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COMMITTEE AND A.G.M.
DECISION SHEETS

  
 
This page contains a list of decisions, etc., taken at each General Committee Meeting and Annual General Meeting of the R.W.A.
The items listed do not contain any record of discussions, etc., and do not constitute formal minutes, but serve as an indication of what was done at the various meetings.
General Committee Minutes themselves are not publicly circulated but may generally be had upon request to the Honorary General Secretary.
Annual General Meeting Minutes are available during the period approaching the next A.G.M.
Sub-Committee Minutes will usually consist of recommendations to General Committee and are not circulated.
Each meeting will be added as soon as possible and will remain here while it is still relevant.
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GENERAL COMMITTEE MEETINGS










23/9/2007
2/12/2007
2/3/2008
21/9/2008 14/12/2008 22/2/2009 31/5/2009 20/9/2009 6/12/2009 28/2/2010
6/6/2010 24/10/2010 12/12/2010 5/3/2011 11/6/2011 30/10/2011 11/12/2011 26/2/2012 2/6/2012 7/10/2012
9/12/2012 24/2/2013


















ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS










2/12/2007 14/12/2008 6/12/2009
12/12/2010 11/12/2011 9/12/2012  







GENERAL COMMITTEE DECISION SHEETS

Decision Sheet of General Committee, 23rd September, 2007

1

Decline S.W.C. request for financial assistance with the 100 miles.
2

Hold 2008 Y.A.G.Championships at Victoria Park, London.
3

Hold 2008 50k Champs at Ropner Park, Stockton on Tees.
4

Hold 2008 10k Champs at Earls Colne.
5

Hold 2008 20k Champs at Battersea Park, London.
6

Introduce 15k Champs for 2008.
7

Submit comments on Jack Buckner’s Competition review.
8

Chase up Athletics Weekly re publication of fixtures.
9

Support Nominations of Brian Adams and Reg Wells as Life Members.
10

Agreed to General Secretary’s Motions for A.G.M.
11

Transferred Nijmegen Shield to the 20 Champs.
12

Agreed  Rule Change for “B” Teams in National Champs.
13

Agreed several age qualifications and cut-off times for Champ
14

Agreed Clarification of categories for Best Performances.
15

Next meeting to be 2nd December, 2007, immediately before A.G.M.


Decision Sheet of General Committee, 2nd December, 2007

1

Agreed on the desirability of having the Trophy Secretary at G.C  meetings; rules to be adjusted at A.G.M., 2008.
2

Agreed to have permanent Agenda Item Regional Relationships.
3

Approved Annual Report.
4

Financial arrangements for 10 miles Championships to be dealt with by P.Marlow & R.Wallwork.
5

P.Marlow to finalise arrangements for 50k Championships with Redcar R.W.C.
6

Approved C.Telling's proposals for development of 200 Club, with amendment regarding issue of extra numbers.
7

Agreed to provide 200 Club page on the R.W.A. web site.
8

Agreed to provide downloadable version of the Handbook on the web site (after incorporation of several amendments)
9

Agreed to consider position & status of Track Championships.
10

Next meeting to be 2nd March, 2008.


Decision Sheet of General Committee, 2nd March, 2008
1

Agreed a trophy insurance strategy for the Association
2

Noted start times of 1:00 p.m. for both Championship days at Earls Colne
3

Agreed to recognise Milton Keynes 100 miles as National Long-distance Championship, subject to certain conditions
4

Agreed to send monthly fixture lists to Athletics Weekly..
5

Agree to support the Schools and Clubs Walking Challenge (SCWALK) with Derek Hayward as co-ordinator
6

Approved Emergency Committee Decision on 10 mile standards.
7

In response to Eauropean Athletic Association's initiative to review the rules of race walking, accepted the proposal of the R.W.A. Seminar of 24th February that the I.A.A.F. definition should be changed to "continuous contact + knee straight in the upright position" and to progress this through the appropriate channels.
8

Approved new letterhead
9

Next meeting to be 6th July in Birmingham.


Decision Sheet of General Committee, 21st September, 2008
1

Confirmed the appointment until the A.G.M. of John Constandinou as Press & Publicity Officer
2

Agreed provisional dates and venue for National Championships, 2009:
          10 miles            21/2/2009          Pickett’s Lock
          20k                    18/4/2009          Coventry or Leamington Spa
          50k                    26/4/2009          Stockton on Tees
          Y.A.G.                 3/5/2008          Victoria Park, London
          L.D. (100M)    11/12/7/2009     Newmarket
          10k                     5 or 6/9/2009   Leicester or Leeds
3

Agreed General Secretary's draft of Rule on Areas to go to A.G.M.>
4

Agreed to reconstitution of the Development Plan Group .
5

Agreed to investigate possibility of Small Nations' match in Dublin,2009
6

Agreed to follow up Health and Safety Courses
7

Agreed to poduce proposals for 50k and Long Distance Trophies for women
8

Agreed to support the nominations of P.J.Cassidy and P.A.Wilson as Life Members
9

Approved President's proposal to use his Appeal Fund for support of walkers at National Squad session
10

Agreed to consider moving Committee Meetings round the Areas
11

Next meeting to be on the December, 2008, immediately before the A.G.M.


