Posted by howardarw on July 20, 2016 at 5:25 PM
1. In attendance; Johnny, Reza, Keila, Julia, Shene, Akki, Maira, Howard, Simon, Rachel, Petra, Abdul.
Howard thanked the current committee and players for all their hard work, especialy Rachel who is leaving her pose, and noted that it had been a difficult year with the loss of Siwon, Shadi, Justyna and Edyta.
2. Selection/re-selection of officers.
Howard will continue to be chair in an "absent" capacity.
Simon now has the assistance of Johnny D
Joint secretaries Petra and Kian
Keila now has the assistance of Reza S
3. Treasurer's report
Thanks to Simon
Last year it was agreed to bring our reserves down. The club's financial situation is stable, average attendance = 16/session and court fees are still £74/session.
Deficit of the year of £707 which includes EVA renewal @ £90, marketing/stationery £19 and AGM food last year @ £37, Trinity hire loss is £130 and the Friday sessions loss £130. Go Spile grant of £469 covered much of this, as did the grant from Pride Sports to cover May @ Academy.
Reserves are now £949.
Thanks to Rachel
Sharing responsibility was at least partly addressed because some of the roles are now being shared. Simon and Jon are going to share finance responsibility. We did have a discussion after Howard left about how to make collecting the money easier - including discussing cashless payment, advance payment etc - but it was decided to let Simon and Jon discuss outside of the meeting what they think would work best.
We did also discuss coaching - I think the general feeling was that we would welcome anyone stepping up to coach or jointly coach a session. Some people have done the Level 1 coaching course through different clubs (although people are welcome to coach regardless of whether they have done the course). One thing that was agreed (by a vote of members) was to reduce the amount of time spent coaching and to start playing games from 7.45.
It was also discussed whether the club should reduce its reserves by decreasing the subs but this wasn't agreed at this meeting (It was just something that the club could review soon-ish)