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Club Committee Minutes


Monday 8th May 2023

Held at the clubrooms at 11am

Apologies: John Strawbridge, Barbara McRae for lateness

Present: John Varney, Jon Maplesden, Ian Bell, Susie Gordon, Christel van Baalen, Barbara Stretton.

Minutes of meeting of 12/12/2022: were outlined by the secretary, moved as a true and correct record JV / C v B. Approved.

Financial Report: was tabled by the treasurer. At the request of the secretary discussion was deferred until later in the meeting.

Charity Tournament: Entries are being received, should be a minimum of 10 tables. Raffles to be managed by SG, BMc. Director, Russell Watt, also playing.

Committee Absences Overseas: Most committee and other senior players e.g. Vivienne Harris, will be travelling overseas for periods during the next 3-4 months. A schedule of these absences is needed for display in the office. Draft to be prepared by the secretary.

Anne Moody has requested that in the event of her collapse at the Bridge Club, she not be resuscitated. After discussion, whilst some committee had sympathies for this request, the majority were not willing to accept responsibility for this.

Art Exhibition: A request for use of the Clubrooms to display art had been received, and after discussion this was approved.

Life Member: Nomination received for Vivienne Harris to be a life member from Dawn Brayshaw. This was agreed unanimously. To be put forward at the AGM.

Honours Boards Updates: The secretary is still awaiting a quotation for this work from a gold leaf capable company [Blomfields]. Having some trouble finalising matters.

B. McRae joined Meeting at 12.10pm.[car difficulty]

Clubrooms Upgrades:

Lighting – item from 2022 AGM – make all lights LED and intermediate grade; not warm light nor harsh white light. JV to talk to John L. re best price from wholesaler [ Coreys or similar].

Mens Toilets- need wheelchair access, so retain sliding door but BS suggested door closure on that from playing area. JS to be asked to progress.

Replacement Tablecloths- SG to check those donated by Manurewa club and decide action needed.

Computer- JV to discuss with Vivienne H re upgrade. Also JL as necessary.

Lessons: Have been progressing well. Around 8 new members likely.

Tournament Restricted Pairs : 2nd September 2023, changed from 27 August at our request. Entries are being received already.

At close of meeting there was a brief discussion about financial matters. Major costs of Insurance Renewal and NZ Bridge payments are imminent. Current bank balances in ANZ and ASB accounts are nearly $60,000.00 dollars. Financial Report tabled needs review and it was suggested that 4 Term Deposits be made for different terms so that provision can be made for major payments. Invoice to Mah Jong for middle period of 2023 also now due to be sent.

Meeting closed at 12.40pm