Decision Sheet of General Committee, 14th December, 2008
1

Agreed to include Annual Trophies in future Annual Reports
2

Agreed to examine Subcommittee structure during the coming year
3

Agreed to accept Catherine Telling's resignation as 200 Club Organiser; Bill Wright to take over
4

Confirmed that National 10k would be on Saturday, 5th September, in Leicester
5

In response to requests from walkers, agreed to change National 20k from 18th April to 11th April to give more time between it and the 50k
6

Agreed to look at Shrewsbury as possible venue for the National 20k
7

Agreed in principle to vary the venue for future General Committee meetings
8

Notwithstanding Item 7, next meeting to be on the 22nd February in Birmingham.


Decision Sheet of General Committee Meeting, 22nd February, 2009
1

Agreed to put the following Rule Changes before the next A.G.M.:
       (a) Rule 6(a)(v)(I) Replace “A representative of the National Event Coaching Scheme for Race Walking” by “The NAtional Coach or the equivalent thereof.”
        (b)  Rule 6(r) Delete the Finance & General Purposes Sub-Committee and combine Rules, REcords & Standards Sub-Committee and Judges and Officials Sub-Committee by “Rules and Officials Sub-Committee, to be chaired by the Honorary Championships Secretary.
2

Agreed that the Honorary General Secretary would produce draft Terms of Reference for the Officers and Sub-Committees.
3

Agreed to the award of Annual Trophies:
       International: Johanna Jackson
       Edgar Horton: Daniel King
        Lancashire: Johanna Jackson
4

Accepted Honorary Treasurer’s Report.
5

Agreed that in the case of National Championships where the L.O.C. was not paying officials’ expenses there will in future be a cap of £500 overall for such expenses.
6

Agreed that there will be a standard list of instructions for referees.
7

Agreed that a set of instructions and guidance notes be produced for recorders.
8

Agreed that support from the President’s Appeal Fund would again be given to allow additional young walkers to attend National Coach’s training sessions.
9

The following changes were agreed to the Rules for Competition:
       Rule 1 Replace by “All competitions must be conducted under IAAF/UKA/RWA Rules of Competition. All Officials shall be licensed.”
       Rule 4(a)(ii) Replace Parts (I) and (II) as follows:
               (I) National and Area Championships;
                (II) any County or open event declared by the promoter to be Category A
               with the remaining text unchanged.
        Rule 4(b) Delete the words “where appropriate provisions made be made by the promoters
       Rule 4(c)  Replace “If the Chief Judge is of the opinion” by “if the Referee is of the opinion”
       New Rule 4(d) The race result must state whether the race was held as Category A or Category B.
        New Rule  4(e) Referees must be appointed for all events.
        New Rule 4(f) Coaches should not judge when their athletes are competing.
       Rule 6 to be deleted, with subsequent renumbering.
       Rule 8(a) to be deleted with subsequent renumbering.
       Rule 14 add the words “as determined by the referee”
       Rule 16 replace by “The International System of Judging shall be used in National Championships.”
        Rule 17(d) Delete the second sentence.
       Rule 18(a) Add 10 Miles for Men and Women; Add 50k for Women.
       Rule 18(b) Delete the reference to overseas entries.
       Rule 18(b) Add “When fewer than four teams enter and event, then only one set of medals will be awarded.
       Rule 19 Under “SENIORS” add “Men/Women 15k Have attained the age of 15 years on the day of competition.
       Rule 19 Change Women’s Age Limits to be the same as Men’s
       Rule 20 Change “may” to “shall”
       Rule 21(a) Change “badges” to “certificates”.
       Rule 21(a)(ii) Add Women’s 50k Standards of 1st Class 5:30 and Second Class 5:45
        Rule 21(a) Delete the final sentence.
       Rule 21(b) MEN Delete 20k reference  WOMEN Delete 10k reference and add “50 kms 6 hrs 15 minutes”
       NOTES TO Rules (b) replace “badge” by “Certificate”
10

Agreed that the Honorary General Secretary be provided with a cheques book on the Association’s account, to expedite the making of pressing payments and particularly those for Championship Officials.
11

Next Meeting to be held on the 31st May, 2009 in Newmarket.
15

Next meeting to be 2nd December, 2007, immediately before A.G.M.


Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 31st May, 2009


1

Approved the Minutes of the previous meeting, with minor corrections.
2

Received the General Secretary’s Report.
3

Received the Treasurer’s Report and up-to-date Accounts.
4

Received Report by President and Treasurer of meeting with John Graves of England Athletics.
5

Agreed to invite Martin Rush to meet the Officers to discuss the relationship with him and to regard him as "National Coach or Equivalent" for the purposes of membership of the General Committee.
6

Agreed the following Championship dates for 2010, the venues, where not indicated, to be determined later.
    20/2/2010    10 miles    Pickett’s Lock (Lee Valley Centre)
    10 or 11/4/2020    20k & Y.A.G.
    12 or 13/6/2010    10k
    11 or 12/9/2010    50k
    Instructed the General Secretary not to issue Permits for clashing events.
7

Received reports on Championships since last meeting and noted donations of £25 from the 20k and £100 from the Y.A.G. events.
8

Noted that The E.S.A.A. Palfreyman Trust was willing to contribute towards the costs of the Coaching Weekend(s) provided that it or they would be open to all Areas, which they will be.
9

Agreed, for the avoidance of doubt, to hold National Long-distance Championships, 2009, with the Newmarket event subject to course inspection by P.Marlow.
10

Agreed that the Local Organisers of the 100 miles would be asked if they were paying the Judges’ expenses.
11

Agreed to support the Small Nations match in Dublin on the 27th June and to host it in 2010.
12

Noted that next year all Officials will need to have received C.R.B. clearance. Instructed the General Secretary to include this point on the permit Application Form
13

Noted that there will be a seminar for Judges and Officials in September or October.
14

Agreed on a majority vote to award the Ken Smith Trophy for 2008 to Ben Wears.
15

Noted the future plans of the Editor/P.& P.O. and expressed its support.
16

Agreed to consider at the next meeting the Committee Meeting Cycle, with the possibility of reducing the number of meetings from four to three.
17

Agreed that the next meeting would be held on the 20th September at Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham.


N.B.: To avoid subsequent confusion, it should be noted that, although the arrangements given in Item 6 were decisions taken at the meeting, it was subsequently necessary to make some changes; the details, which appear in the Fixture List are now:
    20/2/2010  10 miles:  Pickett's Lock (Lee Valley Centre)
    10 or 11/4/2010 20k/ Junior 10k and Y.A.G.:  Victoria Park, London
    19 or 20/6/2010 E.A.A. Permit Meeting, including Small Nations Match and National 50k: London
    11 or 12/9 2010 10k: Midlands


Decision Sheet of the General Committee, 20th September, 2009

1

Approved the Minutes of the Previous Meeting with a typing correction.
2

Received the General Secretary's Report.
3

Received the Treasurer's Report and latest accounts.
4

Committee Cycle; agreed to move the September meeting to October and to have a thorough discussion of a topic at the February/March meeting.
5

Agreed that there should be a written cotract between the R.W.A. and the promoters/organisers of National Championships.
6

Agreed to include on the A.G.M. Agenda a motion to elect  Mr.Ken Munro to Life Membership.
7

Received written reports on Championships and referred to the Areas a proposal to charge a fee to any Area incorporating its Championships with a National.
8

Agreed to the fix the National Championship Entry Fees at £10 for Seniors and £6 for others.
9

Agreed to follow up the availability of up to £500 from the Palfreyman Trust of the E.S.A.A. for coaching/development if matching funding can be provided
10

Received Area Reports.
11

Agreed that the next meeting would be held on the 6th December, 2009, (the day of the A.G.M.) at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.


Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 6th December, 2009

1

Approved the Minutes of  the previous meeting with minor corrections and clarification that National Championship entry fees were to be £10 for Seniors and £6 for Juniors.
2

Received the General Secretary's Report for 2008-2009.
3

Received the Treasurer's Report.
4

Received the Championship Secretary's Report.
5

Agreed that Championship budgets would be reported individually to General Committee.
6

Agreed that Midland Masters A.C's amendment to the Motion at Agenda Item 15 was a "wrecking amendment".
7

Agreed that the President, Glyn Jones, would open the A.G.M. and that the Chairman would then take over.
8

Received the Report of the Press and Publicity Officer.
9

Received the E.S.A.A. representative's report.
10

Noted that Beryl Randle had been elected President of the M.C.A.A. and offered its congratulations.
11

Fixed the next meeting for Sunday, 28th February, 2010 at the New Astley Club, Newmarket.


Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 28th February, 2010
  

1

Approved the Minutes of the previous meeting, with minor amendments.
2

Agreed unanimously to present the John Keown Award to Derek Hayward in recognition of his services to race walking through his work with the E.S.A.A.
3

Agreed to propose to the next A.G.M. an amendment to the Rules to replace “The British Masters’ Athletic Federation” by “The England Athletics Masters Association” in the list of Members of General Committee.
4

Agreed the following recipients of Annual Trophies for 2009:
            Edgar Horton Cup: Sandra Brown, for her performance in the National Long-Distance Championship;
            International Trophy:  Johanna Jackson, for her performance at Lugano;
            Lancashire Trophy:  Johanna Jackson
            Ken Smith Memorial Trophy:  Mark O'Kane, for his performance at Lugano.
5

Received the Honorary General Secretary’s Report
6

Received the Honorary Treasurer’s Statement.
7

Accepted with gratitude the offer of Michael Marshall to donate a trophy for a women’s national championship and allocated it to the Long-distance event.
8

Agreed the purchase of marble plaques for presentation at the Younger Age Group Championships.
9

Agreed to consider the use of an out-and-back course for the Y.A.G. Championships in Victoria Park and to have suitable ones measured on the 10th March.
10

Fixed the next meeting for the 5th June, 2010, at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham.


Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting,  5th June, 2010
    
1

Approved the Minutes of the previous meeting, with amendments.
2

Approved the inclusion in the A.G.M. Agenda of the Southern Area’s proposal to elect Mr.Peter Selby to Life Membership.
3

Received the Honorary Treasurer’s Report for the financial year to date.
4

Received the Honorary Championship Secretary’s Report on the 10 miles, 20k, and Y.A.G. Championships and the postponement of the 50k, and noted that the surplus from the Championships so far exceeded the budgetted figure.
5

Received a request from London Vidarians W.C. that their proposed 100 mile event in Colchester on the 7th-8th August be recognised as a National Championship; delegated the decision to the Officers, subject to receipt of  evidence that the event would have an adequate supply of officials and that domestic entries would be sufficient to justify recognition.
6

Received the report of the Coaching & Development Sub-Committee and approved the sending of a Young Athletes’ team to Tullamore for a Nihill Trophy match on the 24th July.
7

Noted that a Y.A.G. coaching weekend would be held on the first weekend in November.
8

Further noted that the sum earmarked for Development was £487 and that a provisional allocation had been made by the E.S.A.A. from the Palfreyman Trust.
9

Received the report of the International Sub-Committee and agreed the selections for the Small Nations Match in Bedford; the names are embargoed until the walkers have been informed.
10

Received the report of the Midlands Area and noted that the Area Championships are not loss-making.
11

Received the Reports of the Northern and Southern Areas.
12

Received the Press and Publicity Officer’s report.
13

Received the latest version of the E.S.A.A./R.W.A. Joint Development Scheme booklet for 2010.
14

Delegated to the Officers the choice of the date of the next meeting.

Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 24th October, 2010

1

Approved the Minutes of the previous meeting, with amendments.
2

Rejected a motion to give retrospective recognition as a National Championship to the Colchester 100 mile event.
3

Agreed that in future years the Association would pay from its central funds the costs of venue hire and officials for the Inter-Area Match.
4

Agreed that all efforts would be made in future to hold the Inter-Area match between mid-May and mid-June. [See also 7, below]
5

Agreed the wording of the following motion for the A.G.M.:
    That the Rules of the Association be varied by the deletion of the words British Masters’ Athletic Federation in Rule 6(1)(v)(IV) and the insertion therein of the words England Athletics Masters Association.
6

Received the Honorary Treasurer’s Report.
7

Received the Honorary Championship Secretary’s Report and confirmed the following Championship details for 2011:
    5/3/2011    U.K./R.W.A. 10 miles,   Coventry
    1/5/2011    R.W.A. 20k/Y.A.G.   Redbridge Cycle Track
    30/5/2011    U.K. 20k & Olympic Test Event   The Mall, London
    10 or 11/9/2011    U.K./R.W.A. 10k   Victoria Park, London
    2/10/2011    U.K./R.W.A. 50k   Northampton Race Course

    The following fixture was also agreed:
    22/5/2010    Inter-Area Match   Tamworth
8

Noted that the November Seminar was postponed until 2011
9

Noted that Noel Carmody, Steve Taylor and Catherine Telling were to be candidates for the I.A.A.F. Level 3 judging examinations
10

Received Area Reports.
11

Received the Press and Publicity Officer’s report.
12

Agreed next meeting to be 12/12/2010 at Alexander Stadium, immediately preceding the A.G.M.

Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 12th December, 2010

1
In the absence of the Chairman, elected Glyn Jones to chair the meeting
2

Approved the Minutes of  the previous meeting with minor corrections.
3

Received the General Secretary's Report for 2009-2010.
4

Received the Treasurer's Report.
5

Received the Championship Secretary's Report.
6

Agreed that the Glyn Jones, would be nominated to chair the A.G.M. until the election of the new President.
7

Received Area Reports.
8

Received the I.A.A.F. Report
9

Agreed on procedure for A.G.M.

Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 5th March, 2011
1

Agreed Minutes of the previous meeting, subject to small amendments and typing corrections.
2

Agreed the award of the following Annual Trophies:
     Lancashire Trophy                     Johanna Jackson
     Edgar Horton Cup                     Sandra Brown
     International Trophy                Lisa Kehler
     Ken Smith Memorial Trophy  Alex Wright             
3

Accepted the Honorary Treasurer’s Report and Accounts.
4

Agreed that, when Areas hold their Championships in conjunction with National Championships, the Areas be allowed to raise entry fees to cover the costs of their own medals.
5

Approved new signatories for the bank account.
6

Agreed the ring-fencing for three years of £4000 from the Dennis Withers bequest for the support of the Inter-Area Match
7
Agreed that the Treasurer would consult others on possible uses for the remainder of the legacy.
8
Approved expenses rate of 22p per mile and that Officers may claim expenses for Committee meetings.
9
Agreed to contribute £600 to the costsof the Surrey W.C. Long-distance event at Lingfield Park.
10
Agreed that the next Meeting would be on Saturday, 11th June at 12:00 noon in Birmingham.

Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 11th June, 2011

1

Elected Glyn Jones as Chairman for the Meeting
2

Agreed Minutes of the previous meeting, subject to small amendments.  
3

Agreed that the posts of Chairman and International Secretary remain vacant until the A.G.M.
4

Received a paper by Catharine Telling and approved the holding of a "taster day" for officials, subject to fixing a date – provisionally 16th October –and agreeing finance.
5

Agreed to establish an ad hoc sub-committee to consider the funding of walkers; membership to be Honorary General Secretary, Honorary Treasurer,  Ann Perry, Pam Ficken.
6

Agreed to consider a contribution of £100/Area toward expenses of the Inter-Area match.
7

Agreed that the Inter-Area match should be in May or early June and that it would be treated as equivalebt to a National Championship by being protected by the refusal of permits to clahing events.
8

Endorsed the proposal that Ann Perry be nominated for election to Life Membership of the Association.
9

Accepted the Honorary Treasurer's Report and Accounts.
10

Received the Reports from the C. & D. Sub-committee and the South.
11
Agreed in principle to include the Inter-Counties Championships with the National 10k Championships at Victoria Park.
12

Agreed that the next General Committee Meeting would be on the 30th October and the A.G.M. on the 11th December, both at Alexander Stadium, subject to room availability.


   Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 30th October, 2011
1

Elected Glyn Jones as Chairman for the Meeting
2

Agreed Minutes of the previous meeting, subject to small amendments.  
3

Received the Report of the Honorary General Secretary
4

Received the Report and Financial Statement of the Honorary Treasurer
5

Received the Report of the Funding Subcommittee and, subject to some amendments, agreed to the implementation of the scheme
6

Received the Reports of the Midlands, Northern and Southern Areas.
7

Received  Reports from Martin Rush and Andi Drake
8
Received Report from the P. & P.O.
7

Agreed that the Inter-Counties' match should continue to be organised as in 2011, with the National 10k and Y.A.G. races.
8

Endorsed the proposal that Roy Thorpe be nominated for election to Life Membership of the Association.
9

Instructed the General Secretary to obtain more details from M.Yves Talagrand on his proposal for a European 100k Championship.
10

Deferred a decision on the future of the National 50 Championship.
11
Fixed the next General Committee meeting for the 11th December at Alexander Stadium, Birmingham at 12:00 noon, with the A.G.M. at 2:00 p.m.


   Decision Sheet of the General Committee Meeting, 11th December, 2011

1

Elected Glyn Jones as Chairman for the Meeting
2

Agreed Minutes of the previous meeting, subject to small amendments.  
3

Received the Report of the Honorary General Secretary
4

Received the Report and Financial Statement of the Honorary Treasurer
5

Deferred to the next meeting the consideration of travel expenses
6

Agreed to pursue the possibility of including walks in the proposed Young Athletes' Development League
7

Received the Area Reports.
8

Received  the Reports of the Championships Secretary
9

Agreed to provide financial support for the Olympic Lunch
10

Received the Report of the P. & P.O.
11

Received the Report of the E.S.A.A. representative.
12
Fixed the next General Committee meeting for the 26th February, 2012 at Alexander Stadium

Decision Sheet for the General Committee Meeting, 26th February, 2012

1

Noted the death of Alan Hall and the illness of John Constandinou
2

Agreed the Minutes of the Meeting of the 11th December, 2011
3

Received the Honorary General Secretary's Report on progress of the Funding Scheme; four grants had been agreed; agreed to add the Chairman to the Funding subcommittee.
4

Agreed the award of the following annual trophies: International – Jo Jackson for her performance in the World Cup; Lancashire – Jo Jackson; Edgar Horton – Dominic King, for his performance at Dudince; Ken Smith – Jamie Higgins
5

Received the Honorary Treasurer's Report
6

Received the Honorary Championship Secretary's Report. Agreed to recognise the 100M race (22-23/9/2012) as the R.W.A. Championship. Agreed to hold the National 50k (as Category A) at the same time and place, subject to the receipt of  a minimum number of entries, to be determined later. Noted the difficulty in finding a date for the Inter-Area match; R.Jackson, P.Marlow & P.Cassidy to consult.
7

Agreed to retain the International Subcommittee but to review the situation at a future date.
8

Agreed to let the Midland Area motion on officials' uniforms lie on the table pending further research, costing, etc.
9

Received the Coaching & Development Subcommittee Report. There were to be training weekends on the 4th-6th May and the 9th-11th November at venues to be determined, but probably in the Midlands. The total cost was expected to be of the order of £3000, but most would be recoverable from athletes' contributions and grants, together with drawing on the C & D. reserves. Agreed that the Preliminary Teaching Certificate of the English Schools' A.A. would be useful if walks were included in the Youth Development League; noted D.Hayward's offer to organise sessions.
10

Received reports from the E.S.A.A. and the three R.W.A. Areas.
11

Considered Race Walking Record. P.Cassidy to contact the Editor.
12
Agreed the date of the next meeting as the 27th May; P.Marlow to approach R.Wallwork, with a view to holding it at Newmarket. {N.B.: Subsequent external events have made the date impossible and a new one is to be sought.]


