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Evening Sessions

Please be sure to arrive at the club at least ten minutes before play begins, that is before 6.50 pm so that play is not delayed. It may not be possible to accommodate latecomers. 

SATURDAY PARTNERS CONTACT

Our Saturday Partners contact is Anne Dudley-Smith,    tel.  01243 528854

DUPLICATE BRIDGE

To find out more about  joining us for a game of "duplicate", please ring Sandra on 01243 681788 

MONDAY PARTNERS CONTACT

Our Monday Partners contact is Sandra Ward-Brown, tel:  01243 681788 or email:  sandrawb439@gmail.com

 

Afternoon Bridge

Tuesday afternoon sessions are on everyTuesday.   Sandra Ward-Brown is happy to accept phone calls (01243 681788) to try and help people looking to pair up for a session.  Please arrive at the club between 1.30pm and 2.00pm for these sessions.

Random Seeded Teams

This competition will take place on the fourth Thursday of each month from October to June.   In December, the proximity of the fourth Thursday to Christmas day may mean the bridge club is closed and the competition will not run that month.   It is proving very popular but for administration purposes and to ensure we do not end up with an odd number of pairs you must sign on the notice board to indicate you wish to take part by the Monday preceding the event.  The current scores can be seen under the "Competition" menu and "Random Seeded Teams Points".

 
Committee Meeting Minutes
Minutes July 4

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 4 July 2017

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones Chairman

Michael Cook Secretary

Ian Bartle Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

1. Apologies for Absence

 

None

 

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 18 April 2017 were approved.

 

3. Matters arising

 

None

 

4. Finance and Investments

 

The balance on the Lloyds current account was £15,078.00 as at 1 June. We have paid for the decorating. The Tables income is the same as last year.

 

The Trustees are to have two meetings a year

 

 

5.Education Matters and Classes

 

A liaison meeting is to held with the School.

 

Peter is promoting mini bridge with the School and is waiting to hear that it can be progressed. Ideally there should be one teacher per table for the taster session.

 

No Fear Bridge with Leigh Harding is going well although one session was cancelled because an exam was going on in the room. This is to be raised at the liaison meeting. We are to charge Leigh £25 for each session for the use of the room.

 

A Directors refresher course has been offered. The Club is to pay for any current directors who wish to attend.

 

 

6. Bridge Matters

 

We will renew our Scorebridge license in September for another year, while Peter trains the directors and scorers on EBUScore. He plans to do this in the next 6 months, after which we can make a decision on whether to move over to EBUScore. The 2017 laws will be introduced at the beginning of November, after the directors' training at the end of October. Various problems have arisen with the laptop which Peter is dealing with. It is likely that a new computer will be required in a year’s time

 

Accommodating the large number of sitting pairs, particularly on Saturdays, has caused some difficulties for the Directors who will continue to accommodate the players as best as can be managed.

 

Peter is to set up a library

 

A replacement for Joe Adams and his assistant is to be sought and the pay has been agreed at £145 per month for 11 months

 

7. Membership

 

Applications for Membership have been received from the following and they have been approved

 

Sue Goldsmith, Judi Norton, Innes Taylor, Roz Trinkwon and Claire Wright.

 

8. Housekeeping

 

Rollalong’s report on the building was considered and the essential items are to be carried out. The carpet and chairs are to be replaced and the colour and style of the chairs and carpet have been agreed.

 

9. Any other business:

 

There about 12 places left for the Prosecco tea to be held on Saturday 12 August at 4.30pm to celebrate The Club’s Fiftieth Anniversary

 

10. Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on Tuesday 15 August at the Clubhouse.

April 18 committee meeting

Present:

 

Julie Jones Chairman

Michael Cook Secretary

Ian Bartle Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

1. Apologies for Absence

 

None

 

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 28 February 2017 were approved.

 

3. Matters arising

 

None

 

4. Membership

 

Applications for Membership have been received from the following and they have been approved

 

Sarah Logan and Audrey Twitcher

 

5. Finance and Investments

 

The balance on the Lloyds current account was £15,739.00 as at end of March.

 

 

6. Education matters and Classes

 

The pay of our teachers is to be increased to £75 and the cost of lessons is t be increased to £80 per term

 

Supervised play is to be increased from £3 for members and to £4 for non members as from September. These are the current fees. From September the charges will be £4.00 and £5.00 respectively.

 

7. Bridge Matters

 

The tea ladies are to be give a pay rise from £20 to £22 per evening. The pay for the afternoon session to remain at £20/£15 - then Lisa to receive £20 if there are more than 20 tables.

 

Members are to be invited to notify the club of their next of kin who can be called upon in the event of a member becoming unwell

 

As agreed at the AGM we are to continue with SIMS band members will be charged £2 only with the club paying the balance of the costs

 

Bridge is to continue be played at Bank Holidays provided that there are volunteers for directing.

 

8. House Keeping

 

Rollalong are to inspect the property and carry out their survey for £280. Subject to their survey proving satisfactory the redecoration of the club is to go ahead together with replacement of the carpet and chairs. The work to carried out at the end of May.

 

9. Any other business:

 

A Prosecco tea is to be held on Saturday 12 August at 4 pm to celebrate The Club’s Fiftieth Anniversary The numbers will be restricted to 80 including the Committee

 

 

10. Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on Tuesday 4 July at the Clubhouse.

Meeting February 28, 2017

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 28 February 2017

15.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones                     Chairman

Michael Cook                Secretary

Ian Bartle                       Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

  •  

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting held on 10 January  2017 were approved.

 

  1. Matters arising

 

All the old bidding boxes have been sold.

 

The Andrew Robson evening was popular but unfortunately it was aimed at too wide a range of abilitiesThis is to be considered when another evening with Andrew is arranged

 

  1. Membership

 

Applications for Membership have been received from the following and they have all been approved

 

Greg Challoner, Gerald Cheyne, Jean Fitch, Brian Gillbanks,Carole Griffiths,

Susan MacDonald, Hilary Mitten, Anne Parker, Anthony Phillips, Lesley Simmons, Christine Swann.

 

  1. Finance and Investments

 

The balance on the Lloyds current account was £16,234.00 as at end of January.

 

The £13,000 investment with M & G is to be called in.

 

 

  1. The arrangements for the AGM were agreed and the Notices and Accounts are to be put on the website. Access to the accounts is to be restricted to Members only.

 

 

 

  1. Bridge Matters

 

A Directors training course is to be held at the club and it is hoped that three or four members will take up this opportunity.

 

Tuesday afternoon bridge is to be played weekly now that some new Directors have come forward.

 

SIMS has not been popular because of the cost and difficulty of the hands.The question of whether to continue with SIMS is to beraised at the AGM

 

Peter is to look into starting Junior Bridge at the school

        

Thea is giving up organising the Arun League.A replacement is sought.

 

Liz Senior has kindly agreed to take over the rota.

        

  1.  

 

The redecoration of the club is to go ahead together with replacement of the carpet and chairs. Estimates are to be obtained.

 

  1. Any other business:

 

          None

        

 

  1.  Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on Tuesday 18 April at the Clubhouse.

Minutes January 10

Chichester Bridge Club

 

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 10 January 2017

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones                     Chairman

Michael Cook                Secretary

Ian Bartle                       Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

  •  

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting held on 8 November  2016 were approved.

 

  1. Matters arising

 

  •  

 

  1. Membership

 

Eight Applications for Membership have been received which is encouraging.

 

  1. Finance and Investments

 

The balance in the Lloyds current account was £14,119.60 as  at 23 December 2016

 

The Charity evening donation of £350 has now been paid to Air Ambulance

 

  1. Classes

 

  • ’s Class is full and will break for the summer at the end of April. Kerry    will start a new class in September

 

The Bridge session run by Leigh Harding of No Fear Bridge was very successful and as a resultLeigh donated £480 to St Wilfred Hospice.

 

The Master Class with Andrew Robson takingplaceon 20 January 2017 is fully booked

 

Tea ladies have been arranged for Tuesday afternoon bridge which is proving popular. The hours for the Tuesday tea lady, Lise, are to be reduced from 2 to 1.5 hours at her request. On occasion she may have to stay for 2 hours.

 

Thea is in the process of setting up director course at the Club in the Autumn.Thea also undertook to produce a Powerpoint presentation tone shown at the Robson evening asking for Members to come onward to train as Directors. in particular of Tuesday afternoons and to help in general to run the club.

 

Dealing complaints have been received about the frequent errors made by our dealer Joe.David has been to see him and further instructions have been issued.Joe has been warned that his performance must improve.

 

We have decided to purchase 20 sets of new bidding boxes to include 2 sets of left handed boxes from Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies.They are on offer at a reduced price at the moment.The old ones are to be sold at £10 per set.

 

Thea will endeavour to obtain the Sims booklets in time for the evening on Thursday 12 January as Ken is away.

 

  1.      House Keeping

 

It was noted that the cleaning of the room and toilets was not being carried outproperly and comment was made that it was a disgrace that the cleaning should have to carried out by a Member of the Committee.

 

  1. Any other business:

 

          A new version of the Laws of Duplicate Bridge (Red Book)  will be issued                  later this year.  We will need to purchase copies and to provide training to our           Directors.

 

  1.  Date of the next meeting:

 

At the earlier time of 15.00 hrs on Tuesday 28 February at the Clubhouse.

 

Minutes November 8

Chichester Bridge Club

 

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 8 November 2016

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones                     Chairman

Michael Cook                Secretary

Ian Bartle                       Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

  •  

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting held on 13 September  2016 were approved.

 

  1. Matters arising

 

The ‘Chichester Bridge Club’ Sign was  much admired and is to be put up shortly.

 

  1. Membership

 

Tony Brown’s application for membership has now been seconded (and has subsequently been approved.)

 

  1. Finance and Investments

 

The balance in the Lloyds current account was £22,806.79 as  at 30 September.

 

The formalities of investing £10,000 with United Trust are nearly complete and the investment will be made shortly.

 

It was agreed that Members could be given details of the Club bank account to enable subscriptions to be made by banktransfer.

 

  1. Classes

 

There are three vacancies in the first year class. All the classes are full and we have 56 Students

 

  1. Bridge Matters

 

Attendance at Wednesday evening Bridge has gone down to such an extent that the evening is no longer viable.Wednesday evenings are to continue to the end of the year and will cease thereafter unless there is some change

 

Leigh Harding of No FearBridge is to run gentle duplicate on alternate Friday evenings starting on 13 January.The object being to help students make the transition to playing Duplicate on club evenings

 

The arrangements for the Christmas Party on Thursday 15 December are well in hand and the various duties have been allocated to Committee Members

 

A Master Class with Andrew Robson is to take place 20 January 2017

 

 

  1.  

 

The Heating thermostat is not working and the Programmer is to be reprogrammed.

 

  1. Any other business:

 

                   Pat Sparkes  suggested that a donation of £500 be made to the school                         and it          was agreed that the donation be made.

 

  1.  Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on 10th January at the Clubhouse.

Minutes 13th September

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 13 September 2016

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones                     Chairman

Michael Cook                Secretary

Ian Bartle                       Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

  •  

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting held on 19 July 2016 were approved.

 

  1. Matters arising

 

  •  

 

  1. Membership

 

There have been no applications for membership

 

  1. Finance

 

The balance in the Lloyds current account is £20,288.35

 

The Treasurer reported that the number of tables in play over the lastyear were down by 8% and the table money was down by 11%.

 

It was agreed that Members could receive details of the Club bank account to enable payments to be made by transfer.

 

  1. Classes

 

  1. Beginners Class with Kerry Jackson

 

This is due to start at the end of September.The numbers are low (8 only) although there are a few more possible starters.

 

  1. Second Year Class with Thea Sydenham

 

This class is to start in September and is full (18) with a waiting list.

 

  1. Third Year Class with Kerry Jackson

 

This class is not yet full but viable with 14 pupils.

 

  1. Bridge Matters

 

  1. It was agreed that the Club will be closed over the Christmas Period  on 22nd December and that play will start again on 3 January.

 

  1. Opening Leads are to entered in the Bridgemates on a trial basis.

 

  1.  

