Minutes of 9.6.2011 Meeting
Minutes of meeting held on 9th June 2011
Chairman: David congratulated those who had completed the Housman 100 and commiserated with those who had not. There was general discussion about the organisation of the 100, in particular the shortage of food at the first two checkpoints. For those who were helping on the event it was a shock to find they were not expected to have a meal after completing their duties. Secretary had written to Gail Elrick, the 100 co-ordinator on National Committee commenting on the different paperwork used, which was not as good as previously used, in that you could not instantly see how many walkers had gone through.
David said the Crosses walk may be re-introduced.
Secretary: Roy Ramsay, a former member of the group who has now moved to Devon has a heart problem which was only discovered just before the 100. We had all been looking forward to seeing him on the Housman 100, but he had to pull out. A card was circulated for members to sign and it would be forwarded to Roy.
Treasurer: Bank balance was healthy and he had cheques to bank regarding entries for the Hanging Stone.
Webmaster: Paul reported that he had some minutes and photos to add to the website.
Walk Secretary: It should be Vince’s walk on Saturday but as he is injured, Steve Hudson will be leading. It is from Swainby.
A suggestion was made to do the Six Dales Walk in October over two days. This is 38 miles, starts at Otley and finishes at Middleham, and Pateley Bridge would be the mid-way point where we could stay on the Saturday night. Dave to look into getting a driver for a mini-bus.
Quartermaster: As previously arranged, we discussed the possibility of getting rid of the lock-up. Now we only have the one event, it was considered that much of the equipment was not now needed. Albert had produced a list of equipment we have, and had highlighted the things we would need to run the Hanging Stone. We had volunteers to keep limited equipment at their homes. Rent had been paid for the lock-up until April 2012 so we had time to sort out the equipment.
Edith proposed we get rid of the lock-up, seconded by Albert and this was agreed.
It was agreed that at the next meeting members could nominate any items they would like, after that remaining items would be offered to neighbouring groups and the remaining items disposed of.
Thanks to Albert and Eva for their work on this.
Hanging Stone: Eva reported we had 20 entries. The Marshals’ walk is on 10th July starting at 9am from Guisborough Car Park. Tallies are being arranged, badges are not needed. Thanks to Ken Wilson had sent details to all the running clubs in the area. Manning was covered.
AOB: Eva had been asked by Hazel Bound if our group would like to help on the 2013 100, and which checkpoint would we prefer. We would not have a checkpoint on next year’s 100 in the London area, but members could volunteer to help and maybe join other clubs as we had joined with Cumbria this year.
Edith had contacted the Fire Service at Hartlepool with regard to a safety talk but they could not do this in the evening. However we were given a number in Thornaby to ring as they may help.
We need to think about the 40th Anniversary walk in September 2012. Lyke Wake walk had been suggested but there are alternatives, Shepherd’s Round, Seahorse Saunter of a similar length.
Meeting closed at 9.10pm.