Minutes from March Meeting

Minutes of meeting held on 7th March at York Hospital Sports and Social Club

With approx 60 members and guests present.

The chairman welcomed all to the meeting, the best attended for many years. Mentioning that Don
Thorpe was in hospital after a fall.

Apologies were received from Mssrs; Bayley, G Ellwood, Butler, B Ballantyne, Thorpe.

Minutes of last meeting were read with no matters arising.

Correspondence from Head Office and Football Mundial was read.

Membership stood at 65 for the year. Subs will be due after 31 March. £22 now and increasing to£25 in October. £11 for junior members. An added incentive is an included benefit of free legal aid insurance through the RA (worth £30-50 on your policy) this covers pleasure/ business and refereeing. Subs will be able to be paid online shortly through the web site.

Details were given regarding; York RA web site, RA draw tickets, dinner, Lol Cussons evening, FA Cup final ticket draw. Names to secretary re seating for dinner and cup final ticket draw. An appeal for a ref for a Nestle 5-a-side.

Social Club, subs were due, still some outstanding and club are hoping that more of our members
will join.

Problem Corner, discussion on when a defender intends a pass back to the ‘keeper, makes a mess of it and ‘keeper is forced to make a save, decision..is the pass deliberate!.The decision is yours to make.

The evening’s guest was in attendance, Howard Webb, needing no introduction. He held us all
enraptured for 2 hours covering a multitude of topics including his career, incidents from UEFA
matches, the importance of teamwork, people he has met throughout his career. A big believer in
youth saying that there could be a future world cup official sitting listening tonight. He spoke with a
lot of passion. He answered questions then signed numerous autographs and poses for photos .

There being no more business meeting closed at 10.10.

Ian Hotchkies

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