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AGM Minutes/Agendas
Agenda AGM 4th April 2016
Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club            
                   
Annual General Meeting 2016            
                   
To be held on Monday 4th April 2016 - 7pm at L. B.  Rugby Club.    
                   
Agenda                
                   
1 Apologies for absence            
                   
2 Minutes of the AGM held on 30th March 2015         
                   
3 Approval of minutes            
                   
4 Matters arising              
                   
  Butler scoring              
                   
5 Chairmans Report              
                   
6 Treasurers Report              
                   
7 Election of officers              
                   
8 Presentation of Trophies            
                   
                   
Present Officers              
                   
Chairman     Alan White        
Treasurer     Alex Jones        
Secretary     Judi Malpass        
Members     Penny Bligh, Tony Bolton, Andrew Mason,Lorraine Curry
                   
                   
Alan White is prepared to continue as chairman.        
The remaining members are prepared to stand for re-election.      
                   
                   
                   
                   
Minutes of AGM 30 March 2015

Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club 

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on  30 March 2015 at the Rugby Club

The meeting commenced at 7pm.

1.  Apologies for absence

Received from Martin Evered & Pam Mason

2. Minutes of AGM held on 4th Mar 2014

The minutes were read and approved. Approval was proposed by Stephen Bligh and seconded by Mike Bluett.

3. Matters arising

There was a short discussion regarding the Teams events which had been replaced by Butler scoring pairs events.  An explanation of Butler scoring was given.

It was agreed to reconsider the situation in the next few weeks and report back to the members.

4. Chairmans Report

The chairman commented that the year had once again been settled for the club. A new venture where the BBA held one of its County events at the club during the normal

Monday evening meeting had worked well and had benefited both the BBA and LBBC financially.

 Membership had dropped from 61 to 43 although this was not seen as a particular problem at the moment as it was felt that the clubs finances were on track.

The club continued to enter teams into the BBA teams of 4 and 8. Thanks were given to Peter Malpass who organises and cajoles members into taking part.

The committee worked on 2 projects during the year, teaching and applying for a lottery grant. The teaching did not proceed as the teacher felt unable to continue

with the project and sadly our lottery application was turned down.

The present chairman was stepping down and extended her thanks to several members of the club who had helped with various tasks throughout the year.

Thanks were also extended to all members for their support throughout her period of chairmanship.

6. Treasurers Report

Copies of the accounts were distributed to the meeting. The treasurer advised that our income had increased from that of the previous year and that it would not be

necessary to make any further increases in membership subscriptions or table money this year. The treasurer thanked Cameron Cooke for auditing the accounts.

Approval of the accounts was proposed by Peter Malpass, seconded by Stephen Bligh

6. Election of Officers

Alan White was elected as chairman. Proposed by Judi Malpass, seconded by Peter Malpass.

Ron Goddard stood down.

 The following were re elected as members.

 Judi Malpass - Secretary

  Alex Jones - Treasurer

  Lorraine Curry, Penny Bligh.

 Andrew Mason and Tony Bolton were elected.

 Proposed Stephen Bligh, seconded Peter Malpass.

The constitution calls for 3 officers and 4 members so the committee is now complete.

7. Presentation of Trophies.

The following trophies were presented

Howell Trophy                                 Bob Brown & Peter Malpass

Charity Shield                                  David & Anne Gilling           

Gilling Trophy                                  Roger Gregory & Lorraine Curry

Slammer of the Year                         Bob Brown/Peter Malpass, Roger Gregory/Lorraine Curry 

Ascenders (last 6 months)                  Mike Bluett & Alex Jones

Club Championship                            John Cardiff & Peter Taylor

10. Any other business

There was no other business.

The meeting closed at 7.30pm.