Decision Sheet for the General Committee Meeting, 2nd June, 2012

1

Noted the death of Philip Malins, M.C., O.B.E., and greeted Peter Marlow on his return after recent illness.
2

Agreed the Minutes of the Meeting of the 26th February, 2012
3

Agreed that the National 50k Championship would take place only if there were ten entries by the closing date.
4

Agreed that the North would promote the Inter-Area Match in 2013.
5

Received the Honorary Secretary's Report, including:


A:  Agreed that Catharine Telling would produce fliers to be distributed at the Olympic Walks and would look into having hand-held banners.


B:  Agreed that John Constandinou would consider the possibility of producing Race Walking record bi-monthly.
6

Received the Honorary Treasurer's Report, including:


A:  Current financial statement.


B:  Agreed that the Dennis Withers Legacy would be used to underwrite the cost of the Olympic Lunch, to a maximum of £1000.


C:  Agreed that the Olympic Booklet would be presented at the Lunch (30 copies) the rest being sold.


D:  Appointed the Chairman, Glyn Jones, as a signatory for the Santander Bank account


E:  Agreed that a grant should be made to the Isle of Man in consideration of their particular travelling difficulties.


F:  Agreed to rationalise the management of themonies raised by President's Appeal.


G:  Peter Marlow to pursue the question of officials' uniforms via U.K.A.


H:   Travel expenses for officials at National Championships to be 22p/mile.


I:  Agreed to ask the Areas to provide copies of their Constitutions and of their latest annual accounts.
7

Received reports from the E.S.A.A. and E.A.
8

Received Reports from the three Areas.
9

Received Report from the E.A.M.A., including information that the Northern Vets had dropped walks from their Championships
10

Agreed that the next Meeting would be held on the 7th October, 2012 at 12:00 p.m. at Alexander Stadium



Decision Sheet for the General Committee Meeting, 7th October, 2012

1
 
Agreed the Minutes of the Meeting of the 2nd June, 2012, with minor amendments
2

Agreed to call to P.Marlow’s attention the matter of Health and Safety courses
3

Received the Honorary Secretary's Report, and agreed:


A:  To seek information on the cost,of judges’ batons, with a view to the purchase of 36 sets


B:  Agreed that John Constandinou would consider the possibility of producing Race Walking record bi-monthly.


C:  To consider how best to use the funds of the Dennis Withers Legacy


D:  To put on the A.G.M. Agenda the nomination for Life Membership of D.Ainsworth


E:   To make a grant of £150 to the Isle of Man to assist in their travel to England
4

Received the Honorary Treasurer's Report of the Income and Expenditure since the last meeting.
5

Received reports from E.A.
6
Received the Honorary Champonship Secretary's Report and agreed:


A:   To change the Rules of Competition so that classified finishersin the National Championships would no longer be eligible for indivdual medals


B:   That at National Championshipsthe Referee is to send a written report to the Honorary Championships Secretary
7

Received Reports from the Midland and Southern Areas.
8

Received Report from England Athletics
9

Received Reports from the Coaching and Development Secretary and the Press and Publicity Officer
10

Agreed that the next Meeting would be held on the 9th December, 2012 at Alexander Stadium, immediately before the A.G.M.


Decision Sheet  for the General Committee Meeting, 9th December, 2012

1
  
Agreed the Minutes of the Meeting of the 7th October, 2012, with minor amendments
2

Agree that Bob Wheeler will produce sample judges' batons; they will be paid for by the R.W.A.
3

Received the Honorary Secretary's Report, and agreed:


A:  To pass the Annual Report to the A.G.M.


B:  To renew the Race Walking Record contract with John Constandinou, with a review at the February General Committee meeting


C:  To decline the offer from Charles Fogg to develop the R.W.A. web site.
4

Received the Honorary Treasurer's Report of the Income and Expenditure since the last meeting and agreed


A:   To pass the Audited Accounts to the A.G.M.


B:   To raise with the Areas the possibility of produing 1-mile Certificates to encourage people to try race walking.
5

Received the report of the Honorary Championship Secretary and agreed to introduce a League based upon the National 10k, 10 miles and 20k Championships, with cash awards for the first six individuals overall, with consideration to be given to team awards.
6
Received the Reports of the Midlands and Northern Areas
7
Received the Report of the Coaching and Development Subcommittee
8

Agreed to pursue a disciplinary matter arising from the Jeff Ford Walks by writing to the club of the walker involved.
8

Agreed that the next meeting would be held on the 24th February, 2013 at Alexander Stadium.

Decision Sheet for the General Committee Meeting, 24th February, 2013

1
  
Agreed the Minutes of the Meeting of the 9th December, 2012, with minor amendments.
2

Received the Honorary General Secretary's Report  and agreed:


A:  To refer the Southern Area motion on competition in two concurrent championships to the Rules and Officials Sub-Committee.


