The East Antrim Old Vehicle Club (EAOVC) held the Annual General Meeting on 7th November 2017.
There is a change at the top table, as Norman Neill has finished his two years (and a bit more) as Chairman. He has now taken over the Presidents post from Derek Clark. Lawrence Stanford has now been appointed as Chairman for the next two years with William Peoples being elected as his Vice-Chairman. The Tresures post remains the same with Martin Waterworth keeping up the good work.
The Committe has seen a few changes with Collie Bowers, Brian Hamilton and Alistair Kirkland standing down. With this leaves the committee back down to a more appropriate five members. They are Mike Carroll, David Lauro, Andy Leckey, Carol Neill and Norman Neill.
Now this leaves the final post of Secretary. This has been held by Gavin Millar for the past few years, but unfortunately Gavin has decided to call it a day. As there where no nomiations for the post it the club now remains without a Secretary. This work willl be carried out jointly by club Officers and Committee Members.
If any member is interested in taking on the role as Club Secretary please contact the Chairman.
I am sure you would like to thank all members stepping down from Club positions for their work in the past year. members stepping into their shoes will have a hard act to follow.
The 2017 Portrush Cavalcade rasied £3,500 for the Whitehead based charity Hope House Ireland. The Charity provides an apartment in Whitehead for people going through cancer treetment as a welcome break to rest and recuperate free of any charge. The apartment is only a 5 minute walk form the railway station that provides a train that leaves guests at the door of Belfast City Hospital.
The 2018 Portrush Cavalcade will be supporting N.I. Children to Lapland and Days to remember Trust. This was choosen by vote from the members attending the meeting.
NI Children to Lapland and Days to Remember Trust
Web : www.niclt.org/
It takes in the region of £180,000 to fund these trips. The charity charters their own plane, has to obtain the medical and travel insurance, along with the necessary doctors, nurses and carers to make all this happen.
Three years ago the charity introduced Days to Remember to our Trust Deeds which allows us to take children whose medical condition s are not suitable for the cold weather in Lapland to Euro Disney in the summer.
With many families struggling financially, this is an opportunity these families would not otherwise be able to afford.