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Minutes of AGM held on 19th September 2018 at The Talbot
Sandy Churms, John Clarke,
Dave Cooper, Neil Davies, Iain Ellis, Shirley Ellis, Luke Evans, Jim Gahan, Mike
Hillier, John Lea, Bill Lloyd, Paul McLaughlin, Shaun Murphy, Mike Peacock, Ray
Potbury, John Pritchard (minutes), Nigel Walker, Pat Wallace, Dave Watton, Brian
Welch, Dave Williams, Roy Westbury (22 present).
The Chairman opened the meeting at 8.10pm and welcomed everyone to the combined AGM / Presentation Night. The order for the evening was to be AGM, food and Presentation, and the AGM would be 1) Election of Officials, 2) Treasurers Report, 3) Any Other Business.
1. Election of Officials
The first item on the agenda was the
Election of Officials and the following people were nominated, proposed,
seconded and elected:-
Ted Randles could not be present at the
meeting, but had previously informed the chairman he would like to remain on the
committee. He was duly nominated, proposed and re-elected. The chairman asked if anyone else would like to serve on
the committee but there were no other volunteers.
2. Statement of Accounts
Treasurer Mike Hillier presented the Statement of Accounts for 2017-18 and copies were made available for those present. It was noted there was no prize money again this year and John Clarke asked if there could be some discussion by the committee to try and find a way to generate some prize money. Over the year the league made a net profit of £1.53, so while there doesn't appear to be any scope to provide prize money without going into debt, new Treasurer Dave Cooper stated there are "ways and means" of generating money. Nigel Walker proposed that the statement be accepted as a true record of income and expenditure, this was seconded by Jim Gahan and carried unanimously.
3. Any Other Business
Before the 'Len Cooper Plate' proposal was considered, the chairman informed the meeting that the league will start on Wednesday, 17th October 2018 and break for Christmas after games played on Wednesday, 12th December 2018. League games will resume on Wednesday, 2nd January 2019, and all games should be completed before Chester Races which start on Wednesday 8th May 2019.
Nine teams will definitely be entering the Winter League,
the Egerton Arms, Bawn Lodge B (old Royal Oak team) and the Big Hand Alehouse as
nine definite teams are Bawn Lodge, Bridgewater (old Cross Foxes team), Olde Cottage, St. Theresa's, St. Werburgh's, Spital Vaults, Talbot, Union Vaults and
One proposal was received this year, and a notice and voting form has been in all pubs and clubs for some time. The chairman read out the proposal received from John Pritchard on 23rd August, regarding the introduction of a 'Len Cooper Plate'. Some discussion took place regarding the format of the competition, and rather than the 4-a-side all-on-one-night-competition that was proposed, the meeting felt that a full 8-a-side format (incorporating 6+2) should be adopted and the competition should have semi-finals and a final. (Chairman's note: format and rules can be discussed at first committee meeting).
Five votes were cast before the AGM, 5-0 in favour (Cottage, St. Theresa's, Spital Vaults, Talbot and Union Vaults voting FOR). After the discussion at the AGM, St. Werburgh's and the Bridgewater voted FOR the proposal. No vote was received from Bawn Lodge, Big Hand Alehouse, Egerton Arms or the United Services Club. The final vote was therefore 7-0 in favour with four abstains/no votes.
The perennial question "Do we really need trophies?" was asked, and while some thought not, others wanted them retaining. While trophies are the 'norm', if requested, we can adapt. eg. this year the West Cheshire Shield winners Union Vaults requested one winners trophy (instead of the usual 8) and a bottle of whisky and that's what was provided for them.
There was no other
business raised so the Chairman thanked everyone
for attending and closed the meeting at 8.50pm when a curry was served.
Thanks go to Pat Wallace at the Talbot for providing the
curry and for hosting the AGM / Presentation.
Minutes taken by John Pritchard.
END OF MINUTES
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