Due to the escalating situation with COVID-19 (Coronavirus), bridge has now been cancelled until further notice, in accordance with the advice from the EBU who have "stongly advised" closure.
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JOINT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS OF
STOURBRIDGE INSTITUTE BRIDGE ASSOCIATION
STOURBRIDGE BRIDGE CLUB and
STOURBRIDGE INSTITUTE BRIDGE SECTION
Friday June 21st 2019
Gavin and Manel Tringham, David Horton, Colin Clark, Georgina and Ian Lineker
Minutes of AGM of June 2018
The minutes were approved unanimously
Our Chairman, Linda Wright, said that since, undoubtedly, everyone would wish to start the bridge session as soon as possible, her report would not be a long one.
The Chairman reported that we have seen some dips in numbers in both Thursday and Friday sessions and it could be that in the future we may need to consider an amalgamation of the two sessions.
However, there is good news. We have welcomed 8 new members this year, some from U3A. In addition, on Tuesday afternoons, Roy Withers has a class of 10 learning to play Bridge. This is a large number to teach and anyone willing to help should contact Roy.
Further, Georgina Lineker and Linda Wright will be attending an EBU course on Bridge teaching and are hoping to set up another regular teaching session
Linda was pleased to report that there is more support from SISC for the Bridge Section and, thanks to Peter Adam’s paper to the Institute Committee, the Institute has agreed to pay up to £500 towards the purchase of a new laptop.
Linda concluded by urging members to support Club Championships.
She thanked everyone who helps to run our club - committee members, directors, scorers, duplimators and those with computer skills. Special thanks were given to Peter Adams who does so much to maintain our system and sort out computer problems.
A vote of thanks was proposed by Brian Craddock and seconded by Sue Craddock
Adoption of 2018 Accounts and Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer, Sally Johnson, said that the accounts had been audited by Ian Lineker
Sally explained that SISC have changed their accounting system and so the format of our accounts has changed to income and expenditure accounts on an accrual basis rather than a cash basis
Sally pointed out that, unfortunately, declining numbers mean lower income.
The accounts were approved unanimously
Election of Officers and Committees
Once again there were no proposals for new officers or committee members
Linda Wright Georgina Lineker
Any other business
The vote was 16 against and 4 in favour so the motion was defeated
It was then agreed that the Christmas party would in future be held on a Friday evening and that in addition a Social Bridge event might be held close to Christmas/New Year
Presentation of Trophies and Prizes
Before presenting the trophies, Linda Wright announced that in future the Improvers Cup will be awarded at the discretion of the committee, to the player considered to have made the most progress.
Afternoon Order of Merit
Brian Nightingale & Ann Nightingale
Evening Order of Merit
Gerald Hill and Nigel Walters
Gordon Genner Improvers Cup
Tony Norgrove & Peter Williams
Mary Stevens Hospice Plate
Pauline Perry & Paul Sansom
Georgina and Ian Lineker
Mixed Pairs Championship
Gavin & Manel Tringham
Ladies Pairs Championship
Linda Wright & Angela Cowdry
Mens Pairs Championship
James Taylor & Gavin Tringham
Colin Clark, John Hayward,
Ian Lewis, Peter Williams
The Chairman closed the meeting by thanking members for attending and wished everyone an enjoyable evening of Bridge
The meeting ended at 7:20pm