2018 Newsletter & AGM


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 question and answer session then followed the AGM

Question and Answer Session

  1. Where is Challinor’s Pool ? Details will be included in the 2019 membership ticket

  2. Fishing at Challinor’s Pool has been reported to be very hard?A netting will take place and if the stocking is not right then this will be addressed. It will become a mixed fishery and members were asked not to judge the pool too early but to judge it at the next AGM

  3. Night fishing on the River Dove will now be £50. Is this fair ?This will be up to individual members to decide

  4. What is happening at the car park at Stanley Pool by the Sailing Club since is not considered to be safe parking since a bonfire had been held there ?This will be resolved

  5. What is happeningabout the cormorants on Stanley Pool? Geoff Beckett has applied for a shooting licence

  6. Will the combination lock number at North Road appear in the 2019 membership ticket ? Details will be included in the 2019 membership ticket

  7. To increase income has the Committee considered introducing a 6 month ticket ? This has been trialled previously but membership did not increase

  8. How can members change rules ? A notice of motion needs to be submitted 14 days prior to the AGM and this will then be put to a vote at the AGM

John Davey gave a brief update on Stanley Pool – he reported that work is still planned for CRT to carry out repairs to the Bagnall wall and that CRT have promised to cut the hedgerow along the shallows . He added that some modifications will take place to the platforms at no cost to the Society

CHAIRMANS REPORT 2018