Established 1976


SHVR AGM

 

20th March 2017

 Dunvant RFC 8 00pm


 

16th March 2015 - Dunvant RFC 8 30pm

Agenda and Nominations

CHAIRMANíS ANNUAL REPORT 2013

At the 2013 AGM the Committee were re-elected en masse together with a new volunteer, Roy Miles who was also elected.

Our regular monthly runs which are so well planned by Christine and Alan Broughton started the year on Sunday 24th March. Again with mostly the regulars attending. Please try to put at least one of these Sunday or Wednesday evening runs in your diary for the coming year as nothing encourages the organisers more than a good number of members turning up. If your classic car is not running then please come in a modern car.

We have Sunday lunch runs from October to March on the 4th Sunday of the month and then Wednesday evening runs from April to September on the week after Club night. Dates are confirmed in our monthly magazine.

Again the first big event of the year was a successful tour on 21st April to celebrate Drive It Day which is a day promoted by the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs to commemorate the repeal of the Red Flag Act. This year the route started at the Tram Museum in Dylan Thomas Square and meandered its way north into the Brecon Beacons. We drove up the Neath Valley and then climbed steeply out of

Pontneddvechan to Ystradfellte before dropping down the steep escarpment towards Sennybridge. The route finished with us driving south down the Swansea Valley to the finish in Alltwen where we enjoyed a fine lunch at The Butchers Arms. We had 12 cars on the run and 22 of us for lunch. Not the best of weather as it turned out and full marks to Graham for not stopping to erect his hood.

At the beginning of May we staged our annual Singleton Show. We re-arranged the park layout this year as we have had comments in the past from some classic car owners that they would like to be separated from both the loud music and the modern cars. I hope that we pleased those people who came. This year we used three entrances into the park which almost eliminated queuing.

We also change the site of our marquee away from the fair and autojumble, into the west of the park where the classic cars were displayed.

Again we were disappointed with the turnout of classic cars. When we were planning the layout of cars in the park we were struggling to fit in all those who had entered. On the day however there were big spaces, particularly in the classic areas. Less than half the 1960s cars that had entered actually turned up. As the weather was absolutely beautiful we can only imagine what the excuses might be!

This yearís Singleton Show was certainly a pleasant change from last year when the weather was poor to say the least.

Following the show, the annual raid on Kinsale took place after a few hiccups with ferry times and routes because of a deep low from the Atlantic which produced a south-westerly gale resulting in several cancelled ferry sailings. For a complete report on the weeks driving, eating and especially drinking see the June and July mags from 2013.

I donít know what went wrong this year but we were blessed with good weather for most of our events including the annual Museum to Mumbles run in June. The only awkward snag being the interminable roadworkís around LC2 and no left turn signs which most people ignored. After the short run in evening sunshine we all enjoyed food and drink at Castellamare.

Our July barbeque changed this year as our usual club chefs were on holiday so the catering was arranged by Dunvant RFC and it turned out to be first class, with the added bonus of chips to go with the burgers and dogs. Salads also available for the stronger minded.

At the end of July many members of the Club who were also joined by a strong contingent from Kinsale again enjoyed our Summer Rally, regrettably we were again unable to attend as the date clashed with an event in Denmark that we particularly wanted to attend.

The weekend rally started with the now annual Friday evening visit to a local car collection before the fairly serious event started on the Saturday morning from Days Motorpark. After coffee and a bacon roll at Days the rally managed all of six miles before stopping for more coffee in Glynneath. Then onto the mountain road to Treherbert. The driving was followed by a different attraction this year with a visit to Coney Beach at Porthcawl where the young and not so young enjoyed the rides.

Sundayís road run started as usual from Audi Swansea and headed west, eventually arriving at the Gwilli railway where a classic train ride was enjoyed along this preserved railway.

The weekend ended on a high note with a splendid buffet enjoyed by all at the Towers Hotel.

