| AGM Minutes 27th June 2019
Members Present : Sheila Evans, Sue Devine, Dick Roscoe, Stan Frost, Beryl Brown, Colin Brown, Joan Mills, Kathy Jennings, Ken Hills, Tony Clayton, Nick Cotton, Dominic Stone, Pat Flavell, Shirley Bull, Ed Devine, Shirley Frapwell, Jan Cook, John Leake, Luigi Wiechula, Denver Gorman, Ray Cole, Alan James, Peter Byford, Mike Whittles, Ruth Shinebaum, George Lock. Shangara Singh
1) Apologies for Absence : Anne Dunn, Sara Barnett, Beryl Eales and Andy Holland.
2) Matters Arising from last years minutes. : None.
3) Election of officers All members of committee prepared to continue. Voted in en bloc.
4) Chairman’s report :Stan said that the year had gone well. Thanked everyone for their support.
5) Treasurer’s report :Table money down. £1400 spent on dealing machine and tablets..
6) Presentation of Cups: Founder members cup: Phil Taylor and Mike Whittles: AGM Cup: Ian Kemp and Sara Barnett: Cadet Cup: Michael Carn and Anne Dunn: Handicap Pairs Cup : Ed and Sue Devine:Teams Trophy : Joan Mills, Peter Byford, Sally Burnay and Bernadette Matthews : Improvers Cup : Jan Cook:Club Champions Cup : George Lock and Luigi Wiechula: Ladder Trophy : Andy Holland
7) Report on Dealing Machine and Tablets : John Leake: John reported that there had been a few problems but he hoped that we would be using them by the end of July
8) Report on the Birthday Party : Sue Devine: Sue reported that the party would be on the 26th of July 2019 at Brickendon Grange Golf Club. She gave a breakdown of the day starting 9:30 for 10 and finishing about 5 with presentation of prizes done by Simon Frost who sponsors our bridge club. Then a celebration birthday cake and a glass of Prosecco.
9) New Premises : Sheila Evans:Sheila said that the committee were looking into the possibility of new premises. The committee have not as yet visited this hall but will do in the near future and then report back.
10) Any Other Business : Luigi asked as the celebration party included both the Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening sessions may be this could become an annual event. This was thought to be a good idea the committee would look into it.
Meeting closed at 19:55.
| AGM MINUTES
Minutes of Broxbourne Bridge Club AGM 6th July 2017
Members present: Anne Dunn. Sheila Evans. Dick Roscoe. Stan Frost. Beryl Eales. Joan Mills. John Davies. Patricia Robinson. Jim Robinson. Kathy Jennings. Andy Holland. Ed Devine. Sue Devine. Denver Gorman. Suman Rai. Ian Kemp. Phil Taylor. Ray Cole. Margaret Murphy. Val Neyland. Sheila Macdonald. David Murphy. Sally Burnay. Gill Cunningham. Pat Flavell. Angie Heini. Barbara Wallis. Shirley Bull. Ruth Shinebaum. George Lock. Mike Hunt. Mike Carn.
Mike Whittles. Ken Hayward. Ken Hills. Alan James. Lynette Belch.
Before the meeting started Barbara Wallis wanted thanked the club for the flowers sent to celebrate her 90th birthday.
1) Apologies for Absence
John Leake, Mike Robson.
2) Minutes from previous AGM
Were agreed and Stan Frost signed as a true reflection of the meeting.
3) Election of Officers:
Sheila Evans is standing down as secretary but will stay on as partnership secretary.
Sue Devine has agreed to take over the role of secretary.
The rest of the committee have agreed to continue.
A vote was taken. Mike Carn proposed and Gill Cunningham seconded. The vote was carried.
4) Chairman's report
Stan said the previous year had gone well but there were several issues to be raised.
A) In 2019 the club will be 50 years old. The committee have decided to celebrate with a Bridge Day at Brickendon Grange Golf Club on Friday 26th July 2019. To cover the cost of this party from next week an extra 50 pence will be added to the table money increasing it to £3.
B) Lottery Funding: the committee are looking into how this can be achieved. The money would go towards a dealing machine. John Davies said that there was a man in St Albans who for a fee provides dealt boards which are linked to the computer with printouts. He will give this information to the committee and they will look into the viability.
