As a requirement of the Devon and Somerset Advanced Riders (DSAR) Constitution there must be a Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary to be members of the Executive Committee and run the group in accordance with guidance set out by RoSPA.
• David Pengelly (Treasurer), Dan Mawer (Secretary) and I; Stan Hathaway (Chairman) will not be standing for re-election in any of the roles at the next AGM; therefore the club will need these 3 positions filled by new personnel in order to maintain the authorisation of the club to provide Advanced Motorcycle Training on behalf of RoSPA.
• Other roles within the Committee will also be subject to voting in; either the existing incumbent or electing new members into those positions selected by a majority vote by you the members and associates of the club.
• Dan and others are currently finding a way to hold the AGM whilst maintaining the social distancing requirements during this Covid-19 epidemic. News will be posted on the website as soon as it is known.
As the outgoing Chairman, I’d like to thank David and Dan for the exceptional work they have done over the years in supporting DSAR, and to all the members of the Committee and Tutors I‘d like to extend my thanks for making DSAR an organisation which others look to providing inspiration and innovative training; demonstrated by our continued very high success rate at 1st time passes at Gold Standard and the subsequent Gold passes when our riders take their 3-yearly retest. I know we are held in very high regard with other advanced motorcycle training organisations.
I am a great believer in Continuous Improvement and look forward to supporting your new Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary in any way possible, looking forward to seeing the club grow from strength to strength and continuing with my role as one of the club’s Tutors and Diploma Holders.