2016 AGM – Business as Usual

The Exeter Trial
January 19, 2017
Exhibitions – A Smarter Presence
January 26, 2017

The 2016 annual general meeting held on the 8th of January was a success, attracting nearly 80 members who wished to be part of the democratic process that controls the TRF.  The event was held in Swindon and hosted by Wiltshire TRF, whose Chairman – Derek Sadler – presided over the meeting.

A wide variety of questions, views and opinions were aired in advance of voting in the incumbent directors, who were all duly elected by a majority of members wishing to vote – both in person and by proxy.

This mandate enables the directors to continue their work spent furthering the strategic goals of the TRF and ensuring that safe, sustainable trail riding remains recognised as a valuable and legitimate way of exploring the countryside.

The meeting also produced four new directors:

  • Chris Barrable (Training Director)
  • Carla McKenzie (Membership Director)
  • Stewart Bosworth
  • Wil Linssen

Who between them bring a valuable range of professional experience to the Board of Directors, including skills obtained whilst working in the fields of business, IT and the police.

What does this mean for members?

Members will be better served by a passionate and committed board of directors who can be contacted via the email addresses found on our contact page.  Conservation Director Dave Carling has offered to consolidate the work undertaken by directors and publish it as a quarterly report – watch this space!

How can I help?

Do you have a particular skill or area of expertise that would further the aims of the TRF?
Are you willing to volunteer your time to help improve TRF operations?

If so, we would like to hear from you.  A comprehensive training programme to explain director responsibilities is provided courtesy of new director Carla McKenzie and honorary director Stuart Metcalfe.

Potential candidates for new directors should email directors@trf.org.uk for further information.

Motorcycling, adventure and fraternity.

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