On August 17th, which is a date stuck in my memory, we arranged a classic car show in Carmarthen Town Park at the invitation of the Town Council. We specifically invited a selection of classic cars from the area and also arranged a special display of MG cars celebrating 80 years of the marque. People had agreed to bring a comprehensive selection of models from 1933 up to the MG3 that was borrowed from the factory by the Cardiff MG dealers as it was three weeks before its official launch.

This was the event that brought to a halt our run of luck with the weather that had shone on us for almost all our events. By the Thursday before the show on the Saturday the weather men were starting to forecast a deep low and heavy rain. The Saturday morning however dawned dry but a little grey and we all thought that they had got it wrong again. But no such luck. By 10 oíclock the rain was torrential and I think that we can declare the event a complete washout. Perhaps we will try again!  Our August Show Your Car Night was again successful with a good selection of cars and no rain. It was suggested that we should combine the event with the barbeque in July as by the middle of August it is starting to get dark quite early and the time to stand around the cars and chat is limited. We will try to modify the programme in 2014.

This has been a very sad year, at times, as we have lost several long standing club members. Dave and Pam Lloyd who had been members from the early days of the club. Eryl Jenkins who died very suddenly, who had been an enthusiastic member for many years and Frank Marsh who was one of the stalwarts of the autojumble scene. Our sympathies go to all their families and friends.

In November Patrick again arranged a very well supported trip to the Classic Car Show at the NEC. Everyone complained of tired feet and too much to take in during the five hour visit.

For December club night we arranged with Dunvant RFC to lay on a Christmas theme with mince pies and apple pie for those purists who canít stand the former. We even had some members arrive in their festive Christmas jumpers.

On the 2nd January a good group of both classic and modern cars joined us for the Frostbite Run which wasnít really frosty just a bit damp and foggy. A good route around the Gower ending at the Woodman at Blackpill.

On 20th January we again all enjoyed our late Christmas/New Year Party night coupled with a giant raffle. Again the food was first class, some of the evidence being the second and even third helpings. We had an excellent turnout this year with 63 people enjoying the evening including several new faces. Letís hope that the club is again finally growing.

What we need to encourage people to join us is an interesting and varied programme of events throughout the year. So if YOU think that you can arrange an event or would like to try. Please donít be shy. Just start the ball rolling and you never know how momentum will take things forward and before you know it you may be fully involved in running the club. Thatís wishful thinking on my part as I bow out from my role as Chairman for the last five years. I know that some of you think I have taken extreme measures to escape by moving 80 miles away but it honestly was enjoyable, at least most of the time.

With my departure we do need more help to support many of our events. It is really encouraging when we get a get a large turnout of members at our events and will help to grow the club in the future.

I am still a club member and hope to be able to attend many events in the coming year. I wish every success to the committee who will be taking over at the AGM.

John


 


Notice of Extraordinary General Meeting 

To be held at Dunvant Rugby Football Club

On Monday 19th August 2013 at 8.00 pm 

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the future direction of the club and specifically to elect new committee members who are prepared to take over as chairman and other official positions at the 2014 AGM next March. To help with a smooth hand-over of positions to the new officers


 

2013 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 

March, the time when only the brave attend club night. Or at least that is the way it seems sometimes, when facing a sparsely populated room.

Although I have to say this time there were quite a few members in attendance.

 

John Dorney carried out the formal part of the evening, the bit where he relates what the club have done with the last twelve months, passes the meeting over to the Treasurer to tell us how much weíve spent and what is left in the kitty and then takes over once more for the sentencing of the committee and officials for another twelve months.

 

 The only fly in the ointment, was the fact that the previous yearís AGM was held when both the Chairman and the Treasurer were unavailable and the meeting lasted mere minutes. So poor old John had to adlib somewhat to stretch things out and make this meeting worthwhile.

 

Surprise, surprise. The committee got another twelve months added to their sentence, although in a moment of rash spontaneity, Roy Miles put his head in the lionís mouth and duly got bitten. Welcome to the committee Roy.

 

John Dorney was swept to power as Chairman for another year in a unanimous show of hands. Tough luck John!

