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Minutes of Meeting held on 15th November, 2018

Present Mrs B Gillen (Chair), Ms L Chambers (Treasurer), Ms M Thornburrow (Secretary), Mrs J Garner, Mrs J Hewitt, Mr D Pedley, Mr M Ellis and Mr P Phizacklea.

1871 Apologies:

Ms H Chambers.

1872 Minutes of Previous Meeting: ACTION

The Minutes of the Meeting held on 18th October, 2018 were

approved by the Committee and signed by the Chair.

1873 Secretary’s Report:

Promotion of Social Activities Announcements of forthcoming

coffee mornings, quizzes, concerts, cabarets, etc will be

ongoing at all Club events, in the hope of increasing

attendances. Radio Cumbria to be contacted. MT

1874 Treasurer’s Report:

Exceptional expenses have been the new beer hut door and

servicing of boiler (sensor replaced). The leaking kitchen

roof awaits imminent repair.

Functions of new till are proving to be very useful in the

managing and analysing of the Club’s income and expend-


1875 Maintenance Issues:

An overhead lamp will be sited above the HeartStart cabinet.

The area below the score board has been tidied up.

1876 Bowling Secretary’s Report:

As expected, both the Furness and Ulverston League AGMs

were quick meetings, with no mandates on the agenda at the

Furness meeting; the mandates from Glaxo for the Ulverston

League were rejected as they were late in arrival and were

not presented in the correct format. The only decision taken

at the Ulverston meeting was to allow Lindal A back into the

2nd Division.

The dates for next year’s Open Competitions are:

Rotary Singles Sunday, 26th May

Ladies Pairs Friday, 7th June

Mixed Pairs Sunday, 14th July

The dates for Bowling AGMs and Signing-on are:

Ladies Tuesday, 5th February, 6.30pm

Seniors Wednesday, 6th February, 1pm

Men Thursday, 7th February, 7pm

The Senior Men’s Secretary said that their AGM meeting is

important, as it enables the Club to move forward in the

approach it takes towards the next bowling season. Please

Contact the Secretary, Liz Dawes if you have any items for

the Agenda, alternatively you can enter details on a notice

to be displayed on the Club’s board, 1st December onwards.

Only items on the Agenda will be discussed, to avoid any

dilution of the meeting. Any notifications before 20th

January, please.

Posters of the above will be displayed on the Club’s website

and Notice Boards.

1877 Advertising Boards:

Mr M Ellis said that there is one outstanding payment. If

payment is not made, then the board will be taken down.

1878 Bar Manager’s Report:

The next few weeks will be busy for the bar. Christmas Eve

opening will be 3pm for a few hours. Boxing Day may open –

– this will be confirmed.

Bar vouchers will be given as part of the New Year’s eve


1879 Fundraising/Social Activities Report:

The flower-arranging event had been very successful, and

tickets are selling well for the Christmas Coffee Morning on

Saturday, 1st December, 9.30-11.30am.

(tickets only £1 each, at the bar or ring Jean on 832897.

The 15th December sees the Co-op Singers hosting their

Annual Christmas Concert. To book your seats, please ring

Roy on 837344. Admission £2 each.

The New Year’s Party is £7.50 each, for a great lead-up to

2019. John Mario will entertain us. To book, please ring

Brenda on 471853.

Dates for your 2019 Diaries:

Sunday, 14th April Car Boot Sale

Saturday, 11th May Co-op Singers Concert

Saturday, 18th May Coffee Morning

1880 Health & Safety Issues: None

1881 Any Other Business:

The Co-op Club Annual General Meeting will be held on

Tuesday, 19th February, 2019, at 7pm.

The Club’s dance floor has recently been given a deep clean,

and resurfacing will be arranged.

Bowling trophies are currently being engraved, and will be

repositioned on the lounge wall by the Bar.

A substantial sum of money was gratefully received from Mrs

June Hewitt, from the sale of her wonderful jams and

chutneys and donated tomatoes.

Discussion about the bare walls in the lounge was again


Date of next Meeting: Thursday, 13th December, 6 pm.

Meeting closed at 7.15 pm.