Meet Our Awesome Team

These people give up their free time to maintain and further develop the group. Without them the club would not survive.

If you have any questions or suggestions about the running of the club, please let us know. We welcome as many members as possible to be involved in the running of the club. If you have skills that you can contribute to the Social, Marketing or Training teams please let them know.

Committee

Objectives

To promote Motorcycle Road Safety in the Northumbria area.

Committee Members

Mick Goodwin
Chair: Mick Goodwin

The Chair holds the tiller for NAM, controlling the direction we take and getting the best out of the other committee members. The Chairperson is in charge of committee meetings and has a big say on the strategic direction of NAM.

Mel Leitch
Vice Chair: Mel Leitch

The Vice Chair takes an active role in the strategic direction of Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists and deputises for the Chair as necessary. In order to ensure continuity, the Vice Chair prepares for taking on the future role of Chair

Michael Wilkinson
Secretary: Michael Wilkinson

The club Secretary records the committee meetings and looks after communication with other organisations. Responsibilities include:

  • note taking
  • letter writing
  • question answering
  • meeting organising
Colin Irvine
Treasurer: Colin Irvine

One of the elected trustee positions of the club, the treasurer attends all committee meetings and participates in the strategic planning and development of club activities. Responsibilities include:

  • Managing the club's finances
  • Keeping the committee informed of the club's financial position
  • Keeping accounting records and preparing annual accounts for presentation to members at the AGM
  • Collecting members' subscriptions and payments for trips and other events
  • Banking any cash receipts
  • Managing and paying expense claims and other payables
  • Submitting the club's annual Gift Aid claim.
April Goodwin
Membership Secretary: April Goodwin

The Membership Secretary keeps track of NAM membership including new referrals, Associates and Full Members. Responsibilities include:

  • Dealing with membership enquires
  • Managing referrals from IAM
  • Contacting new Associates
  • Informing Training Team about new Associates
  • Keeping Member contact details up-to-date
  • Keeping track of annual subs payments
  • Submitting the club's annual Gift Aid claim.
Jack Stewart
Chief Observer: Jack Stewart

The Chief Observer co-ordinates the Training Team which organises the training that our Associates follow. Responsibilities include:

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David Murphy
Rideout Co-ordinator: David Murphy

The Rideout Co-ordinator organises bi-monthly rides. These may be in excess of 30 bikes. Responsibilities include:

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John McCormick
Social Secretary: John McCormick

The Social Secretary makes the arrangements for the club events and trips. Responsibilities include:

  • booking rooms for club nights
  • booking rooms for Committee & Training Team meetings
  • arranging hotels for club weekend trips, negotiating discounts and cut-price deals
Tom Iveson
Assistant Secretary: Tom Iveson

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David Steedman
Webmaster: David Steedman

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Danny Holmes
Marketing: Danny Holmes

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Training Team

Objectives

To ensure that the riding and training provided by Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists is of the highest standard and exceeds the requirements of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

The team is led by our Chief Observer who oversees riding and training standards. Each member is an experienced National Observer who has undergone continuous development since qualifying as an advanced rider. Training Team members offer support and guidance to our Local and National Observers. We seek to identify and meet the training needs of all NAM members and Associates.

Training Team Members

Jack Stewart
Chief Observer: Jack Stewart

The Chief Observer co-ordinates the Training Team which organises the training that our Associates follow. Responsibilities include:

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Mick Goodwin
Convenor: Mick Goodwin

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Eric FitzPatrick
Training Team Administrator: Eric FitzPatrick

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Mel Leitch
Training Team Member: Mel Leitch

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Marketing Team

Objectives

To market Northumbria Advanced Motorcyclists' prime charitable purpose: to promote motorcycle road safety in the Northumbria area.

Marketing Team Members

Danny Holmes
Marketing Representative: Danny Holmes

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Keith Miller
Marketing Team Member: Keith Miller

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Rick Henderson
Marketing Team Member: Rick Henderson

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Phil McGonigle
Marketing Team Member: Phil McGonigle

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Steve Allport
Marketing Team Member: Steve Allport

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Photographs: John Williamson