OLD OWEN’S ASSOCIATION AND SPORTS CLUB LIMITED.
MINUTES OF AGM HELD AT COOPER’S LANE, WED, 16/05/18.
Meeting commenced at 19.35 pm.
In attendance: Tim Lane (TL chair), Ian Breeze (IB), Dave Connatty (DC), Eamonn Dempsey (ED), Rob Hattrell (RH), Alan Hunter (AH), Paul Kennedy (PK), Fiona Lane (FL), Rick Martin (RM), Sharon Martin (SM), Hannah Nemko (HN), Vincent Tanner (VT), Andrew Ward (AW), Derek Webb (DW)
Apologies received from:
Alan Davison (AJD), David Bent, Grahame Ciombor, Janet Cunningham, Peter Cunningham, Don Day, Adrian Dolling, Alan Flook, Gavin Flook, Peter Hanmer, Ken Rowswell (KR), Sally Tanner (ST), Graeme Wilson.
Election of Chairman:
Tim Lane proposed by DW and seconded by VT.
Changing rooms refurbishment completed and officially opened.
Refurbishment of the ladies toilets completed.
Changeover of groundsman from Rick Martin (now Grounds Manager) to Chris Langley (still serving a probationary period.)
Eamonn Dempsey has raised private funds to replace all the Club Pavilion exterior windows (fundraising still in progress.)
Target for 2019 – gents toilets refurbishment.
Both football and cricket clubs were delighted with the condition of the pitches last season and had a fairly successful season.
Board of Directors:
The Directors were re-elected ‘en bloc.’
IB, PK, TL, WJHH, AJD, ST, VT, DW, KR.
PK and TL resigned and then were immediately re-elected onto the board.
Presentation of Accounts.
The unaudited Financial AccountsStatement for the year ended 31st July 2017 were presented.
These were not signed off by the meeting as there were some clarifications required, which the committee will investigate further.
The two areas requiring clarification:
– where has the ‘drawdown’ from The Brown Shipley Fund been entered. (income?)
– further explanation required of income/expenditure account on page 4 of financial statement. (It was agreed that the exec would gather this information by the next Committee meeting on Wednesday 06/06/18.
The main features of the accounts were:
Thanks to Nicki Culhane at DAOS for her work with the accounts this year.
SM- Safeguarding – Sharon reported that two children suffered possible broken bones last weekend when Potters Bar United FC Under 9’s A and B sides returned to the club house after playing in cup finals at a separate venue.
Mostly the parents gathered in the bar, but on this occasion some parents accompanied their children outside and allowed them to climb on top of the portable cricket net cage from where they fell.
What are we doing about the security of our grounds equipment?
AH read out a letter from an associate member asking why associates were not allowed full voting rights on matters pertaining to any sale of the ground.
Meeting closed at 20.35 pm