013.    

Annual General Meeting closed: 7:22pm

 

General Committee Meeting

1. Start time: 7:30pm

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Jason Neiberding,  Kenny Carratt, Wayne and Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, John & Karan Walker, Alan and Janine Francis, Jim Mackey.

3. Apologies:  Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors: Nil.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  proposed Mick Hayes, seconded Dave Clifton.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Referring to the poor turnout to the previous month's Committee meeting, the President reminded Committee members that they should regard a meeting as being ON, even in the absence of the President, unless notified otherwise. The May meeting had been particularly important, as it was necessary to prepare for the AGM.  Members had also promised to attend to AGM matters and these hadn't been done in time, necessitating a postponement of the AGM by two weeks.  Fortunately, the postponement had enabled all the outstanding matters to be completed and members to be notified of the new AGM date.  Alan Francis noted that he and Janine had, in fact turned up for the original date for the AGM, only to find nobody there.  The President apologised, noting that the AGM correspondence had not reached them in time.

6.2  The President noted that the on-line arrangements for Stage 2 CMDP funding were much tighter than for Stage 1, and the Club now needed an ABN number, which he had taken steps to obtain.  The Club has submitted an application for Stage 2 funding of $15,000, according to the proposal received by Cox Architects.  We were also monitoring the continuing Government plans for co-locating the ACT's three gambling sports, which could still leave the Greyhound Track at Symonston as an option.  

6.3  The Club has applied for membership of ACTSport.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: Nil.

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:  

Report as per AGM.

9. General Business:

9.1  Alan noted that the Motel opposite the Symonston greyhound track was virtually empty at the weekends and could actually become a positive factor, rather than a noise complainant, if we should ever be in a position to race there.

9.2  No progress on the Goulburn proposal.  Dave to contact NSWSRA members and organise a date for testing the track.

9.3  Greg reported that Ash Suttor was pleased with our contribution to the opening of the Bathurst Speedway Museum.

9.4  Greg reported that a new, improved, surface had been laid at Moruya, and the club had new committee members.

Next CBSC Meeting:  10 July 2012.    

Meeting closed: 8:00pm.


1 June Update: Minutes of the 8 May Committee Meeting are available.  Important!! As the necessary document haven't yet been prepared, our Annual General Meeting is now set for Tuesday 26th June (NOT 12th, as per the Minutes), and will be at the Weston Club.  All present and new members are invited.  The meeting will start at 7pm.


Meeting Number: 47

Date: 8 May 2012

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: Karan Walker, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Alan Francis.

3. Apologies: John Walker, Janine Francis.

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Alan. Seconded by Karan. Carried.

6. Business arising:

6.1   JW met with Paul McKinnon from Coffee Consultancy, who are running the ACT Motorsports Development process.  Paul explained that an on-line application process would soon be available and he advised us to apply – as indicated in our Strategic Plan – for funding for a Feasibility Study to find a suitable site for a stadium.  JW indicated a figure of $25,000 for such a Study, and that our contacts with  Cox Architecture confirmed that they were capable and willing to do the job for us.  Agreed to apply for Stage 2 funding of $25,000 to employ Cox Architecture for a feasibility study.

6.2   Goulburn speedway.  Dave to call Neil and organise a trial session.

6.3  Bathurst museum opening - call Greg if you need accommodation there. 

7. Secretary's Report:

MNSW correspondence in.

Nil out.
8. Treasurer’s report: Accounts unchanged. Term Deposit Account now $10,115.94, $1,219.13 remains in working account.  MNSW Affiliation has been paid. Report accepted by Karan, seconded, Mick.

9. General Business:

  9.1  JW and KW attended a meeting at ACT Sports House on 17th April at which ACTSport representatives explained how membership of ACTSport could be useful, as they are effectively the main lobbyists for sport in the ACT. The appropriate level of membership for the Bulls is Associate Member, at a cost of $115 per annum.  We recommend the club become a member of ACTSport. Agreed to become Associate Member of ACTSport - Treasurer to arrange for payment of fees.