B:  To terminate the current contract with John Constandinou as Editor of Race Walking Record.


C:  To appoint Catherine Telling as Editor of Race Walking Record.


D:  To award the Association's annual trophies as follows:


      Lancashire Trophy:       Johanna Jackson


      Edgar Horton Trophy:  Dominic King


      International Trophy:   Dominic King


      Ken Smith Trophy:       Cameron Corbishley


E:   Following an incident at the Jeff Ford Walks in 2012, agreed to bar a named athlete from all competition under the Association's control unless and until an apology is forthcoming and to inform the athlete's national governing body.
3

Received the Honorary Treasurer's report and interim accounts.
4

Received the Report of the Rules and Officials Sub-Committee and agreed:


A:  To hold the National Long-Distance Championship in the Isle of Man in August.


B:  To contact the E.S.A.A. regarding the new "pit-lane" penalty system.


C:  To purchase an electronic timing device.
5

Received the Report of the Coaching and Development Sub-Committee, noting the arrangements for coaching weekends and the Nihill Shield match.
6

Received the Reports of the Midlands, Northern and Southern Areas.
7

Received the Reports of the General Secretary and M.Rush on relations with England Athletics, including a summary of the meeting between representatives of the R.W.A. and E.A. in January.
8

Received the Report of the English Schools' A.A.
9

Received the Report of the E.A.M.A.
10

Agreed that the next meeting would be held on the 1st June, 2013 at Moulton Village Hall.



















ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING DECISION SHEETS

   Decision Sheet of Annual General Meeting, 2nd December, 2007
  
1

Annual Report accepted
2

Treasurer’s Report & Accounts accepted
3

Officers elected   
        President    Glyn Jones
        Vice President    Ron Wallwork
        General Secretary    Peter Cassidy
        Treasurer    Bill Wright
        Chairman    Peter Markham
        Champs Secretary    Peter Marlow 
4

Sub Committee Chairmen elected
        Coaching & Development    Mike Fox
        F. & G.P.     Dave Ashman
        International    Peter Markham
        J. & O.    Peter Marlow
        R., R. & S.     Cecil Gittins
5

Other Post Holders elected
        Minutes Secretary    Chris Flint
        Press & Publicity Officer    No nominations
        Auditors    Chris Berwick, Terry Morris
6

Life Members elected
        Brian Adams
        Reg Wells
7

Motion on Rule 5 Finance carried as amended (unanimously)
8

Motion on replacement of “A.A.A. of E.” by “E.A.”, etc. carried nem con (show of hands)
9

Motion  on Rule 3 Membership carried nem con (show of hands)
10

 Motion on Rule 4 Eligibility carried nem con (show of hands)
11

 Agreed to hold next A.G.M. in December, 2008 in Birmingham on a date to be fixed by the General Committee, probably the 10th.


Decision Sheet of Annual General Meeting, 14th December, 2008

1

Annual Report  accepted
2

Treasurer's Report and Accounts accepted
3

Officers elected
           President   Glyn Jones   unopposed
           Honorary General Secretary   Peter Cassidy   unopposed
           Honorary Treasurer    Bill Wright   unopposed
           Chairman    Peter Markham   unopposed
           Honorary Championships Secretary   Peter Marlow   unopposed
4

Subcommittee Chairmen elected
           Coaching& Development   Mike Fox  unopposed
           Finance& General Purposes   David Ashman   unopposed
           Internaional   Peter Markham   unopposed
           Judges'& Officials'   Peter Marlow   unopposed
           Rules, Records & Standards   contested: voting figures: Mark Wall 14; Peter Marlow 14: Peter Marlow elected on the Chairman's casting vote
5

Other Post holders elected
           Minutes Secretary   Chris Flint   unopposed
           Press and Publicity Officer   John Constandinou   unopposed
          
Honorary Auditors   Chris Berwick and Terry Morris   unopposed     
6

Motion in the name of the General Committee [subject: Race Walking Record] voting figures: For 27; Against 0: carried
7

Motion in the name of Enfield & Haringey A.C. [subject: Event categorisation] Withdrawn by the mover
8

Motion in the name of the General Committee [subject: Pauline Wilson, Life Membership] Carried on a show of hands
9

Motion in the name of the General Committee [subject: Peter Cassidy, Life Membership] Carried on a show of hands
           [N.B.: although the two meotions on Life Membership were carried on shows of hands, no hands were shown against and the Chairman was satisfied that the required three-quarters of the votes had been cast in favour.]
10

Date of the next meeting: date to be determined in December, 2009


Decision Sheet of the Annual General Meeting, 6th December, 2009

1

Agreed Minutes of the A.G.M., 2008
2

Accepted the Honorary General Secretary’s Report.
3

Accepted the Honorary Treasurer’s Report and Accounts.
4

The following were elected:
      President    Pam Ficken
      Vice President    Ray Pearce
      Honorary General Secretary    Peter Cassidy
      Honorary Treasurer    Bill Wright
      Chairman    Peter Markham
      Honorary Championships Secretary    Peter Marlow
      Coaching and Development Secretary    Mike Fox
      International Secretary    Peter Markham
      Minutes Secretary    Chris Flint
      Press and Publicity Officer    John Constandinou
      Honorary Auditors    Chris Berwick, Terry Morris
5

