UHPC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - SUNDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2014

A successful - and shorter than usual - annual general meeting was held at the Dunsilly Hotel, Antrim on Sunday 30th November 2014. It was good to see some new faces as well as the old stalwarts who still have the interests of the club at heart.

The Club Officers had produced individual reports of their year in office. Copies were circulated to all present and the huge amount of work done by these volunteers in their own time on behalf of all pilots was noted. Officers covered the main points of their reports and answered questions from those present. Some suggestions for the future were put forward for consideration by the new committee. Thanks were expressed to the outgoing committee members for the work they had done to look after members' interests during the year.

There was lively and good-humoured discussion about a number of items of club business and detailed explanation of windfarm issues affecting various sites.

A new committee was elected to take forward UHPC business for the coming year. To ensure some continuity, a number of officers were content to stand for re-election. Danny Young conducted the election of the new committee who were elected unanimously as follows:

Chairman: Ian Cross

Secretary: Ian Fraser

Treasurer: Jim Rainey

Sites Officer: Willie Kane*

Paragliding Safety Officer: Steve Hill

Hang Gliding Safety Officer: Colin Lown

Air Liaison Officer: Mark Piggott

Accounts Auditor: Maurice McBride

Chief Coach: To be appointed by the Committee from club coaches.

Maurice McBride kindly agreed to continue to produce the UHPC Newsletter and asked for contributions, particularly from newcomers.

The club is in a reasonable financial position for the moment and subscriptions remain as before.

*Subsequently, Alastair McMaster was appointed to the post of Sites Officer when Willie Kane withdrew.

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