  9.2  2012 Annual General Meeting.  Agreed to hold the AGM on the second Tuesday of June – the 12th.  Treasurer to assemble the bank statements and send copies to the auditor.  Secretary and President to prepare reports.  Notices of AGM to be sent to all club members BEFORE 19th May allowing 3 weeks notice as required.

 

Meeting closed: 7:40pm

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  12 June 2012.


Meeting Number: 46

Date: 12 April 2012

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Lee Donnelly, Wayne Martin, Greg Gallagher, Mick Hayes.

3. Apologies: Kenny Carratt, Jason Neiberding, Dave Clifton.

4. New Members/Visitors:  Alan and Janine Francis.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Lee. Seconded by Mick. Carried.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Several committee members had attended a meeting called by the coordinators of the ACT Motorsports Development Plan, to discuss the previous round of activities - including our Strategic Plan submission, and future steps in the process.  We heard presentations made by other ACT motorsports clubs, which confirmed the merits of our strategy to find a greenfield site for a stadium and track.  We presented a case for the ACT Government to bid to hold an Australian round of the Speedway Grand Prix here in Canberra. We are to meet with the Plan coordinators on April 24th to discuss the next stage of the process.

6.2  Goulburn proposal to run bikes there: - Dave Clifton and Neil Brett to be asked to organise a trial run.

6.3  Shannon's motor show was shifted to Thoroughbred Park, and some Bulls bikes were on show.  Speedway Museum is to be officially opened on 9th June in Bathurst.  Greg to coordinate a Bulls' presence, including bikes, banners, race jackets etc - call him to be involved.

7. Secretary's Report:

Correspondence in from MNSW regarding elections of officers;  letter from Ron Kivovitch asking for our support; letter from MNSW supporting our plans to revive speedway in Canberra; bank statement.
8. Treasurer’s report: Term Deposit Account now $10,115.94, $1,219.13 remains in working account.  Report accepted by Wayne, seconded, John.

9. General Business:

  Welcome to Alan and Janine.  Discussion on the success of the NZ round of the 2012 Speedway Grand Prix, and how we can lobby to bring a round to Canberra in future years.  Discussion of what we want to achieve in the next round of Development Plan process.

Meeting closed: 8.00pm

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  8 May 2012.


16 March Update: Minutes of the 13th March Committee Meeting are available.  Confirmation that the ACT Motorsports Development Plan process will result in assistance to find a block a land suitable for a track and stadium.  Bulls invited to try out the Goulburn Speedway track, to see if it is safe for bikes, and they are willing to consider us racing during their winter. The first batch of Canberra Bulls "Full Throttle" beer is now available.


Meeting Number: 45

Date: 13 March 2012

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Lee Donnelly, Wayne Martin, Greg Gallagher, Kenny Carratt.

3. Apologies: Mick Hayes, Jason Neiberding, Dave Clifton.

4. New Members/Visitors:  Nil.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Greg. Seconded by Wayne.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Rod Florence informed JW that the ACT Motorsports Development Plan team will call a meeting in the near future, with all motorsports clubs invited, to discuss the previous round of activities - including our Strategic Plan submission, and future steps in the process.  This should confirm that our next step will be to find a block a land suitable for a track and stadium.  JW raised the proposed covered stadium for soccer and rugby, and the potential for a round of the SGP to be held in Canberra.

6.2  JW had spoken with Goulburn Race Secretary, Tony Kranitis, about their club's response to our proposal to run bikes there.  We're invited to try out the track, see if it is safe for bikes, and they are willing to consider us racing during their winter.

6.3  JW produced the first batch of Canberra Bulls "Full Throttle" beer. Next batch to be a "Kilkenny" variety, with sidecar logo on the label.   

7. Secretary's Report:

Nil.
8. Treasurer’s report: Term Deposit Account now $10,081.90, $1,219.13 remains in working account.  Report accepted by Wayne, seconded, John.

9. General Business:

  Greg suggested the Bulls attend and support the Shannon's motor show at Old Parliament House, 25th March, and updated us on the official opening of the Speedway Museum at Bathurst - date still to be determined. Agree we should support both.

Meeting closed: 8.30pm

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  10 April 2012.


