Social and Annual General Meeting 2023

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We are holding our Annual General Meeting and social evening on Saturday 4th February 2023 at 7:00pm at Copley Cricket Club (map). Please arrive promptly so we can begin at 7:15pm

This also includes our annual awards, a buffet and social evening – read on for full details.

AGM Papers:

Nominations for Election to Vacant Committee Posts

Each AGM we need to elect part of the committee who run our club for you. Nominations are invited for members willing to stand for the following posts which are for a term of 2 years:

  • Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Welfare (1 year)
  • Marketing (1 year)
  • Volunteering (1 year)
  • Coaching
  • Health and safety (1 year)
  • Access
  • Buildings
  • Equipment
  • Warley Moor Coordinator (formerly Sea kayaking)

Please consider if you could help run your club by taking on one of these roles.

Further details of the vacant committee posts can be found here, from existing committee members and on the enclosed document.

To nominate yourself or someone else for a role please complete this form.

Nominations must be sent to the Club Secretary (Bob Lawler) at the club address (Halifax Canoe Club, Greenups Mill, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AQ) by Saturday 14th January 2023 or via email to

Nominations received by this deadline will be posted in the Club House from Saturday 21st January 2023.

Agenda Items

Club Members are welcome to put items on the agenda for the meeting.  Any items for the agenda must be received by the Club Secretary on or before Saturday 21 January 2023.

Please send your agenda items in writing to:  Bob Lawler (Secretary), Halifax Canoe Club, Greenups Mill, Wharf Street, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2AQ or by email to

Agenda for the Meeting

The agenda for the meeting will be displayed on the notice board in the Club House and on the club’s website from Saturday 28th January 2023.

Appointment of Proxy Voters

This is to appoint another adult member of the club to vote on your behalf if you are unable to attend the meeting. If you wish to nominate someone to vote on your behalf, you must return this proxy form, signed, to the Club Secretary (at the above address) to arrive no later than 7pm on Thursday 2rd February 2022.  Any proxy voting forms received late will be invalid. Proxy voting forms can be downloaded from the Club website.

Awards and Social

As usual, the AGM will be followed by the annual presentation of awards and a social. We are currently arranging our events for the evening. The cricket club’s bar will be open throughout. There will minimal paperwork and maximum fun. Everyone is welcome!


To help the social along we usually have some food and members are asked to help out by bringing along contributions. Bob Lawler is co-ordinating this, so please contact him for more details:, or to let him know what you can offer (a list of suggestions in included with this letter). (Please note this will be a cold buffet). If you are attending the meeting it would also be helpful if you could contact let us know by registering via our online membership system, so we have some idea of how many people we will need to feed

Please come along, for a fun evening!

Yours faithfully

Bob Lawler