Annual Planning Meeting 2012
The Date: Friday 6th January 2012. 8.00pm.
The Venue: Findon Manor Hotel.
The Event: The Annual Planning Meeting of the Findon Gentlemens Cycling Club.
RT, PT, JR, CB, and GD.
The meeting commenced at the bar of the Snooty Fox with lashings of Harveys, other brands were available and enjoyed by some members along with soft drinks for those chaps enjoying, or not, an annual period of abstinence!
Once vessels were charged we adjourned to the lounge as recent decorative work in our beloved bar had replaced our usual window bench with a couple of trendy leather bucket seats leaving woefully insufficient room for our meetings. (Note to self, have a word with Ashley re priorities!)
However, with plenty of room in the lounge we made ourselves comfortable and RT attempted to commence proceedings. He was immediately interrupted by JR with a TEMKEK point of interest appertaining to haircuts. This point was concluded at 8.15pm when we adjourned back to the bar to recharge empty vessels!
8.19pm KBS (aka Willy Wonka) arrives and showers total confusion on those present, you had to be there!
Reconvening at 8.20pm our illustrious RT was brushed aside again, this time by PT announcing the nominations for the 2011 Bling Award.
8.24pm MA arrives and the agenda is up in the air once again!
Once MA was settled we moved swiftly back to Bling, in second place was himself, Mr. PT, a mighty feat for an expat! The fact was recognised by the meeting and met with positive murmuring and some nutation of approval, but in first place with 38 outings, 682 miles and an impressive 54,489 feet of climb was RT. GD last years holder made the presentation and much applause was bestowed upon RT from those gathered.
8.35pm RT suggested we actually open the meeting! JR interrupts and respectfully suggests members consider an appropriate time within the coming year to include The Redfern Memorial Ride incorporating visits to the Findon church shed and all branches of Bunces in Sussex! It was decided to incorporate these milestone visits into our weekly outings.
8.38pm Moving on RT finally made a start discussing the main dates for our diary.
8.40pm ZA arrives and showers greeting to all. Meeting continues discussing main dates.
8.45pm FL arrives and showers bonsoirs to all! Meeting continues discussing main dates.
9pm, slowing down a little now we recharge empty vessels. Following this members of the FGCC made a landmark decision; the decision was proposed and seconded with no objections whatsoever and from this day forth, following the APM or EPMs, rides will commence at 8am! Whatever next, are we softening?
9.10pm ZA proposes a toast to the FGCC and members dutifully obliged!
9.15 DS arrives victorious from the squash courts of Brighton.
The meeting continued discussing main events before moving onto Trek and Brek dates. Much interjection and hilarity followed and finally, in record time, at 9.40pm RT commended the calendar to the members and after more cheering and shouts of order the ayes had it and the proposed dates were set in stone!
The meeting concluded at 9.50pm and members adjourned to the Tajdar Restaurant. See our main site for the FGCC Calendar 2012.
A good years cycling to all.