HEMEL HEMPSTEAD BRIDGE CLUB
Minutes of 60th AGM held on Monday 17 June 2019
Attendance 35 members
Apologies for Absence Dave and Sue Fleming, John Pelley, Julian Peers, Sally Bride, Pat Hobson
Minutes of the last meeting were accepted as a true record.
Slow play was addressed when it occurred.
The EBU had withdrawn their requirement for a contract to be signed.
The opening lead was now included on Bridgetab.
The report was available on the website. David Stimson ran through it. He thanked all involved in helping run the club, and Cliff proposed a vote of thanks to David for his long-standing work as Chairman.
Derek Peers went through the salient features of the report. Profit on the year was £914 and the reserves were around £8000. The activities of the club had contracted now that Supervised Play had stopped. With our 80 or so members we would continue to be financially viable with around 9 tables for Monday nights. The Swiss Pairs event was just over break-even, and the Christmas Party did well, enabling a good contribution to charity. 4 new tables had been purchased. The accounts had been inspected by Cliff Short, and were accepted (proposer Roger Edmonds, seconder John Jackson).
Election of Officers and Committee Members
The Committee were all willing to stand again, and they were re-elected en bloc (proposer Terry Neal, seconder Jonathon Harris). There was still a vacancy on the Committee, and David asked anyone interested to come forward later. Membership was now:
Chairman: David Stimson
Treasurer: Derek Peers
Secretary: Margaret Ainsworth
Membership Secretary: Anne Short
Lesley Peers, Naomi Gibbs, Roger Edmonds, Pat Henry
There being no other business, the meeting closed at 19.30 and trophies were awarded as listed on the website.