Annual General Meeting Minutes 30/09/2008

WIMBLEDON ANCIENT GOLF SOCIETY
MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
HELD ON 30th SEPTEMBER 2008
AT WIMBLEDON PARK GOLF CLUB

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

1. Minutes of last AGM - 18 September 2007

The Minutes of the AGM on 18th September 2007 were produced and approved.

2. Reports from individual committee members

CB reported on finance. We have 2,022 in current account and 3,833 on deposit - a total of 5,855. Of this figure, 1,577 is retained funds for members, the hole in one fund stands at 234, and there is therefore a Society balance of 4,044. 1,000 of the Society balance has been allocated to the next major overseas tour fund. It was agreed this would be increased to 2,000 immediately.

RL reported on the "shape" of the fixtures for the 2009 season. It currently looks like this:
March West Byfleet
AprilMike Beament to research a new venue. Probably not Mill Ride.
MayLingfield
JuneSpring tour (second weekend of June - RJ investigating Welsh tour)
June (end)Betchworth
JulySeaford Head
AugustRichmond
September 11th to 13thCornwall Tour
Late SeptemberWimbledon Park
October"Northern fixture" to be hosted by Bob Hill in Middlesex/Hertfordshire area.
November Pine Ridge

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.

3. Election of Committee Members 2008-2010

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.

4. Any Other Business

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.

RDFJ
4.10.08