Minutes of the 57th Annual General Meeting, 28 February 2007

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FFYLDE MOUNTAINEERING CLUB

57th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, THE MARINE HALL, FLEETWOOD28th FEBRUARY 2007, 7: 30PM                                            

The Following Signed In:

Les Ward, Liz Hird, Clive Bell, Ali Welsh, Dave Ward, Kevan Ebbrell, Dave Westby, George James, Darren Hartley, Ian Marsden, Derrick Smith, Bob Killen, Caroline Webb, Tom Knowles, Andy Hird, Mike Sissons, Steve Wrigley, John & June Wiseman, Alan Bell, Peter & Gillian Llewellyn, John Denmark, Alan Lovett, Angela Lovett, Cherry Earle, Susan Denmark, Chris Bell, Tony Mitchell, Delphine Stockton, Jennie Tolley, Don Nichol, E Rawcliffe, John Stockton, Tom Rainford, Dave Ball, Martin Dale, C Moylan

 

Apologies for Absence:

Chris Thistlethwaite, Dave Earle, Jeff Bellingham, Mari Angeles Solera, Rachel Bell, Pam Ruthers, Dave Hughes, Andy Dunhill, Christine Barbier, John Cushnie, Henry Iddon, Caroline Ross, Stuart Gascoyne

 Matters Arising from Minutes of 2006 AGM:

The minutes of the last AGM were accepted.

Proposer: Dave Ward          Seconder: Mike Sissons

 

Chairman’s Address:

Once again a successful year for the club with members visiting the Four Corners of the universe in pursuit of hills. International meets are now part of the syllabus.

The high light of the year being the 50th anniversary of the Langdale hut with its nice new roof. This year has seen various improvements to the huts as part of the ongoing upgrade. With more people  attending the working weekends everything is in good order at the huts.

Besides our new website we have the new ‘What’s on’ flyer to keep members up to date with what’s going on in the club. The ‘pub socials’ held between the ‘regular socials’ have proved very popular. We are still pursuing the under 18’s membership affair. It’s proving to be an uphill battle. Secretary’s Report

Report accepted.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Treasurer’s Report:

 Report accepted.  With congratulations to Liz for doing a splendid job.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Booking Secretary’s Report:

Report accepted.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Membership Secretary’s Report:

Report accepted.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Stair Hut Custodian’s Report:

Report accepted.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Little Langdale Hut Custodian’s Report:

Report accepted.

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

Social Secretary’s Report:

Report accepted. 

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Newsletter Editor’s Report:

Report accepted. 

Proposer: Caroline Webb           Seconder: Steve Wrigley

 

Motions which Required a Vote:

There were two motions received:

A.              That from the time of joining the club until their 18th birthday junior members should only pay a single membership subscription fee, the amount being equivalent to the annual senior fee applicable at that time.

Proposed by:- Sue Denmark        Seconded by:- John Wiseman

B.               Junior members should not have a vote at the Annual General Meeting.

Proposed by:- Sue Denmark        Seconded by:- John Wiseman

Motion A was approved, but motion B was rejected.

 Election of Officers:

Position                                                            Applicant                                          Proposer                                            Seconder

Chairman                                  Clive Bell                  Les Ward               Caroline Webb

Vice Chairman              Darren Hartley            Jennie Tolley                        Tony Mitchell

Secretary                                  Caroline Webb            Mike Sissons                        Sue Denmark

Treasurer                                  Liz Hird                 John Wiseman             Liz Rawcliffe

Membership Secretary            Martin Dale                        Dave Westby              Angela Lovett

Booking Secretary                        Chris Thistlethwaite    Martin Dale                 Darren Hartley

Newsletter Editor                        Tony Mitchell                        Steve Wrigley             Pete Llewellyn

Stair Hut Custodian                        Andy Dunhill              Dave Ward                 Andy Hird

          “                                     Christine Barbier          “                                “

Lte Langdale Hut Ctdn            Chris Bell                        John Stockton              Sue Denmark

Social Secretary                        Mike Penn                 Tony Mitchell                        Caroline Webb

Webmaster                                    Dave Ball                    Dave Westby              Chris Bell

Auditor                         Dave Earle                        Dave Ward               Caroline Webb

 Committee Members:

Applicant                                Proposer                        Seconder

Kevan Ebbrell                          Les Ward               Dave Ward

Sue Denmark                             Tony Mitchell                        Chris Bell

Mike Sissons                            Bob Killen               Sue Denmark

John Wiseman                          Darren Hartley John Stockton

 Future Club Policy:

£600 from Jennie Tolley for the sale of Mike’s gear to go to the club.

It was proposed to give £100 to the cavers.  Proposed by:- Darren Hartley, Seconded by:- Tony Mitchell.  This was agreed.

Discussion held on the attendance at the Scottish Winter meets. Unanimous decision made to retain the current 3 meets per year.

The committee is to look into the issue of unpaid members as regards paying the BMC by 1st January each year so as to be fully covered for third party insurance. Also looking into giving receipts after payment of subs.

 The meeting closed at 2130 hours.

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