Secretary’s Report May 2014
Another season gone. There was an improvement in membership up to 72 (65 last season). Meeting attendances averaged out at 26 which is roughly a third of the membership, with a good turnout of our younger members attending (then everyone is younger to me).
I think we had a varied spectrum of speakers, with PGMOL referee coach Graham Laws, Ross Joyce CFA RDO, Michael Ingham, York City (though once again the jinx appears after attending our meetings), Syd Nye training officer standing in at late notice, Head of PE at St Johns (amongst other positions) Mark Sullivan, our own Dave King and the quiz presented by Tony Thornton. Though the April meeting with nothing arranged went well with numerous topics raised and discussed.
Dinner, we had Sharon Shortle, Radio York presenter as guest. Meal was not to everyone’s taste, with a few complaints. The entertainment made up for it, thanks to Glynn. Colin Fawcett was presented with his RA 50 year membership award. Sam Bayley received the chairman’s award.
The Lol Cussons evening went well, it would be nice if a few more members could attend.
We attained a RA Quest Bronze Award for our procedures and administration.
Thanks go to all committee for their efforts during the season and also to donated prizes, sold raffle tickets , posed problems and assisted in any way.
Congratulations to all who gained promotions and received final appointments for their efforts during the season.
Proposed meeting dates 2014/5:
Sept 4…Oct 2…Nov 6…Dec 4…Jan 8 ?…Feb 5…Mar 5…Apr 2…May 7.
Anyone who has contacts with someone who they feel will make an evening’s guest please let me know.
2…Mins last AGM
6…Election of Officers
7…Any permissible business
Minutes of AGM held on 1st May 2014
At NHS Club with 22 members present.
Apologies, were received from Mssrs ; G Hartley; Bradbury; Godson; Shiers; Bishop; Coote; Allenby; and B Ballantyne.
Mins of Last AGM were read and accepted with no matters arising.
Secretary’s Report was accepted.
Treasurers Report, due to the Paypal system of on line payment the report was given verbally by Dave King. We are in a healthy position and balance sheet will be ready for September meeting.
Election of Officers. There was a new position created of a membership secretary to ease the treasurers workload, also two new candidates had been put forward for committee. The committee was elected en block;
Vice Chair…Paul Ballantyne Supplies..Joe Ballantyne
Membership Sec…Sam Bayley Ex Officio….Anthony Thornton
Training Officer….David King
Committee..Brian Smith; Glynn Ellwood; Dave Milburn; Peter Cook; Geoff Hartley; Jonny Ham and Brandon Bishop.
CRA Delegates, Ian Hotchkies; Dave King; Brian Smith; Paul Ballantyne
York FA Reps; Dave King, Graham Bradbury
Auditor, Ron Price.
There being no permissible business meeting closed at 7.55