In addition to the regular Tuesday & Sunday sessions we’re holding a melee on 7th May starting at 1845. We hope to play 3 rounds. No need to do anything except turn up. If you can’t make it by 1845 you can join in the second round. If you have to leave early you can, organiser will adjust the draw. We expect to go on to about 2100.
No fee but maybe a prize for the winner on the night.
In a melee you draw a different partner each round – could be club captain, could be a novice. It’s luck of the draw. Scores are kept and a winner emerges after all 3 rounds have been played. We’ll keep track of 6 melees over the season and end up with an overall melee winner. Organiser Paul S.
This took place Tuesday 23rd and all went well.
1. Present, Paul Matthews (Chair), Paul Simpkins (Secretary), Roy Cotton (Treasurer), Neill Rank (Captain) and 9 members.
2. Last Year’s minutes accepted as a true record.
3. There were no matters arising
4. Chairman’s report touched on several successes from last year. The Waterfront festival at Brasserie Blanc, The Open Day, 2nd place in the York League and the increase in size of the terrain.
5. Treasurer’s report showed small loss for the year of £43-95. There had been major expenditure on the new terrain but several large donations had paid for this exceptional item. He proposed that membership fees should go up to £25 with no concessions and this was passed by the meeting.
6. All existing officers stood for re election. They were proposed by Malcolm, seconded by Pat and elected unopposed.
7. Developments for 2103. We will repeat the Waterfront petanque weekend and discussions are underway for sponsorship and closer links with the Brasserie Blanc. There was discussion on recruiting new members and rules on visitors will be relaxed. Links with Tour de France 2014 were considered and a club member agreed to investigate a foreign tour.
Meeting closed at 2030