C) The committee are considering running a 3rd weekly session in the autumn on a Friday. The Tuesday afternoon bridge members were very positive about these sessions Thursday evening members were not as enthusiastic. A two month trial will go ahead as planned.
The club has had a better year and has made a profit. This is largely due to increased attendances.
The committee have decided to keep £2K in the deposit account as a contingency fund.
Anne wished to thank Tony Clayton for auditing the accounts.
Proposer Val Neyland
Seconded Sheila Macdonald
The accounts were accepted.
6)Presentation of Cups:
Ladder Trophy: Mike Robson
Improvers Cup: Ruth Shinebaum
AGM Cup: Andy Holland and John Dore
Founder Members Cup: Anne Dunn and Mike Carn
Cadet Pairs Cup (Thursday): Sue and Ed Devine
Cadet Pairs Cup (Tuesday): Marcia and Robert Scane
Handicap Pairs: Angie Heini and Barbara Wallis
Club Championship: Sheila Evans and Mike Robson
Teams Trophy: Shirley Bull, Pat Flavell, Joan Mills, Cathy Jennings
7)Any Other Business
- The number of boards to be played (24/ 27) to be at the discretion of the TD.
- Pat Flavell asked about the non-functioning ceiling lights. Sheila said that this had been reported to the club.
- The committee will investigate Harlow's clock procedure for avoiding slow play.
Meeting closed at 19:50.
Minutes of Broxbourne Bridge Club AGM 7th July 2016
Members present: Dick Roscoe.Mike Carn.Anne Dunn.Stan Frost.Denver Gorman.John Hirons.Ken Hayward.Phil Taylor.Ken Hills.Michael Hunt. George Lock.Ann Robinson.Jim Robinson.Jan Cooke.Joan Mills.Lynette Belch.Shirley Frapwell.Andy Holland.John Dore.Mike Robson.Sheila Evans.Val Neyland.Sheila Macdonald.Marian Haldane.Margaret Murphy.Pat Flavell.Sally Burney.Gill Cunningham.Peter Byford.David Neyland.Mike Whittles.Colin Haywood.Ian Kemp.Mike Robson.Apologies for Absence were received from Tony Clayton.Val Cole.Amanda Barnes.John Leake.
The Minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved by Dick Roscoe Seconded by Mike Carn.The Chairman’s Report: Stan thanked all the people that have helped him during another successful the year.The Treasurers Report: Anne started by thanking Tony Clayton for auditing the books. She reported a healthy Bank Balance although the table money for both sessions was down due to falling attendance. This also meant a fall in our payment to the EBU P2P scheme. The Christmas party costs were up again for another year. And we had the additional expense last year as we purchased 2 Laptops for scorebridge, resulting in a slight shortfall in profit. Anne was going to research moving some money into a reserve account to guard against replacing the bridgemates or other expense. The table money and subscriptions will remain the same for a further year.The accounts were proposed by Val Neyland and seconded by Sheila Macdonald.
Presentation of cups:
Founder Members Cup: Mike Robson & Sheila Evans AGM Cup: Stan Frost & Dick Roscoe
Team Trophy: Sue & Ed Devine,Phil Taylor,Sara Barnett
Cadet Cup: Ken Hills & Ken Haywood Handicap Pairs: Mike Carn & Anne Dunn
Club Championship Phil Taylor & Mike Whittles
Ladder Trophy: Ian Kemp Improvers Cup: Lynette Belch
Election of officers: All officers being willing to stand again the present officers were proposed by Mike Carn and seconded by Shirley Bull.
We review the 24 boards proposed last AGM. After a lively discussion, with many different opinions given, it was decided to revert to leaving the number of boards played to the discretion of the Director. Slow play was a hotly discussed topic, and so it was decided that we would purchase a computer system as they have at Harlow to enable the club to limit the annoyance felt by many at slow play. We will discuss again next year to see how the members feel the clock has been a success.
In order to promote attendance a Monthly team’s night was proposed. This topic evoked strong opinions both for and against. But the subsequent vote was for there to be no regular team’s night, with several members saying they would not attend the club on a team’s night.