The Attendance is variable at the moment but the format of "Gentle Bridge" with 21 boards is to continue.

 

Leigh Harding of No Fear Bridge has come up with some proposals on how to encourage newer players to play duplicate at the Club. A Sub Committee of Thea, Peter and David is to meet with Leigh to see what can be arranged. A news letter particularly directed to students is to be considered.

 

News of the Club and what it can offer is to be put in the Chichester Observer.

 

 

  1. Director Training:

Volunteers are still required.

 

  1. The Charity evening has been moved to 27th October. Collection of prizes for the raffle and advertising is to put in place.

 

We won the Arun league this year with 26 different players taking part. Thea has kindly agreed to arrange our team once again this year although there may be a change of format

  1. Housekeeping Matters

 

  1. Francesca Campbell has had an estimate of £400 for the new club sign which is thought to be excessive.  Francesca is arranging for her brother in law to make a sign for less money.

 

  1. The committee are considering buying new chairs and a carpet  and will look at the range of chairs at Alpha-furnishing.com. Nothing further will be done on this until the works at the School have been completed.

 

  1. The new arrangements with Joe for dealing the boards is now working well.  

 

  1. Any other business:

 

  1. Julie has considered amendments to the Constitution, particularly the Disciplinary Rules. These are to considered further and any amendment will be put forward at the AGM rather that calling an EGM at an earlier date.

 

  1. Peter Burns is considering whether we should replace Scorebridge with the EBU offering which is now being adopted by other Clubs.

 

  1.  Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on 29th October at the Clubhouse.

Minutes for 19th July

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 19 July 2016

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

 

Julie Jones                                          Chairman

Ian Bartle                                             Treasurer

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

David Telfer

Peter Burns

Sandra Ward-Brown

 

 

  1. Apologies for Absence

 

Michael Cook - Secretary

 

  1. Minutes of the meeting held on 24th May 2016 were approved with a slight amendment relating to the date on which Sunday Bridge is to start which is still under consideration.

 

  1. Matters arising

 

  1. It was decided that Directors will raise points of etiquette on an ad hoc basis.

 

However Directors should remind North that the board in play remains on the table.

 

  1. St Richard's Hospital have acknowledged the donation given in memory of Michael Webber.

 

  1. Membership

 

An application for membership is to be deferred as the applicant has no sponsor and seconder.He is to receive provisional membership subject to being played in by the Chairman in the autumn.

 

  1. Finance

 

The balance in the Lloyds current account is £20,290.70.The investment in the United Trust Bank is yet to be made.

 

The Treasurer reported that the number of tables in play over the last six months of this year were down by 9% and the table money was down by 6% respectively in the same period as last year.

 

  1. Classes
    1. Beginners Class with Kerry Jackson

This is due to start at the end of September.The numbers are low (5 only) the class will be advertised on the website.

 

  1. Second Year Class with Thea Sydenham

 

This class is to start in September and is full (18) with a waiting list.

 

  1. Third Year Class with Kerry Jackson

 

This class is not yet full but viable with 14 pupils.

 

  1. Bridge Matters

 

  1. Directors:

 

  1. Penny Haines is currently preparing the new rota from August to December and the rota will include Tuesday afternoons.
  2. The club has a shortage of Directors for Tuesday afternoon Bridge.  This is being addressed.

 

Tuesday afternoon Bridge is to start on 20th September 2016 at 2 pm. It was agreed to advertise these sessions via a flyer as well as on the web site and by announcement at evening sessions.

 

  1. It was decided that should any Director wish to change his or her date with another Director he or she should inform David Telfer so that he can update the rota on the website

 

  1. It was agreed that the Club will be closed over the Christmas Period on 24th, 26th and 31st December and 2nd January 2017.  There will be Bridge on 28th and 29th December 2016.

 

  1. The Charity evening is on 6th October 2016 with Proceeds to Air Ambulance.  A raffle will be held but there will be no Canapes.

 

  1. The date of the next Pro-Am meeting is to be confirmed (now agreed 9th November 2016).

 

  1. The charity and Pro-Am evenings will be advertised on the Notice Board, through the website and by email.

 

  1. Wednesday evenings:

The Attendance is variable at the moment but the format of "Gentle Bridge" with 21 boards is to continue.

 

  1. Director Training:

Volunteers are required.

 

  1. Random Teams:

These team nights have been well supported and will start again in October.There will be a change to the rules so that a member who plays for each of the 8 sessions will receive 10 bonus points.

 

Housekeeping Matters

 

  1. The mobile phone will be updated and the Directors will try to ensure it is switched on at each evening so that any member delayed can notify the Director.

 

  1. Francesca Campbell will make arrangements to update the sign on the Clubhouse.

 

  1. The committee are considering buying new chairs and will look at the range of chairs at Alpha-furnishing.com.

 

  1. The new arrangements for dealing the boards are now working well.  There were a few minor problems which have been dealt with.

 

  1. It was decided to replace the cards on a regular basis and new cards and boards will be ordered.

  1. Any other business:

 

  1. The matter of revising the constitution will be discussed at the next meeting.

 

  1. The club accounts for 2015 will now be removed from the website.

 

  1.  Date of the next meeting:

 

19.00 hrs on 13th September at the Clubhouse.  

Chichester Bridge Club

 

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 24 May 2016

19.15 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones                      Chairman

Ian Bartle                      Treasurer

Michael Cook               Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

Peter Burns

David Telfer

Sandra Ward - Brown

 

 

1.       Apologies for absence

 

          None

 

   2.    Minutes of  the meeting held 12 April were approved.

 

   3.    Matters arising

 

          None

 

   4     Finance

 

          There was £51,534 in the current account at the end of April 2016.

 

          £30,000 has since been paid to Shawbrook and a further £10,000 to United Trust

 

          It has been agree that Members who are here for six months of the year shall pay one half of the annual subscription

 

          The rate payable for table money on  the various evenings is to remain as it is

 

          After taking in to account resignations and non renewals there are some 191 current members of the club.

 

          Students are affiliated to the Club while they are students and so do not have to pay the EBU subscription.  However they do not become full Members of the Club

 

5.       Education Matters

 

          Bridge Classes

 

          Kerry is to take a new starters class in September in addition to continuing with her current class.  Thea is continuing with her class charging £15 for a further three lessons.  Peter Burns is to keep  his pay for supervised play on Tuesday afternoons under review with the object of increasing his pay to that of the other teachers if the numbers stay at a suitable level.

 

 6.      Bridge matters

 

          Afternoon bridge is to be trialled on the first and third Tuesday of the month commencing on the 20th September.   Peter’s class will then move to Wednesdays.

 

          Bridge on Sunday afternoons is to be trialled

 

          Both these initiatives are to be reviewed after one term

 

          Dealing is to be outsourced. Joe has agreed to take this on for an additional £145 per month and has arranged to appoint a deputy to cover when he is  not available. Joe is to commence when Chris Barker has             completed his rota at the beginning of June and will be paid £270 until September and subsequently £290 when the number of boards increases

 

          Five more sets of longboards and 200 packs of cards are to be purchased to meet the increased demand for boards.

 

          One particular point of etiquette is to be brought to members attention by Directors before each session.

 

          At present the technology is going well which is good news.

 

          A charity night is to be held on 6th October with the proceeds going to the    Air Ambulance.  Nibbles are not to be provided on this occasion.  There will be a raffle with the winning tickets being fixed to the prizes for collection on the way out thus avoiding the lengthy business of announcing and subsequent collection of the prizes.

 

          An evening with Andrew Robson has been arranged for Friday 20 January 2017

 

          The christmas party is to be held on 8th December and is to be open to students and members alike

 

 

          It was noted that Bailey’s Bridge Club seems to be attracting more  members on Tuesdays and that our Wednesday evening numbers were declining.

           A notice is to be put on the website explaining that gentle duplicate will take place on Wednesdays  with 21 boards to  be played using standard Acol conventions as taught by the EBU.  All are welcome to play

 

   7.   Membership Secretary

      

          Applications for Membership by Joan and Bob Lewis and Guy Raven were all approved.

 

  8.       House

 

          All renovations or renewals are on hold until the works at the school have been completed.  It appears that the school may replace the flooring with carpet tiles in due course.

 

          The chairs need replacement and the type of chair is to be looked into.  Ideally the chairs need to be light, stackable and accommodate a cushion which will stay put.

 

 

   9.    Any other business

 

          A donation of £50 is to be given to St Richards in memory of Mike Webber.

 

   10.  Date of Next Meeting

 

          The next Committee Meeting is to take place  on Tuesday 19th July at  1900 hours

Minutes from April Meeting

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 12 April 2016

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones                      Chairman

Ian Bartle                      Treasurer

Michael Cook               Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham

Peter Burns

David Telfer

Sandra Ward - Brown

 

 

1.       Apologies for absence

 

          None

 

   2.    Minutes of  the meeting held 12 January 2016 were approved.

 

   3.    Matters arising

 

          The New Cupboard has been installed and much admired.

 

          A decision on the new flooring has been deferred until the works at the school have been completed

 

   4.   AGM

 

          The AGM went well although it was not well attended.  The AGM is to be held on a Tuesday next year. Moving it to a Wednesday did not result in an increase it the numbers attending.  Next years AGM is to be held on Tuesday 21 March 2017

 

   5.    Finance

 

          There was £51,522 in the current account at the end of March as the Britannia and Cambridge accounts have just been closed. The accounts were closed because of the nominal interest paid.

 

          The Trustees are investing the money raised by placing £30,00 with Shawbrook and £10,000 with United Trust.

 

          Joe Adams rate of pay for arranging the tables and chairs each week is to be increased from £138 to £145 per month.

 

           David  is to chat to  Joe to see if he and or some of his friends would also like to take on the operation of the dealing machines.  It is envisaged that a further £145 per month would be paid for this service.

 

          The annual subscriptions are not to be increased for the time being  but the position will be reviewed in December

 

          It was noted that the number of tables during the first quarter of 2016 was 347, down from 388 the previous year. This is a matter of concern but apparently is a problem faced by other bridge clubs.

 

          The proposal made at the AGM that the arrangements for the various evenings of bridge be brought in to line was considered.  The  arrangements for Directors, Hosting and provision of a tea lady are to            remain as is.  The table money for Saturday is to be increased from £1.50 to £2 to bring it in to line with the other evenings.  As a result of further  discussion following the meeting it was decided in fact that it would be better if no increase be made so the table money for Saturday is to remain at £1.50

 

7.       Education Matters

 

          Bridge Classes

 

          All the classes are going well.  There are currently 18 in each of  Kerry and Thea’s classes.  There are 10 potential students interested in a beginners class inSeptember. Kerry has offered to take the class which was approved by the Committee.    It seems that most of these players only wish to learn how to play socially so it is thought few will come and play on Wednesdays which is somewhat disappointing.

 

 8.      Bridge matters

          Yves Lebrec is to go on the Directors course at Tunbridge Wells and the club is to pay the cost of the course and travelling costs.

 

          Guy De Lacey and others are keen to start afternoon bridge on Tuesday afternoons.  The committee will investigate the possibility of Tuesday afternoon bridge sessions in June, July and August when there are no lessons.  Ian will ask Ann about directing and Thea will contact Mary Sharp and other directors to establish if they are willing to direct in the afternoon

 

9.       Housekeeping Matters

 

          Michael Cook is to keep the register of keys.

      

10.     Any other business

 

          David and Julie are to visit school to discuss carrying out of outstanding work needed on external lights and slow flushing toilet.    

 

          An informal proposal by Bailey Bridge Club that they be permitted to  use our premises on a Tuesday was considered but not pursued as the Club room is used for various meetings then.        

 

15.     Date of Next Meeting

 

          Tuesday 24 May at the slightly later time of 7.15 pm

January 12 Minutes

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 12 January 2016

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones                      Chairman

Ian Bartle                      Treasurer 

Michael Cook               Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham 

Peter Burns

David Telfer

Sandra Ward - Brown

 

 

1.       Apologies for absence

 

          None

 

   2.    Minutes of  the meeting held 20 October 2015 was approved.

 

   3.    Matters arising

 

          Dealers and Directors  are taken under Bridge Matters below

 

   4.   Membership Secretary

 

          Sandra Ward - Brown requested and received clarification of the matters which fall within the responsibility of the Membership Secretary.

