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The 34th Annual General Meeting of the City of Birmingham Group of the Ramblers was held at the Hagley Road Retirement Village on Friday 14thNovember 2014.
After reviewing the minutes from last year's AGM, our Chairman Steve Brittain gave us his Review of the Year, followed by the Treasurer's Report from Tony Millner, and the Footpath Secretary's Report from Bob Hunt. The accounts had been signed off by Bob Pedlingham, who has kindly agreed once again to act as our external examiner.
There then followed the nomination and appointment of officers and election of other committee members for the forthcoming year. With the exception of our Social Secretary, Derek Garfield, who was not seeking nomination this year, the existing officers and committee were re-elected unopposed.
Derek Garfield had informed us that he was not seeking nomination for the Group Committee this year and was presented with a crystal tankard by the committee in appreciation of his marvellous work for us.
Tony Millner announced the award for the member with the most coach attendances. This was shared between Paul Danvers and Roger and Janet Gibbs who each receive a coach pass for one free trip.
Steve Brittain and Andy Bates were jointly awarded Most Prolific Leader by Libby Hunt. Runners up were Sandra Sutton and Roger Dean. Steve and Andy were awarded a coach pass for one free trip each on the Sunday coach and a certificate.
The award for Rambler of the Year went to Bernard James. The award is an engraved cup which Steve took to present to Bernard at a future walk.
Congratulations and thanks to all of our award winners.
Upon completion of the formal proceedings, our guest speaker, Naseem Akhtar, Vice-Chair of the Ramblers Board of Trustees, gave us an interesting slideshow and talk illustrating the history and work of the Ramblers nationally, as well as her own work with the Birmingham-based Saheli Womens' Group.
The evening was concluded with a free hot buffet.
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