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Minutes Of Committee Meetings 2/2/2017 & 27/3/2017

MARKET HARBOROUGH BRIDGE CLUB

MINUTES OF MEETING HELD AT 2.30P.M. ON 2ND FEBRUARY, 2017 AT THE ANGEL HOTEL.

PRESENT  Roger Pringle ,Di Ford, Ian Lauder, George Normand and Val Ruddock

APOLOGIES  Ann Roberts

MINUTES of last meeting agreed and signed.

MATTERS ARISING   None.

DATE OF AGM   The  AGM will be held on Monday 8th May 2017 at 7p.m. at The Angel.          All committee members present are prepared to stand for re-election .

BRIDGEMATES.  Although some errors are being made it was agreed that things are working well. Roger has prepared  comprehensive instructions for setting up the system. Details of how to correct errors are also  included in the folder, which is kept with the laptop.

Members will be asked if they would like a short lesson ( 15minutes) on the use of Bridgemates if they are still not confident they can use them. This would take place on a Monday before bridge. Members who are confident would not attend. 

A training session for directors and anyone who has an interest in directing or the Bridgemate set up will be organised. Ian has offered the use of Illston Village Hall. This will be in March or early April on a Monday or Tuesday afternoon.

INSURANCE  The cover for equipment has been increased to £6,000 to cover the Duplimate , Bridgemates and laptops. This equipment must be stored at the home of a member. It must not be left in an unoccupied car when being moved.

DARTINGTON CLOCKS. One of the clock mechanisms cannot be repaired.

EBU AFFILIATION  It is felt that affiliation to the EBU and hence Leics CBA  should be considered.  The small increase in cost can be absorbed initially. A resolution to this effect to be prepared for the AGM.

A.O.B.  1. The boards and cards which are not used will be kept for the time being.

              2. The membership is now 50. It was agreed that this could be increased slightly. There is no waiting list at present.

The meeting closed at 3.50p.m.

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MARKET HARBOROUGH BRIDGE CLUB

MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON MONDAY MARCH 27TH AT 6.15P.M. AT THE ANGEL HOTEL .

PRESENT   Roger Pringle, Di Ford, Ann Roberts, Ian Lauder, George Normand and Val Ruddock

APOLOGIES  None

MINUTES OF LAST MEETING  Agreed and signed.

MATTERS ARISING    Both Bridgemate training sessions were a success.

                                     Motion to affiliate to the EBU. Benefits of this will be explained to members by Ian.

ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION AND TABLE MONEY . These will be unchanged. Annual Subscription £10, table money £2 for members and £2.50 for visitors.

NEW MEMBERS    It was decided that visitors should be allowed to play at the Club five tines a year rather than the present three. Any visitor wishing to apply for membership must play five times before submitting an application form. The decision on membership will then be taken by the full Committee.    The Constitution will be amended to cover this and a motion to that effect will be put to members at the A.G.M.

A.O.B.  John Richards has resigned from the Directors’ rota.

             At present members may choose whether to sit N/S or E/W. This will not be changed at the moment

The meeting closed at 7.48p.m.

Last updated : 10th Apr 2017 10:56 BST
Minutes of Committee Meeting on 13/6/2017

MARKET HARBOROUGH BRIDGE CLUB

MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON TUESDAY 13TH JUNE 2017 AT 2P.M. AT THE ANGEL HOTEL.

PRESENT    Roger Pringle, George Normand, Di Ford, Ian Lauder, Ann Roberts and Val Ruddock

APOLOGIES    None

MINUTES OF LAST  MEETING     Agreed and signed .

MATTERS ARISING     Although there have been some comments regarding the arrow switch on the last round this will continue to be used and members continue to sit N/S or E/W as they wish.

AGM, SHOULD MOTIONS BE PUBLISHED BEFORE THE AGM ?     It was agreed that motions to be discussed and nominations for Officers and Committee members should be published. Members will in future be asked to ensure motions and nominations are with the Secretary two weeks before the AGM. These will then be published one week before the meeting.

EBU  AFFILIATION    The initial application has been made, The Club EBU number is 00207653. The list of members details is almost complete, hopefully will be sent to the EBU in the next week. Four Committee members are able to access this list namely  Roger ,Di ,Ian and Val as scorers and administrator.  When the Insurance and Scorebridge fee are due for renewal  the EBU options will be considered.

CO-OPTION OF IAN CHRISTISON ONTO THE COMMITTEE.  It was agreed to invite Ian to join the Committee. He will be given voting rights. Val to speak to him.

A.O.B.     1. Some subscriptions are still unpaid. After discussion it was agreed that no time limit would be put in place and each case treated individually.

                 2. There were 3 visitors yesterday evening and it was agreed that having five weeks in which to assess visitors is an improvement.

                 3. Jean Pringle Competition. The winners this year are David Wenlock and Colin Sanderson. The method of calculating handicaps will remain the same apart from discounting the highest and the lowest scores.

                 4. There are a number of members without a regular partner. It was agreed that the present system ,in which members looking for a partner will be informed of who is available, will be maintained. Ann will continue to be the person to contact when looking for a partner.

TIME AND DATE OF NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING   Tuesday 17th October at 2p.m. at The Angel.

The meeting closed at 3.25p.m.    

Last updated : 8th Jul 2017 10:04 BST