 

           It was agreed that the mailing of the Agenda, Minutes and Accounts to Members with email addresses would be done by reference to the club website link. This would then not overload Sandra’s computer. Those who did not have email addresses would have the documents posted to them.

 

         

          Applications for Membership by Ann Saunders, Lyn Courtnay and Susie Jardine were all approved.

          Sandra pointed out that there was an error in the copy of the constitution       that is sent to new members. The reference to para 7d 6 needs to be                 removed as there is no such clause.  The constitution is on the website               under information and once the alteration has been made further correct copies can be printed off from the website.

 

         

   5.    Finance

 

          There was £14,544 in the current account at the end of December 2015

 

          The new bank account and mandate are now in place and the funds are                     being transferred to the new account.

 

           The signatories on the account are any two of Julie Jones, Ian Bartle,            Michael Cook, Francesca Campbell and Thea Sydenham

 

          After taking in to account resignations and non renewals there are some        185 current members of the club.  Membership fees are coming in well                but there are  still some 60 outstanding to be collected.

 

6.       Investments

 

          Julie  is investigating where the Club should invest  a further £7000               which is surplus to our day to day requirements.

 

          Mike Parks is standing down as a Trustee  and Michael Campbell has            kindly agree to be appointed in his place in due course

 

7.       Education Matters

 

          Bridge Classes

 

          All the classes are going well and 34 came to Peter’s Supervised                              Play last week

 

          Peter  has redesigned the evaluation forms.  The forms have been used by           Kerry,Thea and Peter and the results record on them have been good

 

 8.      Bridge matters

 

         

8.1     No volunteers have come forward for training as Directors.  The offer of free training is to be re advertised on the website with further confirmation that the training is free and can be arranged at the Club so not much travelling is required to attend

 

Chris Coote, David Telfer, Walter Clark and Marilyn Humphrey have all joined the Dealing machine team.

 

A volunteer is required to prepare the dealer Rota

 

The long boards take a bit of getting used to on the table but they save the dealers ten minutes on each set of boards and are to be used in future

 

8.2     David Telfer reported that the Teams evenings are proving         popular and is looking into what can be done to develop competitions within the club,  perhaps by having a competition on one evening with a couple of prizes.

 

David has his own team which takes part in competitions outside the club and is looking into ways to expand on that as well. 

 

8.3     Michael Cook reported that there had been some requests to introduce a tea break on Wdnesday evenings.  It was agreed to canvas Wednesday players over the course of a few weeks.

 

8.4     A letter re National Grading was received which set out the rules which apply when one host wishes  to opt out of the results.  The letter is to be brought to the attention of the Directors.

 

8.5     Information on ‘Which night to play on’ is to be put in the information section of the website and a copy is to be sent to new members by Sandra

 

8.6     Provision of a session of bridge for the Members in the afternoon was considered.  It might attract some who were not keen on playing in the evening however we only have access to the club on Tuesday and Friday afternoons so at present there was no ability to accommodate it. 

 

8.7     David Telfer reminded the Committee of an e-mail received from Mike Campbell regarding bridge etiquette.  Thea agreed to take this up with Mike and report back at a future meeting.

 

 9.      The Christmas Party was a great success and the club was full.  Members and Students played together on one evening and the Party was enjoyed by all.

 

 

 

10.     AGM

 

          The AGM is to take place on Wednesday 23 March and the Notice, Minutes and Accounts  will be available on 1 March will be sent out by the end of the first week of March.   The draft Agenda, Minutes of previous AGM and Nomination form were all agreed.  All the officers and Committee Members have offered themselves for reelection.

 

11.     Data Protection

 

          It was agreed that a backup drive be bought to back up the club computer

 

          Concerns were raised that we need  to be seen to comply with the Data Protection Act.  The only information that the club keeps is the Members address, telephone number and email address.

 

           It was thought prudent to change the website pass word  from time to time and to limit  those who have access to Members addresses. There was no suggestion that there had been any improper access to the website or use of the information but protection is something  that the Committee needs to be aware of.   To comply with Data Protection Regulations, Michael was requested to write to ex-committee members requesting them to remove any Club databases/records from their storage systems.

 

12.     Michael was requested to write to the leaving members to recover any sets of keys that they might hold.

 

13.     Housekeeping Matters

 

          The cupboard in the store room has fallen apart and is to be replaced

 

          An estimate is to be obtained for the cost of new flooring in the main Hall.  Approval of the type floor covering proposed is to be obtained from the school

 

14.     There was no other business                     

 

15.     Date of Next Meeting

 

          The next Committee Meeting is to take place  on such date as shall be arranged before 22 April being  within one month of the AGM but it will be  at1900 at the clubhouse

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 20 October 2015

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones                      Chairman

Ian Bartle                      Treasurer 

Michael Cook               Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Thea Sydenham 

Peter Burns

David Telfer

Sandra Ward - Brown

 

 

1.       Apologies for absence

 

          None

 

   2.    Minutes of meetings held 25 August 2015 were approved.

 

   3.    Matters arising

 

          None

 

   4.    Committee Appointments and Resignations

 

          Paul Carter has resigned from the committee

 

           Sandra Ward - Brown was appointed Membership Secretary

 

         

   5.    Finance

 

          There was £14,190 in the current account at the end of September.

          The update of the bank mandate is still in progress.

 

6.       Investments

 

          We have investments of approximately £136,000. No change and no new investment is proposed at present.

 

          Mike Parks is standing down as a Trustee and a replacement is being sought.

 

7.       Education Matters 

 

          Bridge Classes

 

          Supervised play on Tuesdays has proved very popular with some 7 or so tables.  Peter Burns pay is to increase to £60 per session while numbers attending stay at that level

 

 8.      Bridge matters

 

         

8.1     No volunteers have come forward for training as Directors

 

8.2     The Arun League starts 21 October and the Teams evenings are proving popular

 

8.3     The Pro Am evening has proved to be most popular and  another is to take place on Wednesday 27 January 2016

 

8.4     Prizes are to be awarded for the Monday ladder only.  No prizes are to awarded for any other ladders.

 

 

9.       Charity Night held on 15 October was not well attended but did raise £385 for charity.

 

10.     The Christmas Party is to be held on 10th December and all members, students and visitor students are welcome to attend. There is to be only one party for all this year.

 

 

11.     Dealing Machine

 

          New Boards have been purchased and are to be tried for a further period to see if they are a real help to the dealers.

 

12.     Membership

 

          Annual Subscriptions for 2016 are to remain at £25

 

          Applications for Membership by Mr S Midgley, Mr D Midgley, Mr A Murray, Mr  N Joughlin,  Mrs S Joughlin and Mr D Smith were all approved.

 

          The membership records are currently held on several databases causing a great deal of unnecessary duplication and work.

          It was agreed that an Access Database package be purchased to enable all  the membership records to be placed on one database

 

13.     Housekeeping Matters

 

          An estimate is to be obtained for the cost of new flooring in the main Hall.  Approval of the type floor covering proposed is to be obtained from the school

 

14.     There was no other business                     

 

15.     Date of Next Meeting

 

          The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 12 January 2016 at 1900 at the clubhouse

Meeting Minutes August 25

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 25 August 2015

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones Chairman

Ian Bartle Treasurer

Michael Cook Secretary

Thea Sydenham

Paul Carter

Peter Burns

David Telfer

 

 

1. Apologies for absence

 

Francesca Campbell

 

2. Minutes of meetings held 7th and 28th July were approved.

 

3. Matters arising

 

None

 

4. Appointments

 

Ian Bartle was appointed Treasurer.

 

Peter Burns and David Telfer were both co-opted on to the Committee. David has been appointed Webmaster and Peter has been appointed Tech-nical Advisor

 

5. Finance

 

There was £11,308 in the current account at the end of July.

Ian Bartle is to be added to the Bank Mandate at Lloyds and the list of names of signatories for the bank and the various other Club accounts is to be looked at and rationalised

 

6. Investments

 

No change and no new investment is proposed

 

7. Education Matters

 

Bridge Classes

 

At present Kerry has 15, Thea 11 and John 3 signed up for the Autumn classes with more to come before the start of the term.

 

Supervised play has been moved to Tuesdays and will start September 8th

 

8. Bridge matters

 

Peter Burns is to take over from Lilias Lamont as Primary Licence Holder. The licence fee is £36 per annum which includes five secondary licence holders

 

8.1 Peter Burns is appointed Chief Tournament Director to the Club

 

8.2 Directors

 

The pool of directors needs to be increased. A notice asking for volunteers to train as Directors is to be put on the website

 

8.3 NICKO

 

The Secretary is to look in to the requirements of entry of teams in the NICKO competition and the deadline for entries. A notice calling for teams is to be put on the website.

 

8.4 Teams

 

The Teams event is to be held on 24 September in a new format which will involve the whole club. Details of what is planned are on the website and the event should be promoted throughout the club

 

9. Charity Night

 

To be held on 15 October. A call for prizes is to be made on the website together with a notice of the event.

10. Dealing Machine

 

New Boards are to be purchased now by way of trial at a likely cost of £60. If they are successful all the boards will be replaced.

The new boards are designed so that the dealing machine will automatically place the cards directly into the boards without the intervention of the dealers. This will reduce the incidence of wrongly filled boards and reduce the time taken to deal the boards.

 

11. Competitions

 

Ken Haines will continue to organise SIMS and download the files for the dealers

 

12. Membership

 

A new Membership Secretary is sought. Judy Hole has resigned form the Committee but will continue to look after Memberships until the end of the year.

 

The application for Membership by Yves Lebrec was approved

 

9. Housekeeping Matters

 

The leaking gutter has been reported once more

 

10. There was no other business

 

Date of Next Meeting

 

The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 20th October at 1900 at the clubhouse

Committee Meeting Minutes July 28, 2015

Chichester Bridge Club

Minutes of Committee Meeting

28th July 2015

Present                   Francesca Campbell, Paul Carter, Judy Hole, Julie Jones, Thea Sydenham

Apologies      Michael Cook, Liz Senior

  1. MC and LS were not present due to holiday commitments and a previous commitment respectively.
  2. Meeting was called to discuss resignation of LS as Treasurer and JH potential resignation form the Committee in December 2015, or sooner if a new Membership Secretary can be found.
  3. Decision was to ask in the next newsletter for a Treasurer and Membership Secretary and also ask amongst the members. It was agreed that this should be member.
  4. Database       It was decided that the club’s database needs to be brought up to date and that one person only should maintain the database. No decision was made as to the responsible person.
  5. Directors       Both Ken Haines and Graham Vincent have retired as directors and there was a concern that the club does not have sufficient directors now. This should be discussed further at the next meeting.
  6. BridgeMates   JH explained that if a Director changes the movement then the BridgeMate needs to be closed down, then reopened to enter the new movement, in spite of the ‘change movement’ key.
  7. Simultaneous Pairs (Sim Pairs)       JH has received an email from Ken Haines. The club did not take part in the July event. There should be 4 Sim Pairs events each year. JH explained that MC as Secretary should write to the EBU to explain that we are entering the competitions. The EBU should then send the Secretary details of the competitions and he can then ask the dealers to deal the cards. The Secretary should then be the contact for Sim Pairs, who should then liaise with the person compiling the Directors Rota.
  8. Directors Rota         TS will prepare the next Directors Rota as she prepares the Host Rota up to the AGM.
  9. Club Management     It was agreed there should be a list on the notice board of Committee Members duties, namely:-

JJ       Chairman

MC      Secretary

JH      Members Secretary

FC      Household

TS      Lessons/host/dealing machines/Directors Rota

PC      Supervised play

Treasurer to be announced.