Phil Taylor raised the question of EBU Sims nights. We had discontinued the EBU Sims as during our recent troubles with our roof the EBU had proved difficult. But the members voted to resume the EBU Sims again as the nights are popular
There being no other business the meeting closed at 19.55
| Committee Meeting 1st September 2017
Committee meeting held at 09.30 on Friday 1st September
Present: Stan Frost, John Leake, Anne Dunn, David Turner, Sue Devine
1) HBA members
Alan Woof from HBA has been in touch re updating their list with telephone numbers and email addresses.
Action Anne will forward her list to Stan and then David will hand out slips to the Tuesday afternoon members asking for said phone numbers and emails if they are ok with our sharing with HBA. We will also do this on Thursday evening. These will be checked and Stan will put on website. We will then forward to Alan.
2) Anne has raised the question of our 90 year old members and whether we should send flowers for their birthday. It was agreed to do so.
3) Extra Bridge Session
The Sports Club is available on Friday mornings, so it was agreed that we would run a trial of 10 weeks from 22nd September until 1st December 10am till 1pm. John will coordinate the rota for Directors and also people to play with the director. If these sessions prove successful we will start sessions again from January.
4) It was felt that the pool of tournament directors needs more people. John will get the information on courses. We will look to see who can be put forward to take the course.
Update: Tuesday start and finish times, table money and visitors fee.
Marcia Scane' ranking update needs to be added.
6). Christmas Party (Thursday evening)
Sue will order from M&S having checked with Dick. Anne and Sue will pick up.
Stan has received a copy of Harlow constitution to compare with our own.
It was agreed that at the next meeting we would work on our constitution.
David asked if we could get fans for the bridge room. The problem is storage. We will look into it.
It was agreed to have meetings every 3 months so the next meeting will be Thursday 14th December at 1:30pm.
Meeting finished 11am.
| COMMITTEE Meeting 13th February 2017
COMMITTEE Meeting Monday 13th Feb Held at Anne Dunn’s hous1: National Lottery Funding
We decided to investigate getting National Lottery Funding and Stan offered to look into this for us..
2: Falling Thursday evening session numbers.
Anne reported that overall all throughout the year numbers on Thursday evening have remained stable. Tuesday afternoon numbers have risen
3: Extra DAYTIME BRIDGE session. David is going to canvas opinions to see if another daytime session would be popular. Also to find out from the Secretary which days, if any, have spare capacity at the club.
4: 50th Year Anniversary. 2019 After several suggestions it was felt that a LUNCH at a larger venue with bridge sessions before and after Lunch, was a good suggestion. Sue & Marion are going to investigate suitable local venues.
It was decided that the table money be raised 50p a session, in order to save the money for this lunch. This raise in table money will be voted for by the membership at the AGM in June. With David asking his session by show of hands one week before the AGM.
Sheila has contacted the club re the door into our room sticking and not closing properly, unfortunately the Secretary dealing with this has left, but I have now reported it again to the office.
Our Bridgemates are ‘playing up’ a little, and it has been decided that if we have to change we will change to the new Jannerson Bridge Tabs, which are superior in many respects and are cheaper to buy. John is going to do some research on the Bridge tabs, and advise the committee at the next meeting if he thinks we should buy Bridge Tabs, before the Bridgemates finally break down completely.
The Committee is going to use Doodle Pods for arranging future meetings.
If any member has any comment re the items been discussed at this Committee meeting or any other matter, please let a Committee member know before our next meeting
The date of the next meeting is Thursday March 30th
| HANDICAP PAIRS 2019
||Handicap Pairs Result 2019
||Sue & Ed Devine
||Mike Whittles & Phil Taylor
||Anne Dunn & Lynette Belch
||Margaret & David Murphy
||Joan Mills & Michael Carn
||Anne & Jim Robinson
||Peter Byford & Shangara Singh
||Mike Hunt & George Lock
||Beryl Eales & Andy Holland
| Minutes of AGM held 19th July 2018
Committee Meeting July 19th 2018
Members Present: Ian Kemp, Sara Barnett,Amanda Barnes,John Hirons,John Leake, Andy Holland, Mike Whittles Shirley Bull,Dick Roscoe,Stan Frost,Sheila Macdonald,Angie Heini,Marcia Robert Scane,Jim& Ann Robinson,Ray Cole, Alan James,Denver Gorman,Luigi Wiechula,Sheila Evans,Mike Hunt,Michael Carn,Anne Dunn,Joan Mills,Peter Byford,Jan Cook,Shirley Frapwell,Tony Clayton,Val Neyland.
