Wootton Bassett Volleyball Club
Minutes Of Annual General Meeting (Taken by Irwin Aiken)
Date: 15th June 2004
Venue: The Churchill Pub , Wootton Bassett
Minutes of previous meeting
Although the previous minutes were not available they were agreed.
The chairman reported he was pleased with the involvement of all
the the players in the club; both on and off court ,and there was a very
positive attitude in the club.After the achievements of the A Team in
the 02/03 season,expectations were high of similar success in the 03/04
season .These expectations were not realized ;partly due to the loss of
some players at the end of the previous season.
The B Team have improved with some good results.Ben to play with A Team next season.
In general the club is progressing well.The Chairman thanked the
effort of all club officers for their work throughout the season.
(David Moon had to leave the club midway through the season) No report was tabled.
A summary of accounts was circulated and is attached to the minutes
.In summary the club is in the red to the tune of £190.72 , to this
figure £13.50 has to be added to cover club trophies , £64 for next
seasons’ insurance cover , and £15 owed to Westbury VC for outstanding
court fees. A total of £283.22!!!!!
Various strategies were discussed to manage and reduce or right off this debt.
A copy of the report is attached. The final message for a successful 04/05 season is ;
“We have all got to train together every week!”
Election of Officers
A Team Co-ordinator: Stuart
B Team Co-ordinator: Rob
Co-ordinators duties were agreed as follows;
-ensure there is a team for each match
-organise referees for each Home match
-contact opposition to confirm match arrangements
Dave Kinder Cup organizer; Stuart
Alternative contact for A Team matches; Cliff Ball
Alternative contact for B Team matches; Richard
Chairman : Rob
Vice Chairman : Cliff Ball
Secretary : Richard
Social Secretary : Rob
W.V.A Representative : Cliff Ball
W.V.A Contact : Stuart
Club Coaches : A Team-Cliff Ball , Skills coach–Phil , B Team-Rob
Friendly Match co-ordinator : Irwin Aiken
Presentation of club awards
A-Team Player of the Season- Cliff Ball
B-Team Player of the Season-Ben
Kevan Hobbis Trophy-Richard
Any Other Business
Sue volunteered to attend the N. Wilts’ customer forum meeting on Tuesday 29th
June , where she will raise the issue of the ripped division
curtain.Stuart thought that the sports center were considering moving
the cricket nets to act as a division instead.
Rob raised the question of the post fixing holes ;the concesus was that these should be drilled out clean by the club.
It was agreed that we need two teams to allow the club to prosper –
to do this we need to develop new players to feed into the B Team.
Advertising poster to be devised by Ben, for distribution on sports center and other likely noticeboards.
Cliff asked the club to
consider entering a team in the S.W.Championships and County
Championships for next season.This will depend on who we have in the
Payment for next season:
Club Membership Fees – Increased to £30.00 ; £20.00 for juniors (or in full time education)
Training Fees – To be paid monthly @ £15 Member & £10 Junior
Club Coaches (Cliff & Phil) – Fees to be paid for by club.Both treated as a junior payment for club registration.
Beginners : 1st session free!!
All fees to be reviewed by the committee in November 04.
Forthcoming Callender of Events
Next Training session : Sunday 8th August
Gloucester Tournament : 14th & 15th August (Note : no training!!!!!)
Training : 22nd August
August Bank Holiday weekend – No training!!!!
The club would like to remember
Kev Hobbis who died of cancer earlier this year.Kev was an active
member of the club for 10 years and a former chairman. His contribution
and sense of humour will be missed by all who knew him.
A one minutes silence was held prior to the match with Melksham following his untimely death. The Kevan Hobbis
Trophy was introduced to the club at the end of this season, and is
intended to be awarded to a player in recognition of an achievement
within the club .Voting for future recipients should be accompanied with
a reason why it is thought they should receive the award and should
reflect Kev’s sense of humour.