  1. Committee Members Due to the difficulty of recruiting committee members FC suggested considering employing a club steward to look after the boards, BridgeMates, kitchen and banking table money. Due to the likely cost this will only be considered as a last option.
  2. Teams It was confirmed that Teams would be run in accordance with the suggestions of David Telfer and Mike Campbell for a trial period until the AGM, so that the Chairman can then report back to the members as to the success of the Teams Events.
  3. Questionnaire PC wondered if the Committee should produce a questionnaire for club members to discuss member’s views and to see if there was satisfaction or dissatisfaction in the way in which the club is being run. The Committee will consider this at a later date.
  4. Finances        There was a discussion as to club finances and the need to consider saving for a new building. The Chairman explained that a new building will not be needed for about 20 years if the club house is maintained properly. However, the Committee will continue to save excess club funds.
  5. Next meeting 25th August 2015, 1900 at the Club House. 
Committee Meeting Minutes July 7, 2015

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 7 July 2015

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones Chairman

Liz senior Treasurer

Michael Cook Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Judy Hole

Thea Sydenham

Paul Carter

 

 

1. Apologies for absence

 

None

 

2. Minutes of meeting held 17 February 2015 and 28 April were approved.

 

Minutes of AGM held 24 March were agreed to be formally approved at next AGM

 

 

3. Matters arising

 

None

 

4. Finance

 

There is £10,894 in the current account. Duplicate competitions are averaging 7.5 tables per session over 4 evenings per week. We need 10 tables to break even. The tea lady and substitute are to be retained despite the fall in numbers and to keep the evenings attractive to members

 

5 Investments

 

No change and no new investment is proposed

 

6 Education Matters

 

Bridge Classes

 

John Pearson no longer wishes to teach next year

 

Thea is to run a beginners course.

Paul is to attend a teachers course when one becomes available.

 

Paul and Peter are to run Supervised Play on Fridays from 2 to 4pm next term. Liz Senior is not able to take Supervised Play until January

 

John Austin is to continue with the Improvers Class.

 

All teachers are to be paid pro rata to the numbers in the class.

 

Lessons are to be charged at £7.50 a lesson

 

David Telfer will run a few lessons in the Autumn with the charge for the lessons being donated to charity.

 

7. Bridge matters

 

7.1 Pro-Am Session (FC)

 

This was a great success and well attended. A further session is to arranged in about six months time.

 

7.2 The various proposals for further involvement with SCCBA were considered and it was decided that no further involvement should be embarked on until the Autumn.

 

7.3 Directors Rota

 

Judy Hole will compile the Directors Rota and organise Mondays.

 

7.4 Dealing Machine Rota

 

Paul Carter is to take this on after training.

 

New Boards will be purchased over a period to replace the existing Boards. The new boards are designed so that the dealing machine will automatically place the cards directly into the boards without the intervention of the dealers. Hopefully this will reduce the incidence of wrongly filled boards.

 

7.5 Host Scheme

 

Thea will continue compiling the rota

 

7.6 Competitions

 

Thea will organise the teams for the Arun League if it is run this year.

We will continue with ladders next term.

 

Perfect Partners will no longer be run.

 

7.7 Teams

 

David Telfer is to be Director for the first three teams competitions which will commence next term and will be assisted by Michael Campbell

 

David Telfer is to become the licence holder and primary referee for

Bridgewebs and Scorebridge with Graham and Barbara Vincent as backup

 

 

8. Membership

 

Various minor complaints concerning behaviour at the tables were noted but no further action is to be taken. The arrangements for Wednesday evenings are to continue as before.

 

Applications for Membership by Mike Swain and Zoya were approved

 

9. Housekeeping Matters

 

Judy is to keep the list of key holders and recover the keys when they are no longer required by the holder.

 

The tables and chairs have been repaired and it was noted that some of the chairs might need reupholstering at some time

 

 

10 AOB

 

A list of who does what for the club is to be prepared by the secretary and placed on the website and club notice board and circulated. It was noted that Thea is in charge of stationery.

 

The charity evening is to be held on Thursday 15 October and the proceeds will be donated to Chichester Area Talking News

 

There is to be one christmas party for both students and members to be held on Thursday 10 December

 

Date of Next Meeting

 

The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 25 August

Minutes 28 April 2015

 

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 28th  April 2015

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones              Chairman

Liz senior             Treasurer 

Michael Cook         Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Judy Hole

Thea Sydenham

Paul Carter   

 

    

1.    Apologies for absence

 

None

 

    2.    Minutes of meeting held 17 February 2015

 

To be approved at next meeting

 

    3.    Matters arising

 

None

 

    4.    Finance (LS)

 

There is £10,210.41 in the current account. Duplicate competitions are averaging 7.5 tables per session over 4 evenings per week.

 

    5    Investments (JJ)

 

All going well

 

6    Education Matters  (TS) 

 

 Bridge Classes (TS)

John Austin has 8 fully paid members in his class but needs a minimum of 10 to be viable.  Payments to teachers are to be reduced pro rata.

 

 

7.Bridge matters

 

 7.1Pro-Am Session (FC)

This duplicate session is for novice players to play with club members. It will be on Wednesday 10th June and KH will  be asked to direct. A flyer and sign-up lists are on the Notice Board but further publicity will be generated on the website, through the Bridge Teachers and by announcement on Duplicate evenings. An existing club trophy is to be given to the best Novice.

 

        

7.2 Director Training  (TS)

 

No more Directors are required at present

 

7.3 Directors Rota

 

    PH will continue to compile the Directors Rota provided that Penny wishes to do so. Paul is to enquire if Penny wishes to continue and whether Penny wishes to continue organising Mondays.  Paul may take either or both of these over from Penny  if that is Penny’s wish

 

7.4 Dealing Machine Rota

 

Paul Carter is to take this on. 

 

7.5 Host Scheme (TS)

 

TS will continue compiling the rota 

 

7.6 Competitions (TS)

 

The organiser of the Arun League has retired and the club is withdrawing from participation in organising the event.

 

 

 

7.7 Teams  

It was agreed to support the proposals  for teams with the organisers working out the detail.  Proposals to have  add a sweep as a handicap prize were not agreed.  The club is not able to permit play for money in any form.

 

7.8 The opening lead is not to be entered in the bridge mates as it delays play.

 

7.9 six copies of the hands printouts are to made available at the end of each evening.

 

7.10 The club will pay 50% of the entrance fee for the NICKO with the participants paying the balance

 

8. Membership 

 

£50 is to be given by way of remembrance for Donald Cheesman

 

Congratulations are to be sent to three of our members are celebrating their ninetieth birthdays this year

 

Various minor complaints concerning behaviour at the tables were noted but no further action is to be taken.

 

9. Housekeeping Matters (FC)

 

Some tables and chairs have fallen in to disrepair.  Ken Snape is to be asked to take on the repair maintenance of these.  Three new bridge tables are to be purchased to replace those in disrepair.  Three more are to purchased next year by way of rolling replacement.

 

 

10      AOB

 

A list of who does what for the club  is to be prepared, placed on the website and club notice board and circulated

 

 

        Date of Next Meeting

 

The next Committee Meeting is on Tuesday 7 July

Minutes 17 February 2015

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 17th February 2015

19.00 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones             Chairman

Liz Senior             Treasurer 

Kendrick Haines        Acting Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Prue Davies

Thea Sydenham

Penny Haines      

 

  1. Apologies for absence

Michael Cook.

 

  1. Minutes of meeting held 2nd December 2014

The minutes were approved.

 

  1. Matters arising

The “Buddy Scheme” {Item 6(4)} has not progressed and is now abandoned.

A free Wednesday evening to attract students into club duplicate {Item 6(5)} was not successful. There was insufficient notice given.

 

  1. Finance (LS)

We have 172 paid up members, generating £4300 income, and 6 honorary members over 90.

The current account balance as of 9th February was £14297.20, inflated by subscriptions and lesson enrolment fees. LS has received the draft Annual Accounts for 2014 but there are some queries to be tidied up. The table numbers are down to an average of 8 tables per night such that the duplicate costs exceed the table money income. We are making losses. These finances will be discussed at the next Committee Meeting, post AGM, with the new Committee (LS) & (JJ).

 

  1. Investments (JJ)

As detailed in the previous minutes the £40,000.00 has been fully invested. No further action required.

                    }

  1. Education Matters  (TS) 

6(1) Bridge Classes (TS)

All classes are running OK.

Our bridge classes’ teachers were not given a Christmas bonus this year (2014) and this has been queried; nor were they sent a Chairman’s letter of appreciation of the work they do. LS will write and explain the club is currently generating little surplus but their work is appreciated.

John Austin (JA) has 16 students, Kerry Jackson (KJ) 18 and John Pearson (JP) 12.

JP has requested permission to run a Summer Term class with 8 students which would make a loss. Decided JP must have at least 10 which is break even.

TS has spoken with Bishop Luffa school and they have agreed to the bridge teachers using the projector and screen for presentations.

An enquiry from a group wanting private lessons will be passed on to KJ.

TS (a highly experienced teacher) is self funding an EBU Bridge Teaching course. This is mainly for her U3A activities but she is willing to stand in at the club for the occasional class.

JJ has spoken with a Deputy Head about the club providing a bridge class and after school club for school students. He expressed strong interest and the school will advertise to assess potential interest. But available bridge teachers have not been identified.

 

6(3) Pro-Am Session (FC)

This sampler duplicate session was very successful with 13 students and 11 experienced club members. Some students requested club membership application forms and requests were also made for more Pro-Am events.

 

6(4) Buddy Scheme (MC)

        See 3 above.

 

6(5) Attracting students to become members (JJ)

See 3 above.

 

  1. Bridge Matters

7(1) Chief Tournament Director 

Nothing to report.

 

7(2) Director Training  (TS)

Thea Sydenham and Peter Burns have completed their TD training courses successfully, Peter achieved a distinction.

 Mary Sharp and Anne Bartle are undergoing training at present.

 

7(3) Directors Rota

John Austin has decided to stop directing and requested his rota evenings be filled by others.

The degree of training required to act as TD on Saturdays was extensively discussed. It was considered Judgement Rulings are most unlikely to be required on Saturday evenings and thus parts 3 & 4 of the TD training course while preferable are not essential. Marilyn Humphrey has run some Saturdays most successfully, and will be invited to continue as a Saturday TD. This was carried by 6 votes to 1.

{ Subsequent to the meeting: Marilyn has been contacted and is willing to direct on one Saturday per month}

More experienced TDs that normally direct on Mondays and Thursdays are to be invited to volunteer to direct on one Saturday and one Wednesday per year and thereby help fill any gaps in the rota (JJ).

 

7(4) Hand Record Print-outs

Mike Payne has monitored that often there are print-outs left at the end of the evening. This is wasteful and costly. As the results, hands and scoresheets are available on the website a few minutes after the last result is input it was decided to run a trial without paper print-outs to establish members’ reactions. One copy will be provided with the board sets for TD use in the event of mis-boarding etc..

 

7(5) Host Scheme (TS)

The Host Scheme is working well. One member has disappointed twice and will be dropped from the Scheme list.

Two members have asked why they have not been asked to host. They have been added to the Scheme list.

 

7(6) Bridgemates and club computer 

Competitors’ current positions will not be displayed on a scrolling screen during a competition at the present time.

 

7(8) Bridge Progamme

When the next Committee is formed the new member will be asked to compile and coordinate the Bridge Programme and Events.

        

7(9) Teams Evening

A request for there to be a regular teams evening will be discussed at the AGM and the views of members sought.

 

  1. Housekeeping Matters (FC)

FC provided a sample fabric as a possible curtain material but this was not approved. Committee Members were asked to look at “Ready Made Curtains” on the Tony’s Textiles website to try to agree and purchase replacement curtains by the Summer.

 

  1. Subscriptions and Membership (PD)

9(1) Subscriptions

Annual Subscriptions have been collected in. There were 14 resignations.

 

9(2) Applications for Membership

Three applications were approved: A couple, Dr PSG and Mrs MA Goldfarb and 

a Maggie Allgrove.

The provision of a membership application form on the website was discussed but rejected as the Membership Secretary prefers to have a more personal approach.

 

    9(3) Club Information

Information on the club and its activities is provided to potential members with the Application Form.

Descriptions of the Competition evenings have been added to the club website.

 

9(4) Website and Newsletter

MC had played around with the website presentation to try to liven it up and had received complaints about it being difficult to read. It has been changed.

