Annual General Meeting

Tongiht, 43 Team members, including Full Team members, Trainees & Probationers and members of our Support Group attended our AGM this evening and our election of council officers. Proceedings were opened by our Chairman Ken Oakes, who presented his report.

This was followed by our Team Leader, Garry Rhodes’ annual report which reflected on the trials and tribulations of the previous 12 months and all the successes in the Team that have characterised the previous year.

The final report presented was made by our Treasurer Dave Sawyer, who happily reported on the continuing healthy state of our finances, which go from strength to strength.

Our election of Officers followed which saw Ken Oakes re-elected for his second term of office as Chairman.

Our Team Leader, Garry Rhodes aged 49, was re-elected to the Team Leader post for the 19th consecutive year, with a similar re-election of Geoff Seddon aged 21+, Garry’s deputy since 1992 (and a previous Team Leader.)

Two Officers were newly elected to the Council, Team member of 7.5 years experience Andy Ryding, aged 42, a countryside contractor & ex Countryside Ranger elected to the post of Training Officer. Mark Scott was elected as our Equipment Officer (Medical) (Mark being no stranger to the Team Council, having served for three years as Treasurer).

All the Officer posts elected this year can be viewed under the Membership area of the website.

Particular thanks were noted to our auditors Howard, Matthews, Lloyd of Bolton who, as ever, gave us tremendous support in auditing our Team accounts.