There was a side comment about his not carrying on next year, but I donít recall a vote being carried out on that bit by any members, so obviously as no one took any notice of his comment, and his future resignation was not accepted.

 

There are a lot of plans on the go for SHVR members to enjoy this year, with road runs, pub runs, shows clubnight activities etc. There is even a possibility of a new show later in the year that has never been run before, so keep an eye on the magazine for info as and when final details are known.

 

Notice of Annual General 2013 Meeting

TO BE HELD AT THE DUNVANT RUGBY CLUB

               MONDAY 18th MARCH 2013 AT 8 30 PM

 AGENDA

  Chairmanís Opening Remarks

 Apologies for Absence

 Chairmanís Report

 Financial Report

 Auditors Report

 Election of Officers and Committee

 Any other business

 Close of meeting

  All nominations to be sent to the Membership Secretary

Keith Turner

115 Newton Road

Newton

SA3 4SW

keithoturner@btinternet.com

Nominations close by the 8th March 2013.

 Name                                                              

Address                                                          

                                                                       

Tel                                                                  

E-Mail                                                  ______


   Monday March 19th 2012

ANNUAL REPORT MARCH 2012

At the 2011 AGM the Committee were re-elected en masse and Rob Richards and Adrian Skyrme were co-opted onto the committee.

 

Our first event of the year was a very successful tour on 17th April to celebrate Drive It Day.  The route was very ably planned by Mike and Sally Jones and we enjoyed afternoon food in the sunshine at the Honey Cafe Bronllys.

 

The 27th April saw the first of the monthly summer pub runs which are so ably organised by Christine and Alan Broughton.  12 cars were on this first evening run but we averaged 15 later in the season.

 

At the beginning of May we staged the annual Singleton Show and this year we purchased a new marquee for the event which will last us for many years.  We also sent out special invitations to a selection of Ford owners to help celebrate a 100 years of Ford in the UK.  We also had a display of Ford RS cars from Mark Bailey at Trade Centre Wales.  CEM Day also provided a Ford display marquee and a selection of new models.

 

The following week 8 cars took part in the annual Irish Raid to Kinsale which was well reported at the time in our magazine.

 

After two hectic weeks at the beginning of May we enjoyed a quiet club night before a very enjoyable May pub run up the Swansea Valley ending with supper at the New Tredegar Arms, Cwmtwrch.

 

On the first Saturday in June several cars met at the Cothi Bridge Hotel for brunch.  This is a regular event on the 1st Saturday of every month during the summer.

 

After good weather in March, April and May the heavens opened for our June club night run to Mumbles and there were very few brave souls who fortunately were able to shelter in the Tram Museum.

 

Our July barbeque was lucky with the weather as we only had light drizzle.  Thanks again to our now experienced chefs Adrian and Rob for the cooking and the ladies who provided the supporting salads.

 

In July we were very lucky with the weather for our summer rally and following our Friday night get together we all enjoyed a scenic run to Rhossilli where some enjoyed lunch at the Worms Head Hotel while others picnicked in the sunshine.

 

On Sunday several cars in the tour were wrong footed by Neath Port Talbot Council closing a road on the route but eventually we all made it to the Visitor Centre at Brecon Beacons National Park for lunch.

 

Sunday evening saw our end of rally presentations which are light hearted in the extreme and a series of activities to help get everyone involved.

 

Our August  Show Your Car Night was a meteorological disaster but full marks to the brave souls who brought their classic cars out in the pouring rain.

 

Again in August seven club cars met at Cothi Bridge and afterwards went to the Transport Museum in Gorseinon thanks to Mike Palmer.

 

We ended the month with another evening pub run to Llandarrog.

 

The September club night again suffered an attack from the gremlins and the planned film show didnít work.  The following week was the last pub run of the summer.

 

In October we tried to stage an Autojumble in the Old Bus Garage but we had a very poor response and had to cancel.  In 2010 the October jumble had been very successful so we donít know why the enthusiasm of the jumblers has disappeared.

