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Photo: Bruce Matthews

GENERAL

The Rail Motor Society is incorporated under the NSW Associations Incorporation Act, 2009. Incorporation gives the Society its legal status under NSW legislation and permits it to own real property and to enter into contracts. It is also a prerequisite for the Society to undertake its primary function as a railway operator, that is to be accredited by the Office of the National Rail Safety Regulator under the Rail Safety National Law and to enter into Access Agreements with rail infrastructure owners such as Sydney Trains, the Australian Rail Track Corporation and others.

The Society is governed by a constitution that is approved by the members from time to time within the broad guidelines set down in the Associations legislation. The operation of the Society is regulated by the NSW Department of Fair Trading.

PATRON

Rear Admiral Peter Sinclair AC, retired Royal Australian Navy Officer and former Governor of New South Wales is Patron of the Society. Following his retirement, Rear Admiral Sinclair has taken up cattle grazing in the region and actively supports not-for-profit groups. The Society is honoured to have Rear Admiral Sinclair as our Patron.

THE BOARD

The Board (formerly the Management Committee) consists of an Executive of five (President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Assistant Secretary/Treasurer) plus six board members. Board members are elected at the Annual General Meeting by the members of the Society. Members are elected for a term of two years with half of the Board retiring each year in rotation. The Executive members are appointed by the Board from within the elected members.

THE BOARD (2016-2017)

 

President

Arthur Burgess

Vice President

Rodney Short

Secretary

Michael Walsh

Treasurer

John Redman

Assist Secty/Treas

Cheryl Davies

Members

Bruce Agland

 

Bryan Hicks

 

Eric Larkins

 

Stafford Payne

 

Beverley Redman

 

Spencer Ross

 

APPOINTED OFFICERS (2016-2017)

 

Operations Manager

Bruce Agland

Engineering Manager (Rolling Stock)

Stafford Payne

Engineering Manager (Infrastructure)

Eric Larkins

Public Officer

Geoffrey Murray

External Auditor

klm Accountants

 

PAST PRESIDENTS

LIFE MEMBERS

 

Name

Served

Henry Varcoe

1984 to 1986

Geoffrey Murray

1986 to 1988

Harry Wright

1988 to 2003

Bruce Agland

2003 to 2007

Arthur Burgess

2007 to date

Deceased

Name

Elected

Harry Wright

1997

Bryan Hicks

2006

Geoffrey Murray

2008

Bruce Agland

2011

Stafford Payne

2013

Beverley Redman

2016

Deceased