2016 MQ AGM Recap

2016 MQ AGM Recap

Author: Media/Thursday, May 05, 2016/Categories: State News

Motorcycling Queensland’s AGM was held last night (4th May, 2016), at MQ’s Offices in Ipswich.

Motorcycling Queensland (MQ) President Jim Feehely was elected unopposed to lead the organisation.

There were three positions up for grabs on the MQ Board, with five nominated candidates for these spots. Congratulations to Brian Cordwell on his re-election to the board, and to Anne Polsoni and Andy Walmsley who will step up as MQ’s newest directors.

MQ General Manager Kim Rowcliffe says it’s great to see some new faces on the board.

“Anne and Andy are both great administrators in our sport, and I have no doubt they will do an excellent job on the MQ Board,” he says.

Earlier in 2016, David Wilkie resigned from the MQ Board, and Ralph Freeman announced his retirement, effective as of last night’s AGM.

Ralph has been involved in motorcycle sport for almost 50 years, starting out as a delegate in the Ipswich Club, became Vice President of the Auto Cycle Union of Queensland (now MQ), and then President.

Ralph says although he’s retiring from the MQ Board, he will still continue on the Officials Review Board (ORB), and conduct officials training around Queensland.

“Thanks for the opportunities and support you have given me for some of those 47 years,” Ralph said in his parting speech.

“I have had a lot of rewards in that time including life memberships of two clubs, this body, our national body, a Medal of the Order of Australia and an Australian Sport Medal.

“Many here helped me to achieve these honours.

“Please remember that each of us began in our sport because it was fun. Some people seem to forget that, and life becomes sad for the rest of us because of that.”

Read Ralph’s full speech here.

Your current MQ Board is:

Jim Feehely (President)
Lisa Fox (Vice President)
Derek Rumble
Allan Halley
Brian Cordwell
Anne Polsoni
Andy Walmsley

Download a copy of the 2015 Annual Report here.


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