Ann Bartle has assumed editorship of the Newsletter and is actively seeking contributions and gossip.

 

  1.   AOB

The Secretary’s file does not contain the signed copies of the Minutes of Committee Meetings. These have been placed in the White File (members’ reference file). In this digital age the future requirement for record keeping was raised. It was decided there must be a signed/approved original copy in the Secretary’s file with a second copy or photocopy in the White File.

The shelves in the RH store cupboard are full and the possibility of hiring secure storage space was raised. It was thought unlikely that anyone would write a history of the club and many records could be disposed of except copies of the Minutes and Accounts which must be kept for seven years. There is no need for alternative storage.

Julie Jones, Liz Senior, Francesca Campbell, Prue Davies and Thea Sydenham  are all willing to stand for the next committee.

Arrangements for the AGM on 24th March were set in train. The relevant papers in digital, and when necessary paper, format must be distributed to all members by 10th March.

 

  1. Date of Next Meeting

To be arranged after the AGM on 24th March.

 

KPH 05.03.2015

 

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 2nd December 2014

19.15 hrs. at the Bridge Club

 

MINUTES

 

Present:

Julie Jones             Chairman

Liz Senior             Treasurer 

Kendrick Haines        Acting Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Prue Davies

Thea Sydenham

Penny Haines      

 

  1. Apologies for absence

Michael Cook.

Martin Stubbs has resigned

 

  1. Minutes of meeting held 21st October 2014

The minutes were approved with one small correction

 

  1. Matters arising

The poor attendance and subsequent loss made on the Heather Dhondy evenings was thought due to poor marketing. Future events must be announced more.

 

  1. Finance (LS)

There is £7029.36 in the current account. Duplicate competitions are averaging 8 tables per session over 4 evenings per week. There have been a lot of extraordinary item expenditures during the year totaling approximately £9000. The end of year surplus will be reduced this year.

 

  1. Investments (JJ)

KH queried the lack of published information on the £40000 invested through Rowan Dartington, as to what had been purchased, the risk profile adopted and the fees to be paid. LS has the contract notes and will brief KH.

{    Subsequent to the meeting the following was provided to KH:

Approximately £10000 is invested in each of 4 shares:

Aberforth Geared Income Trust PLC Zero Div Pref Shs

Fidelity Special Values Ord GBP 0.25

Lowland Investment Co Ord GBP 0.25

Schroder Unit Trusts UK Mid 250 A Acc.

                Total Share Purchases            = £ 39080.11

                Charges and Commissions        = £     919.89 (2.354%)

                Total expenditure            = £ 40000.00

The risk profile is Capital Growth Medium Risk                }

  1. Education Matters  (TS) 

6(1) Bridge Classes (TS)

Classes are going well. The 4th year class completes this month. Evaluation forms have been distributed to the students. KJ will start a new Beginners class in January. This is fully subscribed with 18 participants and a waiting list of 5. The possibility of a second Beginners class from 1.30 to 3.30 on a Tuesday was discussed. A suitable teacher will be sought (action KH).

 

Supervised Play sessions will stop in December but may start again next summer when all classes have stopped (LS).

 

We are most unlikely to teach bridge to schoolchildren as suggested by Andy Ryder (SCCBA Chairman) as a suitable and willing teacher has not been identified. Bishop Luffa will be approached to see whether the school would be interested in classes and an after school club (JJ in New Year).

 

There has been a request for Bridge Teachers to be able to use the school’s projector in the bridge room. There is concern at the possible costs should the equipment be damaged or if the projector lamp needs replacing, however, the advantages are such that the school will be approached (TS).

 

6(2) Advanced teaching for regular club players

The Heather Dhondy classes made a loss. The Andrew Robson class has 62 signed up and should break even or, more likely, show a small profit. Non-members will be allowed to attend this class if the available spaces have not been filled by the New Year.

 

The future of Advanced Teaching sessions will be reviewed. David Telfer’s series of classes was praised as being “the best”, coupled with the provision of notes to the attendees for future reference. It was also noted that David teaches Andrew Robson’s methods.

 

6(3) Pro-Am Session (FC)

This duplicate session is for novice players to play with club members. It will be on Tuesday 10th February and KH will direct. A flyer and sign-up lists are on the Notice Board but further publicity will be generated on the website, through the Bridge Teachers and by announcement on Duplicate evenings.

 

6(4) Buddy Scheme (MC)

        The committee is keen for this scheme to be set in motion

 

6(5) Attracting students to become members (JJ)

It was thought that a large group of students attending a duplicate session at the same time would give each other confidence. KJ will be asked to invite her students for Wednesday 17th December. There will be no charge for the students or regular players. KH is directing.

 

 

 

 

  1. Bridge Matters

7(1) Chief Tournament Director (LS&JJ)

    KH agreed to take on the role of Chief TD.

 

7(2) Director Training  (TS)

Thea Sydenham, Peter Burns, Mary Sharp and Anne Bartle are all enrolled on Director Training courses through to the Assessment module.

 

7(3) Directors Rota

    PH will continue to compile the Directors Rota.

 

7(4) Dealing Machine

The problem experienced with the dealer was resolved by cleaning. Mike Payne contacted the supplier who advised that the machine should not need servicing until the number of boards dealt reached 40,000 to 50,000. 

 

7(5) Host Scheme (TS)

Despite our membership only about 80 can be considered as host and it is difficult to get members to do it. It was suggested directors and Committee Members should act as host. There was no decision on this. When the host rota is compiled TS will inform the directors and hosts – also PD and CB for Newsletter. TS will continue compiling the rota until the AGM.

 

7(6) Competitions (FC)

    “The Perfect Partner” will stop as there is too much work involved.

FC will review the website ladder results and award the trophies for the Wednesday and Saturday ladders. Future ladder competition rules will be reviewed and decided next year. There will be prizes for The Perfect Partner, The NGS competition (2), and the Monday (2), Wednesday (2) and Saturday (2) ladders. Winners will receive vouchers for six normal club duplicate sessions.

 

7(7) Bridgemates and club computer 

Broadband in the Bridge Club is provided through a secondary server of the Bishop Luffa system and is expensive for the school. It is set to log out after 15 minutes of inactivity. This does not suit the bridge club’s requirements and all Bridgemate scorers will be told to access the web using the dongle.

 

Peter Burns is being trained on the Bridgemates by Barbara Vincent. Barbara with Graham has liaised with Judy Hole on Bridgemate training and prepared an idiots guide to setting up and operating the Bridgemates. KH and PH were given an introduction to the software using the idiots guide. It is thought operators need four supervised sessions to become comfortable with operation.

 

7(8) Scorebridge

    Scorebridge has been upgraded to include Teams of Four in the NGS ratings.

The Scorebridge secondary licences for Directors will not be renewed. With the advent of Bridgemates they are not required.

        

7(9) Arrival time for play

Now members are familiar with the Bridgemates system there is no excuse for slow play and not completing the movement. Directors must be reminded to keep to time’ and members on Mondays and Thursdays must arrive by 6.50pm and be seated, ready to play, by 6.55pm.

 

  1. Subscriptions and Membership (PD)

8(1) Subscriptions

PD will print of a list of members on card to aid LS in the collection of next year’s subscriptions.

 

8(2) Applications for Membership

Two applications were approved: Mrs. Leigh Harding (Premier Master) and Anne Skenneton. No Fear Bridge, a website for learners, was created by Leigh Harding.

 

  1. Housekeeping Matters (FC)

New hot air hand driers have been installed in the lavatories and new paper towel dispensers are also being installed.

 

New curtains will be purchased next year.

 

There is dis-satisfaction at the cleaning of the Bridge Club building provided by the school. Anna Campbell will be asked to do a deep clean and JJ will talk with Mark Nickolds, the school’s Business Manager, about extra cleaning at the club’s expense.

 

  1.   Christmas parties

The preparation of food was arranged between the committee members. Forty will be catered for at the students’ party. LL is directing. FC is organizing the members’ party with David Telfer directing.

 

  1.   AOB

TS has the impression that Christine Burnard may wish to give up editing the Newsletter. Anne Bartle is outgoing and would make a good replacement. JJ will clarify Christine’s wishes.

 

  1. Date of Next Meeting

The AGM was set for Tuesday 24th March 2015 and the next Committee Meeting for Tuesday 17th February.

 

KPH 20.12.2014

 
Tuesday 21 October 2014

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 21 October 2014

19.00 hrs at the Bridge Club

 

Minutes

 

Present:

Julie Jones         Chairman

Liz Senior         Treasurer 

Lilias Lamont        Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Prue Davies

Thea Sydenham

Michael Cook

 

  1. Apologies for absences

Martin Stubbs

 

  1. Minutes of meeting held 16th September 2014

The Minutes were approved 

 

  1. Matters arising

None not on agenda

 

  1. Finance  (LS)
    • Heather Dhondy lessons made a loss of £200
    • There is £8,327 in the current bank account.

 

  1. Investments and Trustees (JJ)

Investments total £124k, £40k invested with Rowan Dartington

 

  1. Education Matters  (TS) 
    • Bridge Classes (TS)

No current problems, no feedback from the evaluations in the summer.

1st year starting in January – already full with a waiting list

TS has received a letter from Andy Ryder re lottery funding for teaching juniors. LL reminded the committee that she had received notice of this in May and circulated to committee members. Andy Ryder had been advised that we could not supply the teachers but our club was located in a school

 

    • Advanced teaching for regular club players (LL)

For the Heather Dhondy teaching, there was a small turnout on the Thursday. All agreed both sessions were excellent

Andrew Robson teaching in January – notice to go on board for players to sign up. Charge £10 per person. Will not include food (except Andrew). Suggested these sessions occur once a year

    • Buddy Scheme (MC) – MC will liaise with TS . Proposals are that there should be a Wednesday evening when buddies could play together, which was NGS excluded and no masterpoints will be awarded
    • Pro-Am evening (FC) Date 10.2.15. Flyer to go up in November
    • Jasmine Whiteway has kindly offered informal teaching to members – LL will liase with Jasmine.
  1. Director training  (TS) 

Mary Sharp and Ann Bartle have agreed to train as directors and will do all 4 days at Richmond in 2015. Carlton Club will pay half the travel expenses for Mary. TS and Peter Burns will do Days 2,3,4 at Winchester from November 2014. Forms for MS and AB given to LS to send to EBU with payment. Forms needed from Peter Burns and TS for their days to LS.

 

  1. Housekeeping Matters (FC)

FC will order hand-driers for both loos. Nil else of note.

 

  1. Subscriptions and Membership (PD)

PD has very few copies of the current constitution to give to new members. More will be printed. Agreed constitution needs updating. Directors list will be updated

 

  1. Charity Evening

This will take place on 6th November 2014. Members will be asked to bring Raffle prizes. FC will supervise food. LS will buy raffle tickets.

 

  1. Christmas Parties

Students 9th December LL will direct

Main club party 18th December David Telfer will be asked to direct

 

  1. Dealing Machine and rota (TS and MS)

The dealing machine needs a service. TS to ask Mike Payne to organize.

Currently dealt hands have to be manually inserted into the boards, which is time consuming for the dealers and potentially leads to boarding errors (eg as occurred on Board 22 on Thursday 23rd October). Discussion re possibly buying new boards so this is not necessary, but LS said the duplimate boards used at other clubs and EBU events could not be used with this duplimating machine.

 

  1. Director’s rota 

Marilyn Humphrey coming off the rota. TS suggested a Bridgemate operator rota.

 

  1. Host Scheme (TS, MS)

Currently working

 

  1. Bridgemates (LL)

Agreed to update Scorebridge so that teams events would be included in NGS scoring. This has been done by LL on the club computer. LL has taken the club computer to Roger Boxall, Head of school IT, and changed the settings, to make logging in to the school network clearer. Default browser has been changed to Firefox, due to issues of Explorer and Google Chrome with the EBU website.

So far members who are learning to use the Bridgemates include Barbara and Graham Vincent, Thea Sydenham and Chris Bury. Judy Hole, Liz Senior, Rick Assad and LL have been the Bridgemate operators so far.