Apologies For Absence: Marion Haldane,Pat Flavell,Beryl Eades,Phil Taylor,David & Margaret Murphy.
Minutes of the previous AGM Proposed by Shirley Bull, Seconded by Anne Dunn There were no matters arising
Election of the Committee:The Committee having agreed to stand again ,were voted in en block. Proposed by Dick Roscoe, seconded by Mike Hunt.
Chairman's Report: Stan thanked everyone for coming and for all those who helped during the year.He was pleased to announce that GPFM were going to continue their sponsorship for another year. He announced that our 50th year 'party' would be on 26th July 2019 at Brickendon Grange Golf Club, both sessions of our Bridge club will be attending.
Treasurers report: Anne thanked Tony Clayton for auditing the accounts.She noted that donations to Charity had increased due to two members dying and donations being made to the charities they supported. The rent had increased due to the unsuccessful trial of the Friday morning sessions. The Accounts were proposed by Dick & seconded by Mike.
Request For Volunteer :Sheila requested for a volunteer to help with the trophies & cups each year. Luigi kindly offered.
Presentation of Cups: Improvers Cup: Denver Gorman: Founder Members Cup:Anne Dunn & Mike Carn: Handicap Pairs: Anne Dunn & Pat Flavell. AGM Cup: Phil Taylor & Mike Whittles. Ladder Cup: Mike Hunt. Cadet Pairs: Ray Cole & Alan James: Teams Trophy: Ian Kemp,Sara Barnett,George Lock,Mike Hunt. Club Championship: Sara Barnett & Ian Kemp
Any Other Business: Luigi asked if we had resolved the problem of 'slow play' John replied that the Directors were aware of this problem and were trying to be finished the session in good time, which we have been successful in doing.
Phil Taylor asked about a dealing machine , we informed the club that we are going to try for a lottery grant and now had the correct Constitution in place to do so. Sheila also said we had applied for an EBU Grant , but were unsuccessful this time. Harlow have also approached us re 'sharing the costs' of a dealing machine which we have said is of interest to us, so is ongoing possibility.
Mike Carn proposed a vote of thanks to all of the Committee.
There being no other business the meeting closed at 19.45.
| SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING Held 31st May 2018
A special General Meeting was held at Broxbourne Bridge Club at 7.25 pm on May 31st, to hold a vote to accept the amended Club Constitution ( as on this website ) 30 members were present, and the Constitution was proposed by Luigi Wiechula and seconded by Dick Roscoe and voted in unanimously. The meeting ended at 7.30 pm
Sheila Evans, John Leake,Joan Mills, Sally Pool, Denver Gorman, Luigi Wiechula, Shirley Bull, Pat Flavell, Anne Dunn, Dick Roscoe, Stan Frost, Angie Heini, John Hirons, Mike Hunt, Andy Holland, Ruth Shinebaum, Beryl Eales, Shirley Frapwell, Jan Cooke, Peter Byford, Amanda Barnes, Ian Kemp, Sheila Macdonald, Bernadette Mathias, George Lock,Pat Cooper, Wendy Leveritt, Ray Cole, Alan JamesMike Carn
| Committee Meeting 18th Feb 2016
Present: Stan Frost, Sheila Evans, Anne Dunn, David Turner, John Leake, Dick Roscoe, Sue Devine.
1: The club has made a slight loss so far this year, mainly due to us buying two new laptops (one for each bridge session)
2) The Christmas parties were more expensive for 2015, but it was decided to leave them as they are for another year at least.
3) It was decided that money should be put regularly into a deposit account as a contingency against having to replace the Bridgemates
4) A cheque from the club will be sent to Bill Peddar’s chosen charity
5) Stan has offered to update the Clubs website with all members’
Names, telephone numbers and email addresses.
