Black Horse F.C.
50th Annual General Meeting
The Wattons The Days T Evans
M Latham The Hills J Harrison
Minutes of the last meeting were read and accepted.
Proposed B Waters Seconded G Haines - Carried
Andy Grubb’s company are keen to sponsor us. Geoff Haines and Bill Waters
will talk to Andy about this.
Geoff thanked both the General Committee and the Fund Raising Committee for their efforts during the year. He singled out John Harrison who, despite personal problems, had continued to do an excellent job with the kit etc. He also thanked John’s son Pip and Tony Brogan for their contributions.
Geoff gave a special thank-you to the Management team of John, Steve and Neil who had produced a team that had exceeded all of our expectations by winning the League and two cup finals. He hoped that next season we could mount a challenge for the Birmingham Cup, but he thought next season would be harder because of the number of good sides in our Division.
He also thanked Eileen for her excellent work once again as Treasurer.
Bill thanked all, especially John, Neil, Eileen and the Committee for the help and support they have given him during the season. He reminded John and Neil that any request for an Open Day had to be in at least 6 weeks beforehand. During the season we had had 5 players sent off and 19 bookings. This is the most since Bill became Secretary.
All Affiliation fees for the new season have been paid. Only the fee to enter the Birmingham Sunday Cup and the Insurance premium were outstanding.
Eileen handed out copies of the annual
Income and Expenditure Report (attached).
This was accepted and
a vote of thanks was given. Proposed T Evans Seconded B Waters –
Eileen pointed out that the amount of fines was still too high.
She and Geoff are looking at using online banking and having separate Lottery Bingo and Club accounts. This should help Eileen, especially with Lottery Bingo, and we should be able to check Lottery payments weekly.
Election of Officers
See attached page.
A Players Representative will be sought to serve on the Committee.
Geoff Haines suggested that we don’t pay
honorariums to the Treasurer and Secretaries this year because of the financial
state of the club. Proposed
R Day - Seconded B Watton. Carried
The Manager’s honorarium will be discussed at the next General Meeting.
John Edwards indicated that his Company will sponsor us next season and donate £600. Andy Grubb has also said that his company are interested. Geoff Haines and Bill waters will talk to Andy about this.
Geoff Haines asked if Bill could amend the Football Card so that there were 40 squares at £1 per square giving prize money of £20 with £20 to the club. Bill will do this.
Tony Evans agreed to get contact information for the club’s vice presidents so that we could keep in contact with them and involve them in our fund raising efforts.
Roger Day asked if we could plan the Annual
Dinner earlier next year to enable tickets to be sold and monies collected. He
also suggested that the work involved be allocated better.
Geoff Haines asked if we could ask players for a one-off payment of £20 or £25 in lieu of subs if sponsorship was not available. This will be discussed at a later meeting if necessary.
The next General Meeting will be on Wednesday 1st August.