 

1 March Update:  Minutes of the 14th February Committee Meeting are available.  Promising feedback from our submission to the ACT Motorsports Development Plan.  Hoping to go to a next "feasibility study" stage, finding a site for a track.  Discussion with Cox Architecture, whose expertise in designing sports stadiums will be very useful.


Meeting Number: 44

Date: 14 February 2012

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Dave Clifton, Wayne and Heather Martin, Greg Gallagher.

3. Apologies: Mick Hayes, Jason Neiberding, Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors:  Nil.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Greg. Seconded by Wayne.

6. Business arising:

6.1 'The Case for Speedway in Canberra’ was submitted late December to the ACT Government's Consultants, Coffey, for consideration in the overall context of the ACT Motorsports Development Plan.  Our consultant, Brendan Lynch, has met with Coffey, and advises that the document has been well received, but no official feedback has been received as yet. The next step would be a feasibility study that would aim to find a site for a track, and the President contacted Bob Meyer, former speedway rider and now a Partner in Cox Architecture - the architects of many of Australia's best-known sports stadiums, including Bruce Stadium, Canberra, and the Manuka redevelopment.  Subsequently, John and Brendan met with Cox's staff in Kingston, discussed the strategy and some of the options.  Cox have indicated they can help us with the feasibility study.  The Committee examined some of the sites identified during the discussions with Cox, noting several potential sites along the Monaro Highway - airport flight-path corridor.

6.2 Austrian Club display - defer until it would have greater impact.   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence In: - MNSW Notice of Officials Courses; Westpac bank statements; call from Neil Brett regarding Goulburn Speedway.                                          

7.2 Correspondence out: Letter to Goulburn Speedway Club indicating possible interest in running bikes during their winter break. Letter to Danish Embassy requesting meeting.
8. Treasurer’s report: Term Deposit Account now $10,044.48, $1,219.13 remains in working account after payment to B. Lynch.  Report accepted by Wayne, seconded, John.

9. General Business:

  John and Karan met informally with the Administration and Consular Officer of the Royal Danish Embassy, discussing the possibility of assistance.

  John raised the possibility of fund-raising through the brew-your-own beer facility at "U-Brew-It" in Hume.  J &K will bottle 12 dozen beers with "Canberra Bulls - bringing Speedway back to Canberra" labels, as a trial run.

  Greg suggested the Bulls attend and support the official opening of the Speedway Museum at Bathurst - date to be determined.

  Tralee seating - still investigating.

  Dave told of a chat he'd had with Ivan Mauger, who offered his support for the Bulls.  President to email Ivan to request support in writing.

  John reported that he had made up a complete set (8) of new Bulls race jackets, a set of 8 for any visiting team that didn't have their own, and a set of 18 for individual meetings.

Meeting closed: 8.05pm

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  13 March 2012.


14 December Update:  Minutes of the 13th December Committee Meeting are available.  Strategic Plan and ‘The Case for Speedway in Canberra’ to be submitted later this week. Decisions from ACT Government expected during January 2012.  Wish us luck!!  We wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a 2012 full of happy speedway racing!

 

13 December Update:  Minutes of the 18th November Committee Meeting are available.  Strategic planning process continues, with ‘The Case for Speedway in Canberra’. Final meeting for the year 13th December at Weston.


Meeting Number: 43

Date: 13 December 2011

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: John and Karan Walker, Jason Neiberding, Dave Clifton, Wayne Martin, Greg Gallagher.

3. Apologies: Mick Hayes, Lee Donnelly.

4. New Members/Visitors:  Nil.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Greg. Seconded by Dave.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Discussion of ‘The Case for Speedway in Canberra’, for submission later this week.

6.2 Austrian Club display - defer to January/February meeting.  Hall Markets was a useful promo, but the Serbian Club one had brought more interest. Need laydown solos and modern sidecars for next display.   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence In: - MNSW Notice of Meeting; Nepean Race calendar; Paraquad SA Speedway DVDs order form (www.paraquadsa.asn.au).                                          

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil.
8. Treasurer’s report: $10,000 transferred to interest-bearing account (4.5% pa), $4,000 remains in working account.

9. General Business:

   We expect the Strategic Plan to go to the ACT Motorsports Development Plan in January.  Support from MNSW to be requested.

