Continuation of our Annual General Meeting 2014 and Election of Team Officers for the period 2014 – 2015

This evening, commencing at 20.00hrs, forty one team members, including 37x Full Team Call Out list members and 4x members of our Support Group, jointly attended the continuation of our Annual General Meeting and our Election of Council Officers held at our Ladybridge Hall Base / HQ, following on from the meeting of last week (Please see website ‘News’ report dated Wednesday 19th March 2014). Proceedings were opened by our Chairman Craig Lamb.

Chris Greenhalgh, aged 34 years old, a team member since 13th February 2002, and a serving GMFRS Fire Fighter was appointed to the position of Deputy Team Leader, taking over from the previous post holder Geoff Seddon who had served in this post since 1992.   Chris of Heaton, Bolton, brings to this position his wealth of experience not just in Bolton MRT but also in GMFRS. (Chris has previously most recently served on our Team Council as our Equipment Officer – Vehicles)

39 years old Neil Warburton of Harwood, Bolton, was elected for the first time on to our Team Council, in the post of Training Officer.   Neil first joined the team in February 2007, and is a skier and mountaineer.

Michael O’Brien, aged 29 of Astley, who has been in the team since early 2008, was elected as our Equipment Officer – Ropes and Stretchers, having previously served on the Team Council.

Nigel Booth, was elected for his second year of office, as our Equipment Officer – Medical, whilst Neil Aspinall, of Eccleston was elected as our Equipment Officer – Vehicles, a post he has previously held in the past.

Steve Fletcher, of Lostock, was re elected as our Equipment Officer – IT and Communications, with Paul Copley of Johnson Fold, who joined the team in November 2010, being elected for his first role on the team Council as our Equipment Officer – HQ and Catering.

David Cook, of Dunscar, who also joined the team at the same time as Paul Copley, was elected for his first role within the Team Council as our Equipment Officer – Water.

The positions of Bob Hutchinson as our President and Frank Hulton as our Vice President were also agreed, as was the appointment of our Auditors, Davis and Co., for 2014 and 2015.   The final matter for the evening was the the agreement on our membership donation amount for the forth coming year, which was set at a zero amount.

The meeting was concluded at circa 21.50hrs by our Chairman Craig Lamb, with twelve members then going on to attend our Incident 34.