Co-op Sports & Social Club
Minutes of Meeting held on 22nd March, 2018
Present Mrs B Gillen (Chair), Ms L Chambers (Treasurer), Ms M Thornburrow (Secretary), Mr D Harwood, Mrs J Garner, Mrs J Hewitt, Mr D Pedley and Mr P Phizacklea.
Ms K Baker and Mr M Ellis.
1806 Minutes of Previous Meeting: ACTION
The Minutes of the Meeting held on 25th January, 2018 were
approved by the Committee and signed by the Chair.
1807 Secretary’s Report:
The car park refurbishment was completed on time and the
contractor has been paid.
At the Annual General Meeting held on 20th February, the
proposed Amendment to Rule 15 of the Co-op Club
Constitution to increase the Committee Members to ‘seven’
Following discussion, the Committee agreed that Mr D Pedley
write to the Ulverston and Furness Bowling Leagues, to ask
for grants towards Club improvements. DP
Re-design of the Club’s interior was discussed, and it was
agreed that this could be presented as a project for Furness
Channelside College. DH
Reassurance was given to the Committee that the website
security had been improved.
Following Mr R Swinglehurst’s resignation as a Trustee of the
Club, the Committee welcomed Ms L Chambers to the role
and she gave reassurance that there is no conflict of interest
between her joint roles of Treasurer and Trustee.
1808 Treasurer’s Report:
The Current Account has ‘dipped’ but has been boosted by
private bookings of the Club.
The St. Patrick’s Day event had seen excellent bar takings,
and 82 people had attended.
Following the large financial outlay for the car park
renovation and its white-lining, the Treasurer reported that
a small amount remains in the Savings Account, and that
she will continue to save in anticipation of funding require-
-ments for the next priority works.
The bar stocktake with Mr P Phizacklea will take place at the
end of March. Bar prices will be looked at with the view to
inevitable increases, due to the impact of the sugar tax,beer
price increases and the forthcoming Budget.
Mr R Swinglehurst has confirmed that he will assist with the
Year End Final Accounts if necessary.
1809 Maintenance Manager’s Report:
Mr D Harwood said that February and March had been busy
months. Following completion of the car park resurfacing,
the outbuildings doors were raised to provide clearance and
a new underground cable was laid to power the outbuildings
after the existing one had been damaged during the car
The Club’s interior was painted and the carpet was renewed
in the ladies toilet.
The outside of the Club has been cleaned.
The Bowling Hut was re-painted and its store tidied.
The rear entrance door external handle has been
reconnected. All key-holders need to check that this door is
locked before they set the alarm on exiting the Club.
The Club’s website security arrangements have been
tightened, and it will soon be updated by its designer, Miss
Rachael Tomlinson. Mr Harwood reported that the
administration of the website is time consuming and asked
that any interested computer enthusiasts (Members, their
family or friends) contact him.
1810 Bowling Secretary’s Report:
Furness League have not agreed to our request for the B
Team fixtures to be moved from Saturday to Friday, so all
games will be played as per fixture book. Whilst they
admit to having no rule that it is a men’s League, they are
quite adamant that they will not allow ladies to play in the
League. On the Club side, we are ready for the season, with
the green now open and with an influx of new players we
look forward to improved results in both Leagues.
1811 Advertising Boards:
With some repositioning, there would be space for an
extra board. The boards are to be cleaned.
1812 Bar Manager’s Report: No concerns.
1813 Fundraising Report:
There will be a Coffee Morning on Saturday, 19th May,
9.30-11.30 am. Tickets £1 can shortly be obtained from
Mrs J Garner and Mrs J Hewitt. There will be some
excellent stalls: tombola, a selling stall, books, cakes,
raffle and refreshments.
1814 Health & Safety Issues: Nil to report.
1815 Any Other Business: Nil
Date of Next Meeting: 26th April, at 6pm
Meeting closed at 7.30pm