The AGM did indeed take place, although we had to relocate from the Bull & Castle to the Lord Edward in order to be able to hear each other talk. Anyone who made the mistake of showing up was co-opted onto the committee. Marc Farrelly stood down as Secretary to be replaced by Eoghan Barry, with Noel McNamara filling the resulting vacancy at Treasurer. Paul O’Donoghue was re-elected President nem con, which he accepted gracefully while muttering something about three year term limits. A sub-committee was formed with a view to organizing a 1000/1200km in Ireland for 2014 and PR duties for the club were undertaken by Marc and Reuben O’Brien. Eddie Dunne was voted honorary membership in recognition of his services to audax in Ireland over the years. Doubtless discussion would have carried on for several more hours but we were expected over at Nealon’s and called the meeting to a close.
Full minutes of the meeting will be available on request from the Secretary within the next couple of weeks.
The club AGM will take place on October 22nd, to be followed by the annual award ceremony/session which this year will also see a reunion of Ireland’s PBP anciens.
6:30pm Annual General Meeting, Bull & Castle (upstairs)
8:00pm Award Ceremony, PBP Reunion etc – Nealon’s, Capel Street (also upstairs)
The AGM is open to all club members – if you’re interested in discussing the direction of the club, or you’re willing to serve on the committee, please come along. If you have any motions for discussion, please submit them to the club secretary (i.e. Marc) for inclusion in the agenda. If you’re interested in being on the committee or running for office, but can’t make the AGM, again email Marc.
The social is open to all comers – feel free to bring significant others (assuming audax hasn’t ended your relationship for good) and friends. If you’re owed an SR medal or a Flèche certificate, these will be handed out on the evening so show up for that, at least. Drop Paul a line to let him know you’re planning to make it – I think he’s a little apprehensive that we won’t fill the room at Nealon’s.
…for the last dance. Entries are now open for the Dying Light, the traditional (if doing something for the second time is enough to establish a tradition) season ender. A relaxing spin through the flattest parts of north county Dublin, Meath and Cavan, or a sub-eight hour rampage to be first back for the hot port and mince pies, this is one to enjoy rather than endure. More details on the web page – entries close Friday, October 21st.