It's now three years and six months since I became chairman of Wakefield and District Motor Sports Club. That means it's about four years since I was first asked to consider taking on the job. In that time membership has increased, we have run a number of social events, there is a club championship, and we are recognised, I think, as being a good example of a thriving motor club. This is particularly encouraging when many clubs have to live with a dwindling membership; we have more members this year than we've had for a while.


When I took on the job I said I'd do it for two years as I said that I felt that after two years anyone doing the job was bound to, eventually, get stale, and, I suppose, run out of ideas as to what to do next. Well after three and a half years I've reached that stage. I've decided that at the next AGM I will stand down as chair; it's time for someone else to have a go.


So why tell you now? Well it gives you, and the candidate(s), time to decide who you want to take on the role. It also gives you the opportunity to discuss with them, me, and the rest of the committee just what you want to happen next. You see the committee doesn't run the club for itself, it runs it for the membership and for the club to survive we need to change as the membership changes.


As Iíve said I've run out of ideas, its time for someone else to take over. Who's it going to be? It's up to you. What I would say is that if there is anyone who's interested in taking the job on if they talk to any committee member, or me, we'll be glad to advise and help you prepare to take on the job.


Chris Walker