2015 AGM Minutes

Minutes of the AGM held at the Heritage Centre, November 13th 2015

 In the absence of Bob Kennedy, the Secretary chaired the meeting.

Apologies for Absence
Mary and Bob Kennedy, Jill and Ken Woods, Mike and Barbara Hanson, Jenny Lennard.

Minutes of 2014 AGM
The Minutes were presented and approved by the meeting.

Matters Arising
There were  no matters arising.

Acting Chairman’s Report
In the absence of Bob Kennedy, the Secretary reviewed the year as follows:

We had a very successful visit to Perros-Guirec, the visits and social activities were most enjoyable and photographs were taken many of which were used for a photographic competition. We also had a successful  public exhibition  at TAAG presenting  the Association’s activities.
Social activities included a new year lunch,  quiz, Dutch suppers and lunches at every opportunity and  a barbecue.

Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer reported on the past year and presented a written report. It was noted that the Association had adequate funds, however, there had been a reduction in membership which had reduced income. The Association now had to pay for the hiring of venues, which under the chairmanship of John Shircliff had been provided without charge. Other issues had been the increase in ferry charges and the underutilisation of coaches because many members had travelled by car. The committee had decided because of these factors a subsidy had been given to coach passengers.

The overall result of these factors had been a loss on the Perros-Guirec trip of £700 – 800.

The Treasurer, Terry Mitchell, was thanked for his report.

Committee Appointments
The following appointments were made with the unanimous agreement of the meeting.
Chairman –  Andy Benham
Secretary –  Ray Dickson
Treasurer – Terry Mitchell
Membership Secretary – Terry Mitchell
Social Secretary – Kate Benham

Non Officer Committee Members
Robin Hooppell
David Harrison
Margaret Sheppard
Sue and John Franklin

Open Forum
The new Chairman, Andy Benham took the chair and discussed future plans for the association. These included preparation of a website and developing a range of social activities for the coming year. The hosting of Perros-Guirec members and the programme of activities was discussed.

Date of Next Committee Meeting
This will be prior to the new year lunch at the Castle Inn, Holcombe at 1200hrs Jan 3rd

There was no other business.