The Gentlemen's Ale Sampling Society
1982-2017 35 YEARS OF BEERS
THE 2014 AGM
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The 2014 AGM was a great success - 17 members attended with apologies for absence from Chris Spree, Stuart Gilbert, Ray Guttridge, Steve Riches and Don Pilcher.
The theme was decided as a result of the Big Boys Toys meeting in the summer where we realised that six members had big bike licenses, so we decided to go as bikers.
We hired six Harley Davidsons, two normal
bikes, three buggies and a convertible Jeep and off we jolly well went on a 150
miles round trip ranging from up into the mountains to down along the coast
Now how is that for a fantastic bunch of guys? GASS really is amazing. Thanks to Graham for such a quality shot for the album.
After the photo shoot, and Hugh trying to do doughnuts in the car park with a vile hangover, we set off for the days ride. Let the photos tell the story.....
The boys getting ready to roll........
An attempt (failed) to get a picture of all our backs. As this failed I am obliged to record all the nicknames for posterity.
BELL- THE MECHANIC, BRICE - FIRKIN HELL, BRIDGEWATER - SOAPY, BRUNNING - THE DUKE, COCKERTON - THE COCK, EASDOWN - DEALER,
EDELEADANOODLEDO - CHOPPER,EVANS - LANDLORD, FARRER - SLASHER, HENSLOW - CAPTAIN, JENKINS - BLACKHEART,
MANKELOW - PORN STAR, PRICE - ADDER, RALPH - COWBOY, ANDY SMITH - GOLDIE, LEN SMITH - GRIM SWEEPER, WESTLAKE - ROCKY
An impressive sight, and a hell of a noise when they all fire up.
A bit of a gay line up.
Gary and Owen continue the slightly gay theme, so Steve evens things up a bit with his macho pose.
And Phil pulls it back onto the gay track with a bit of imaginative (and slightly scary) hitch-hiking.
Our biker lunch stop.
On into town for a bit of a pose along the front.
THE BIKING DAY SUMMARY
We had a ball! We drove through some
amazing countryside, up to several thousand feet to Mount Tiede, loads of
hairpin bends (not easy on a massive Harley).
Great lunch stop with excellent views, then a nice run back down the coast to pose up and down the strip, before returning the bikes.
See, we really did watch Whales!
STEVE'S BIRTHDAY LUNCH
As you can see from the cheeky little pigs
head on Steve's shoulder we had the traditional 'Suckling Pigs'.
THE AGM DINNER
For some odd reason there is no picture of
the AGM Dinner
MINUTES OF THE MEETING
The meeting was pretty organised and the
Chairman passed out copies of the accounts for two years which made pleasing
The Hon Sec/M.D/Dictator made the point
that this once again proved that we did magical things with £40 a month fees.
Ron, the Financial Director, made the point
that occasionally members forget (?) they have a guest standing beside them all
evening long, and don't pay for said guest - not good!
The votes for officers took place and the
usual suspects from the dream team were re-elected. Chairman - John, M.D -
Brian, F.D - Ron, Fines - Graham.
The AGM venue for 2015 was agreed as Benidorm and Hugh will be organising the hotel and flights.
It was agreed that we would discuss the
meetings for 2014-2015 at the next meeting,
With that the Chairman declared the meeting closed.
Another fine AGM!!