President — June Buckland
Chairman — Gavin Wilson 📧 email@example.com
Treasurer — Muriel Hodder
Secretary — Kay Wilson 📧 firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments — Yvette Barton 📧 email@example.com
Membership — Pauline Harris 📧firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
One of the three principles the committee declared it would adhere to is to aim to run each Monday evening as smoothly as possible. To that end, a match report for each Monday evening was compiled to collect feedback on the session from the committee, the director and the scorer. So far the feedback has been positive, and the atmosphere feels good. We have recruited one new member — Tim Hoad — and lost Vanessa Relleen.
There should be a new member's joining fee of £10. The form for new members should include a proposer and a seconder. PH will do the bulk of the financial computer spreadsheet work. Annual membership fees and table monies should be paid in on separate credit slips.
The workload has been survivable, so far.
YB confirmed that demand for peanut, garibaldi and shortbread biscuits was stable, post-Brexit. No-one at the Club appears to have a nut allergy.
PH is happy to be the official Membership Secretary.
The committee agreed that the Christmas Party should be scheduled for 18th December 2017 and feature Normal Pairs bridge. The committee also agreed that, for calculating a member's Club Championship position in any session, non-members scoring a higher percentage on the evening will NOT be removed from the ranking in future. It is just too cumbersome for the tournament organiser to monitor the membership database throughout the Club Championship season.
There seems a widespread lack of enthusiasm about cups and trophies. YB believes that the Club treats some cups as interchangeable — a small cup she received for one tournament was then awarded to the winner of a different Claygate tournament! There is also indifference among members to teams events. The committee agreed to remove all teams events from the Club fixture list. The committee agreed to retain the club's current policy of participating in one SIMS event a year. The 2018 AGM will be scheduled for 12th March.
The committee decided it would like to return to a calendar card on which the phone number (or email address if the member prefers it) of each member is printed, provided the member is happy for that information to be circulated to other members.
The committee agreed that the club does not currently have the right facilities or membership mix to enable a separate Novices or 'No Fear' section on Monday evenings.
The committee agreed to endorse the Club's values, which have been on the website for some two years at www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwok/bw.cgi?club=claygate&pid=display_page24 . The committee also agreed that, in support of the EBU's Best Behaviour at Bridge campaign, they should encourage the use of convention cards.
The committee agreed that a goal of modest growth, aiming for an upper limit of 110 members on the list. Rejuvenation was also commended.
The committee agreed that the next meeting should take place at 10.00 on Monday 3rd July at Torrington Close.