PLYMOUTH BRIDGE CLUB
Minutes of the Club Committee meeting held on Monday 6th November 2017
Steve Lacey - Chair
John Lankshear – Vice-Chair
Charles Greenlees – Treasurer
Diane McGregor – Secretary
Richard Ayres, Jim Dunn , Sue Murkin, Pete Tunnicliffe
Ailie Henry, Jenny Young - Trustees
Apologies : Anne Worthington
1. Minutes of meeting held on Monday 2nd October 2017
The Minutes were approved as a correct record.
2. Matters Arising
Course for Directors –Tom Hill will be contacted to obtain a date for this course. [S. Lacey]
Stratification was discussed at some length. The EBU introduced stratification, which is based on NGS levels, to encourage less experienced players. Suggested we have two threshold levels NGS 0 - 4 and NGS 5 – 7. An NGS analysis of afternoon players will be carried out. [J. Lankshear]
John suggested that the title “No Fear” to Bridge sessions on Monday and Thursday afternoons be dropped. Agreed.
3. Treasurer’s Report
The Profit and Loss Account to the 31st October was presented and accepted. All accounts relating to the kitchen had been paid to the end of October. Agreed Eileen Clout is paid £50 per year for auditing the accounts.
4. Evening Bridge
This was discussed but it was decided to leave in abeyance until the New Year.
5. New Members
Sylvia McIntosh and Greta Madigan were accepted as members. In future no money is to be taken until membership is approved by the Committee. Anyone joining now will be expected to pay half the subscription fee.
Everyone is expected to host. Gill Seymour has organised this for the past two years and Alan Simpson has volunteered to take on this task in January. Proposed - to put a list of January, February and March (Monday and Thursday) dates on the board and members fill in the session they are prepared to host. New members will not be expected to host in their first year. If, later, a member is unable to attend a session he/she will find a substitute.
The committee expressed their thanks and appreciation of Gill Seymour ’s work to organise the rota during the last two years.
7. Cleaning and Tea Staff
No change, will be discussed again by the 1st April.
8. Competitions Committee Report
Richard stated that the Playday had been cancelled through lack of support. Five playdays had been cancelled this year. The Devon Bridge Association had invited Plymouth Bridge Club to enter a team of eight in a competition to be played in Exeter. Agreed the Club would pay the £96 entry fee. [R. Ayres]
9. Building Maintenance and Improvements
The kitchen is nearly completed. The safe had been installed. After a fire risk assessment to comply with fire regulations the fire doors need to be repaired, the alarm and emergency lighting tested.
The toilet on the first floor had been repaired.
The boiler still needs to be serviced. [C. Greenlees]
The cooker to be donated to a charity. [D. McGregor]
Quotes to be obtained for repair of fire doors; painting the hall and stairs; plastering the upper stairway wall and decorating. [S. Lacey/C. Greenlees/A. Henry]
10. Christmas Get Together
This will be held on Thursday 14th December at 6.00 p.m. The cost will be £8 to include £2.50 table money. A Notice will be put on the notice board. [A. Henry]
Jim Dunn had volunteered to Direct.
11. Any other business
Internet -The internet had been fixed.
Trustee -Jenny Young was concerned that her position of Trustee had not been formalised. Gard & Co. to be contacted. [D. McGregor]
12. Dates of Next Meeting
Meetings will be held on:
Monday 4th December 2017 at 5 p.m.
Monday 15th January 2018 at 5 p.m.
Monday 5th February 2018 at 5 p.m.
Monday 5th March 2018 at. 5 p.m.
Annual General Meeting Monday 26th March 2018 at 6 p.m.