Annual General Meeting - 25 February 2015
The Club's Annual General Meeting was held on the 25 February 2015 and signals the start of yet another new Club year, with all the hope and aspiration that we, as members of WDMC, all wish for.
The Chairman's report summarised the last year very well, focusing on the positives for the Club and encouraging all of our members to both maintain our good name and help whenever possible with organising events
Gary Laverick presented the Secretary's report summarising all that had been achieved this past year and thanking the membership for bearing with him as he got to grips with his new position. It is fair to say that Gary has grown into his role and is performing his duties extremely well, and is all we could have asked for in a Club secretary.
Peter Metcalfe presented the Treasurer's report to the members, and was thanked for his diligent efforts to ensure the Club was both legal and financially sound. As usual, his financial figures were detailed, efficient and accurate and gave a truly honest picture of the Club's financial strength.
Phil Kenny's Competition Secretary's report was, although brief, a great indication of just how successful WDMC have been in 2014, despite all the trials and tribulations that have befallen us in the past 12 months or so. It is very fair to say that WDMC members represent the Club in the very best possible light when competing on events, and that is to be applauded.
Club Chairman Ollie Currie was re-elected, as were all the existing Officers of the Club. There were no changes to any of the Directors or Life members, however it was voted to award Honorary membership to both Trevor Gamble and Tony Thompson for their support to the Club during the past year. Without such people, WDMC would find it increasingly difficult to hold the events we do especially at the high standards we seek to achieve.
On the Committee there were a few small changes; sadly, we said goodbye to Colin Salkeld, who has been an absolute stalwart of the Committee for many years and his invaluable help and advice have been of immeasurable assistance to us for a very long time. The Club would like to thank Colin for all he has done during his time as a committee member, and reinforce just how valuable his advice has been to the Club.
We would also like to welcome some new Committee members this year: Paul Fawcett - a long time member of WDMC and someone who has come back to the fold after a few years away; Steve Averre - Paul's friend and although a relatively recent recruit has become a welcome member of WDMC and enjoys taking part in our activities; also Connor Hook - one of the youngest members of the Club yet one who is extremely enthusiastic about the Club and somebody who will hopefully bring a breath of fresh air into our Committee meetings.
There were also a number of minor amendments to the Club Rules for 2015; all of these were accepted in principle and will be incorporated into the Club's rule structure for 2015.
Tranwell PCA - February 2015
The Tranwell event planned for February has been postponed until a later date. Keep an eye on the website for further details in due course.
Click here to view the 'Tranwell PCA' page
WDMC to Support Junior Stage Rally Competitors
WDMC will support the clubs junior stage rally competitors with a £100 bonus being paid to the highest placed junior driver and co-driver in the overall classification of the Stage Rally Championship at the end of 2015. The winners will then be able to use the bonus to offset entry fees on WDMC organised or co-promoted events in 2016. For example the bonus could be put towards the cost of an entry on the Cheviot or Border Counties Rallies or used to enter a number of 12 Car Rallies.
Full details of the scheme are contained within the regulations for the 2015 Club Stage Rally Championship. A Junior is defined as a club member aged 29 or younger on the 1st January 2015 and regulations require an eligible member to notify the championship co-ordinator before starting their first event and also to marshal on at least one MSA sanctioned event during 2015.
Interested in Cars?
Nothing to do on a Wednesday night?
Why not come along to one of our Motor Club nights and brighten up the middle of your week?
Click here to view the 'Whats On' page
Click here to view the 'Results' page
Click here to view the 'Where we meet Location' page
Looking for something?
Click here to view the 'Archived Stuff' page
Events Whickham & District Motor Club are involved in organising.
Border Counties Rally
Co-promotion between Whickham & District Motor Club and Hawick and Borders Car Club.
Cheviot Keith Knox Stages
Tarmac event run over the Otterburn ranges, in co-promotion with Hadrian Motor Club.
Classic and Targa rally held around the beautiful Northumberland countryside.
A production car auto test ran twice a year in Tranwell Woods, near Morpeth.
Would you like to start in Motorsport?
If you would like to get started in Motorsport, then you are quite lucky as the RACMSA has a specific website just for you. Full of helpful hints and tips and advice to help get you started, its a valuable resource and learning tool to help anyone who fancies getting a bit more involved. Who knows - you just might be the next Motorsport Superstar!
Click here to check out the MSA Getting Started website
The Club meets every Wednesday night at Kibblesworth Workmen's Club - new members are always welcome.