UHPC 2017 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Tues 7 NOVEMBER

The UHPC 2017 AGM was held in the Dunsilly Hotel on Tuesday the 7th Nov at 7pm.

A new committee was elected. Many of the previous successful committee were happy to continue and we thank them for their work during the past year. A warm welcome to our new Secretary, hang glider pilot Kirsty Mowat. Committee details are on the website 'Contact us' page.

Full draft minutes are in the Members' Area of the UHPC website (follow 'club documents' link). Here are a few of the headlines:-
 
NEW COMMITTEE BLOOD
Kirsty replaces Jim Rainey as club secretary and Dave Tweedie is now officially our Coaching Officer. No change to the rest.
 
CLUB FEES SLASHED
The club fees have been halved and set to just £12 per year for all (yes, that's not a misprint - twelve pounds only). However, the previous concession of free membership for over 70s is removed.
 
UFO WARNING
We were encouraged to keep an eye out for unusual flying machines making use of our sites. These 'hang gliders', as they are known, are increasing in number, tend to be hard to see, moving fast, and need lots of space to land. Give them a wide berth as they approach and overshoot since their manoeuvrability is very limited close to the ground. If we don't scare them and try to be nice, they might turn out to be friendly.
 
UHPC ENDANGERED
Only a quarter of the members need to attend an AGM to make it valid. After a bit of waiting around the AGM this year was held with 16 members in attendance only just making the quorum of 16. Please make a point of supporting your club next year!

If you want to know what the previous committee has been up to during the year, the minutes of committee meetings are in the members' area of the website under the 'club documents' link.

BHPA COACHING COURSE IN NORTHERN IRELAND 20/21 JANUARY 2018 - details to follow.