Wednesday, March 21

AGM Elections

Hi all,

Reasonable turnout at the AGM last night (18 of us?), with a much higher first team presence than in recent times.

Here are the results of the club elections:

Chairman - Keith Duckworth (unopposed)
Vice Chairman - up for grabs, seconded by Matt Ablett's ghost
CDO - Kieran Coe (unopposed)
Secretary - Clive (unopposed)
Treasurer - Dickie P (unopposed)
Ground Development - Kieran Coe

1st XI captain - Ashley (unopposed)
1st XI vice - Doc P (unopposed)

2nd XI captain - Micky J (over Danny M)
2nd XI vice - Shunter (over Danny M)

Committee members - captains and main 4 committee posts plus Russ Brooks, Duncan Phillips, Doc P, Danny M (newly appointed), Scott P, and Dasher Deegan (retained on committee).

Summary of key points:

- CDO is in negotiation with church to extend lease on ground, thus hopefully allowing us to apply for significant funding to redevelop the ground. We have some grand plans.

- fundraising efforts in 2006 were tremendous, boosted by the Boxing Day fixture and the car boot sale

- we will probably be splitting the race night/presentation evening into two events in 2007

- Matt Ablett apparently seconded every nomination made at the 2006 AGM (general hilarity ensued)

- the committee would really like more 2nd team representation at committee level but apart form Danny M, no one was forthcoming - this may be addressed at subsequent committee meetings

- the 100 club is very poorly subscribed, with many people feeling that it's not a decent money earner (only 3 of last night's attendees are currently in it). With this in mind, Duncan is relaunching the club in July - letters will go out to all members

- Dickie P showed that we make a loss on match day subs, but with a revamp of the 100 club and so on, subs will remain the same for 2007. With that in mind, we will be urging club members to contribute in any other ways they can eg match ball sponsorship. A couple of folks have expressed an interest already.

- It costs us an average of 180 pounds to stage a home game!!!!!!!! This figure includes umpires/scorers/teas/groundwork/rent/insurance etc.

- if you don't attend the meetings you can't stand for captaincy/club positions

- we're hoping to arrange a pre-season friendly with local opposition (not mentioned last night)

- Kieran has acquired another club position and we will continue to make new positions available for him every year until he has at least 40.

- Kieran showed the new posters asking for new players "from 16 to 60". The club felt that last year's youth policy wasn't a roaring success, as it attracted Duncan Phillips, who is now pushing 85, and Pete Allen, whose age is indeterminate.

- Phil McManus and Shunter indicated new player interest from their brother/offspring. Even if we combine their ages and multiply by 3 they'll still be younger than Boris

- Rowdy was much quieter than usual

- Keith bought a round, just before the re-elections got underway ;-). Kieran didn't, but still got landed with a new role. The 2nd XI wisely kept quiet.