The Annual General Meeting of the Bere Ferrers Social Club was held at the Club on Monday 23rd February, with 30 members present.The President, Frank Venning, was the first speaker and said that this is the Club’s 66th year and the 25th in the current building. He went on to thank all the volunteer staff, particularly the bar staff. He repeated his plea of last year that more bar staff are needed to keep the Club open.
Chairman Ron Ball asked if there were any questions about last year’s Minutes – there were none.
The Treasurer, Marita Wakeham, gave the accountant’s report, which showed a deficit over 2011 of £3,833.00. The alarming part of this deficit was that bar sales dropped by almost £5,000, while expenditure rose by £3,194.00 due to essential major flooring work. Ideas are needed on how the Club can make more money.
The Chairman thanked the Secretary and Treasurer for their hard work during 2012. The Committee, with the addition of some new blood, had given the Club a boost.
David Clark, Secretary, thanked all the members of the Committee individually, to applause from the members. He said that the Club Rules were now up to date.
Next came Election of Officers and the following were re-elected unopposed: Chairman: Ron Ball; Vice-Chairman: Maurice Crout and Treasurer: Marita Wakeham. Lyndsay Gay and Ally Hopwood were confirmed as Committee members.
A suggestion came from the floor that membership should be increased from £12 to £15. This was not well received and after a vote it was agreed there would be no change.
A proposal from the floor suggested that if someone joined the Club during the year they should pay a pro rata rate for membership. After a sometimes heated discussion the proposal was defeated: For: 3 Against: 25 Abstentions: 2.
|Frank addresses the meeting.|
|Some of the members.|
|Ron gives his report.|