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October 2011

The AGM was held at McQ's Tartan Arms in Bannockburn, with 26 members in attendance.

The officials each presented their annual report, copies of which can be found below:

Elected officials for 2012 are as follows:

President - Johan Thayne
Chairman - Michael Devlin
Secretary - position vacant
Treasurer - position vacant (but Alistair Smith kindly to continue until replaced)
Minutes Secretary - George McLaughLan
Timetrial Secretary - Jim Harris
Records Officer - Bob Gibson
Press Secretary - Steve Nutley
Social Secretary - George Skinner
Committee members - Malcolm Gisbey, Iain McLeod.

Draft minutes here.

26th. September 2011
Obituary - James Holbein - Ivy CC

The Scottish Group is sad to report that Jimmy, known to his contemporaries as 'Snakie', died on 19th September 2011 aged 84 years. He joined the Ivy Cycling Club in 1945 accompanied by his brother, Jackie and a friend, Neil Given, all from Possilpark, Glasgow.

He was club Novice Champion in 1946 and got the nickname, 'Snakie' from "The Colonel", Alex Jackson, because he always managed to weave his way to the front of the group. This success was followed in the future by winning other trophies including Senior Champion. In 1953 he represented Scotland at the Isle of Man Races. His cycling career had many high spots.
There was a downside, on long club runs and training sessions he was always up-front, urging everyone to do better; competition was fierce.
On the work front Jimmy was a Master Engraver, a craftsman, working with silver and gold engraving trophies for many clubs in the West of Scotland, attending sports meetings, agricultural shows etc., to engrave medals and cups for prize winners as the events concluded. He was 70+ before he retired as his skill was in high demand, engraving Ivy Cycling Club and other club trophies over a 55 year span.
A family man, Jimmy and Chris spent the majority of their married life in Bishopbriggs and had a son and daughter. Jimmy was a great clubman, sportsman and craftsman. He will be sadly missed by his family and close friends in Cycling.

5th. September 2011
The minutes of the SVTTA committee meeting held at Low Moss Golf Club can be found here.

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