 

 

 
 

 

Agenda AGM Monday 30th March 2015

AGM Monday 30th March 2015

To be held at LB Rugby Club at 7pm

1. Apologies

2. Minutes of the AGM held on 4th March 2014

3. Approval of minutes

4. Matters arising

5. Chairmans Report

6. Treasurers Report

7. Election of Officers

8. Motions to the Meeting

9. Presentation of Trophies.

Present Officers

Chairman - Lorraine Curry

Treasurer - Alex Jones

Secretary -  Judi Malpass

Members - Alan White Ron Goddard Penny Bligh

The Chairman will be standing down this year but is happy to remain on the committee for a further year to help the new chairman. Ron Goddard is also standing down this year.

The remaining members are prepared to stand for re-election. Alan White is prepared to stand as chairman.

The constitution calls for 7 committee members and since we are already one light we are seeking to elect 2 further members. Nominations for new members and for any officer posts should be given to Judi Malpass before the meeting, ideally the week before.

 

               

Minutes of the AGM held on Monday 3rd March 2014

Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club 

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on  3 March 2014 at the Rugby Club

The meeting commenced at 7pm.

1.  Apologies for absence

Received from Janet Derek Tony Hilary Ted Ian and John Brown

2. Minutes of AGM held on 4th Mar 2013

Approval was proposed by Stephen Bligh and seconded by Peter Malpass.

3. Matters arising

There were no matters arising

4. Chairmans Report

The chairman commented that last year had been much less eventful than the previous one. We had now settled down in our new venue and thanks were given to Eric for the interface he provides between us and the Rugby Club and to Dave the caretaker for all his help. The biggest change was the clubs decision to play on bank holidays and this has proved viable socially if not financially and  is therefore expected to continue.

Membership has stayed fairly static at around 60 members. We continue to enter teams into the BBA teams of 4 and 8 and LB is always represented in all BBA events. Thanks go to Peter Malpass who organises and cajoles members into taking part.

The committe are currently working on 2 projects. Firstly the possibility of bridge lessons in the bar area and secondly the completion of a lottery grant application. Rising costs cause us to look at ways of increasing our takings and trimming our expenses.

Thanks were given to all the directors throughout the year, to those who ensure the boards turn up, to Penny for supplying our food and drink, and to the committee and all helpers who do the jobs which enable things to go smoothly each week. Special thanks to Stephen for his scoring, uploading results, ascenders and slammers competitions.The club is very appreciative of his skills.

5. Treasurers report

Copies of the accounts were distributed to the meeting. The treasurer advised that our income had decreased by £300 during the year.

The treasurer thanked Cameron Cooke for auditing the accounts.

Approval of the accounts was proposed by John Bateman and seconded by Alan White

6. Club Finances

The club needs to balance the books and a review of the finances suggests that we need an average of 9 tables per week to cover all our costs. It was proposed to put up the table money to £3 per week and to reduce the amount of prize vouchers. Some discussion took place about increasing the membership subscription next year if needed. The meeting voted in favour of the increase.

7. Lottery Grant Application

We have applied for approx £4000 and can only hope that we are successful.

8. Changes to the Constitution – Membership

Rule 5. was amended to read that membership of the club commences on receipt of the annual subscription.

The changes were agreed.  Proposed P Malpass. Seconded Stephen Bligh

9. Changes to competition rules – Club Championship

It was proposed that the club championship should be a single winner Howell movement. The winner would take the Trophy and the runners up the plate.

Proposed Colin O,Hara, seconded Stephen Bligh

The following trophies were presented

Howell Trophy                                  Bob and Terry

Charity Shield                                   Alison and John Brown

Gilling Trophy                                   Liz Dawes and Tony Bolton

Slammer of the Year                         Janet and Derek Marsh

Ascenders (last 6 months)                 Bob Brown

Club Championship                           Janet and Derek Marsh

8. Any other business

There was no other business.

The meeting closed at 7.35pm.

