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BOWDON CROQUET CLUB
96th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING, 12th November 2016


49 club members turned up for what turned out to be a very full agenda for this year's AGM. Mike Sandler spoke on matters arising from last year's AGM, bringing the club members up to date with respect to our fight against the possible future loss of the car park and Jubilee Rooms.
 
The Presidential Remarks and the Honorary Officers' reports had previously been circulated and were taken as read. Steve Reynolds asked club members to let him know by email if they could think of any ways to improve the internal competitions. Treasurer Barry McKenzie spoke about the accounts, saying that the club's resources were still substantial but club subscriptions were to rise in line with inflation, increasing by 10 per annum. He expressed his surprise that, although we encouraged a cashless bar, the cash in the till had increased over the last few years and now stood at 60% of all monies into the bar. He said that this was not a good thing as money in the till was always at risk of being stolen and asked club members to give their opinions on a cashless bar; this resulted in the Committee being asked to consider ways that this might possibly be impemented.

All Club Officers standing again were elected en masse and Leo Fletcher was elected as Treasurer in place of the retiring Barry McKenzie. Carole Kelsall retired as Catering Officer and a replacement will be sought by the Committee.

With respect to
Proposed Resolutions, the proposal:
- to change the Club Rule relating to Discipline was carried
- to change the Club Rule relating to Country Membership was withdrawn but the Committee was asked to consider time taken to travel to the club rather than the distance between the two
- for the appointment of a Club Sub-Committee to examine whether the Club should become a CASC was not carried.

John Lucas made a request for the Committee to look at the make-up of players attending CA Tournaments held at Bowdon with respect to loss of lawn space for club members at such times.

For completeness, please find attached the documents issued to Club Members before the meeting:
the Notice and Agenda of the Club AGM with an additional item regarding CA Membership and Governance.

The meeting finished at 1.18pm
after which the trophies for the club competitions (documented at the very bottom) were presented to the winners


Club members in attendance

Top table committee members

Club competition trophies

A Class winner: David Walters

B Class winner: Francois Garcia

C Class winner: Steve Reynolds

D Class winner: Andrew Thomson

E Class winner: Carol Sinclair

14pt. Advanced winner: Ken Cooper

14pt. Handicap winner: Adrian Apps

Silver Box winner: Mike Shelmerdine

Silver Plate winner: Sue Cooper

Short winner: Barry Keen (who was unable to attend)

Level-Play Golf winner: Alan Mayne (no trophy to present)

Handicap Golf Croquet winner: Ros Pimlott

Handicap Ladder winner: Graham Abraham (who was unable to attend)
       
Handicap Doubles winners: Liz Webb & Brian Rust (who was unable to attend)

Honorary Secretary Brian Storey presents Chairman Lorna Frost with her CA Diploma for Services to Croquet


THE CLUB COMPETITIONS 2016
 
Open

WINNER: DAVID WALTERS

RUNNER-UP: Andrew Winn

B Class

WINNER: FRANCOIS GARCIA

RUNNER-UP: John Lucas
C Class
 
WINNER: STEVE REYNOLDS

RUNNER-UP: Will Mellor
D Class

WINNER: ANDREW THOMSON

JOINT RUNNERS-UP:
Sue Cooper/Mike Shelmerdine

E Class

WINNER: CAROL SINCLAIR

RUNNER-UP: Sue Lucas

14pt. Advanced
WINNER: KEN COOPER

RUNNER-UP: Peter Taylor

14pt. Handicap

WINNER: ADRIAN APPS

RUNNER-UP: Peter Mayne
Silver Box

WINNER: MIKE SHELMERDINE

RUNNER-UP: Barry McKenzie

Silver Plate

WINNER: SUE COOPER
 
RUNNER-UP: Janice Moir

Short

WINNER: BARRY KEEN

RUNNER-UP: Peter Taylor
Handicap Doubles
WINNERS: LIZ WEBB/BRIAN RUST
RUNNERS-UP: Janet Guthrie/Bob Hunter
Handicap Golf

WINNER: ROS PIMLOTT

RUNNER-UP: Graham Abraham

Level-Play Golf

WINNER: ALAN MAYNE



Handicap Ladder

WINNER: GRAHAM ABRAHAM



To see details of last year's AGM please click here