6) Enquires are going to be made to try to establish the exact start date of the club, as it is nearing its 50th Anniversary
7) In an effort to eradicate slow play, we are only going to play 24 boards for a trial period
| Minutes AGM 2nd July 2015
Minutes of the Broxbourne AGM held on 2nd July 2015
Members present:Stan Frost, Dick Roscoe,Phil Taylor,Mike Whittles,Colin Haywood,Ian Kemp,Mike Hunt,Sara Barnett,Sheila Evans,Gill Cunningham,Sally Burnay,Joan Mills,Lynette Belch,Barbara Wallis,Angie Heini,Ray Cole,Alan James,Michael Carn,Anne Dunn,Shirley Bull,Pat Flavell,John Leake,Pat Cooper,David & Margaret Murphy, Marion Haldane,David Turner,Bernadette Mathias,John Metcalfe,Tony Clayton,Ken Hayward,Andy Holland,John Dore.
Apologies for absence: Sheila Mc Donald, Ed & Sue Devine, Ken Hills. Minutes of last year’s AGM, were read, and then proposed as accurate by Ray Cole & Joan Mills
Chairman’s Report: Stan thanked The Committee and all the helpers who help with the tables’ etc. then announced the exciting news that we were to be the first club in Hertfordshire to have a sponsor. Simon Frost who organised the sponsorship with his Company GPFM could not attend tonight’s AGM but would be coming along next Thursday with some of the sponsorship materials
The Treasurers report: Anne Dunn in her first year as Treasurer was happy to report that we had made a profit last year, and that the clubs finances seemed in a good place. Helped in part by the fact that Broxbourne Sports Club had not raised the rent during the year.The Accounts were Accepted by a show of hands Proposed by Shirley Bull & Seconded by Dick Roscoe.
Presentation of Cups: Prize-winners for the year 2014-2015.
Founder Members Cup: Sara Barnett & Joan Mills
AGM Cup: (Tied) Amanda Barnes & John Hirons: Ian Kemp & Colin Haywood.
Team Trophy: Colin Haywood, Ian Kemp, George Lock & Mike Hunt.
Cadet Cup: John Metcalfe & Bernadette Mathias.
Handicap Pairs: Marion Haldane & Wendy Leverett
Club Championship: Sheila Evans & Mike Robson
Ladder Trophy: Ian Kemp Improvers Cup: Anne Dunn
Election Of Officers: There being no resignations or nomination the current Committee were re-elected by a unanimous show of hands. Proposed by Pat Flavell ,seconded by Mike Hunt
Any other Business: Ian Kemp advised members that the HBA were looking for a pair to act as a ‘stand by’ pair for the upcoming HBA Swiss Pairs In Ware on July 18th.
Sheila then raised an issue from Sheila MacDonald, asking that bridge at the club could be restricted to 24 boards, this was discussed but it was decided to leave the number of boards to the Director of the night. But slow play was to be more rigorously penalised with the Director being given the power to ‘take a board away and award the score he thought appropriate, even if the hand had started. This proposal from Stan was soundly approved and voted for.
The meeting ended at 7.25 pm
| Committee Meeting Fri 13th Feb 2015
1) Stan's son Simon sponsorship of the club.
He will provide cards and score cards with his company info on the back of the cards and on the back of the score cards with Broxbourne Bridge club sponsored by gpfm.
Simon has said he will give a brief presentation at the beginning of one of our meetings.
It was suggested that the sponsorship should start after the AGM.
Stan to contact Simon to see if any signed agreement needed.
Sheila to write to Simon thanking him for the offer of sponsorship and accepting the offer.
2) Host system to be reinstated.
After much discussion it was decided to continue as we are with Sheila managing the process. We will post on Web site that if members know that they will need a partner for the following week to let Sheila know on the previous night.
3) New Members. This was brought up by David re Tuesday afternoon. David was worried about the standard of bridge of new people coming to the club. It was debated and the outcome was that John Stan and Sheila would be prepared to play with these people to encourage them and assess their standard and advise accordingly.
4) Non members attending qualifying events. After much discussion it was decided that these events will be members only unless a member is playing with a non member.
5) Feed back on Christmas party. It was decided that members will have to sign up before event so we will know numbers. Dick and Sheila to do the food. Tuesday afternoon to continue to do what they have done before and we will reinstate the free bar.
