Attendance:   Dave Brown

                        Alan Buck

                        Richard Crisp

                        John Edwards

                        Neil Lattimer

                        Ian Narracott

                        Paddy Rowley

                        Keith Zetter


1.0              Chairman’s Annual Review

 Paddy gave an excellent presentation of the FMCC’s activities over 2007.  This was in the form of a pictorial presentation prepared on his laptop.  Photographs of the Hebden Bridge hill walking, the  Boulogne sand yachting/cycling, the Polzeath surfing/walking, the Norfolk Broads sailing and the Wycombe golfing brought back memories of a good year.  Thanks were expressed to the organisers of the various events.  

It was agreed that 2007 events had maintained the usual high standards expected of the Club    

2.0       Treasurer’s Financial Review  

Alan provided the Club accounts for 2007.  This showed for the first time a negative cash flow for the year.  Subscriptions, various kitty residues and interest on capital provided the only income totalling £403.82.  The outgoings (£455.20) comprised the activity subsidy of £400 ,sand yachting deposit and transfer fee of  £55.20.  Our 2006 balance of £70.62 has reduced to £32.71.  Despite this downturn in fortunes it was a greed that the treasurer had once more a very good job in the face of the general downturn in the financial markets.  

3.0       Election of new Executive

            Election of the executive was carried out in time-honoured fashion using the ball bearing ballot box.  The following results were returned:  

·         Chairman        -           Paddy Rowley

·         Secretary        -           Ian Narracott

·         Treasurer        -           Alan Buck  

4.0       Subscription  

In view the depletion of the coffers this year a decision was made to increase the annual subscription amount. After discussion it was decided that the subs for 2008 would be £75.00  

5.0              NYE Party 2007  

The Italian meal / games evening was very enjoyable.  The total cost for the evening was £80.40 making it £13.40 per couple a reduction on the previous years outlay that totalled £19.11 per head.  A bargain for such a wonderful repast and excellent entertainment.  

6.0              2008 Activities  

A number of activities were proposed for 2008.  The following votes were recorded:


Caving                                                                          2

Thames canoeing                                                       5

Walking Peak district                                                  7

Amsterdam Cycling                                                     8

Sailing – Solent                                                           5

Narrowboat canal trip                                                 7

Alderney                                                                       5

Conservation activity                                                 3

Via ferrata – Italy                                                          4

Scotland activity                                                          5

Cycling in Isle of Wight                                               8  

The following activities were chosen:


            Event                                           Date                                        Organiser  

Walking - Peak district                         28/30 March                            Neil Lattimer

Cycling - Amsterdam                             11/13 July                                Dave Brown

Cycling - Isle of Wight                           12/14 September                    Ian Narracott

            Barge                                                     14/16 November                     Neil Lattimer


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