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News Archive entries for July 2017

Here are the diary entries for this month. You can use the forward and backward links to see the next or previous months. Most photos taken before 2018 are small size. From 2018 onwards, most photos you see below will have a link to a full size image by clicking on the photo.

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2017 AGM Report
  The Annual General Meeting of the Standard Steam Locomotive Company Ltd, parent organisation of The ‘Clan’ Project, was held at ‘Steam’, the museum of the Great Western Railway in Swindon, on the afternoon of Saturday 15th July 2017; being preceded, on the morning of the same day, by a full Council of Management meeting

This was an extremely successful event, where the progress in the acquisition of frame parts, over the past twelve (12) months, was explained in detail to those present, using a PowerPoint presentation written for the purpose (see illustration).

A sizeable number of members attended and showed themselves to be fully engaged with proceedings, there being many and varied questions and suggestions from the floor and a considerable amount of donations were taken on the day, along with persons joining as new members.

Items from our branded goods range were on sale, and some members bought items there and then, with others ordering clothing in specific sizes, which has since been ordered to their requirements.

At the AGM, membership secretary Allan Jones was nominated for the vacant Chairman’s position by the membership, and was duly elected to that position. This change in the management team was brought about by the regrettable and unexpected decision of Chairman Elect, Alan Lowe, not to stand for formal election, due to ever increasing constraints on his time and availability - a decision received with much sadness by the Council of Management.

Commercial Director Bob Ife and B.R.S.L.O.G. Representative, and Sales & Trading Officer, Chris Jones, were also unanimously re-elected to their respective posts, in line with the Council’s ‘three year’ rule.

The newly elected Chairman will continue in the role of membership secretary conjointly, there being no difficulty in combining the two positions at the present time.

Currently we are actively seeking to recruit a Company Secretary, Vice Chairman, and a Media/Publicity advisor, in order to further strengthen the management team as we move toward the commencement of the build.