Club MembersThe club currently has over 50 registered members, and as with all clubs, some are active, and some are seen less often. The nature of the Abbot is that our members are spread over a wide area, so you're welcome whereever you come from.
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ChairmanThe post of chairman is filled with a new victim at the AGM in October. It is becoming a tradition of the club that the chairman is chosen from those who cannot make the AGM, and are therefore voted for in their absence. This year we broke from that tradition when, of the four persons proposed, three were at the meeting. One of those three, Brian Bignell, was duly elected. The chairman's responsibilities are onerous: Supplying a picture for the website.
Social SecretarySandy has been our SocialSec for a number of years now and now has the knack of organising very enjoyable trips and events.
One of the most important social events in the Abbot calendar is the AGM, in which the aim is to get as many Abbot members as possible in the same building as a plentful supply of alcohol and good food and allow them to get on with it. Somewhere during the evening the formal business of press-ganging a new chairman takes place (and other posts in the unlikely event of the incumbant being challenged). The other main event is the Easter trip, which, as we are all not getting any younger, is now a camping barn or youth (?) hostel instead of tents.
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This is almost a permanent post as Tubbs has been doing it for as long as anyone can remember. Apparently he has been enrolment secretary since before his Triumph was on the road, and we are talking a long time here!
The enrolment secretary also doubles as club record keeper, club historian, and club archivist. If you want to know some trivia, such as the year that Willy got barred from the Modern Bar, who else was there, and the bikes they were riding, just ask Tubbs.
There is also the task of gathering annual subs, although it seems that everyone always owes subs to Tubbs (hey, notice the little rhyme there), so I'm sure everyone pays too many times. Got a new bike there Tubbs, how did you afford..., oh, never mind.
TreasurerThe current holder of the club purse is Maura.
A highlight of the club year is the annual opening of the club chequebook at the AGM, where members might get the chance to glance at the vast fortunes held within, or they would if it was not all spent.
WebmasterNow we are in the 21st century a motorcycle club needs a presence on the internet as well as out there on the highway, and that is the job of the Webmaster.
The Webmaster is not only in charge of this website, but also all electronic communication within the club making sure that members are provided with a club email addresses if they want one and ensuring that the club mailing list system is working. With members distributed across the country (and further afield), email is the only cost-effective way of regularly keeping in touch and arranging meet ups.
Of course, it helps to know a little bit about computers, especially how to beat them into submission when they won't do what you want them to do. Working in the hi-tech industry is an advantage.
Patience is If I have to explain one more time about <insert subject here> I shall take that keyboard and stuff it... a virtue!
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