2018 Newsletter & AGM

December 1, 2018

STOKE-ON-TRENT ANGLING SOCIETY

2018 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - MINUTES

Thursday 8th  November 2018

  1.  Roll Call.  There were 40 Members present with John Davey in the Chair

  2. Apologies.  These were received from Albert Perkins, Andy Freeman and Steve Reed

  3. Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting.  These were accepted as read and approved by Roy Bailey and John Triner 

  4. Matters Arising. There were no matters arising from these minutes

  5. Chairman's Report.  The Chairman gave his annual report. A copy of the Report is published on the Society's web site   

  6. Treasurer's Report and Statement of Accounts. The Treasurer reported that the Balance Sheet showed an excess of Expenditure over Income of £3,684.  Copies of the audited accounts were distributed and an explanation of the Balance Sheet was given. Mick Hann stated that the main reason for the deficit was a shortfall in the number of membership renewals for Astbury as evidenced by the reduction in the number of night permits sold. The members accepted the Balance Sheet 

  7. Auditor's Report and Reappointment of Auditors; Paul Austen Associates. The Chairman read the report from our Auditors to the meeting.  The Chairman then asked the meeting for agreement to appoint the above auditors for the coming year.  This was passed unanimously. 

  8. Election of Officers.The Secretary gave details of the officers who were up for re-election. All were unanimously elected to serve the Society as nominated.

  9. Notices of Motion.   There were no notices of motion

  10. 10Subscriptions for 2019
    The Committee proposed and seconded that there would be no increase in subscriptions for 2019. Subscriptions to be as follows
    :a)                 Senior subscription 22 to 64 years of age on 1 January 2019 to be £65.
    :b)                 Senior Citizen/Disabled to be £40. 
    :c)                 Juvenile subscription 12 to 16 years of age on 1 January 2019 to be £1. 
    :d)                 Intermediate subscription 17 to 18 years of age on 1 January 2019 to be £20. 
    :e)                 Intermediate subscription 19 to 21 years of age on 1 January 2019 to be £40. 
    :f)                 Ladies to be £40 in an attempt to increase the number of female members.  
    :g)                 Night Permit to be £50 to include Astbury, River Dove and Challinors Pool 
    :h)                Non-Fishing Guest Permit £10 for a named individual.   
    The subscriptions were passed unanimously by the members present. 

  11.  Approval of Match Calendar 
    The proposed match calendar was agreed unanimously by the members present.                                                                                                                                                            
    The AGM closed at 8.55pm and a ques