Sharing personal details ie: email mobile numbers and address.
Dick to produce a new membership form with a box to opt in or out.
Also John will check with EBU and HBA about if they share data.
New computer. The computer we have been using is on its last legs so it was decided that we will purchase a new one from PC World. John will purchase it.
Date for AGM is going to be moved to 2nd of July 2015.
| Committee Meeting Minutes for March 12th 2013
Club Committee Meeting 12th March 2013
Present: Stan Frost,
Tony Clayton, Sue Devine, Marion Haldane, John Leake
Apologies for absence: Sheila Evans
One new table has been purchased. Further new
tables to be purchased as and when older tables become unserviceable.
In order to safeguard the club against action
from any members who have their membership terminated it was agreed that the
EBU proposed disciplinary procedures would be adopted. John Leake will modify
the club constitution to reflect this and the new constitution will be
published at least one month before this year’s AGM for agreement at the AGM.
procedures recommend that the club appoint
a Conduct Committee chairman and John volunteered to take this on.
Tony Clayton will take out EBU Premium Schedule
insurance for the club with effect from 1st April 2013.
Tony provided a financial update. There is a
projected deficit of £300-£400 for the current financial year but the club will
still have reserves of around £4,000 at the end of the year. The Sports Centre
has increased the rent we pay from £200 per month to £225 per month for the Tuesday
sessions and from £216 per month to £225 per month for the Thursday
sessions. Although we are running at a
deficit for the current year and the rent is being increased, the temporary
reduction in table money from £2.50 to £2 which is in effect for the current
year ends in June. The reversion of
table money back from £2 to £2.50 from July will result in a projected surplus
for the next financial year in spite of the rent increase.
committee decided in principle to purchase Bridgemate II scoring terminals.
These will replace handwritten travellers and will allow the result for a
session to be displayed on a laptop computer at the end of the session before
members leave to go home. The total cost for the terminals and software is
about £2,200. This should still leave the club with reserves of about £2,500 at
the end of the 2013-2014 financial year. If any members have views on the use
of Bridgemates could they please contact any member of the Committee. Given the
need to train the club’s tournament directors in the use of the equipment and in
the light of holiday plans the best time to introduce the terminals would be at
the end of April. John Leake will check on delivery lead times and liaise with
Tony Clayton on finance.
autumn both Broxbourne and Lowewood bridge clubs held heats of the HBA
Championship Pairs. This resulted in a large number of players playing without
standing in one of the heats. It would be sensible to try to avoid this in
future. To be followed up with Sheila Evans when she is back after her current
meeting May 9th May 2013 at 11.00
| Committee Meeting News Jan 2013
|Committee meeting held at 11am Wednesday Jan 16th|
Present: Stan Frost, Tony Clayton,Sheila, Evans John Leake, Sue Devine,Marion Haldane.
1. It was agreed that we would buy another bridge table so that we now have 13 tables.
2. It was agreed that we will now award BLUE POINTS for our main Club Championship on March 21st and May 2nd as a trial
3. The EBU have advised clubs to up date their constitutions with regard to some recent legal problems in other Bridge Clubs. John Leake has agreed to look into this and to circulate the EBU model constitution to committee memebrs for discussion at the next meeting in March
4. It was suggested that Directors need not pay their table money for the session that they direct, we decided to leave it up to the discretion of the Director concerned.
5. We have decided for now not to have a limit on new members, but to keep a close eye on the numbers and limit new members if we feel the need arises in the future.
6. It was felt that the Christmas parties were a great success last year, but very expensive and the feeling was that we would provide the same level of food,provide wine & soft drinks with the meal, but not have the free bar. It was suggested that the food should perhaps be served at 7pm for the Thursday club so we ate first before bridge . This will be put to the vote at the AGM ( if you will not be there can you make your view known to a member of the Committee beforehand).
7. We discussed buying BRIDGEMATES so we can have electronic instant scoring and results, we are researching the costs, and we will canvass your opinions at the AGM
| Members' News & Achievements Elsewhere
We try to keep up with our members achievements away from Broxbourne, so if you know of any success by a Broxbourne player, please let us know by contacting STAN FROST or SHEILA EVANS