Minutes of LCC Annual General Meeting (08/04/2023)
1.0 Members Present
Sue Barker, Trevor Charlton, Geoff Barton-Greenwood, ,
Peter Jones, Howell Lloyd, Dave Palser,
Rosemary McDowell-Robertson, Campbell Smart,
Apologies for absence had been received from Mary Huntley, Patricia
Wright, Roger Cadenne, Lucinda Cadenne, Angela Powell, David
Powell, and John Jessop.
2.0 Acceptance of Previous Minutes
The minutes of the previous AGM meeting held on 16th September
2021 were read out in part to remind members what had been
discussed at the last AGM. The minutes were accepted as a true record
of the proceedings.
Outstanding Items to be discussed
- Signage – Request for New Sign for the Croquet Club
- Club Name Change
- Concern raised by Angela Powell that the Minutes of the Annual General Meetings were not held on the website.
3.0 Chairman’s Report
Before reading out his Report Geoff wanted to pay tribute to
Mr Mike Young the Club’s previous Treasurer who died earlier in the
year. There was a 2-minute silence held in remembrance of Mike,
and his contribution to the Club. Geoff also mentioned that Mike’s
family had donated his mallet the Club for members to use.
4.0 Club Captain’s Report
Dave confirmed that the club had done particularly well in their Golf
Croquet matches in the South West Division last year. The club had
once again reached the Semi Finals of the South West Division of the
High Handicap Golf Croquet Competition, but had been narrowly
beaten by Camerton Peasdown.
Dave wanted to remind members that if they are interested in playing
club matches and are available to email him for consideration.
There was some discussion whether or not to put out two teams to
represent the club, but it will be decided when he is able to gauge
interest from members.
5.0 Treasurer’s Report
Dave Palser the Club Treasurer provided a summary of the Club’s
finances and passed around a Balance Sheet, which covered the
period up to 31st March. The accounts had been audited by Campbell
. Dave pointed out that there had been a considerable rise in the
membership since 2019, but there had been a fall in the number of
members in 2021 (33) to 2022 (27).
He was keen to point out that whilst there was a healthy balance the
grounds maintenance/rental for last year and the current year were
still to be paid
6.0 Club Secretary’s Report
Peter mentioned that the website was developing well and had been
updated to include this year’s matches, and FunDay events. He noted
that he had looked in detail at the work required to change the name
of the Club and decided he was not prepared to take on the additional
work at this time.
Peter confirmed that communications had improved with the increased
use of WhatsApp. However, due to the popularity of the LCC
WhatsApp Group the Lawn Booking System is no longer used as it
was designed for.
7.0 Appointment of Officers
Geoff Barton Greenwood (Chairman),
Dave Palser (Club Captain / Treasurer),
Peter Jones (Club Secretary)
Sue Barker (Entertainment Officer)
All confirmed that they were happy to undertake the roles going
forward until the next AGM.
Campbell Smart was recognised for the effort he puts in to the upkeep
of the lawn particularly with liaising with the Council’s Parks
Department and organising Grounds Working Party’s.
As acting Auditor Cam is not able to be an integral part of the
Committee but is nevertheless consulted on all committee matters.
8.0 Most Improved Player of the Year
The Committee decided to award the Trophy for the Most Improved
Player of the Year to Sue Barker. Sue was given the Cup. However,
Dave Palser apologised to Rosemary McDowell Robertson for
forgetting to pass the cup to her last year.
Sue will get the cup engraved and let Rosemary have it for a while.
9.0 Outstanding Items from Last AGM
9.1 Signage – Dave Palser has spoken to a Sign Writer he is friendly with
who has agreed to prepare a sign for us ‘free of charge’
9.2 Change of Name for the Club – Brief discussion took place at the
meeting but it was felt that the decision should be deferred and
possibly decided at an Extra-Ordinary general Meeting with all
9.3 Minutes of AGM Meetings held on Website – Peter Jones
confirmed that both the present and previous AGM Minutes will be
available to view on the LCC website
10.0 Any Other Business
Trevor Charlton mentioned that Budleigh Salterton were running
several courses on the ‘Strategy’ associated with Golf Croquet which
may be of interest the club members. He has spoken to the tutor there
and obtained a list of courses which will be circulated.
Campbell Smart raised the subject of stronger relations being forged
with other Welsh Clubs, in particular Glamorgan (Merthyr Mawr) and Mumbles.
Trevor Charlton agreed to be the focal point in establishing close links
with the Glamorgan club has he had several contacts there. He was
also asked to invite them to a return match hosted by Llandaff.
Peter Jones mentioned that he had been in contact with the Secretary
of the Mumbles CC and had agreed to have some ad-hoc matches with
Peter Jones suggested to those members present that it might be a good
idea to further improve the relations with the football club by offering them £100
towards events at the club. This was suggested as we currently have full
use of the clubhouse with the agreement of football club, and don't pay
anything for the privilege. Members fully supported the proposal. It was
agreed that PJ discuss with Casey of Fairwater FC.
11.0 Date of Next Meeting
To be Agreed
Prepared by Pete Jones (Club Secretary)
8th April 2023