Merseyside and Cheshire Bridge Association
Minutes of AGM held on 21st June 2012 at 7-30PM at MBC
1 Apologies Peter Kaufmann, Bob Pitts, Chris Pope and Andy Prothero
2 The Minutes of the last AGM held on 23rd June 2011 were approved
3 Matters arising from the Minutes Nothing required discussion
4 Chairman’s Report The Chairman
thanked various individuals for their contribution during the year.
emphasised that the County was keen to encourage an individual to volunteer to become the Club rep on
the Regional Club Committee. To that end the Secretary was requested to write again to the Club
Secretaries to emphasise the issue and to perhaps offer for someone from the Exec Committee to be
allowed to address the Club Members just prior to a session.
recorded that the Exec Committee of the County had written to all affiliated Clubs saying that some financial
support might be available for genuinely new ideas for encouraging new members to play bridge at our
5 Secretary’s Report There was little to report except to note that the EBU were applying for charitable status
6 Treasurer’s Report
The Treasurer produced the audited Accounts, which showed a profit for the year of £808. This was a
dramatic improvement on the previous 12 months, caused mainly by the changes to the ‘modus operandi’
for distribution of the County Competitions Handbook.
Liz Stevenson raised the subject of Boards belonging to the County lost at Bolton Bridge Club several years
ago and wondered if these might be reclaimed – the Chairman and Treasurer agreed to make enquiries.
7 Revision to the Constitution At the request of the EBU several changes to the constitution were required. These
covered three areas, namely . . .
Changes to allow Disciplinary issues not resolved at Club level to be channelled through the County
Changes to require the County to better publicise the AGM of the County
Changes to formalise the role and appointment of a County Club rep
Accordingly the Constitution of the County had been amended, the wording approved by the EBU and the changes
were formally approved by this AGM of the County.
8 Election of Officers (all being duly proposed and seconded)
8.1 The Executive Committee
Chairman - Paul Roberts
Vice Chairman - John Hampson
Secretary - Angus Clark
Treasurer - Julian Merrill
Tournament Secretary - to be appointed by the Tournament Committee when it next meets
Membership Secretary - Liz Stevenson
Selection Committee Secretary - Dave Keen
Youth Officer – no-one proposed or elected – Exec Committee to follow this up
Other Committee Members - John Herbert, Dawn Herbert, Chris Pope and Geoff Cowie
8.2 Other Officers All being duly proposed and seconded
Hon Auditor - Gareth Thomas
Chief Tournament Director - David Stevenson
President - Grattan Endicott
EBU Shareholders - Grattan Endicott and Angus Clark
EBU Bridge County News Editor - Bob Pitts
County Newsletter Editor - Bob Pitts
Webmaster - Jean Keen
Vice Presidents - Doris Coltman, Erika Slatcher, Adrian Fontes, Chris Wentworth, Dawn Herbert, Liz
Stevenson , Ted Reveley, Jean Keen and Julia Dearing
8.3 Election of Sub Committees ( All duly proposed and Seconded )
A Selection Committee - Dave Keen, Roger Arnold, Geoff Cowie, John Hampson, Chris Pope, John Griffith, John
Herbert, Alan Stephenson and Ted Reveley
B Tournament Committee - Roger Arnold, David Howe, Jean Keen, Dave Keen, Ted Reveley, Liz Stevenson, Jill
Oddie, Phil Nuttall, Joan Marray and Julian Merrill
C Conduct Committee - David Stevenson, Ted Reveley, Dave Keen and Grattan Endicott
9 Any Other Business
Dave Keen suggested that the next AGM should in some way recognise the success of our players as
individuals, pairs or teams – this was agreed as desirable.
Dates of next meetings
Executive Committee - Friday 28th September 2012 at DEVA Bridge Club.
AGM will be held on 13th June 2013 at LBC
Angus Clark dated 28th June 2012