North West

NOTICE OF THE NORTH WEST REGION ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2021

Notice is hereby given of the Annual General Meeting of the North West Region of the British Motorsport Marshals’ Club Ltd to be held on Thursday, 18th November, 2021 at 19:30, using the Zoom platform.

Anyone wishing to attend is requested to send their e-mail address to the Regional Secretary, Paul Newns, at nw.secretary@marshals.co.uk no later than seven days before the meeting. The link to the meeting and a copy of the Minutes of the 2020 AGM will then be sent to you.

Agenda

  1. Apologies for Absence
  2. Minutes of the 2020 AGM
  3. Chairman’s report
  4. Secretary’s report
  5. Election of Committee Members

In accordance with Club Rules K.3.3 and K.3.4, the following Committee members stand down by rotation and offer themselves for re-election:

Mike Broadbent – Regional Chair

Paul Newns – Regional Secretary

John Edwards – Regional Membership Officer

Jan Williams – Volunteering Co-Ordinator

Eric Ridler – Newsletter Editor

The following Committee members have advised that they will stand down and not seek re-election:

Dave Smithson – Regional Regalia Officer

Sam Collinson – Regional Social Media Officer

In accordance with Rule K.3.5, anyone interested in joining the Committee is invited to send their details to the Regional Secretary no later than seven days before the date of the meeting. The application must be proposed and seconded by two fully paid up members of the British Motorsport Marshals Club from the North West region.

Bill Gray, having been co-opted as Vice Chair during 2021, stands for ratification to the role.

  • Members’ propositions

Members’ Propositions

The Regional Committee is required to consider any resolutions proposed and seconded by fully paid up members and lodged in writing with the Regional Secretary, Paul Newns, not later than fourteen days prior to the date of the Regional AGM. The Secretary’s e-mail address is nw.secretary@marshals.co.uk His postal address is 9 CefnBlodwel, Nantmawr, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY10 9EH.

Signed: Paul Newns

North Region Secretary

Issued 30th September, 2020

MARSHAL AWARDS NOMINATION

Many of you will be aware that each year, the NW Committee makes annual awards to fellow marshals.  The categories are:

  • Cadet of the Year
  • Newcomer of the Year
  • Flag Marshal of the Year (a new addition in 2019)
  • Outstanding Service
  • Extraordinary Action

The Committee has discussed the method of nominating and decided to break with the existing format and ask all fellow marshals to be part of the process. The Committee cannot always see outstanding acts of marshalling when on the bank. So we would like you to become our eyes and ears and help us decide.

Each post chief folder will include a nomination form & this will also be online as well.

If you see someone in action who would merit a nomination, please complete the form in confidence so that we can discuss. This could include a newcomer getting involved in an incident, a cadet in assembly, excellent flagging, good leadership, start line/pitlane or an experienced marshal reacting to an incident. There is no limit to what you can nominate for.

The form is not exclusive for Post Chiefs or I/O’s. It’s your opportunity to be part of the award process.

We look forward to seeing the nominations roll in during the season

Thank you

Mike Broadbent – NW region Chair

Nomination Form – Word

Nomination Form – Pdf

Members Registration

This is a general notice to all BMMC members whose email address is logged on the Club’s database.

The Club is updating technology to enhance membership benefits and communications.

All BMMC members need to register, including North West region members. Please follow these simple steps to register…

1) Visit www.marshals.co.uk and click on Volunteering Website.

2) A screen will appear. Click on “First Time User Account Set-up

You will receive an immediate response requesting your email address.
Please enter the normal address that you have registered on the old database. If in doubt enter your BMMC number.

3) You will then receive an email inviting you to create a new password.
Follow the instructions and set your preferred password and make a note of it in case of a system (or memory) problem.

4) This site will always be available at www.marshals.co.uk click Volunteering Website and login using

Username: Your BMMC Membership number eg:- NW9999  (no spaces)
Password: your chosen password

You can modify your password at any time via the “Your Account” link at the top of the page.

If you have any difficulties please contact Sean Clarke nat.ito@marshals.co.uk

5) Now please update/amend your personal details. Click on the icon (looks like a Cluedo character)

It is particularly important that you keep your email address up to date as this will be our primary method of communicating with members.

 

Flag Assessments

Planning Your Flag Experience and Assessment Sessions

The baton is being handed on this season.  You have previously contacted me to request Flag Experience or Assessment days.

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Insufficient Postage

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