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MINUTES OF COMMITTEE MEETING held on 29th August, 2019

PresentMrs B Gillen (Chair), Ms M Thornburrow (Sec), Ms L Chambers (Treas), Mrs J Garner, Mrs J Hewitt, Mrs M Payne, Mr D Pedley and Mr P Phizacklea.

1947 Apologies: Ms K Baker.

1948 Minutes of Previous Meeting: The Minutes of the Committee Meeting held on 1st August, 2019 were approved by the Committee and signed by the Chair.

1949 Secretary’s Report: ACTION

Items raised in Suggestions Box: No new postings. Following discussion about the posting for the General Meeting on the 12th August, the Committee unanimously decided that there was no need to have a Snacks Hut.

The General Meeting was attended by 21 Members and resulted in some helpful and constructive feedback. Copies of the Club’s accounts to the end of June, 2019 were distributed, which the Treasurer explained and Mr R Swinglehurst confirmed his wish to resume involvement with the accounts. Mr S Pryer has agreed to carry out an independent inspection of the yearly accounts. A full report of the General Meeting has been posted on the website and the internal notice board.

Following discussion at the General Meeting about the untidiness of the Club’s grounds after bowling matches, there has been enthusiasm and determination shown by some Members to address this problem. Thank you to those people.

New signage detailing ‘locking-up checks’ will be placed by the alarm panel and on the back door. MT

The Committee agreed that it would be useful to have an on-street notice informing the general public of the Club’s Defibrillator Cabinet. Enquiries will be made to the Highways Department. MT

Irrigation System update: Mr D Harwood had provided the Committee with information from the proposed installation company and United Utilities regarding potential visits by an installation engineer and technical representative respectively. Following discussion, the Committee requested confirmation from Mr Harwood that a project team of volunteers would be in place before commencement of the work and that procedures for maintenance and after-care, in particular drain-down procedures would be established. MT

Bowls Store: The Treasurer and Mr R Swinglehurst are in discussion about the future arrangements for the Bowls Store.

Thanks have been expressed to Mr J McKibben for his years of auditing the Club’s accounts, and to BAE Systems for its donation of a framed print (raffle prize for 10th Anniversary event).

The Jim Hewitt Competition will take place on 8th September

The Committee have been invited to attend the Senior Men’s end-of-season buffet/presentation of the George Barrow Trophy, on Monday, 2nd September.

1950 Treasurer’s Report: Ms Chambers said that income and expenditure for August was variable.

A meeting with Mr P Trelore has been arranged, with a view to upgrading the Club’s alarm system and installing CCTV.

A meeting with the bowling green volunteers took place on 20th August, with the Chair and the Treasurer in attendance. Management of the green and the irrigation project were discussed, following which it was agreed that a further meeting in October would be necessary.

1951 Maintenance Issues: The boiler will be serviced on Monday, 16th September.

1952 Bowling Secretary’s Report: August has mainly been a quiet month on the green. Congratulations to the Seniors 1st Team on an excellent victory over Hawcoat Park in the final of the George Barrow cup. Regrettably, both the Ulverston A and Seniors A Teams have been relegated, with all other teams still likely to finish as expected.

The Furness Federation game against Harrogate took place on 18th August, and a good day was had by all. We look forward to hosting another game next year.

There are two Seniors In-house competitions on the 3rd and 5th September.

The Jim Hewitt match with North Scale will be on Sunday, 8th August.

The League Grand Masters will be held on Saturday, 5th October.

1953 Advertising Boards: The board of one non-payer has been taken down.

Mr Maurice Ellis is being kept informed of payments received.

1954 Bar Manager’s Report: Mr P Phizacklea recently met with a Jennings Brewery representative, who said that their Smooth Bitter will not be for sale after mid-October and will be replaced by a pale bitter in the same price range.

Pink Gin has been successfully introduced by the Bar Manager.

1955 Fundraising/Social Activities Report: Mrs J Hewitt has been busy making jams, chutneys and marmalade for Club funds. Tomatoes are also for sale.

A kitchen rota has been organised for the Grand Masters event.

1956 Health & Safety Issues: None.

1957 Any Other Business: INSPIRA National Citizens Service booked the Clubhouse for one of their their community events: “A Trip Down Memory Lane”.

Tap will restart on Monday, 9th September, 7-8.30 pm. Thursday sessions restart on 12th, 1-2.30 pm.

Indoor Bowling – once the date has been confirmed, this will be posted on notice boards and on the website.

Date of next Meeting: Thursday, 3rd October, 6 pm.

Meeting closed at 7.30 pm.