President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧 email@example.com
TO BE AGREED — Julie Minards 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
TO BE AGREED — Vicky Bevan 📧 email@example.com
The Director team comprises:
The Scoring Team comprises:
Carol Wildig (Team Leader)
In 2018, Claygate will start rolling out the 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 will be 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.
If you have any amendments or additions to suggest, please email the Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org, sooner rather than later. In particular, we are aware that we did not capture a perfect record of who proposed and seconded each motion.
TB explained the circumstances in which he would be chairing the AGM.
Apologies were received from Frances Allwork, Betty Bueno, Julie Gardiner, Judy Reilly and others.
There were no matters arising.
Adoption was proposed by Nigel Barnes, and seconded by Phil Chan. Approved nem con.
The chairman's report was presented posthumously in written form. In summary:
DR had circulated a copy of the Club accounts and there was a copy on every table for members to peruse.
In his spoken report DR said that membership levels remained good at around 100 members, with over 13 tables per session on average since the New Year. Once outstanding deductions were implemented, the Club had a cash balance of around £6,000, which meant that the committee had been able to reduce the table money charge for members to £2. If the increase in table numbers continues, the Club should break even or run a slight surplus in 2017. There had been an increase in payments to the EBU in 2016, due to errors in 2015 (now rectified) when there were problems in submitting results to the EBU.
Adoption of the Treasurer's Report was proposed by Nigel Barnes, and seconded by Phil Chan. Approved nem con.
Adoption of the Audited Accounts was proposed by Nigel Barnes, and seconded by Phil Chan. Approved nem con.
John McKimmie agreed to become the Club's new honorary auditor.
Proposed by Nigel Barnes, and seconded by Phil Chan. Approved nem con.
WS spoke glowingly about the Club's former chairman, Jaime Bueno. Along with his wife Betty, he had, for many years been a driving force at the Club. His illness had prevented him from taking an active role in recent weeks, but he will be greatly missed. WS said she felt sure members would join her in extending their best wishes to Betty and the family at this sad time. She quoted many loving tributes to him from fellow bridge players, and provided a personal memory of her partnership with Jaime: when she made a mistake in the bidding, he would suggest "Back to the book, Wendy", a reference to Ron Klinger’s book, 'When to Bid, When to Pass' . WS also relayed a message of thanks to everyone from Betty for the flowers, cards and good wishes.
The president, June Buckland, presented trophies as follows:
With the exception of Yvette Barton, all committee members either had died or were retiring from office. The following candidates were elected:
Gavin Wilson, candidate for CLUB CHAIRMAN
Muriel Hodder, candidate for CLUB TREASURER
Kay Wilson, candidate for CLUB SECRETARY
Yvette Barton, candidate to continue COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Pauline Harris, candidate for COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Gavin Wilson thanked the outgoing committee for their work.
Ken England expressed some concern about the prospect of Bridgemates at the Club. TB assured him that any decision to introduce the things would be taken in consultation with the membership.
Wendy Stainer reported that, in the absence of nominations to take over from the retiring committee, she and David had investigated the possibility of handing over control of the Club to a commercial operator of duplicate bridge clubs. Five members then came came forward to stand for committee positions, so the investigation and negotiations were halted.
Janet Adams — Elizabeth Adkins — Kais Bahrani — Nigel Barnes — Alison Blakely — Mary Blundell — Mary Bushell — Philip Chan — Christine Chevalier — Rosemary Collin — Bob Edmonds — Ken England — John French — George Gardiner — Joyce Grant — Maurice Grant — Elizabeth Gray — Dorothy Green — Bernard Harber — Margaret Harber — Pam Harries — Pauline Harris — Judy Hickman — Muriel Hodder — Sue Jackson — Wendy Johnson — Janet Kefford — Jill Latter — Joan Low — Robin McDonagh — June McKernan — John McKimmie — Kathryn McKimmie — Julie Minards — Jack Morris — Margaret Morris — Mike Mulligan — Pam Normington — Kay O’Gorman — Sue Osborne — Sue Rawlins — June Retter — June Rose — Moira Shearer — Sandra Simpson — Vida Smith — Jonathan Spring — John Taylor — Carol Wildig — Gavin Wilson — Kay Wilson.
Kay Wilson, 16th March 2017