Committee minutes Wednesday 19th March 2014.
Chairman Keith Rodgers (KR).
Tim Anderson (TA), Graham Brindley (GB), David Burgess (DB),
Joan Burgess (JB), Chris Close (CJC), Lloyd Eagling(LE).
1. Apologies for absence
Irene Auld (IA), John Auld (JA), Chris Clark (CBC),
Gordon Fullerton (GF),
2. Chairman's statement
3. Minutes of the Committee Meetings held on 20th November 2013.
The minutes were approved and signed.
4. Matters arising
DB has received the entry forms for the Garden Cities, The Corwen and the Pachabo.
6. Treasurer's Report
7. County Captain's Report
The most recent County match results are as follows:
Notts v Staffs 1st team lost 4-16, but 2nd and 3rd teams won 14-6
Notts v Lincs 1st team won 14-6, but 2nd and 3rd teams lost 8-12 and 6-14.
Notts v Leics 1st and 2nd teams lost 5-15 and 4-16, while 3rd team won 17-3
In the Tollemache Qualifying round:the NCBA finished 4th in its section. This is its best result for many years.
It has not proved possible to rearrange the Oxfordshire match that was cancelled. It has just come to light that Notts and Derbyshire had different dates for our forthcoming match against them!
Mark Goddard and David Hodge won the Midlands Heat of the National Pairs, and so will become the holders of the Midland Pairs Trophy.
8. Secretaries' Reports
a) League of Eight Secretary
b) League of Four Secretary
DJAT has withdrawn from the league. Most teams have nearly completed their fixtures.
c) Events Secretary
Mixed Pairs 1 Shirley Ashtari and Ian Dovey, 2 John Ashworth and Alyson McLintock 3 John and Irene Auld. 16 pairs competed. These 3 pairs will represent Notts in the Midland Mixed Pairs.
Team of 4 KO Heat 1 David Hodge, Mark Goddard, William Crook and Sandy Fulton. 6 teams competed.
The advertisement for the Journal Cup has been posted.
9. 2014 AGM
It was decided to move the AGM back to Wednesday 14th May. [ Since the meeting it has been decided to move it to Sunday 18th May. ]
KR will produce a motion concerning Wednesday Bridge as a Committee proposal.
The new NCBA Constitution will be put on the website so members can read it before it is submitted for approval at the AGM.
The proposed agenda was approved.
DB stated that in view of his health problem he would not be standing for re-election as Secretary. He suggested that the website should draw members' attention to the fact that the committee had been short of members for some years and that several officer positions need to be filled.
10. Club Representative's Report
GB will go to next meeting.
11. The Future of County Nights
It was decided that the Simultaneous Pairs should be held on 9th April as planned, but that no more Wednesday events should be held before a discussion at the AGM.
12. Green-point event
The entry fee for the next green-point event has been raised to £22.50 pp.
a) TA thanked those who helped recently on the conduct committee. The item seems to have been resolved.
b) JB requested to cease being a shareholder. KR agreed to find a replacement.
14. The website
No items were considered confidential.
15. Date of next meeting
Immediately following AGM.