In our continuous quest to improve York RA meetings and make the RA ever more relevant to members, the committee met to discuss ideas about future development. All members’ (and would-be members’) thoughts are very welcome – email us, post on our Facebook wall, or let us know at our next meeting.
Meeting held on 28th October, with I Hotchkies; Jonny Ham; Joe Ballantyne; Anthony Thornton; Jan Suchecki; Sam Bayley; James Unwin; Brian Smith; Dave Milburn; Connor Ledgeway and Dave King present.
York Academy; improve relations with, suggestion of both meeting on the same night, York RA to start at 8pm after academy. Encourage parents to attend meetings also. James and Geoff to progress
P Hartley suggestions; membership card, stamp attendances at meetings for possible incentives- draw-kit , next season use for FA Cup tickets( to get 3/4 stamps to go into hat). Jonny Ham to progress
Flyer/Poster to produce an eye catching and appealing flyer/poster, and hopefully we can get leagues to send out with correspondence to refs. Ideas were muted. Jonny Ham to progress
Meetings; make more welcoming to young/ new faces, introductions at start of meetings. Make them feel welcome. Cut down on the loud banter. Raffle/Nos board do at interval, and not “in your face”.
Format of meetings; only apols given to secretary prior to meeting will be read out (or no need to read apologies at all); only essential info given-problem corner (not to drag out)-Guest. Aim for 9.30finish at latest if younger refs in attendance.
Identity; Monogrammed polo shirts/ties , contact G Bradbury/ B Casterton. I Hotchkies/James Unwin to progress.
Dinner; Do we require toasts to Members/Guests/ Wives? How can we make our events more inclusive?