Ascension : SAINTS MEMBERS’ CLUB ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Submitted by The Islander (Gavin Yon) 29.07.2004 (Article Archived on 12.08.2004)
The Annual General Meeting of the Saints Members’ Club was held at the Club Hall on Friday, 16 July at 8 p.m.
The Annual General Meeting of the Saints Members’ Club was held at the Club Hall on Friday, 16 July at Disappointingly, attendance was poor and the six members, Club Manger, Club Financial Clerk and Committee members who turned up, were welcomed by the Chairperson.The meeting arrangement this time offered a more informal ‘social’ setting:seating set out in table groups and small eats and drinks provided at the close of the meeting for those who had attended.Members had previously been encouraged to attend and not be put off by any anticipations of being ‘roped in’ for Committee places, but rather to come and show an interest in and appreciation of their Club and what it offers.However, it’s pleasing to report that no-one felt under pressure and those members attending, offered themselves to serve as entertainments members and were welcomed on board by the Chairperson.
Following confirmation of the previous A.G Meeting Minutes and matters arising from those Minutes, the Chairperson, Mrs Iva Henry, paid tribute to the Club Manager and staff for their hard work,dedication and commitment to the running of the Club.She reported that the Club’s finances were in a sound state which can only be attributed to the effective management of it and the continued and regular support of its members and the general public. Worthy of note is the fact that the Club thrives without any support of an organisation, as has been the case in the past. Miss Catherine Leo was given a vote of thanks for auditing the accounts andsubsequent recommendations.Among other matters of Club business, Mrs. Henry outlined the improvements made to the Club’s interior, particularly of the furnishings, and the activities organised for the members’ entertainment.One of the highlights of the past year was the Family Fun Day which gave members, their families and friends the opportunity to socialise in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere and participate in activities that helped to make the event an enjoyable one.Finally, the report ended on a vote of thanks to those members who, ‘behind the scenes’, willingly give of their time to assist at special functions.The elections then followed.
After the Chairperson had explained the make-up of the Committee according to the Club’s constitution, nominations were invited from the floor.It was proposed that the present Committee members be re-elected, and in the absence of one executive committee member, a proposal made for a new Treasurer.Once agreements had been reached, the new Committee stood as follows:
Chairperson (re-elected) Mrs Iva Henry
Secretary (re-elected)Mrs Betty Joshua
Treasurer (newly elected)Mrs Rosemarie Wade
Member (re-elected)Mr Carl Peters
Member (newly elected)Mr Brian Bennett
“““Mr Peter Youde
“““Mr Chris Henry
“““Mr Kevin Wade
“““Mr Patrick Brooks
“““Mr Mark Constantine
The new members were thanked for their interest and willingness to stand as well as those who would continue to serve the Club.Thanks were extended to members of the previous Committee who had supported and served the Club invarious ways. A suggestion that the Committee considers taking on a Young Member who would have a voice on the Committee for the young people of the Club.This was agreed to be a good idea and the suggestion would be followed up shortly.
To round the evening off after the close of the meeting, members and families sat around and relaxed and partook of some tasty eats and drinks.