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The 2019 ECBA AGM will be held as usual at Barleylands on 12 May 2019. starting at 17:00. It will be preceded by the Mixed Teams competition at 13.00.
Refreshments will be served before the AGM begins. Please encourage your members to come along.
The 2018 ECBA AGM was held as usual at Barleylands starting at 17:00. It was preceded by the Mixed Teams competition at 13.00.
AGM Agenda 17.00 Sunday 13 May 2018
All current officers are seeking re-election and there are two vacancies.
Hon. Tournament Secretary
Hon. League Secretary
Hon. Publicity Officer
Hon. Education Officer
Hon. Web Master
Hon. Committee Member
Vacancies Hon Education Officer; Hon Committee member
ECBA LEAGUE SECRETARY'S REPORT 2017/18
We still have a South East League of three divisions. Fifteen teams with six teams in division 1, five teams in division 2 and four teams in division 3. Division 3 was short due to a team pulling out after the season had started.
Teams are on Schedule to finish their matches before the AGM.
A suggestion has been put forward that we look towards having a county Premier Division. There are 23 teams currently playing, this could increase or decrease next season. Assuming it stays at 23 it is not clear what is the best way to divide the divisions.
OPTION 1: Stay as we are but the South East go to two divisions (one of seven teams and one of eight)
OPTION 2: A premier league of nine teams, a west division of six teams and a South East division of 8 teams
OPTION 3: A premier league of five teams playing home and away, a West division of six teams and two South East divisions
League captains will be canvassed before the AGM.
The 2017 ECBA AGM will be held as usual at Barleylands starting at 17:00.
As a new departure to encourage attendance it will be preceeded by the Mixed Teams of Four. It is to be hoped that as many participants as possible will stay on for the AGM.
Committee Candidates List
Audrey Hartley and Keith Thompson have resigned from the committee but all other members are willing to stand for re-election. The officers seeking re-election and the vacancies are:-
** Sue was co-opted on to the committee in November 2016 when Nicole Cook resigned and Val Mollison took over as Tournament Secretary. Sue is willing to stand for re-election.
The 2016 AGM of the ECBA was held at Barleylands on Saturday, 14th May starting at 5 pm. As usual it began with the meeting and prize giving, followed by a cheese and wine buffet and finishing with a friendly teams of four game of bridge. Teams were made up on the day and there were several Committee members available to help form the teams of four. Congratulations to the winning team: Catriona Lovett & Mike Harbour; Susan French & Pat Johnson.
The turn-out was much improved on last year, and thanks go to club secretaries for encouraging their members to attend.
The Committee proposes that the Constitution should be changed to alter the composition of the committee as follows
Section 3.1 of the constitution then becomes:-
"The management of the Association shall be vested in the following:-
All Committee members must be elected annually at the Annual General Meeting by a simple majority of the paid up members of the Association attending the AGM."
Photos from the prize-giving. In most cases Tony Philpott is presenting the award, except in one case where he is receiving a trophy from Val Mollison.
The AGM of the ECBA was held at Barleylands on Saturday, 16th May 2015, starting at 5 pm. Presentation of trophies took place before concluding the formal Agenda as the meeting was initially short of a quorum. There followed a cheese and wine buffet and a friendly game of bridge. Teams of four could be made up on the day and there were several Committee members available to help form the teams. All members of the ECBA and the affiliated Clubs were welcome to attend.
Election of Officers
The Officers seeking election or re-election are:-
Changes to the Constitution
There are two proposed changes:-