Old Owen's Association and Sports Club Limited

  OOASC Full Meeting 24th June 2019 – Minutes

Old Owen’s Association and Sports Club Limited

Minutes of Full Committeee Meeting held Monday 24/06/19 at 7.30pm

In attendance:   A.Davison(AJD), P.Kennedy(PK), I.Breeze(IB),
K. Rowswell, R.Hattrell, T.Lane (TL), A.Hunter (AH), Phil Riley (PBUFC rep), John and Lynn Clarke (JLC).

Apologies:  V.Tanner, R.Martin(RM), S.Martin(SM), A.Ward(AW),        D.Webb(DW).

Matters arising from previous minutes:

In the absence of action by AW, car park remarking quotes to be obtained by JLC.

Report from John and Lynne Clarke:

Bar and Food figures produced were very encouraging. Food is down because people prefer to bring their own. Functions are regular and forthcoming events will be advised by JLC.

All the Clark family will be away in Croatia for a family wedding 20-27 Aug.


OOASC Investment Fund value – £163K.

AJD to circulate details of finances.

OOASC bank balance presently showing £38k.

All rent payments are up to date apart from the Wood yard (i.e.£1500) – JLC to chase. Possible sanctions to be implemented to restrict parking by the Wood yard if rent is not paid.

Thanks to DW and AJD for renegotiating another 3 year contract between OOASC and JLC.

The Ground:

Income from subscriptions so far this year which ends 31/07/19 is £4738 (This amount represents 272 paying members). Lapsed members so far this year are 9 which are being chased by AH. The total membership is 500.

ZOO Club:
Balance in the account is £332.

I new member has joined. AH on a recruitment drive to add new members.

A draw was made and the three winners were as follows;

1st prize £75 – Alan Droy

2nd prize £50 – W.A.Sutter

3rd prize £25 – B.F.Clifton

Old Owens Website:
AH has kept this running, and the privacy settings/cookies policy updated.
AH to contact Anna Welsford regarding inclusion of link to Old Owens website from the school OSA website and publication of our membership benefits etc

TL asked AH if he could have a look at the back-end of the website to check and report on hits.

Football section report:

Old Owens F.C. – Running 4 x Saturday teams and 1 x veterans Sunday team next season. IB hopeful that some new players will be joining the 1st XI next season. 

PK advised that Old Owens were nominated for an FA Grassroots County Award 2019, sponsored by McDonald’s and we won the ‘Grounds Team of the Year’ category from the Amateur Football Alliance.

Potters Bar United F.C. – Report given by Phil Riley who explained that PBU were in a resurgent phase. Lots of young kids joining  and sponsorship via McDonalds .They have increased their small sided teams and are now paying approx 30% more rental to OOASC next season.

Cricket section report:

Old Owens C.C. 1st team are presently finding it tough after being promoted to the Herts Championship but  successfully registered their first win last Saturday at Leverstock Green.

The Junior Section is thriving with 38 youngsters taking part in regular Monday practices. It is gratifying to see several players and supporters assisting in running these sessions. Cricket Development Officer (Jim Clark) is now going into at least six of the local junior schools and building up links.

Privacy policy:
SM has now resigned from her safeguarding and privacy policy post and the meeting thanked her for her efforts on behalf of the Association. AJD will have a look at the Privacy policy requirements in August and will advise OOASC.

Any Other Business:

After being on the committee for a period of 4 years, AJD has now resigned. Thanks were duly expressed (particularly from TL, who was extremely grateful for the way in which AJD stepped up to Chair of OOASC when TL had pressing work commitments.)  

Meeting closed at 8.37pm.

Next meeting provisionally scheduled for 05/08/19 at 7.30 pm.

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