 

  1. Arrival time for play (LL)

Not an issue until 23rd October, when several players arrived after 6.50, then people didn’t sit down, so very difficult to determine the numbers until 7pm. The club bell has disappeared from the cupboard. This is a useful piece of equipment for those with quiet voices.

 

 

  1.   Club Teams
    • Arun League – First match won by 90 IMPs. Well done to the team
    • NICKO – 2 teams to be entered – yet to play first matches
    • Elizabeth North Trophy (SCCBA club teams of 8 with  less than 25k masterpoints or 25 green points) Feb 2015 in Patcham. A notice is on the noticeboard inviting players to sign up but so far no interest.

 

  1. SCCBA information received. 

None

 

  1. Complaints received (JJ)

     None

 

  1. Applications for Membership

2 new Membership applications were approved – Chris Williams and Nancy van Koettlitz

 

  1. AOB
    • TS bought 48 pencils and an electric pencil sharpener, which will be placed in the kitchen during play sessions
    • JJ said she accepted LL’s resignation with regret and thanked her for her contribution. It was agreed that LL’s resignation to JJ would be placed on the club noticeboard, so members are aware of the reasons. It will not be placed on the website

 

  1. Date of Next Meeting

2nd December 2014

 

 

LL 24.10.2014

 

(Approved and signed off at the meeting on 2nd December 2014.)

 
8th July 2014

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 8th July 2014 

19.00 hrs at the Bridge Club

 

Minutes

 

Present:

Julie Jones         Chairman

Penny Haines         Treasurer

Lilias Lamont        Secretary

Francesca Campbell

Prue Davies

Thea Sydenham

 

  1. Apologies for absence

Michael Cook, Martin Stubbs

 

  1. Minutes of meeting held 20th May 2014 

Approved

 

  1. Matters arising

None

 

  1. Finance 

Kitchen has been paid for. £2794.75 Floors £1998 Joinery £67.33

£43,194.37 in current bank account.

£30,000 Fixed investment with Shawbrook needs re investing in 2 weeks. 1.5% for 1 yr fixed rate.

£25,000 Cambridge fixed bond matures in August – when matures keep back £5000 for current float (will need to pay for Bridgemates)

£6000 in Brittannia building society.

 

  1. Investments (PH) and Trustees (JJ)

Awaiting to complete compliance test with Rowan Dartington

 

  1. Education Matters  (TS) 
    • Bridge Classes (TS)

Thea to arrange advertisement of classes. Thea to send out the evaluation forms to all students. Beginners will start in January.

    • Advanced teaching for regular club players (LL)

Andrew Robson 23.1.15, Heather Dhondy 8-9.10.14

Arrangements with David Telfer for his additional 3 lessons are not clear. JJ will contact him when he returns from holiday

    • Buddy Scheme (MC) – attached invitaition for buddies and mentors. Agreed as a good idea
    • Pro-Am evening suggested by FC. FC to organize in the new year.
    • Renumeration of teachers/handling of collected funds (LS and DT emails)

To continue current system for renumeration of  classes £40 for supervised play, £60 for teachers. JJ to discuss with DT renumeration of his classes.

    • Attracting younger players –SCCBA initiative (LL) Nothing heard back from Andy Ryder
  1. Director training  (TS) 

TS has asked Mary Sharp and Ann Bartle. Agreed Ann should do the training.

 

  1. Housekeeping Matters (FC)

FC unhappy with the hand dryers installed and has had some complaints. FC to ask for better quality dryers to be installed (paid by the club). It was noted that many members prefer using hand towels to the dryers. FC to organize carpet cleaning. FC to look at new curtains.

FC and Anna Campbell will re decorate the kitchen over the summer

 

  1. Subscriptions and Membership (PD)

PD has had a virus which has infected the membership list. It was agreed PD could get her Bridge Club account checked by a computer professional at the club’s expense.

 

  1. Dealing Machine (PH)

No issues. Cards will be changed next time the Haines do the dealing.

 

  1. Director’s rota 

KH is doing rota until December, then Mary Sharp from January 2015.

 

  1. Host Scheme (TS)

No issues

 

  1. Bridgemates (LL) see attached X4

 

    • Bridgemates.doc – LL thoughts
    • Bridgemates GV comments
    • User Guide MK
    • User Guide Ross

Agreed to order Bridgemates, and computer hardward from PC World. LL will arrange.

 

  1. Scoring systems – Scorebridge vs Jeff Smith (LL)

The committee agreed to stay with Scorebridge at present. This was partly because we are introducing Bridgemates but this decision will be reconsidered when the Scorebridge license needs renewing.

 

  1. Arun League and cup and other team entries (LL)

KH and PH are happy to help when D cs is away.

 

  1. SCCBA information received (LL) 

 

  1.   Complaints received (JJ)

     A Wednesday TD had raised the issue of a member arriving at 18.58 without a partner on 2 occasions. It was agreed that those arriving without partners on Wednesdays and Thursdays should arrive by 18.50 so that play is not delayed.

 

  1. Applications for Membership

Ken Snape has applied but has no proposer or seconder. He will be invited to play with JJ and/or give names of proposer and seconder.

 

  1. AOB

Dates for Christmas parties: Student Party 9th December

Main Club party 18th December

Charity evening November 6th in aid of Kent/Surrey/Sussex Air Ambulance

Liz Peavot would like to use the club for Sussex Sevens charity event in November. Agreed.

Ann Bartle asked if afternoon duplicate sessions could be started. Has been tried in the past, without success, and there are currently no free afternoons.

 

  1. Date of Next Meeting

16th September 2014

 

 

LL 8.7.14

 

22 April 2014

Meeting Chichester Bridge Club

Date of Meeting: 22 April 2014

 

Present:

Julie Jones (JJ)

                                                            Penny Haines (PH)

                                                            Prue Davies (PD)

                                                            Francesca Campbell (FC)

                                                            Thea Sydenham (TS)

                                                            Michael Cook (MC)

 

            •           Apologies for Absence

Lilias Lamont

            •           Minutes of Meeting 25th February 2014

It was agreed to leave approval until next meeting as there one or two matters to clarify.

            •           Club Investments

The trustees have asked Rowan Dartington (RD) Stockbrokers to advise and then place investments for the club.  Before doing so the stockbrokers require the committee to authorise the trustees to make the investments on behalf of the club and such authority was given.  Before doing so the committee were given a copy of RD’s letter of 1st January 2014 which contained recommendations.

            •           Club Finance

PH is acting Treasurer for the time being and reported a balance of £55,700.00.  PH reported that two of the club bank investments will mature in July (Shawbrook and Cambridge).

            •           Classes

TS has taken on the running of the classes.

Kerry Jackson’s 3rd year ends on 28th April.

John Pearson’s 1st year has 16 pupils returning next term.

John Austin’s improvers is under supported and may not be viable.

TS will begin to consider the classes for next year.

            •           Committee Duties

PD – Membership secretary.

FC – Kitchen matters.

TS – Classes dealing rota and host rota.

MC – Website.

            •           Directors’ Role

To be discussed at next meeting including temporary offers of help.  MC will notify directors via the website of vacant dates following Richard Lowe’s death: namely 10th May 31st May, 11th June, 21st June, 12th July and 16th August.

8.         Kitchen Refurbishment

FC was thanked and complimented on the kitchen improvements as she worked very hard to achieve the end result.

            •           Host Scheme

TS has prepared a rota and will email club members to remind members of their host dates.  TS would like the host scheme discussed at the next meeting.

The committee discussed the problem of organising and monitoring a host scheme which they are anxious to offer a Thursday evening.

            •           Committee Decisions

It was agreed that a committee decision was accepted if agreed by the majority of the committee

            •           AOB

11.1    Ladder competition – the committee will try to ensure in the future and if possible the March/April date does not clash with Easter.

11.2    It was agreed that the attempt to allow the ladder competition on 21st April was done at too short notice.

11.3    TS queried the need for print outs of hands at the end of play.  It was decided to retain these as members find the prints beneficial.

11.4    Mike Webber wishes to resign as chief tournament director and an appointment will be made in due course.

11.5    Following Richard Lowe’s death the committee will look in due course for a new member.  Richard will be sadly missed.

11.6    PH will search for a director of bridge programmes.

11.7    The provision of bridge mates will be discussed at the next meeting.

11.8    The committee were saddened to learn of the death of Jean Koennecke

            •           Date of Next Meeting

Tuesday 20th May @ 7pm at the clubhouse.

Tuesday 25 February 2014

Chichester Bridge Club

Committee Meeting

Tuesday 25th February 2014

19.00 hrs at the Bridge Club

 

Minutes

 

 

Those present:

Julie Jones, Margaret Bray, Lilias Lamont, Penny Haines, Francesca Campbell, Richard Lowe, Prue Davies, Vicki King

 

  1. Apologies for absence

None

 

  1. Minutes of meeting held 7th January 2014
  2. Matters arising
    • Correct Para 2 to read Paragraph 2 instead of Paragraph to:
    • Tables have been mended by JJ
    • Paragraph 15 should start Sim Pairs. LL needs to contact EBU re entry
    • Paragraph 18 PD contacted  applicants and they have now accepted as members
    • Paragraph 9 . Hannah Pocock has told FC of a replacement for her for next year, and FC will liase with the new student.
    • Minutes of 7.1.14 approved

 

  1. Finance (MB)
    • Last years accounts are with accountant. MB yet to receive them.
    • Balance January 31st £54,381.92 in current account
  2.  Investments (MB) and Trustees (JJ)
    • Trustees have chosen investments for growth. Lowland, Henderson,

 

  1. Education Matters  (VK)
  • 19 in Beginners class, 16 in Improvers, 18 in 3rd year class
  • Summer dates 21.4.14 to 30.6.14 ½ term wk 26.5.14. 3rd year class with Kerry will be 3 weeks 7, 14, 28th April.
  • Thea Sydenham will d/w VK re managing education matters (TS will be proposed at AGM)
  • Friday Supervised play – LS does not want to do in Summer term. PH says no one came last Friday.  PH would like some extra  help – Chris Bury and Mike Campbell will be asked. Agreed to charge visitors to supervised play £4. Visitors will be advised that it is club policy to join the club after 6 sessions.
  • Problem with 14th April for 3rd years as club will be closed.FC will d/w Kerry Jackson.

 

  1. New Director training  (MB) Proposed directors
    • Thea Sydenham, Margaret Bray, Marilyn Humphreys
    • MB will not be doing the training this time.
    • Training is 29.3.14 and 26.4.14

 

  1. Housekeeping Matters (FC)
    • Redecorating - quotes – Kitchen £2833, WC and Kitchen flooring £1665. Total cost approx £5000. Change fridge freezer to Fridge with and icebox and put in a convection microwave. School would like to do it in Easter. Suggested week 7th April kitchen stripped, flooring 8-9th April. Kichen delivered 10th April. Suggested close club on 8th April and reopen on 21st April.
    • PH requested a new broom.
    • Tea Ladies renumeration – Majority agreed should be put up to £10 an hour from 1.4.14. (5-3)

 

  1. Subscriptions and Membership
    • It is expected that visitors come a maximum of 6 times, and then join the club.
    • PD asked how many resignations, and needs to know by the AGM. MB will liase with PD.

 

  1. Dealing Machine (PH)
    • Roster up to end of August, no current problems
  2.  Director’s rota (RL)
    • Roster up to end of April. Will soon be done for next 4 mths.

 

  1.  Bridgemates (RL) see attached
    • Cost £3700-4000
    • 2 volunteers so far to help from non directors.
    • Extra help is needed for the directors.
    • Will be proposed at the AGM.

 

  1.  SCCBA information received (LL)
    • AGM 6th April (see separate e mail for attachments)
    • No one from the club will attend the AGM
  2.  EBU subscription fees (see attached)

 

  1. Night of the Stars Charity evening
    • Table Money £5
    • Print off booklets at Prontoprint in Stirling Rd or place in Emsworth (Keyprint). (LL)
    • Food organized by FC and JJ.

