AGM – March 2019

David Gallagher, IAM RoadSmart Young Driver Ambassador, presented the awards at BADAM’s AGM on 12th March 2019.

Roland Hindmarsh received two certificates from Don Escott for his Masters and a F1RST in his Fellows three year re-test.
Don Escott gave Clive Merchant a thank you gift for all his work for the group and presented him with certificates of appreciation from BADAM and IAM RoadSmart.
Don Escott presented Helen Schofield, BADAM President, with a token of appreciation for her work for the group.
Don Escott, Vice-Chairman, presented David Gallagher, the speaker, with a token of the group’s appreciation for his excellent talk.
David Gallagher presented Ray Robbetts with the Chairman’s Cup.
Jayne McBride received the Trainee Observer of the Year Award from David Gallagher.
Val Czerny was presented with the Observer of the Year cup by David Gallagher.
Adrian Plummer received the Vivian Robert Batstone Cup from David Gallagher for his work putting BADAM on Facebook and Twitter.

New Three-In-A-Car Sessions for 2019

Dates have now been set for the BADAM 3-in-a-car sessions throughout 2019.

These events are an opportunity to catch up on a few tips from the Region’s top Observers. Even if you’ve never been on a TiC you’ll be welcome and you’ll also be in for a real treat because not only are they FREE, they’re an ideal way of keeping in touch with advanced driving. The sessions are designed for current Associates and Full Members and their purpose is to assist you in maintaining your high standards.

When you arrive at the venue you will be assigned into car size groups. One of you elects to to drive first for 30 minutes or so on a course of your choice or, if you are not sure of the area, a course described to you en-route.
There is usually a good deal of helpful banter during TiC sessions so most points will be covered as you go round, but at the end of each drive there will be an opportunity for you all to enjoy a short and sometimes entertaining debrief! Someone else then elects to go next in their own car – and so on until you’ve all had a turn.

The whole thing is done and dusted in around 2 hours, it’s completely free of charge and it’s good fun. No records are made of the drives – but there’s usually plenty of advice available!!

Announcement: New Chief Observer

The Badam Committee is delighted to announce that Ray Robbetts has agreed to become our Chief Observer. We are very grateful to Ray and would like to take this opportunity to offer him our full support.

Test Passes

Congratulations to the following members on their recent achievements:

IAM Test Passes

  • Andrew Dunn observed by Eddie Ruskin
  • Richard Ryder observed by Thomas Flynn

AGM and Annual Awards

On 13th March the group AGM was held.  The minutes of the meeting can be found in issue 171 of Advance magazine (available here).

Annual Awards

Helen Schofield, President, presents Peter Huntington with Trainee Observer of the Year award.

David Chambers receives the Vivian Robert Batstone Cup from Helen Schofield.

Helen Schofield presents the Group Special Award and the IAM certificate of Appreciation to Alison Long

Dave Gosling presents the Chairman’s Cup to Eddie Ruskin

 

Dave Gosling receives the IAMs Certificate of Appreciation from Helen Schofield