Motions on the Agenda were dealt with as follows. Agenda Item Numbers are given in bold, with a brief indication of the purport of the motion
      8 Election of Ken Munro as Life Member of the Association: Carried unanimously
      9 Rewording of designation of Coaching Representative on General Committee: Carried unanimously
      10 Deletion of Finance and General Purposes Subcommittee: Carried by 27 votes to 7*
      11 Merging of Rules, Records and Standards & Judging and Officials Subcommittees: Carried by 28 votes to 12*
      13 Improvement of Administrative Timetable for the Annual General Meeting: Carried by 42 votes to nil.
*
      14 Clarification of arrangements for the Chairing of General Meetings: Carried by 39 votes to nil.*
      15 Change of Definition of Race Walking: Lost by 24 votes to 19.
      16 Refusal of permits to "restrictive" events: Leave given to Northern Area Delegate to withdraw the motion.
Note: The items marked * received the required two-thirds of the votes cast to effect the Rule Changes indicated.
6

Agreed to hold the next A.G.M. on a date to be determined in December, 2010.

Decision Sheet of the Annual General Meeting, 12th December, 2010

1

Agreed Minutes of the A.G.M., 2009, subject to small amendments.
2

Accepted the Honorary General Secretary’s Report.
3

Accepted the Honorary Treasurer’s Report and Accounts.
4

The following were elected:
      President    Ray Pearce
      Vice President    Ken Matthews
      Honorary General Secretary    Peter Cassidy
      Honorary Treasurer    Bill Wright
      Chairman    Peter Markham
      Honorary Championships Secretary    Peter Marlow
      Coaching and Development Secretary    Mike Fox
      International Secretary    Peter Markham
      Minutes Secretary    Chris Flint
      Press and Publicity Officer    John Constandinou
      Honorary Auditors    Chris Berwick, Terry Morris
5

Motions on the Agenda were dealt with as follows. Agenda Item Numbers are given in bold, with a brief indication of the purport of the motion
     8  Election of Peter Selby to Life Membership of the Association; carried unanimously.  
     Replacement of the British Masters' Athletic Federation by the English Athletics Masters Association on the General Committee; carried unanimously

6

Agreed to hold the next A.G.M. on a date to be determined in December, 2011.

   Decision Sheet for the Annual General Meeting, 11th December, 2011

1

Elected Glyn Jones as Chairman for the Meeting
2

Agreed Minutes of the A.G.M., 2010, subject to small amendments.
3

Accepted the Honorary General Secretary’s Report.
4

Accepted the Honorary Treasurer’s Report and Accounts.
5

The following were elected:
      President    Ken Matthews, M.B.E.
      Vice President    Mark Easton
      Honorary General Secretary    Peter Cassidy
      Honorary Treasurer    Bill Wright
      Chairman    Glyn Jones
      Honorary Championships Secretary    Peter Marlow
      Coaching and Development Secretary    Mike Fox
      International Secretary    Pam Ficken
      Minutes Secretary    Chris Flint
      Press and Publicity Officer    John Constandinou
      Honorary Auditors    Chris Berwick, Terry Morris
6

Motions on the Agenda were dealt with as follows. Agenda Item Numbers are given in bold, with a brief indication of the purport of the motion.
     8  Election of Ann Perry to Life Membership of the Association; carried by the required 75% of votes cast.  
     Election of Roy Thorpe to Life Membership of the Association; carried by the required 75% majority

7

Agreed to hold the next A.G.M. on a date to be determined in December, 2012.

Decision Sheet for the Annual General Meeting, 9th December, 2012

1

Agreed the Minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 2011
2

Received the Annual Report of the Honorary General Secretary
3

Received the Annual Report and Audited Accounts from the Honorar Ttreasurer
4

The following were elected:
      President    Mark Easton
      Vice President    Eric Horwill
      Honorary General Secretary    Peter Cassidy
      Honorary Treasurer    Bill Wright
      Chairman    Glyn Jones
      Honorary Championships Secretary    Peter Marlow
      Coaching and Development Secretary    Mike Fox
      International Secretary    Pam Ficken
      Minutes Secretary    Chris Flint
      Press and Publicity Officer    John Constandinou
      Honorary Auditors    Chris Berwick, Terry Morris
5

Elected Dave Ainsworth to Life Membership of the Association
6

Gave leave for the Southern Area to withdraw the motion in its name on the understanding that it would be referred to the General Committee
7

Asked the Honorary General Secretary to draft a motion bringing uniformity to the method of making nominations for national office (Voting: 17 for, 4 against, 1 abstention)
8

Agreed that the next Annual General Meeting would be in December, 2013 on a precise date and at a venue to be determined by the General Committee


 









   



         



 
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