Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held at Ripley Town Hall - Monday, January 21, 2008
Sir Thomas Ingilby
were received from Bill Kitson, Dion Wood, Albert Layfiield, Chris Newton, Roger Deakin, Ken Coad and a late apology received from North Stainley.
THE MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING held on 22nd January 2007 were signed as being a true record.
There were no matters arising.
Secretary Tricia Heard. See written report attached.
Treasurer Neil Burtwistle. The Treasurer presented and explained the Receipts and Payments Account. A few questions were answered and the Account accepted by the meeting.
Ground Committee. Ben Drummond. See written report attached.
Representative Side No report, in the absence of Dion Wood.
Umpires Secretary Jeff Watkins. See written report attached.
Anton Lodge reported that a new disciplinary team and the loss of Steve Whiteley as Panel Secretary had led to a slow start in dealing with matters of discipline. He pointed out that Rule Changes to be dealt with later had been drafted in order to deal with the sort of cases which had arisen in 2007. The case of Julien Coodall had been satisfactorily concluded and a statement published on the Website. Anton reported that clubsí open websites had on occasion been used in a Ďcavalier mannerí and he pointed out that clubs must be held responsible for entries on their sites. Dates will be set for regular Panel hearings during the season.
No report in the absence of Bradley Atkinson.
The League Secretary read Bill Kitsonís report ( copy Attached ) and Sir Thomas expressed the thanks of the League to Bill for his work in what is a most successful and important project.
Barry Gill. See written report attached.
The above reports were all accepted by the Meeting, and copies are available if required.
President : Sir Thomas
Umpires Secretary: Jeff Watkins
Ground Committee Chairman: Ben Drummond
All, having been proposed and seconded, were returned unopposed.
Eric Houseman retires by rotation, and, having been proposed and seconded was returned unopposed. No new nominations had been received.
Sir Thomas gave a brief account of the programme for Tricia Heardís gradual retirement from the post of League Secretary and announced that details would be published on the League Website forthwith.
Existing members John Lyons, Goff Wetherall and Richard Bleasdale will continue, with the possibility of two further members being appointed as there were no nominations from the floor.
(After the meeting David Broadley and Mat Uffindall put their names forward and complete the number of members on the Disciplinary Panel.)
The changes to these Rules were summarised by Erik Thompson, proposed, seconded and carried without opposition.
These will remain as existing.