Present: Gerry Robinson (GR) (Chairman), Simon D'Arcy, Fred Berring, John Upton-Prowse, Richard Latham (RL), Rhod James (RJ), John Stembridge (JS), Roger Tarling (Guest and ex-WAG), Gerry McGuffie (GM), Tony Bennett, Gavin Flaxman, Chris Bunning (CB), Mike Lee, Mike Wells, Mike Dearden
RL reported on the "shape" of the fixtures for the 2009 season. It currently looks like this:
|April||Mike Beament to research a new venue. Probably not Mill Ride.|
|June||Spring tour (second weekend of June - RJ investigating Welsh tour)|
|September 11th to 13th||Cornwall Tour|
|Late September||Wimbledon Park|
|October||"Northern fixture" to be hosted by Bob Hill in Middlesex/Hertfordshire area.|
GM reported that the UK membership was in rude health at 42 (with 8 juniors and 11 overseas members).
JS reported that he and Steve Stoner continued to review updates and improvements to the website.
GR reminded the meeting that committee members hold their roles for 2 year cycles. Those positions currently at the end of their 2 year cycles are:
Chairman (currently GR)
Treasurer (currently CB)
Merchandise (currently Steve Stoner)
Handicaps (currently Mike Beament)
Membership (currently GM)
Secretary (currently RJ)
Applicants for these roles were sought from the members present. No new applications were tendered. In the circumstances the above committee members were proposed by Mike Dearden and seconded by Mike Wells, and duly re-elected for a further 2 year cycle.
Fred Berring raised the perennial issue of slow play. He urged members on the green to call people to tee off on par threes, and also encouraged members to tell groups in front to get a move on.
John Upton-Prowse said that the behaviour of certain members was not what it should have been at Richmond Golf Club at the August fixture. RL explained that for the second year running we had now had a letter from the Club Captain thanking us for our business and inviting us back. He also remarked that the approach of the Club clearly appeared to be to put bar profits before behaviour and that there did not appear to be any concerns on the part of the Club about Society members enjoying themselves.