 

  1.  AGM agenda and minutes 2013
    • Papers to go out are Agenda, Minutes, Accounts, paper on Bridgemates,
    • Has to be on the board by 4th March. With nominations for Chairman, Sec, Treasurer

 

  1.   Complaints received (JJ)
    • A member has complained there are not handouts.

 

  1.  Applications for Membership
    • David and Leigh Robbins, Liz McLaren, Rupert Emerson, Sue Newsom, Jane Bellinger have all applied for membership and been accepted.

 

  1.  AOB
    • Heather Dhondy teaching session – very much enjoyed by all the members who attended.  Committee suggested further  sessions once a year. Will add to agenda at AGM.
    • JJ thanked PH for many years hard work on the committee and VK for all her hard work over the last 3 years with the classes. Both will be missed on the committee.

 

  1. Date of Next Meeting
    • 25.3.14 after the AGM
Click for Minutes of Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 5th November 2013
Minutes of Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 24th September 2013

 

Chichester Bridge Club

Minutes of Committee Meeting on

Tuesday 24th September 2013 at Chichester Bridge Club

 

Julie Jones                                Chairman

Margaret Bray                          Treasurer

Lilias Lamont                            Secretary

Penny Haines                           

Prue Davies

Richard Lowe

Francesca Campbell

Vicki King

 

1.      Apologies for Absence All present

 

2.      Minutes of last meeting

The minutes of the last committee meeting on 13th August 2013 were approved.

 

3.      Matters arising

·        Refunds Notices are on the website and the noticeboard, and announcements have been made at duplicate sessions. Individual members who are entitled to an EBU P2P refund should do so directly with the EBU

·        Table Repairs LL’s carpenter has agreed to do

 

4.      Finances  MB reported no issues.

 

5.      Investments and Trustees

There is £35K Shawbrook account for 1 yr and £50k in the bank. Discussions ongoing between JJ, Chris Coote and the Trustees about investment. JJ will also talk to a broker about equities for long term growth

 

6.      Education Matters

·        Beginners Tuesdays 4-6 pm 10 weeks John Pearson 18 students attended on 24.9.13 and will follow the EBU red book.

·        2nd years Not viable this year as only 2 from last year applied.

·        3rd years Mondays 4-6 pm 11 weeks Kerry Jackson 19 students. Tuition follows the EBU book

·        Improvers Thursdays 4-6 pm 10 weeks John Austin 21 students

·        Supervised play Fridays 4-6 pm Penny Haines and Liz Senior

·        Fee income for this term – £3534

·        Evaluation forms The form devised by LL and MB was approved. It will be sent by e mail to all students at the end of this term.

·        Christmas bonuses/presents It was agreed that the teachers of classes would receive a £100 Christmas bonus. PH and LS who share the supervised play will receive £50 each. All students will be welcome at the students party. Other Christmas presents will not be funded by the club.

·        Refund Guidelines VK has written some guidelines on refunds for lessons which were agreed by the committee

 

7.      Housekeeping

·        Floors FC suggested waiting until after Christmas to replace these

·        Doors – FC will get a quote for new ones

·        FC will need to arrange access with the school when these works are done

·        MB and PH will clear out the storeroom

·        Christmas presents – FC and MB will liase re presents for School Caretaker and mates, Cleaner, Margaret and the Pococks

 

8.      Dealing Machine

PH has a rota sorted until Feb 2014. New cards recently ordered are in the store room. Thea Sydenham, Rick Assad and Allan Wagg have all kindly volunteered for the dealing rota.

 

9.      Scorebridge Database

Judy Hole wishes to resign from managing the database. This can be an arduous and thankless task as our version can only accommodate 300 names. RL agreed to consider taking on the role of managing it. The committee is very grateful for the hard work Judy has put in to this.

 

10.  Team Competitions

Deborah Camp-Simpson has agreed to captain the Arun League but there has been disappointing interest expressed by members about playing in the League. LL wil liase with D C-S. We have 2 teams entered for the NICKO competition.

 

11.  Directors Rota

RL will liase with MW.

 

12.  SCCBA info

LL presented information she has been sent from SCCBA:

  • EGM on 15th September 2013. At the EGM a new constitution was approved by 21 votes to 10. Minutes are on the SCCBA website. This will come into effect after AGM in 2014
  • The next SCCBA management committee mtg will be on Friday 11th October to which a club representative is invited. None of the committee are able to attend.
  • A list of revisions to the year’s calendar has been forwarded. This has been circulated to members by PD.

 

13.  Charity Evening

JJ received a thank you letter from Kerry Jackson to the committee. £550 was raised for St Wilfrid’s Hospice. This is more money than last year, but it was disappointing that there were only 11 tables. It is not necessary to bring a partner to future charity evenings.

 

14.  Complaints received

  • JJ had received a letter about players writing down scores in personal scorecards before the auction has finished ie assuming the contract before completion of the auction. This is unauthorized information under Law 16 and can be subject to a procedural penalty under Law 90. Players on Mondays and Thursdays are expected to be familiar and comply with these rules. LL will make an announcement on 26.9.13. A concerned player should call the TD in future
  • The committee received an e mail pointing out that some directors choose movements which have an excessive number of boards in play eg 33 for a 27 board session. This means that each pair does not play 6 boards and therefore does not produce a fair result. JJ will send a note to the TDs about this
  • The committee was concerned to hear that a potential student had written to VK to say that she attended a Saturday session and found the members very rude and unfriendly.

The committee felt all these issues raised were important and need addressing.

 

15.  New Member applications

The following applications for membership were approved: Christine Harper, Pam Blythe, Fran Syson, Pam Hart, Keith Hotchkiss, Yvonne and Mike Dunckley. The committee was very pleased to see that 4 of these had come from John Austin’s classes.

 

16.  AOB

  • Membership issues It was agreed that the rubber bridge players who had not renewed their membership should come off the list. The rubber bridge session had become non viable due to poor support
  • Newsletter A copy of the newsletter will be sent via e mail as well as posting on the website
  • New Member applications In future, new applications will be asked to send a cheque for the membership fee with their application
  • Amend Constitution This will be discussed at the next meeting
  • Bridgemates This will be discussed at the next meeting

 

17.  Date of next meeting

5th November 6.30 Chichester Bridge Club (no fireworks please!)

 

Meeting closed at 20.30 hrs

 

 

LL 25.9.13

Minutes of Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 13th August 2013

 

Chichester Bridge Club

Minutes of Committee Meeting on

Thursday 13th August 2013 at Chichester Bridge Club

 

Julie Jones                                Chairman

Margaret Bray                          Treasurer

Lilias Lamont                            Secretary

Penny Haines                           

Prue Davies

Richard Lowe

Francesca Campbell

Vicki King

 

1.      Apologies for Absence All present

 

2.      Minutes of last meeting

The minutes of the last committee meeting on 28th May 2013 were approved, but the next meeting was brought forward to 13th August 2013

 

3.      Matters arising

·        Prizes for competition It was agreed that the winners of competitions would receive 6 free nights of bridge as First Prize. The eligible competitions are: Monday Ladder, NGS competition, Wednesday – Bray-Richardson, Wednesday ladder, Saturday ladder, Perfect Partner. FC will organize, including allocating the cups in the cupboard

·        NICKO entries So far 3 entries for the NICKO have been received. 2 teams are valid, but the 3rd is currently not valid as it contains a non member.

·        Finances JJ is due to meet up with CC to discuss investments

·        Kitchen issues System of closing drinks after 9.15 pm appears to be working

 

4.      Finances  MB presented accounts Jan-Jul 2013.

 

5.      Investments and Trustees

Ken Haines is retiring as a trustee. JJ will write to Ken and talk to CC re investments

 

6.      Refunds

·        MB thought there should be a policy for refund of classes. It was agreed that a 100% refund would be given to anyone leaving after one lesson only. It was not felt possible to refund students who miss lessons due to holidays. Vk will draft a refund policy for classes.

·        Pay2Play – MB will contact Clare Burnage at the EBU to ask who is eligible for a refund and how much. A refund only applies to those who have played more than 150 club sessions, so very few are likely to be eligible

 

7.      Education Matters

·        Beginners Start date 24th Sept 2013 Tuesdays 4-6 pm John Pearson has kindly offered to take this. Tuition will follow the EBU book.

·        2nd years Start date 27th Sept 2013 Fridays 7-9 pm. John Austin will continue with this group. Tuition does not currently follow the EBU book

·        3rd years Start date 23rd Sept 2013 Mondays 4-6 pm Kerry Jackson will continue with this group. Tuition follows the EBU book

·        Improvers Start date 26th Sept 2013 Thursdays 4-6 pm John Austin

·        Supervised play Fridays 4-6 pm Penny Haines and Liz Senior run this, which is well supported and enjoyed. They currently receive £25 expenses for each session. Each session is preceded by a talk. It was agreed that this would be increased to £40 as it includes a teaching element. Attendees will be asked to pay £3.

·        Advertising costs – total come to £215

·        Chichester University LL had been contacted by the University. LL will discuss with Dan Austin the possibility of introducing bridge at the University

·        Evaluation forms LL and MB will devise one

 

8.      Housekeeping

Joy, the school cleaner has no time for extra hours or cleaning the windows. Anna Campbell does 3 hrs/mth as well. Chris Parrott, the caretaker is aware of mildew in the mens and disabled loos, which is thought to be old following a leak which has now been fixed. Floors in kitchen and loos are old and difficult to clean. It is likely that we need new floors and redecorating. FC will talk to the caretaker and report back at the next meeting.

 

9.      Dealing Machine

Ann Osmond, Alan Waggs and Thea Sydenham have all volunteered, and would prefer to deal at home. Rick Assad can do if there is a computer at the club. We now have 6 current dealers who deal at home so there are no plans to buy a club computer.

 

10.  Arun League

Mike Campbell has resigned as team captain after several years of hard work, and running an efficient team. The committee were very grateful for his hard work. Several members had been asked if they would like to take it on, but so far no one has come forward. RL will post a notice on the website. Next year, the teams taking part will be Chichester, Bognor, West Worthing and Arun.

 

11.  Director’s Rota

This is currently done by Mike Webber but there is difficulty getting directors for Wednesday and Saturday. VK said John Austin will do one Wednesday a month. RL to ask John Taylor if he could help out on Saturdays. MW has published the list for the next 2 months. RL will continue to liase with MW.

 

12.  EBU Policy

The changes in EBU Policy ( as shown on the EBU website) were noted. However, they are not likely to affect Chichester.

 

13.  SCCBA and club database

It was agreed that it was not appropriate to send SCCBA the club e mail list without permission from the members. LL will write to SCCBA to explain

 

14.  Ron Klinger Affiliate Bridge Club Programme

This was discussed and it was agreed that there would be no benefit for the club joining this which appeared to be a commercial organization.

 

15.  Andrew Urbanski visit

JJ reported back on the club visit by Andrew Urbanski. Among other things, he asked if we had a complaints procedure. It was explained that we did not, and a recent attempt to introduce one by the committee had failed.

 

16.  EBU club insurance document

Barry Capal at the EBU had emailed MB. We have EBU insurance at Tier 5+. As the club is based in school grounds the public liability is £10M. Annual cost £498

 

17.  Letter from Ken Haines

The contents of a letter sent to all committee members were discussed and the points made were noted. JJ has written a reply. The committee are very grateful for all the hard work Ken Haines has done over many years for the club.

 

 

18.  Mobile Phones

A complaint had been received about mobile phones. It was agreed that directors will ask for mobile phones to be switched off, or put on silent at the beginning of a session.

