Our Annual General meeting was held on March 7th2017 at the Ship Inn as usual. Attendance was excellent and after proceedings finished, the staff provided us with a fantastic buffet for which we offer our sincerest thanks.The very sad loss of our Secretary and treasurer Ken Staniforth has left us with a number of issues to resolve.Ken had been a member for a considerable time and been instrumental in the running of the society. Much of his work was carried on behind the scenes for which we are most grateful. We offer our sincerest commiserations to his wife Marjory and family for their loss. We would also like to thank Marjory for allowing us access to his computer to recover as much society data as possible. His workload has now been distributed to other members but more of that later.Dennis Meares also informed us of his decision to stand down as Chairman but was happy to take over Kens job as Secretary for the next year. Dennis has been a stalwart of the society almost from the beginning being extremely active in every area and has been instrumental in driveing the society forwards to where it is today. We all gave him a big vote of thanks. As to the meeting it was in two parts. The first to deal with all aspects of the LTD company and the second to elect committee members, approve accounts and discuss any other business. The following is a brief synopsis of changes made ;-
LTD Company officers ;-Company Secretary ;- Dr Bev Paul.Director ;- Dennis Meares.Director ;- Jeff Symms.Director ;- Aurthur HagueCommittee members ;-Geoff Symms ( Chairman )Dennis Meares ( Secretary )Arthur Hague ( Treasurer )Brian WhitakerTony AgarMike ThomasIan ListerNew Co-opted Committee Memebers ;-Wesley WharmsbyVernon Hazzlewood ( Web and IT )A program of works have been decided upon to improve various facilities;-a) The raised level track to have its corners radiused and the track re adjusted.b) The traverser for transfering Locos from the steaming bays to the tracks to be modified to make it easier to use.c) An electric hydraulic power pack is being fitted to the turntable lift mechanism again for ease of use.d) Ground level track steaming bays being created.
How to find us:We can be found down a track off the end of Park Grove, Rawmarsh, S62 7JS