   Investigate the whereabouts and availability of spectator seating ex-Tralee.

Meeting closed: 9.00

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  10 January 2012.


Meeting Number: 42

Date: 18 November 2011

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.00

2. Members present: Mick Hayes, John and Karan Walker, Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton, Wayne and Heather Martin, Greg Gallagher, Michael Carscadden, and Kenny Carratt.

3. Apologies: Jason Neiberding.

4. New Members/Visitors:  Brendan Lynch.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Greg. Seconded by Kenny.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Brendan Lynch, presented the Working Draft Discussion ‘The Case for Speedway in Canberra’.

6.2 CBSC promotion at Hall Markets.   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Quote from Mordek re. sound proof fencing..                                          

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil.
8. Treasurer’s report: 21 October 2011 $11,253.85

9. General Business:

Investigate Austrian Club regarding possible venue for next CBSC promotion.

Mick and Jason to contact.

Meeting closed: 8.00

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  13 December 2011.


8th November Update:  Committee meeting tonight (8th Nov) at the Weston Club - 7pm. Brendan Lynch will be presenting a draft of our Strategic Plan to Bring Speedway back to Canberra. Hall Markets display went very well - quite a lot of people showed interest, and some new possibilities emerged for track location. We had four Evos, a junior 150cc, a "vintage" sidecar and three F500 speedcars on show.

 

19th October Update:  Minutes of the 11th October Club Meeting are available.  Key issues - Discussions continuing with Brendan Lynch, Consultant, regarding the Strategic Plan;  CBSC promotion at Hall Markets is confirmed for 6 Nov. 2011 - if you have a bike you can add to the display, please contact John on 0417 489 2814.  Several of us attended the Veteran Speedway Riders Association Annual Dinner in Sydney last weekend, giving a progress report on our attempts to bring speedway back to Canberra, and receiving support from 6-times World Champion Ove Fundin and British great Nigel Boocock:

Cynthia Boocock, Ove Fundin, Karan Walker, Nigel Boocock and John Walker.


Meeting Number: 41

Date: 11 October 2011

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

1. Start time: 7.15

2. Members present: Mick Hayes, John and Karan Walker, Greg Gallagher, Kenny Carratt.

3. Apologies: Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton, Jason Neiberding.

4. New Members/Visitors: Nil

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Karan. Seconded by Mick.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Discussions continuing with Brendan Lynch, Consultant, regarding the Strategic Plan.

6.2 CBSC promotion at Hall Markets is confirmed for 6 Nov. 2011.   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: Competition and Recreation Order form MNSW.                                      

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil.
8. Treasurer’s report: Nil

9. General Business:

9.1. CBSC promotion to be held at Hall Markets on 6 Nov. 2011. (8.00 am to 3.00 pm). 
     Set- up required before 8.00 am. Need bikes, tables, chairs, shade, volunteers etc.

Meeting closed: 7.50

 

Next CBSC Meeting :  8 November 2011.


6th October Update:  Neil Street (1931-2011) RIP. All past and present members of the Club will be saddened to hear that "the charming and modest" Neil (Billy) Street has passed away. Sincere condolences to all his family and friends.  Jeff Scott puts it very nicely in his website - http://www.methanolpress.com/2011/10/neil-street-1931-2011-rip/. "Neil inspired and cared for so many speedway riders over the years but, more than that, he made people feel special. Neil also inspired as a man – genuine, compassionate and modestly humble. Most of all, Neil was himself – magnificently human – definitely someone you’d aspire to emulate and always want to listen to. Wikipedia notes that: "In 1974-1975 and his training as a skilled engineer came to prominence. Street had always built his own frames and tuned his engines. Ivan Tighe designed a four valve head for the Jawa engine, with input from Neil Street. The engine was off the drawing board and into manufacture in just four weeks. The engine was taken to Newcastle for a meeting there the night before the Australian championships, but the meeting was rained off, so the engine was yet to complete one lap. Phil Crump used the engine in the Australian Championships at Sydney and, with the increased power, took nearly 3 seconds off the track record held by Jim Airey immediately. This was considered the more remarkable feat considering the fact that the engine was straight from the workshop and used in a top class speedway meeting."

