As a competitor in our Championship, I wanted to let you know that the Committee will be holding the Championship’s AGM on October 20. As is the custom, we welcome your suggestion of specific subjects you would like to see discussed by the Committee at its meeting, or questions you would like to pose?

To be able to have any item considered in this way, I have to ask that you reply to me (as Secretary) absolutely no later than October 12 – and rather earlier would be better! Of course, you are also welcome to contact your Club Representative to ask them to raise matters at any of our meetings.

At our AGM, three of the six executive posts must be re-elected by rotation each year. This time it is the roles of Chairperson, Treasurer and Hillclimb Coordinator. Unusually, two further positions will also subject to election: Vice Chairperson, which is open; and Sprint Coordinator, which has been filled by a co-opted member. There is a formal process for nomination and election, but please feel free to contact Tim, me or your Club Representative if you or someone you know would be interested in getting involvedto help manage the Championship.

Finally, we would appreciate hearing your views on an item raised at last year’s AGM, when we were asked to consider the future of ‘gender-specific awards’. These are The Engravia Trophy Centre Ladies Award in Sprint, The Ladies Award in Hillclimb, and The Agnes Mickel Trophy in Speed.

While there was wide discussion, there was a sense that views among competitors would be split. There was certainly wide agreement that these trophies were an important part of our heritage, and had significant memorial value – and that no change affecting them should be made without proper consideration of their future. But we did agree to ask for your views before this coming meeting, which will help to inform further discussion. Can you please let me have your thoughts on this question?

regards, Colin McLatchie