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Jul Minutes

Stourbridge Institute Bridge Association

Minutes of Committee Meeting 10th July 2019

Present: Linda Wright, Georgina Lineker, James Taylor, Sally Johnson, Margaret Hanson, Glo Jackson

Apologies: Gavin Tringham

Election of Chairman: Linda Wright was unanimously re-elected as Chairman

The minutes of the committee meeting of May 8th  2019 were approved

The minutes of the AGMs of June 21st 2019 were accepted.                         These minutes with a draft watermark to go on the noticeboard – GJ

Chairman’s Report

  • Calendar of Events 2019/2020 – for details see attached sheet        
  • The choice of dates for our next Social Bridge event is:-

           Saturday September 21

                       September 28

                       October 12

SJ to print the notice, GL to put in the diary

  • It was agreed that our Christmas party will be held on a Friday and that we will hold another Social Bridge event in May


  • Restaurant Availability                                                                             Gerry Roper has promised that the restaurant will always be available for bridge when the Function Room is not available.  


  • Health and Safety in the Function Room                        The last time that the skittle alley was left in the room there was no screen and no way to arrange the tables safely for bridge. In future if there is no one available to remove the skittle alley it is very important that either the screen is in place or that the furniture is moved to the far end of the room so that bridge tables can be set up safely to avoid risks of falls.           LW to speak to Carl
  • Bridge Teaching                                                               GL and LW reported that  the Club Teacher Training Course which they had attended on June 29th had been excellent and had provided both information and teaching materials. 

GL suggested a smaller committee might be set up to deal with recruitment of learners and JT suggested Mike Vetch be contacted to give advice on the teaching project

Committee Responsibilities

  • The committee agreed to continue with their current responsibilities

For details see attached sheet

Secretary’s Report

  • Members lists/records JT to update database then email to GJ

Treasurer’s Report

  • The committee agreed that in order to facilitate online bank payments the bank mandate will be changed from two signatories to one. For control

 purposes all payments must have written agreement/counter signature by another bank signatory before payments are made online by the treasurer

  • SISC has paid the £70 owed to the Bridge Section

Rota Co-Ordinator’s Report

  • Current rotas are in place up to the end of July

Competitions Secretary’s Report

  • Forthcoming Events


Friday 20th



Tuesday 8th

Sunday 20th

Mixed & Flitch Pairs Championship

Irene Allen Swiss Pairs

  • GL to purchase a new trophy for the Afternoon Order of Merit competition – the old one is broken past repair

Date of next meetings                                                           Wednesday

  • September 11th
  • November 27th
  • January 15th
  • March 11th
  • May 13th
  • July 8th

Thursday June 11th AGM

Special Events Calendar 2019 – 2020


Friday 20th



Tuesday 8th

 Sunday 20th

Mixed & Flitch Pairs Championship

Irene Allen Swiss Pairs


Thursday 14th

Sunday 17th

Saturday 23rd

Children in Need Sim Pairs

Healey Cup

Championship Pairs (2pm start)


Tuesday 3rd

Friday 13th


Christmas Party – Mary Stevens Hospice Plate


Thursday 16th



Sunday 2nd 

Tuesday 11th

Friday 28th

WCBA Club Representative Pairs (11am)

Ladies & mens Pairs Championships

Individual Championship


Friday 13th

Teams Championship


Tuesday 7th

Swiss Pairs


Social Bridge (2pm) – to be arranged


Thursday 11th 

Friday  5th


Annual General Meeting (7pm start)

WW Sim Pairs

The choice of dates for our next Social Bridge event is

Saturday  September 21st

                September 28th

                 October 12th

SJ to print the notice, GL to put in the diary