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L-R: Exeter Falcons, Neil Street (left) and Martin Ashby, leading Geoff Mudge (Poole Pirates) in 1968; in Swindon Robins colours in 1966; More recently - still actively working for speedway. He will be very much missed.

25 September Update: We are going through a strategic planning exercise, with a view to building a new stadium for speedway in Canberra. We would be very interested to hear from anyone with knowledge of how best to prevent noise from escaping from the stadium and annoying nearby residents. This may be a key issue determining our success or otherwise.

 

17 September Update:  Minutes of the 13th September Club Meeting are available.  Highlights from the Minutes: - CBSC promotion at Hall Markets is confirmed for 6 Nov. 2011; 300 copies of CBSC “ Bringing Speedway back to Canberra” have been printed, courtesy of MNSW.


Meeting Number: 40

Date: 13 September 2011

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

 

1. Start time: 7.15

2. Members present: Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, John and Karan Walker.

3. Apologies: Lee Donnelly, Dave Clifton, Greg Gallagher.

4. New Members/Visitors: Nil

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Wayne. Seconded by Karan.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Interim Report received by Brendan Lynch.

6.2 CBSC promotion at Hall Markets is confirmed for 6 Nov. 2011.   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: The Weston Club room bookings.                                         

7.2 Correspondence out: Emails to and from Brendan Lynch; Email sent to Rod Florence re Kowen site;  Mark Louis re MNSW shirts and flags.

8. Treasurer’s report: Nil

9. General Business:

9.1 300 copies of CBSC “ Bringing Speedway back to Canberra” have been printed, courtesy of MNSW.

9.2 Lee Donnelly has donated 2 ovens to the MCC.

 Meeting closed: 7.40

 

Next CBSC Meeting AGM:  11 October 2011


10 September Update:  Minutes of the 16th August Club Meeting are available.  Highlights from the Minutes: - meeting with consultant Brendan Lynch, decided to hold a display of bikes, photos etc at the 6th November Markets at Hall Showgrounds. Next meeting 7pm 13 September at the Weston Club.

 

18 August Update:  The first meeting with consultant Brendan Lynch, who we have contracted to help us draw up a Strategic Plan for the Club and for bringing Speedway back to Canberra, was held on 16th August, and we outlined the current state of the club, our ambitions, and the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.  This consultancy is funded by the ACT Government's Community Motorsport Development Programme. We also decided to hold a display of bikes, photos etc at the 6th November Markets at Hall Showgrounds. This will be a good opportunity to recruit new members and get local people revved up about the idea of bringing speedway back to the Canberra region.


Meeting Number: 39

Date: 16 August 2011

 

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

1. Start time: 7.15

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, Kenny Carratt, John and Karan Walker, Jason Neiberding.

3. Apologies: Lee Donnelly

4. New Members/Visitors: Brendan Lynch

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes accepted by Wayne, Seconded by Karan.

6. Business arising:

6.1  Invoice for $12,500 Re: Consultant to develop Business Plan.

6.2 CBSC promotion at Hall Markets has been approved and the proposed date is 2 Nov. 2011   

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in: Nil            

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:

Dave presented Brendan Lynch a cheque being part payment for consultancy.

9. General Business:

9.1 Brendan Lynch, Consultant engaged by the CBSC, was introduced, and he gave an overview of his consultancy work .  Input was provided to him to assist him in getting to know the CBSC business.
Information was provided by members to assist him commence his work..

9.2  Information received is that Moruya and Bega Clubs are interested in running bikes for the 2011/12 season.

Next CBSC Meeting:  13 September 2011.    Meeting closed: 8.30


7 August Update:  The Officials Course, run by Motorcycling NSW on Friday 5th August, was well attended, with seven current Bulls members and a number of other local motorcyclists participating.  It is good to see such enthusiasm  for officiating!  Our next Committee Meeting will be on Tuesday 16th August at the Weston Club, 7pm start.  All members are invited to attend.  The main agenda item will be our first meeting with consultant Brendan Lynch, who we have contracted to help us draw up a Strategic Plan for the Club and for bringing Speedway back to Canberra.  This consultancy is funded by the ACT Government's Community Motorsport Development Programme.


