Sunday 21st November 2021, 10.00am

National Memorial Arboretum, Alrewas, Staffordshire

The response to the General Meeting has been high with five times as many votes have been cast over the Internet than by our new Freepost post saving us much money.

The Zoom calls resulted in lively debate of the plans for the Club and it is clear there are members with alternative views.


Guest Speaker Alan Cathcart

  1. Welcome by the Chair, Mario Costa-Sa
  2. To remember with respect those Members who have passed away during the last year. Click here to download a list of Deceased Members 2021
  3. To record apologies for absence
  4. To elect two Scrutineers
  5. To receive the report on the Outcome of the Consultation- Future of the Club

To approve:

6.1 The Club Three Year Forward Plan. Approved

6.2 The Club Membership Empowerment Plan. Approved

6.3 The Club Leadership Team Achievements in 2021 and Forward Action plan for 2022. Approved

6.4 The Club Events & Riding Forward Action Plan for 2022. Approved

6.5 The Club Marketing & Membership Forward Action Plan for 2022. Approved

6.6 The Club Library Forward Action Plan for 2022. Approved

6.7 The Club Shop Forward Action Plan for 2022. Approved

General Comments and Discussion:

Club News: Last month we reported the dramatic change in financial performance of the VMCC, some £150k better than expected. The Finance Director, Cliff Harris, has proposed a budget showing a modest surplus across the current financial year. We must not forget that in 2019 the Club lost over £200k in 2019/2020 and was forecast to lose £175k this past year had it not been for the prompt executive action taken directly by the Management Team who rolled their sleeves up and got stuck in to work at Allen House side by side with the staff and library volunteers.

Despite the dramatic recovery - reducing the deficit to small and manageable £29k last year, and attributable to one-off restructuring costs - we must not be complacent and continue our prudent approach, putting in place the forward plans ratified by the membership at the November General Meeting and ensuring that we have a Club that can balance its income and expenditure on a month-by-month basis.

Operations - Allen House: The Club has made tremendous progress by cutting overhead by around £150k this year and increasing efficiency to levels not seen for perhaps 50 years. The Forward Plan, approved at the November 2021 General Meeting, targets a Club overhead of £100k per year and we are actively looking for a General Secretary and Operations Manager, preferably but not necessarily a volunteer, to take over the efficiency and cost reduction work performed by the Chair in his part time acting Operations Manager role, which has reduced Operational Management costs from over £100k per year to currently less than £20k per year.

12:00 Formal closure of General Meeting business.


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