Report of AGM

There was a record turnout for the AGM.  The meeting, chaired by the President Peter Death, finished just before 1pm.

During the annual report, the Secretary gave details of access to the hockey club car park, should the gates be locked.  There is a key to the gate padlock kept on the large wooden fob in the desk drawer.  If you need to open the gate, please ensure that you lock it and return the key immediately afterwards.  Note that the gate is locked by looping the chain through itself, then closing the lock round the free ring, rather than trying to fasten both rings together.

The Secretary's Shield and runner's up shield for the Longman Cup were on display and Miranda Morgan was presented with her winners medal for the 2011 Women's Championship.

Roger Berkeley, the Treasurer reported that the club's finances were currently in a sound state, but that it would be prudent to put money aside during good times to give a buffer should stormier conditions prevail in future.  The accounts were adopted with thanks to Lawrence Whittaker for examining them.

The main discussion was about the borehole and irrigation project. Several people spoke against the borehole, feeling either that the Council should pay for it, or that we should use mains water instead, but in the event, both parts of the motion, to proceed with a borehole and, should grants be obtained, the irrigation project, were passed with substantial majorities.

The rule changes were passed with comparatively little discussion.  The Officers and eligible Committe Members were re-elected, with Cathy Turski replacing Clive Goode.

Bob Thompson spoke about the marathon: there are sign up sheets to play and help with refreshments on the notice board.

Community Involvement was discussed, both in terms of the club involving and getting involved with the community.

Finally, during Other Business, Patricia Duke-Cox mentioned an ITV competition with a substantial prize which the club could get involved with.  Contact her for further information.