 

19.  New Member applications

The following applications for membership were approved:  Kemal Ahamed, Ania (registered as Anna) Sierankowska, Geoffrey Cole

 

20.  AOB

  • Sleeping Policemen JJ has spoken to the school. These will not be changed as they are standard ones for 10 mph or less
  • Outside light PH rang the caretaker and this is now fixed
  • Date for Christmas party Students 11.12.13, Main 19.12.13
  • Alerting The alerting rules have changed. JJ will laminate some sheets to place on tables at the beginning of each session
  • Blue Book The EBU has replaced the Orange book with the Blue book. This has been completely rewritten and is more concise. A copy is available on the EBU website but RL will print off a copy to keep in the store room
  • Eve French Charity Bridge at the Bishops Palace 11.12.13 Organiser Mike Webber. He will borrow club tables and equipment
  • Bridge Tables LL to ask retired carpenter if he can help
  • Events at the school The school has 2 large events in October when parking is likely to be difficult – 3.10.13 50th celebrations, 5.10.13 Open Evening
  • Charity Evening FC co ordinating food. PH co ordinating prizes. Notice is on board and website
  • Kremer Dersch Inter Club teams Sussex interclub teams for club committees in Eastbourne. Too far to travel for most. LL will write to SCCBA secretary to explain we cannot attend.
  • Saturdays This will no longer be described as gentle duplicate as many members of a good standard now play on Saturdays
  • Wednesdays This will be described as Gentle Duplicate. All members are welcome but this is not intended to be as competitive as Mondays and Thursdays. No partner needed as the director will also act as host. The committee noted the concerns raised by some directors that a fee was paid for those who direct on Wednesdays. However, it was felt that expenses should be paid to those who direct on Wednesdays because 1. They are not guaranteed a game as host/director 2. If they do play it will be with whoever does not have a partner 3. It is difficult to get directors for Wednesdays. 4. The director also acts as tea lady. The director can claim expenses of £15 per session.
  • Host rota To be discussed at next meeting
  • List of jobs MB had received bills for new cards from Kerry Jackson and stationary from Mike Webber. The committee recognized the help from non committee members but felt that there should be a committee member responsible for liasing. It was agreed that LL would be stationary monitor and liase with Mike and PH, who already has responsibility for the dealing machine would be responsible for replacement cards.
  • Use of Club at other times

 

21.  Date of next meeting

24th September 6.30 Chichester Bridge Club

 

Meeting closed at 21.15 hrs

 

 

LL 20.8.13

Minutes of Committee Meeting Held on Tuesday 28th May 2013

 

Chichester Bridge Club

Minutes of Committee Meeting on

Tuesday 28th May 2013 at Chichester Bridge Club

 

 

Julie Jones                                Chairman

Margaret Bray                          Treasurer

Lilias Lamont                            Secretary

Penny Haines                           

Prue Davies

Richard Lowe

Francesca Campbell

 

1.      Apologies for Absence

Vicki King

 

2.      Minutes of last meeting

The minutes of the last committee meeting on 27th March were approved

 

3.      Matters arising

·        Anne Irwin-Brown Charity competition -  JJ had spoken to Anne, who said the Bridge club was no longer required for her competition

 

4.      Result of EGM on 13th May

The motion to amend Clause 5 (f) had not been carried 29 votes (63%) for, 17 votes (37%) against. It was agreed that the whole constitution needs a review and JJ suggested that a sub committee should look at this when she has produced a draft replacement constitution (September approx)

 

5.      Finances

Balance in current account £13,460.39. Total value of investments £114,887. The Trustees are JJ, Cliff Vince, Ken Haines, Mike Parks. One trustee has asked for advice on reinvesting the money currently in Investec, which needs transferring. JJ will discuss with Chris Coote and organize a meeting of the trustees

 

6.      NICKO entries

It was agreed that the club should support entries of teams for this event. Any number of teams (4 players) can enter this event. Entry Fee £66, Closing date 20th September 2013. See EBU website for the rules of entry. The club will pay the entry fee of any team who wish to enter, but will not fund travel or entertainment costs.

 

7.      Use of club for charity events

Liz Peavot would like to run a charity event on Saturday 14th November 2013 in the afternoon. She has successfully done so in the past. The use of the club for this was agreed, with no charge. The event will finish in good time, and be cleared away before Saturday evening bridge as usual

 

8.      Wednesday nights

It was agreed that Wednesday nights should be treated like other duplicate nights, but still be aimed primarily at students coming up from the classes. It will be called Gentle Bridge Stage 1 but will be open to all members of the club. The director will be non- playing, but will act as tea lady and host if necessary. The director will be paid.

 

 

9.      Host system

Some members are unable to host for personal reasons (eg transport, carers needed for partners). Some members are unwilling to be hosts. Tournament directors and committee members are exempt. Thea Sydenham has kindly agreed to take on the rota for the Thursday hosts. There was concern that there were not enough volunteers for a host scheme on Monday as well. Penny Haines has agreed to take over from Ann Bartle the current arrangement of finding a partner if asked. There will be a new area on the noticeboard where members can sign up for dates they need a partner.

 

10.  Club Competitions

·        NGS Handicap Competition (run by David Telfer). Has done well with good support. To continue on Thursdays. JJ will discuss with David

·        Pro-Am competition To encourage students to mix with regular players, Wednesday night players will be asked if they would like this

·        Prize giving The Christmas party will include a prize giving to publicly recognize members’ achievements. FC to organize prizes.

 

11.  Information sent from SCCBA

LL had been sent information about the Dimmie Fleming award and Brighton Lite congress. The committee did not feel that we had anyone who fulfilled the criteria for the Dimmie Fleming award. The Brighton Lite congress information will be posted on the notice board

 

12.  New Member applications

The following applications for membership were approved:  Ronnie and James Estall, Paddy Baverstock, Daphne and Derek Perkins, Louise Mellor, Pat Sparkes

An additional application for membership was unsuccessful.

 

13.  AOB

  • Cleaning and cleanliness of the club

FC was concerned that the club is dirty and cleaning is inadequate eg Carpets are dirty, mildew in disabled lavatory. Currently undertaken by the school cleaner, but additional cleaning has been paid for in the past. FC will ask Margaret (tea lady) if she knows anyone who could help on a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon.

  • Washing glasses

Some members keep cups and glasses until the end of play on Mondays and Thursdays (when Margaret is present until 9.30) but fail to wash them up. It was agreed that all members should hand in glasses/cups at 9.15 to Margaret to wash up.

  • Preparing hands

Agreed that this is an onerous task and there are not many volunteers. PH will ask KH Directors

JJ was concerned that we need more directors. It was pointed out that currently directors only do so approx once a month, and would be willing to do more. Members interested in becoming directors will be funded on the course by the club.

 

14.  Charity Evening

It was agreed to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice. Date 19th September 2013. FC will co ordinate the food

15.  Date of next meeting

10th September 2013 18.00 hrs at Chichester Bridge Club

 

Meeting closed at 21.15 hrs

 

 

LL 29.5.13

Minutes of Committee Meeting Held on Wednesday 27th March 2013

 

 

Chichester Bridge Club

Minutes of Committee Meeting on

Wednesday 27th March 2013 at Chichester Bridge Club

 

 

Julie Jones                                Chairman

Margaret Bray                          Newly elected Treasurer

Lilias Lamont                            Newly elected Secretary

Penny Haines                            Out going Treasurer

Vicki King

Prue Davies

Richard Lowe

Francesca Campbell

 

1.      Apologies for Absence

There were no apologies for absence. All committee members were present

 

2.      New Committee Members

The Chairman welcomed new committee members. It was agreed that each committee member would take on the responsibilities listed below:

Vicki King                          Classes

Prue Davies                                    Membership

Francesca Campbell                       Kitchen

Richard Lowe                                 Website and Directors rota (liase with Mike Webber)

Penny Haines                                  Support New committee members

 

Christine Burnard (not a Committee member) will continue to produce the newsletter

 

3.      Minutes of last meeting

The minutes of the last committee meeting on 27th November were approved

 

4.      Matters arising

·        NICKO competition – It was agreed that it was a good idea to support teams who wished to enter this. There is no limit to the number of teams which can be entered. It was agreed that that the club would not be able to support the full financial cost of entry. The level of subsidy will be discussed at the next meeting

·        Anne Irwin-Brown Charity competition -  There is scope for using the building for outside charity events but the club would only be available on Sundays and Tuesdays for such events. This will be discussed in detail at the next meeting

 

5.      Finances

The club finances were approved at the AGM

 

6.      AOB

·        Wednesday nights. It was generally agreed that the Improvers night had changed in format from a supervised play session to a duplicate session. However, it was felt that more discussion was needed to formalize how this change should be in the long run and who should direct it. This will be discussed at the next meeting, so members are asked to contribute their thoughts and views

·        Membership – Related to the above topic, it was noted that 1/3 of the membership have been to classes but have not moved on to Monday and Thursday nights, the main club sessions. Again, suggestions as to how to encourage this are welcome. Current suggestions include a Pro-Am session (recently successful at Bognor), an NGS ranked session on Wednesdays (pairs or teams).

·        Disciplinary rules – JJ shared copies of the EBU Appendix A of the Schedule of Disciplinary procedures which had been missing from the original document from the EBU. It was agreed that  whilst Chichester is a friendly club, and, to date, no serious incidents had occurred, reference to Disciplinary rules, as advised by the EBU, is needed in the constitution. JJ stated this was too important to be a Byelaw and needed a change of constitution, which requires an EGM. JJ will draft a motion to change Clause 5f to include the disciplinary rules and Appendix A and send copies to the committee next week for approval. The provisional date for the EGM is Monday 29th April at 18.15 hrs. All members of the club will need to receive copies of the proposed motion and change of constitution by Monday 14th April.

·        Applications by new members -  Three new applications were received and approved John Hardy, Linda Way and Ken Way

·        Tea Lady Rota – FC asked for guidance on this. PH will help.

 

7.      Date of next meeting

28th May 2013 18.00 hrs at Chichester Bridge Club

 

Meeting closed at 20.30 hrs

 

 

 

 

LL 29.3.13

Summary of Committee Meeting held on 27th November 2012

Chichester Bridge Club: Minutes of Committee Meeting held on

Tuesday 27th Nov 2012 at Chichester Bridge Club


Present:                         Mrs J Jones

                                    Mrs P Haines

                                    Mr M Webber

                                    Mrs R Brandon

                 Mrs P Davies

                 Miss K Jackson

1                    Apologies for absence

Dr V King

Mr Ken Haines has resigned from the committee for personal reasons


2                    Minutes of Meeting held on 11th Sept 2012 and matters arising

 

The minutes were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chairman.

3                    Finances

Bank £6632.15
Building Society £ 6167.52
Investec £62729.39
2 year Bond £25000

There was £25 profit from the Andrew Robson evening.

It was agreed to pay the tutors a Christmas bonus as follows:

Kerry Jackson & John Austin £100 each
Penny Haines and Liz Senior £50 each

Other payments/gifts as follows:

Hannah             £60
Margaret            £60
Pocock team      £25
Cleaner              £20
Caretaker           Beer

 

4                    Membership

Three applications were received and approved

Nick Huggett
Mary Chappell (rejoining)
Mike Payne

There was one other application that had received 3 letters of reservations from members.  It was agreed to hold the application for six months for further consideration.  JJ to write to person concerned.

5                     Bridge Matters

Rubber Bridge has folded.  There has been a suggested that a duplicate session is run on Tuesday afternoons. JJ said that getting directors may be difficult.

The perfect partner will be run by Richard Lowe. David Telfer has offered to run handicap competition – the committee are happy for him to do so. JJ to speak to David Telfer.  She will also speak to Mike Campbell regarding questions he has asked about other competitions. – to be further discussed at next meeting.

One good player had played with a weaker one one Saturday and requested that her ranking be disregarded for that session. This was refused by the director – also to be discussed at the next meeting.


6                    Club House Matters

Barbara Enfield as said she is not returning. JJ to write to confirm-if correct it was agreed to send her a ‘retirement’ gift of £50

Website to be amended to say we are a non-smoking site

KJ to investigate a club complaints procedure via the EBU

Item to go in Newsletter about unclaimed clothes

7                    Classes

 Re-enrolments forms sent out for next term

Another  improver’s class will run in January

8                    Christmas Parties

 Arrangements discussed for parties.  Student numbers to be checked – if less than 20 to cancel and run after Christmas.


9                    AGM

It was agreed to hold the AGM on 27th March 2013.

10                Any Other Business

Anne Irwin Brown has asked for help with a charity event for ‘Help the Heros’ – to be discussed at next meeting

Sussex Sevens thanked the club for the use of the room and gave a £40 donation to charity on our behalf (St Wilfrids Hospice).  They have asked to use the room again next year.

11                Date for Next Meeting

12th Feb 2013
The meeting closed at 7.30 pm