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Address of this website

www.claygate.club

President — Mary Blundell

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Your Committee

Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 gavin@claygate.club and mr.gavin.j.wilson@gmail.com

Treasurer — Rowena Austin 📧 rowena@claygate.club

Secretary — Fay D'Abo

Membership — Pauline Harris 📧 pauline@claygate.club

Refreshments  Julie Minards 📧 juliem@claygate.club

Refreshments  Vicky Bevan 📧 vicky@claygate.club

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The Director team

The Director team comprises:

  • Rowena Austin
  • Gavin Wilson
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The Scorer team

The Scoring Team comprises:

  • Carol Wildig (Team Leader)

  • Gavin Wilson

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Claygatenow uses a wireless scoring system called BridgePal, which runs on smartphones and tablets.  The implementation team today consists of Gavin Wilson and Carol Wildig, but more volunteers are very welcome.  We will provide as much help and training as each North needs to enter the scores into the handset.

Further information about BridgePal can be found here.

AGM 9th March 2020

Minutes of the Annual General Meeting of Claygate Bridge Club, 9th March 2020

President (in attendance)

  • Mrs June Buckland — (JB)

Committee

  • Gavin Wilson — Chairman (GW)
  • Kay Wilson — Secretary (KW)
  • Muriel Hodder — Treasurer (MH)
  • Pauline Harris — Accountant (PH)
  • Yvette Barton — Refreshments Officer (YB)
  • Julie Minards (JM)
  • Vicky Bevan (VB)

1. Apologies for absence

Apologies were received from Ursula Oscroft, Jonathan Spring and John French.

2. Minutes of the AGM held on 11th March 2019

Motion:
Proposer:
Seconder:
Votes For:
Against:
Abstentions:
That the minutes of last year's AGM, as distributed on the tables tonight and as displayed on the club's website, be approved.
Gavin Wilson
(not needed)
Passed nem con
None
None

3. Matters Arising from the Minutes of the AGM held on 11th March 2019

There were no matters arising.

4. Chairman’s Report

The Chairman said:

"I will again try to be brief. It has been a relatively stable year, so there is not much that needs to be commented on. As ever, the club is indebted to all of you who keep it going. The chairman may set the strategy of the club, but its character is entirely determined by the army of volunteers who help prepare and run each session, and the ways that you interact with them. The club continues to be stretched for directors and scorers, and I thank you all for giving none of them a hard time last year.

"The Christmas Party repeated its successes of previous years, for which we must again thank primarily Muriel and Yvette.

"We got on top of the problems with the scoring handsets, largely by replacing some of the handsets and reconfiguring the WiFi router.

"Some things are still not being done. There are pages on the website that need updating. Trophies haven't been engraved for several years. We didn't run a Teams tournament last year, but no-one complained. We didn't participate in a Sims last year. We haven't run the Lisa Hill or Christopher Blundell tournaments for several of years. These are all things that could be re-activated ... if we had another volunteer or two.

"I will conclude by saying that all seven members of the committee are happy to offer themselves for re-election tonight. But you've already had most of us for three years. There used to be a rule in the constitution that the officers could stay in place for at most three years. I think you're going to get us for a fourth, but it really is time for others to come forward.

"I thank you all for your support over the past twelve months."

Motion:
Proposer:
Seconder:
Votes For:
Against:
Abstentions:
To accept the Chairman's Report.
Nigel Barnes
Bernard Harber
Passed nem con
None
None

5. Treasurer’s Report

The Chairman said:

"The accounts have been on the website for several weeks, and there are also copies here on many of the tables here tonight for you to peruse. These have been compiled by Pauline and Muriel, and examined by John McKimmie. The main point, in my view, is that although the Club's cash balance went down by around £300 last year, it is still over £3,800, which is a sensible amount to keep in reserve for possible future expenses."

"If you have any queries on the accounts that have not been explained on the website please do email them to either Pauline or Muriel."

Questions from the Floor

None.

Motion:
Proposer:
Seconder:
Votes For:
Against:
Abstentions:
To accept the 2019 accounts.
Sue Osborne
Mike Mulligan
Passed nem con
None
None

Motion:
Proposer:
Seconder:
Votes For:
Against:
Abstentions:
To appoint John McKimmie as Honorary Auditor for 2020.
Fay d'Abo
Tony Baker
Passed nem con
None
None

6. Presentation of the Trophies

Yvette Barton announced the winners, and the president, June Buckland, presented trophies as follows:

  • Club Championships: John French and Jonathan Spring
    • John and Jonathan were unable to attend to receive their trophies, which the Chairman retained for his garage.
  • Victor Ludorum: Nigel Barnes

Yvette Barton thanked the President for her support over the past year with a floral tribute.

7. Election by vote of New Committee

Motion:
Proposer:
Seconder:
Votes For:
Against:
Abstentions:
That the current committee of seven be re-elected in its entirety.
Mary Blundell
Elizabeth Adkins
Passed nem con
None
None

8. Any Other Business

There was none.

Other Attendees (in alphabetical order of surname)

Janet ADAMS — Elizabeth ADKINS — Frances ALLWORK — Tony BAKER — Nigel BARNES — Anne BLACKWELL — Mary BLUNDELL — Valerie BORNHOFT — Mary BUSHELL — Betty BUENO — Paula CARTER — Phil CHAN — Rosemary COLLIN — Patsy COULTER — Fay D'ABO — Bob EDMONDS — Ken ENGLAND — Joyce GRANT — Maurice GRANT — Elizabeth GRAY — Renate HAINSWORTH — Jenny HANCOX — Bernard HARBER — Margaret HARBER — Pam HARRIES — Alison INNES — Sue JACKSON — Jan JOHNSON — Jill LATTER — Robin MCDONAGH — John MCKIMMIE — Kathryn MCKIMMIE — Pat MCROBBIE — Mike MULLIGAN — John MURTAGH — Val NORTH — Sue OSBORNE — Sheila PRICE — Sue RAWLINS — Gabrielle ROBERTS — David ROTHERHAM — Joan TAIT — Carol WILDIG — Jennifer WOOD.

Kay Wilson, 10th March 2020