Present Rhod James - Chairman (RJ), Anthony Shutes (AS), Gerry McGuffie (GM), Richard Latham (RL), Chris Bunning (CB), John Stembridge (JS)
Apologies for absence Richard Trinick (RT), Mike Beament (MB)
In Attendance Bob Hill
RJ opened the meeting by noting it was his first time as Chairman and thanked the outgoing Chairman, Gerry Robinson, for his fine work, commitment and guidance over the last 10 years.
1. Minutes of last meeting - approved
2. Finance (CB)
Year to 28th October 2012 surplus £4373, with Burhill and N. Tour deposits due of £2834.
Hole in One fund currently £791.
Provision of £1000 subsidy put aside for the 2017 tour.
3. Merchandise (RL)
CB advised that £1500-2000 is available for 2013 merchandise. RT has proposed a 21st anniversary shirt tbd.
4. 2013 Fixtures(RL)
The following is being progressed:
|W. Byfleet||25th March||Confirmed (£100 deposit due)|
|Mill Ride||19th April||Confirmed (£280 deposit due)|
|Gatton Manor||Late June||tbc. New – the “Robinson Ryder”|
|Manning Heath||26th July||Confirmed (£200 deposit due)|
|E. Sussex tbd||27th July||tbc|
|Cornwall||13-15th Sept||Confirmed (ca £1000 deposit due)|
|Wimbledon Common||Late Sept||tbc|
|Pine Ridge||9th Nov||tbc|
5. Fixture Cards (RL)
ACTION: RL to discuss with Steve Stoner
6. Northern Tour (RL/CB)
The Committee thanked Eric Warburton for his stirling efforts organising this exciting tour. Current status, based on 24 places:
7. Membership (GM)
Currently capping membership at 52 members (includes Tony Batt when he applies). No new members to be entertained pending clarity on existing membership renewal.
8. Website (JS)
ACTION: JS to contact Graham Hansen to discuss website improvements
9. Handicaps (GM)
After much debate, research and input from Society members the Committee proposes to introduce the automated and transparent “HandicapMaster” system (a CONGU type system used by societies). The following to be addressed by the Handicap sub committee:
Social event including partners to be held Fri 25th Jan 2013 in the Rose and Crown, Wimbledon.
ACTION: GM to advertise nearer the date. Next Committee meeting: Wednesday 30th January 2013.
ACTION: Mr Trinnick to propose location (accessible to those coming by Train to/from Wimbledon station).