Minutes for the AGM 2018 (June 26th 2018) @ 9.30p
Chris DM, Rob, Lee, Adam, Phill, Gill, Ron, Dave W, Terry, Ash, Anthony, Zak, Sue, Nick …. 
Apologies received: Carlson, Pete
Chairman's Opening Speech
Chris DM thanked everyone for coming; and informed us that due to other commitments he will be standing down as Chairman this year.
Figures for the 12 months ending May 31st 2018 were presented. As before, this date represents the end of the accounting year for the club.
As @ May 31st 2018, the Club's Bank Account Balance stood at £2231.42 (last year £2506.85).
Income = Membership Subs £4530.00 | Visitor Fees £796.00 >> Total £5326.00
Expenditure = Serco (Courts) £4407.16 | Shuttlecocks £118.18 | Xmas Party £624.70 | AGM Food 2015 £96.00 | | Badminton England Subs £190.00 || Social £186.00 | >> Total £5622.04
Overspend = £296.04 (loss)
In view of these figures it was once more agreed that there is no need for a change in Membership Fees or Guest Fees.
The Bank Balance remains healthy and again we could spend more on suitable social events perhaps. If there is a greater overspend next year, then an increase in Membership Fees will be considered.
Resignation and Election of the Committee
- Chris DM resigned as Chairman ; Zak was proposed as Chairman, seconded by Rob and was voted in unanimously
- Rob Wilson resigned as Secretary and Treasurer but volunteered to stand again for both posts; this was proposed by Anthony, Ash seconded and Rob was voted in.
- Ash agreed to continue to be acting Social Secretary, and Gill agreed to assist her in this.
It was agreed again that Club subsidies should ONLY benefit those members who actually attend.
Christmas Party 2018
A suggested date was Saturday December 16th 2017 and it was unanimously agreed to go back to the Shropshire this year.
Partners are welcomed but must be paid for in advance at the time of booking.
The returnable £10 deposit for member's tickets worked well last year and will be repeated again this year; this to to help to ameliorate any financial impact of non-attendees once tickets are booked.
Again, there was no appetite for taking part in any League Matches as a club.
Badminton England / Insurance
It was felt this year that there is no need for the Club to be affiliated to Badminton England as we play for fun and do not participate in the Leagues. The Liability Insurance is a thorny issue and Rob informed the meeting that he has investigated Liability Insurance for bona fide Members of the Club with a private insurer for a much better rate. Guests will be covered for 3-6 visits (depending on the policy) and then must become members to continue to have cover. A Register of Attendance will need to be kept each week. A suitable system for this will be arranged.
Chris DM apologised for not arranging a Tournament again this year; Zak was asked to organise one this coming season as new Chairman and agreed.
Rob WILL update photos!
This was agreed to working as well as possible; common sense to be applied as needed!
Any Other Business
Chris DM thanked Rob for organising the AGM this year.
Meeting Closed @ 10.25pm