Annual General Meeting 2018

Exciting documents for the AGM:

Everyone must read it. There will be a test, and punishments meted out to those who disappoint the committee.

 

Message from the Chairman

CHAIRMAN’S 6th NOTE TO MEMBERS  Sept 6th 2018

Food has a sell-by date and I feel  I have now  reached mine, so I will not be standing for Chairman at this year’s AGM on Monday 29TH October .After years on the committee in the 70’s and 80’s ,4 years as Chairman then and this year too—it has been an honour; and a pleasure to be with such a hard-working committee this year.

It has been a difficult year for me personally, but things are rosier now. Literature about the AGM will soon be available to you .A new committee will soon be needed, and if anyone wants to offer their time, help or expertise apply to join the committee [meetings bi-monthly] and the AGM will decide! We are still waiting for 120 of our 302 members to tell us what they want us  to include in our next members’ directory about phones/email address etc. New chairs for the Club are to be purchased soon [thanks to Simon Woolham for his efforts] if anyone knows of an organisation which may need some of the  old chairs let Simon or myself  know. Welcome to 5 new members[see club minutes]-sad to see Anne Cross has resigned [.She ran Friday night classes here for many years.] Congratulations to Sue Wormald and Jean Rodgers on coming 3rd in the EBED Sim.Pairs here on WED 5th September out of 274 pairs.

BRIDGE CLASSES FOR BEGINNERS

Ian/Julie Grant begin their class on Thursday 13 Sept 7.30—9.30pm;Dominic Rayner begins his class on Tuesday 27 Sept  at 7-9pm- anyone interested should contact them.

MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT SHEFFIELD . I  have  the Committee’s permission  to take a ‘TIPS FOR DUPLICATE BRIDGE AFTERNOON’ open for  any member  wanting to improve.Friday28 Sept. 2-4:30    the cost is£10pp paying on the day[ includes tea/coffee/biscuits and club table money so eight pounds pp is for the charity]please sign up on the Club noticeboard. The Monday pro-am season has gone well and has a final Monday night session for this year on the 24th September--  sign up  if you  want, or can give,  help.

Thursday evening’s number decline was discussed at length in committee–[ thanks to all who gave Barrie and myself their reasons]the main one being their perception that it was too daunting!]

CHILDREN’S CLUB

Has gone well but a few difficulties have made temporary closure necessary. I thank all the Club helpers over the year supporting the children on Fridays 4-6pm and mornings 10-12 noon daily in the school   holidays .I have pinned an email from a parent on the notice board for you to see. YCBA/EBU are very pleased to see a prestigious club like ours do something for youngsters. We need helpers with DBS Checks to support if/when the chn .club resumes, which I hope it will.

MIND SPORTS AFTERNOON 

 Just as at YORK Bridge Club   we intend holding our free to attend  2nd Family afternoon    on SUNDAY 4 TH NOVEMBER  2-4PM  hoping to achieve new members and chn for the future showing what our bridge club can offer. Members please ask a committee member   if you wish to help in any way .Any family you know who would like to pop in that afternoon welcome them for us—there will be card games, minibridge,  chess ,dominoes etc.  for adults/children to participate. Any members prepared to play bridge and show non-players how it is done would be very welcome .Any tips you can offer for that day are appreciated-tell me.  

DATE OF NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING

Monday 15 October at 4.30 pm.   AGM REMINDER MON 29 OCTOBER AT 7.15 PM              

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