The Annual General Meeting of the British Caving Association is being held in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales caving area this year – at the Village Hall in Chapel Lane, Horton in Ribblesdale. It will begin at 10:30am on Sunday 9 June. It can be expected to last around three hours. There will be some important elections – for a new secretary and a publications officer, and some important motions proposing constitutional changes, including an end to the current ‘two house’ voting system, under which both individuals and clubs/groups get to vote. The agenda can be downloaded from the BCA website.
There should be time for a caving trip afterwards for those not in a rush to get home or planning to attend the BCA council meeting which will follow, or, more easily, one on the day before. The BCA has reserved accommodation at the nearby Yorkshire Subterranean Society hut at Helwith Bridge, a comfortable place with showers and a kitchen and a caver-friendly next door pub. To book a place at the hut email the current BCA secretary, Robin Weare.
Some of the local caves are going to be pre-rigged for members who fancy going underground. There will be details at the YSS or from the BCA. BCA Group. Members should note that for the purposes of voting at the AGM each Group may send one voting delegate who must bring with them a letter signed by an officer giving them the authority to represent that group.
Individual members attending and wishing to vote should bring their membership card.
Correspondent: David Rose