Co-op Sports & Social Club
Minutes of Meeting held on 20th September, 2018
Present Mrs B Gillen (Chair), Ms L Chambers (Treasurer), Ms M Thornburrow (Secretary), Mrs J Garner, Mr D Pedley, Mr M Ellis and
Mr P Phizacklea.
Mrs J Hewitt and Ms H Chambers.
1850 Minutes of Previous Meeting: ACTION
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 9th August, 2018 were
approved by the Committee and signed by the Chair.
1851 Secretary’s Report:
Bowling Green Work by a team of volunteers to clean, seed
and fertilize the green will begin next week.
Irrigation System Two quotes were at hand and it was
agreed that a Preston company would supply the system and
oversee its installation by Club Members. Funding will be
applied for. MT
Doors to Huts After comparing two quotes, it was agreed
to go ahead with replacing, initially the Beer Hut door.
1852 Treasurer’s Report:
The financial accounts are healthy.The biggest spend was on
treatment for the green. A new till, on a lease purchase
agreement will be installed soon. It has a financial manage-
-ment system attached, allowing the Treasurer to manage
the Club’s finances more effectively and enabling the Bar
Manager to monitor and control stock.
1853 Maintenance Issues:
Currently, there is a cohesive team of men who are under-
-taking all maintenance jobs. There has been no expression
of interest for the role of Maintenance Manager.
1854 Bowling Secretary’s Report:
Mr D Pedley reported that
with all matches played and only the Furness play-offs and
Grand Masters left, it was fair to say that this has been the
most successful year for the Men’s Teams in many a year.
The Furness League Teams finished 5th, 3rd and 8th in their
respective Divisions, whilst in the Ulverston League the First
Team came 4th, with the Second Team finishing Runners-Up
in Division 2, gaining promotion. The Men’s Senior First
Team finished Runners-Up in Division 1, with the Second
Team winning Division 2 to gain promotion, with the Third
Team in 11th place. The Individual Merit for Division 2 was
won by Dave Harwood, with Gerry McDonald getting to the
Semi-Finals in the play-offs. The influx of new players at
the Club certainly was the reason for the improved results,
with all new players finishing well up their respective team
averages, and with the promotion to a higher level of play-
-ing for several players, it is hoped that their ability will
improve, giving the Club a stronger depth of players. The
Ulverston League now has a new Secretary – Stu Aspinall
from the Red River will be confirmed at the AGM in
November. In the Furness League, decisions by the
emergency committee have caused heated debates at
delegate meetings and the ongoing problems with fixtures
is still no nearer to being sorted. The AGM at the Co-op
Club in October, followed by the delegates meeting in
November will be the last chance for another year to get
some resolution to the problem.
1855 Advertising Boards:
Mr M Ellis said that he is following-up outstanding payments.
1856 Bar Manager’s Report:
Ms Jennifer Darragh, an experienced barmaid recently began
working at the Club, and Mr P Phizacklea said that she is very
friendly and efficient.
1857 Fundraising Report:
There will be a Coffee Morning on 1st December – details will
follow. Donations of foodstuffs to the Food Bank during June
have contributed towards 99 meals.
1858 Health & Safety Issues:
Ms H Chambers advised that when chemicals are being used
on the green a sign should be visible to warn of potential
allergic reaction. PP
The Committee agreed that chemicals should be stored
within a locked cabinet.
Information will be obtained about any legal requirements
for individuals using chemicals. MT
1859 Any Other Business:
Following the annual fire check, a new extinguisher has
replaced an old one.
Date of next Meeting: Thursday, 18th October, 6 pm
Meeting closed at 7.25pm.