 

October saw the first of the winter Sunday Lunch Pub Runs with the weather smiling on the entrants.

 

In November Patrick arranged a very well supported trip to the Classic Car Show at the NEC

For December club night we laid on a Christmas theme with roast chestnuts, mince pies and mulled wine.

 

After New Year 25 cars joined us for the Frostbite Run and in spite of a challenging route card everyone eventually made it to the Chip Shop in Mumbles.

 

The following week 16 of us got together to send out all the Singleton and Autojumble entry forms.  750 envelopes stuffed, labelled and stamped in 45 minutes.

 

On 16th January we again all enjoyed our Christmas Party night coupled with a giant raffle.  On the 22nd eight cars enjoyed a run through the narrow lanes north of Llanelli to a pub for lunch.

 

February 19th we held our traditional Autojumble in the bus garage. Unlike the previous attempt in October last year, the February event was more of a success. We sold 29 pitches, although not all the stall holders turned up on the day for some reason. We had 200 paying visitors through the doors, so those vendors that were there had a reasonable day sales wise. At least from a club point of view, we covered our costs and made some money for the club.

 

Supporting the Club in the background to all the above events is our excellent website and if you have never looked at it can I recommend you to www.swanseahistoricvehicleregister.co.uk

 

Many thanks to Marryl Bradley for keeping this up to date in such an able fashion.

 

John Dorney

 

 

 

 

AGENDA 

 Chairmanís Opening Remarks

 Apologies for Absence

 Chairmanís Report

 Financial Report

 Auditors Report

 Election of Officers and Committee

 Any other business

 Close of meeting 

All nominations to be sent to the Membership Secretary

Keith Turner

115 Newton Road

Newton, Swansea

SA3 4SW

Nominations close by the 11th March 2012.

Name                                                              

Address                                                                                                                                  

Tel                                                                   E-Mail                                                  ______

 Contact Keith Turner 01792 363830 keithoturner@btinternet.com 

 

 


 

Monday 18th April 2011

at 8.30. pm at Dunvant Rugby Club

 AGENDA 

 Chairmanís Opening Remarks

 Apologies for Absence

 Chairmanís Report

 Financial Report

 Auditors Report

 Election of Officers and Committee

 Any other business

 Close of meeting 

All nominations to be sent to the Membership Secretary

Keith Turner

115 Newton Road

Newton, Swansea

SA3 4SW

Nominations close by the 7th March 2011.

Name                                                              

Address                                                                                                                                  

Tel                                                                   E-Mail                                                  ______

 Contact Keith Turner 01792 363830 keithoturner@btinternet.com 


 

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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2010

 

The March meeting as always, included the clubís Annual General Meeting. This year though, was a little different following on from the Extraordinary General Meetings in the last quarter of 2009.

A reasonable number of members attended the evening, considering that AGMís are not a popular part of club life for a lot of people.

 

The existing committee, consisting of John Dorney and Keith Turner, had kept the club ticking over following the resignations last year, working hard to keep the club on an even keel until elections could be held.

 

John Dorney informed the members that the clubís accounts could not be confirmed at the meeting due to difficulties with the records and the fact that the books etc were with a qualified accountant for proper audit and report. The accounts would be presented at the next club night. The members present agreed this course of action.

 

Unusually for an AGM, there had been some nominations for election to the committee prior to the AGM. It was agreed to accept all the members who had volunteered, to form a committee.

 

After members agreement the following members will serve on the club committee:

Adrian Di Francesco, Roger Gale, Leighton Jenkins, Patrick Pattison, Jeff Robbins, Mike Jones and Graham Bentman.

 

The election of a Chairman and Vice-Chairman followed. Amazing how quiet a room full of people can be when any movement or the wrong word can be construed as volunteering!

John Dorney is now officially our new Chairman, with Keith Turner as Vice-Chairman. The meeting closed in time for a last drink, but sadly the planned talk by Roger Gale had to be postponed. We will have that to look forward to at a future club night.

 

 

 


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