AGM October 2014

Good Morning All,

I would like to start by thanking the outgoing members of the committee from the last year who decided not to continue in the roles, Philip Hatzis & Kate Bradley (Polly) - Social, Kurt Winship - membership, Mark Utting - Chairman, Neil Mowforth - Website. I am sure that you would all join me in offering sincere thanks for volunteering their time and congratulations on a job well done. Thankyou.

The new committee structure is as follows:

Chair - George Towersey

Membership - Laura Male

Finance - Elly Crockford

Coaching - Andy Male

Welfare - Christian Orr

Web - Phil Kelly

Social - Chris Rogers and Elly Thomson & Ryan Morris who will also be taking an active role in being the contact for AVTC for the Abingdon Cycling festival

I would like to welcome the new committee members and I am sure you will all offer your support for them in the new volunteer roles to help run the club. More information is available here. If you have any questions or comments dont hesitate to contact the relevant committee member.

Some main points of the AGM are as follows:


Requirement for developing level 1 and level 2 coaches each year (2 per year) to bolster the coaching team and to replace natural drop off. If you feel you would like to join the coaching team now or in the future and would like the opportunity to develop your coaching skills, grab one of the current coaching team and discuss the options with them.

We have applied for some funding for Coaching Resource from Sport England to help cover the cost of this and if successful this should also allow the club to to purchase some of out own swim specific training aids


There is a new form available on the website, this can be filled electronically with drop down boxes and returned to Laura. The payment can be made by BACS or Cash only No cheques accepted.

A new form needs to be completed for all New members PLUS ALL current members at renewal, ANNUALLY to ensure that all declarations are up to date. You will be contacted about this when required to do so.


Swimming costs will be increased to £3 per session from 01st November 2014 to help cover the cost of Lane hire

Membership cost will increase to £60 PA from 01st January 2015

Cheques will no longer be accepted for payment BACS (preferred) or cash will be the only accepted payment for membership and Kit. Swimming will still be cash only payable to the coaching team poolside.

These costs have been static since we became AVTC 7 years ago. To enable the club to continue offering such a varied, exciting and relevant sessions we need to raise these costs to cover things like room hire, teacher hire and to purchase equipment etc.


To comply with requirements, Risk Assessments will be updated every 6 months and as new venues are used.

Abingdon Cycle Festival:

Ryan is going be the club contact for the Abingdon cycle festival, this local event is great way for us to showcase our club. We will be in discussion with the organisers about what we can offer. Ryan will also need another member of the club on this team with him so if you think you have some great ideas and basic organisational skills, contact myself or Ryan and join in the fun.

AVT Comittee

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