Hi Members,
Well here we are at the end of a very difficult year. Lets hope that 2021 will bring happier times.
The full results from the season can be found on the website
http://www.westmidlandsdrivinggroup.co.uk/events/results/twenty-twenty


Dave West
It is with great sadness that we have to report that Dave West, the long time chairman of Midland
Carriage Driving passed away after a short illness bravely bourne. Dave and his wife, Lesley, were ‘Mr
and Mrs Midland’ for many years. He was also chairman of British Carriage Driving for 2 years. His
boundless enthusiasm for the sport will be greatly missed. It was very sad that due to the current
situation so many of us were unable to pay our last respects. Watching the service on ‘zoom’ was
not quite the same. Our condolences to Lesley and family.


AGM Report
On Wednesday the 4th November our AGM was held on ‘zoom’. It was good to see that at least 10
members appeared on screen.

Treasurer’s Report
This showed that despite having so few events we made a small profit. This was due to the
generosity of Team Young and Olive allowing us to have events at their homes. There is still a
deposit of £90 in hand at Solihull R.C.
Chairman’s Report
Ken reported that we had managed to keep the flag flying and that the club is in a stable financial
condition.
It was decided that subscriptions should stay the same for 2021. Ken attended the BC Affiliated
Clubs Meeting on ‘zoom’ and it is hoped that we may have a discount on our affiliation fee for 2021
due to the lack of events this year.


Election of Officers for 2021
No surprises there, your committee stays the same for 2021.
Chairman: Ken Young
Vice Chairman: Marian Gibson
Treasurer: Jeanette Mills
Secretary: Vicky Parry
Events Co-ordinator: Linda Wiggin
We have 2 new positions joining the committee to help with the website and meet the BC need for
safeguarding. These are:
Safe-guarding Officer: Louise Wright
Communications Officer: Emma Young
To find out more about the members of your committee please look on the website.
http://www.westmidlandsdrivinggroup.co.uk/about/our-committee
The AGM drew to a close at 8.45pm. After a short break we continued with the club meeting.

Club Meeting
Through the winter months it is hoped to have some talks on ‘zoom’. If anyone has any suggestions
for topics for talks please let us know.
Get well wishes to our President, Keith, who has recently undergone surgery. We look forward to
seeing him in the new year.


Indoor Driving
The Indoor season kicked off at Moreton Morrell with a big entry on Sunday October 11th, but then
was brought to a halt by our second lockdown. Here’s hoping we can get up and running again for
December.


Due to the lack of events this season the points awards have been put on hold. It is hoped that we
may be able to have a get together with a meal in the spring to kick off the season. ‘WATCH THIS
SPACE’. In the meantime, those of you who won trophies in 2019 please could you remain
custodians of them for the time being.


Once again, a very big thank you to Team Young and Olive for allowing us to hold events this year at
their homes.


Please keep your news coming in to Linda, horsey or otherwise. Merry Christmas and a very happy
new year. Stay safe and well, hope to see you all soon.


Linda

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