Meeting Number: 38

Date: 5 August 2011

 

Place: Kangaroos Club, Queanbeyan. 

1. Start time: 6:30pm

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Lee Donnelly, Wayne Martin, Mick Hayes, John and Karan Walker, Jason Neiberding, David Preston.

3. Apologies:  

4. New Members/Visitors: 

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  Previous minutes unavailable.

6. Business arising:

The meeting was called to present the Audited Accounts for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11, as required by the ACT Business and Industry Licensing Annual returns. The meeting unanimously passed these accounts as fair and accurate statements of the Club’s financial positions

 

Next CBSC Meeting Tuesday 16th August 2011.    Meeting closed: 6:45pm.


23 July Update:  We held a short AGM on Tuesday 19th July, in which all serving Committee members were returned.  This was followed by a General Meeting, attended by Daniel Gatt and Mark Louis from Motorcycling NSW.  We explained the objectives of the Club, and the difficulties we face, and were pleased to hear of a number of ways inn which MNSW can help. 


Meeting Number: 37 - AGM, followed by General Committee Meeting

Date: 19 July 2011

 

Place: Weston Club, Weston. 

1. Start time: AGM - 7.05pm.

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Lee Donnelly, Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, John & Karan Walker, David Preston.

3. Apologies:  Michael Donnelly, Jason Neiberding,  Kenny Carratt, Elizabeth and Anthony Young, Keith Turner.

4. New Members/Visitors: Visitors from MNSW - Daniel Gatt and Mark Louis.

5. Minutes of previous AGM:  proposed Wayne Martin, seconded Greg Gallagher.

6. Presentation of the Annual Reports (President, Secretary): Proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded David Preston.

7. Presentation of the Annual Financial Statement (Treasurer): proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Wayne Martin.

8. Election of Office Bearers:

8.1 President: John Walker, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

8.2 Vice President: Greg Gallagher, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Mick Hayes. All in favour.

8.3 Secretary: Mick Hayes, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

8.4 Treasurer: Dave Clifton, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

8.5 Public Officer: Jason Neiberding, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

8.6 Committee Members: All those present, including apologies, proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded Greg Gallagher. All in favour.

9. Appointment of Auditor: Mark van Poppel has agreed to audit the Club's finances. Proposed Lee Donnelly, seconded John Walker.

10. Business arising:

10.1 It was noted that neither the 2009-10 or 2010-11 Financial Statements had yet been audited, as the auditor had been in Melbourne, but the auditor was to see the documents the next day. A special General Meeting would be held on Friday 5th August to formally consider these audited financial statements, prior to submission to ACT Business and Industry Licensing.

Next AGM:  17 July 2012.    

Annual General Meeting closed: 7:25pm

 

General Committee Meeting

1. Start time: 7:30pm

2. Members present: Greg Gallagher, Lee Donnelly, Wayne & Heather Martin, Mick Hayes, Dave Clifton, John & Karan Walker, David Preston.

3. Apologies:  Michael Donnelly, Jason Neiberding,  Kenny Carratt, Elizabeth and Anthony Young.

4. New Members/Visitors: Visitors from MNSW - Daniel Gatt and Mark Louis.

5. Minutes of previous meeting:  proposed Wayne Martin, seconded Greg Gallagher.

6. Business arising:

6.1 Officials' Seminar to take place at the Kangaroos Club, Queanbeyan, on 5th August 2011.

6.2  Lee to chase up ACT MCC regarding track proposal.

7. Secretary's Report:

7.1 Correspondence in:

MNSW – New on their website - offering Clubs a free "Sporting Pulse" website of their own.

7.2 Correspondence out: Nil

8. Treasurer’s report:  

Report as per AGM.

9. General Business:

9.1  MNSW representatives Danile Gatt and Mark Louis explained MNSW's role and how MNSW could assist the Club in bringing speedway back to Canberra. General discussion.  Agreed to explore several options to raise the profile of the Club in the ACT.

6.2 A start had been made in setting up a Bulls site on the MNSW system.

Next CBSC Meeting:  16 August 2011.    

Meeting closed: 9:30