EAST CLEVELAND BRIDGE CLUB
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting on the 4th April 2013.
The meeting opened at 6.30 p.m. with 23 out of 49 members present. 36 Members played Bridge that evening. Sadly the death of Jean Sunley was reported. Jean and her husband Brian were members for many years. Funeral arrangements were announced and the Clubs condolences were sent to Brian.
Apologies were received from Graham Anderson and John and Gail Garbutt..
2) Minutes of the last Meeting.
The minutes of the last AGM were accepted as a true record.
Proposed by Rosemary Willows; Seconded by Robin Wright.
3) Matters arising.
There were none.
4) Treasurer's Report.
The Treasurer circulated a paper showing the accounts for 2012/13 and the budget for 2013/14. The past year produced a surplus of £129 bringing the reserves to £643, slightly higher than necessary.
The budget for 2013/ 2014 was for a deficit of £165. The assumptions were that the average attendance would be 7.5 tables per evening compared with an average of 7.7 in 2012/2013 and we would continue to support 4 charities and one party. Subs would remain at £5 and the treasurer budgeted for 49 members.
The report was accepted.
Proposer: John Upton; Seconded: Betty Knudsen
5) Secretaries Report.
We had 49 paid up Members during the year . We welcomed Stan Wooton, Margaret Neeson and Bernard Hayhoe. Sadly we lost Roslyn Thorndike who died.
It should be noted that the membership has declined over the last 5 years from 64 to 49.
We played 4 Charity Competitions, Children in Need, Kidney Research, Charity Challenge and the WBF Charity Pairs. The plan is to continue with these 4.
We also played our four Club Competitions the winners being as follows.
Anniversary Cup- Bernard Hayhoe and Stan Wooton
Bill Frith Charity Shield- Norah Davis and Lesley Smith
Midsummer Cup- Pat and Geoff Taylor
Hutton Chemicals Cup- Yvonne Bowes and Betty Knudsen
Overall league for the year to 31st December 2012 [played 10 times or more] was:-
Position Name Average Played
1 G Garbutt 57.40 20
2 J Garbutt 56.35 30
3 M Dilley 56.20 22
4 B Farrell 56.09 32
5 L Smith 55.50 43
1 B Farrell & M Dilley 59.50 10
2 J & G Garbutt 57.40 20
3 L Smith & N Davies 56.85 18
4 B Farrell & F Simon 54.54 22
5 L & R Smith 54.53 25
Thanks are due to Norah and Arthur for shouldering the burden of Directorship, to Francis Simon for organising the tea and biscuits and the party meal in December and to Ron Smith for managing the fun Bridge at these events.
We should also thank Geoff Taylor for doing the financials along with help from Avril Stockdale.
Finally my thanks to you all for maintaining such a pleasant atmosphere in the Club which contributes towards making Thursday evenings at East Cleveland something to look forward to.
The report was accepted.
Proposer: Swin Ridley; Seconded: Hillary Dobson
6) Parties. After some discussion it was agreed that Francis would organise a party in early October and that an informal party would be organised by Norah in December.
7) Election of Officers
No proposals for changes in the committee had been received. On a motion proposed by Bernard King and seconded by John Upton the following Committee was unanimously re-elected.
Chairman. D J Royall
Secretary. N G K Wilson
Treasurer. G Taylor
Directors. N Davies, A Ogden
Members. F Simon, A Stockdale.
The Treasurer reported that he had unfortunately bought fake playing cards. Waddington's had agreed to replace them free of charge even though we had not purchased the cards from them.
The meeting closed at 6.45 p.m.