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AGM Minutes 2016



Minutes of 57th AGM held on Monday 27 June 2016


Attendance     20  members


1          Apologies for Absence   
Patricia Hobson, Joanne Turner, Lesley and Derek Peers, Graham Morton


2          Minutes of Last Meeting    

Copies had been available on the website and these were accepted as a true record.


3          Chairman’s Report   

The chair’s report is available on the website. Highlights include:

The Club ran a successful Swiss Pairs competition. 

We won the Desmond Flockhart trophy


He thanked all those who have served on the Committee;  Cliff Short,  Paula Morton, Lesley Peers,  David Blasebalk, Joanne Turner, Barry Moule, Roger Edmonds and Naomi Gibbs. If anyone would care to join the committee it would be much appreciated.


He also thanked  David Blasebalk for duplimating the boards; Derek Gowlett for organising  Tuesday’s bridge; all our Directors and Scorers;  Roger Edmonds for the web site;  Anne Short as our membership secretary. The Club couldn’t function without their help.

4          Treasurer’s Report
Cliff Short reported that this year we had made a loss of £1200 compared to a £800 profit the previous year. The £2000 difference was due to a one-off expenditure of £1000 for replacing bidding boxes and tables, and a reduction of £1000 in table money. Table money for the coming year however, would remain the same. The Treasurer reported that the accounts had not yet been audited but asked they be accepted subject to auditing.

It was proposed by Terry Neal  and seconded by John Jackson that the meeting should accept the Accounts and this was agreed. 

5          Appointment of Auditor
Chris Gibbs was appointed.

6          Election of Officers and Committee

Proposed Chairman:           David Stimson.

Proposed Treasurer:            Cliff Short.

Paula Morton was resigning from the committee and the Chairman thanked her for all her hard work over many years on the committee.

Derek Peers was prepared to stand on the committee for the coming year, so those prepared to stand for 2016/2017 were: :
David Blasebalk, Lesley Peers, Naomi Gibbs, Barry Moule,  Joanne Turner and Roger Edmonds. Paula Morton was resigning


All the above were elected unanimously, and were duly elected to serve for the coming year. 

The Chairman was seeking a new Secretary to replace Paula Morton.

 David Stimson stated that he would not seek re-election in 2017


Susie Bond thanked the Chairman and the committee for all their work on behalf of the Club and its members.


7          Any Other Business

In response to a question, the Chair reported on the latest situation regarding Bridgemates.  There had been no improvement to these since the last AGM. If the situation changes, the purchase of any automated scoring system would be put to a vote by members.

Donald Reid requested that the contracts be recorded on the results sheets. After some discussion, it was decided to trial this on Monday evenings.


The meeting closed at 19:30 and trophies were awarded as listed on the website.