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
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.
Pauline Harris (PH), with good reason.
The minutes of the meeting of 1st February 2018 were agreed and signed by the Chairman.
The Club seems to be trundling along without too much upset. Table numbers, while some way off the target of 16, are OK.
MH reported that the club's finances are healthy, and calculated that we had sufficient reserves to handle all foreseeable eventualities happening simultaneously. MH produced a list of members who had not yet paid their 2018-19 subscriptions.
The members' receptivity towards the handsets has been overwhelmingly positive. GW's confidence in the system has grown to the extent that we are no longer using paper travellers as back-up. The remaining big issue is organising the training of the other scorers in the behind-the-scenes activities involved, together with deciding where the equipment should be kept between sessions.
From the middle of the year, the Club will have just two regular directors: Rowena and GW. Nigel Barnes and John McKimmie have kindly volunteered to help out in our crisis, but the long-term problem remains. We need to attract more people to the Club who are already directors, or we must encourage some of our existing members to become directors. Or both. The problem is that there is very little in the job to attract people, unless you like bossing people around. And there is no-one at the Club who matches that description. Almost.
With no obvious solution to this critical problem, the committee will continue to examine the issue.
GW will send a draft of the contact page to members before taking the item to print.
The self-selecting Teams event has been re-scheduled for the 2nd July.
The committee agreed that the next meeting should take place at 1000 on Monday 6th August at Torrington Close, subject to PH's approval.