Notts Derby Walking Group Annual General Meeting 2023


Rosanna Rapacchietta (Chair & secretary), Alistair Green (Web editor), Stuart Broadhurst (Treasurer), Gary Olds (Walks Organiser), Fiona Woodward (Membership), Jay Power and two members.


Rachael Drewery, Helen Percy.

Chair’s welcome

Brief introduction to the purpose of the meeting and agenda.

Minutes of previous meeting

Brief overview and recap on the past year, including committee roles and progress.

Chair’s Report

The group maintained steady progress even without all roles fulfilled on the committee so thank you to everyone that participated and helped to keep the group running along smoothly. Membership numbers dropped slightly but the Facebook and Meetup social channels continued to generate interest and any new members received a warm welcome on joining the group. Finances remained healthy and the bank signatory process was completed. Weekends away received good turnout and overall positive feedback, while the weekend survey results provided an opportunity to consider future improvements. The walks programme offered many different walks throughout the year with varied distances, start times, locations and parking options, including car sharing and mid-week evening walks. Progress within the group continued to show through receiving good turnout on many walks with clearer pre-walk information, updates on the Rambler’s national website, Meetup improvements aligning to Facebook and the website and two weekends away. Some challenges to overcome in the new year include attracting and retaining walk leaders, filling all committee roles, and increasing membership.

Election of new committee

  • Chair - Rosanna Rapacchietta staying on
  • Secretary - vacant
  • Treasurer - Stuart Broadhurst staying on
  • Membership - Fiona Woodward no longer continuing, position vacant.
  • General Member - Position vacant
  • Member engagement officer - Position vacant
  • Communications - Position vacant
  • Weekend organisers - Stuart Broadhurst and Jay Power now taking on this role
  • Walks Organiser - Gary Olds staying on
  • Social coordinator - Position vacant
  • Web Editor - Alistair Green staying on


Jay Power will continue helping to manage Meetup.

A third signatory on the bank account is recommended.

Thank you to all committee members staying on and to those no longer continuing for your help and support in the organisation and running of the group.