 

 

AGM Agenda Monday 3rd March 2014

Annual General Meeting Monday 3rd March 2014   7pm at L.B. Rugby Club

Agenda

1. Apologies for absence

2. Minutes of AGM held on Monday 4th March 2013

3. Approval of minutes

4. Matters arising

5. Chairmans Report

6. Treasurers Report

7. Club Finances

8. Lottery Grant Application

9. Changes to Constitution - Membership

10. Changes to Competition Rules - Club Championship

11. Election of Officers

12. Presentation of Trophies

Present Officers

Chairman                Lorraine Curry

Secretary               Judi Malpass

Treasurer               Alex Jones

Vice Chairman         Alan White

Membership            Ron Goddard

Catering                Penny Bligh

AGM Minutes Monday 4th March 2013

Leighton Buzzard Bridge Club

Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on  4th March 2013 at the Rugby Club

The meeting commenced at 7pm.

1.  Apologies for absence

Received from Cathy & Peter Ross, Maureen Westley, Eric Cohen, Peter Taylor & John Cardiff

2. Minutes of AGM held on 30th Jan 2012

Approval was proposed by A Mason and seconded by Peter Malpass.

3. Matters arising

It was mentioned that the timing of the display of the results had been changed as agreed.

No other matters arose.

4. Chairmans Report

The chairman thanked all those who had helped and advised her during her first year of chairmanship. The major issue during the year had been yet another change of venue but the       move to the Rugby club had been very successful and it was hoped that we would now remain settled for many years. Thanks were given to Dave and Eric for all their help.

The second important change had been the introduction of a new competition rule requiring a set amount of attendances by members to enable them to qualify for winning club trophies. 

Membership had remained stable averaging between 8 and 9 tables per week and team evenings had proved popular. Thanks were given to the people who took turns to direct the evenings. A new competition had been introduced , the Handicap pairs playing for the Gilling Trophy.

Externally,  teams had been entered into the BBA teams of 8 and 4 events and 2 teams were presently playing in the league competition with one team in the knock-out Cup. Thanks were given to Peter for coordinating these teams.

Thanks were also extended to John for preparing the boards, to Stephen our permanent scorer, to Eric, Alan, Peter & Judi for opening and closing the clubhouse and to all the members of the committee in particular to Roger our retiring secretary. In conclusion thanks were given to all the members for their support of the club and a belief was expressed that the future of the club now looked very positive.

5. Treasurers report

Copies of the accounts were distributed to the meeting. The treasurer advised that our income had increased despite spending £500 on new tables during the year and that this increase was attributable to the reduction in the rent paid.

The treasurer thanked Cameron Cooke for auditing the accounts.

Approval of the accounts was proposed by Alan Williams and seconded by George Goddard.

6. Motions from members

No motions were put forward

7. Election of Officers

Roger Gaudoin resigned from his position as secretary and also from the committee.

 The rest of the committee were re-elected. Proposed  Stephen Bligh, seconded Peter Malpass.

Existing member Judi Malpass was elected as Secretary. Proposed Alan Williams, seconded Chris Watson.

Penny Bligh was elected on to the committee. Proposed Andrew Mason, seconded Roger Gregory.

The constitution states that there should be 7 members on the committee but in the absence of any other members wishing to stand,  it was agreed to continue with 6 at the present time.

8. Presentation of Trophies

The following trophies were presented

Howell Trophy                                  Anne & David Gilling

Charity Shield                                   Derek & Janet Marsh

Gilling Trophy                                   Chris Watson & Ian Wilson

Slammer of the Year                         Lorraine Curry & Roger Gregory

Ascenders (last 6 months)                 Stephen Bligh

Club Championship                           John & Ros Bateman

8. Any other business

Anyone requiring a partner/partner should now contact Judi Malpass.

It was suggested that in view of the number of evenings lost because of bank holidays and also through bad weather that we should consider playing on bank holidays in future. Some discussion took place regarding the weather issues that had arisen and also the problems of poor attendance where we had previously played on bank holidays.

It was agreed to discuss the possibility of opening on bank holidays with Dave the caretaker and also at committee with a view to putting a proposal to the members in the near future.

Andrew Mason gave a vote of thanks for the sterling job done by Lorraine and team during the year.

The meeting closed at 7.25pm.