OCTOBER MEETING 2017
PRESENT HOWARD, GEOFF, TONY, MARK, NIC
APOLOGIES FROM JULIAN
Howard recounted his trip to HQ, with photographic evidence, CONGRATULATIONS
AGM & PRESENTATION EVENING: Plans for the AGM are in hand. Nic requested names of umpires who umpired a final, the Man of the Match winners. Most sporting team and umpire of the season were agreed. Mark to email all teams for any further data regarding achievements and special awards for the AGM. Rule changes are merely adjustments with ideas re pink balls to be put forwards as a suggestion (no voting required). There are a number of trophies in the mix following the folding of Kidderminster Umpires Association.
FINANCE: Geoff produced a detailed historical account relating to registration fees. The nub of which is as in the table below.
|COSTS PER TEAM||2015/16||2016/17||2017/18|
|TO RUN THE LEAGUE||£122||£147||£156|
Conclusion: Costs are increasing, with greater need for more sponsorship to balance the books.
Consideration to be given to financially challenged teams.
CURRENT ACCOUNT £445.00
DEPOSIT ACCOUNT £1861.00
COMPOSITION OF LEAGUE: Mark is to issue is annual advert to all clubs in an attempt to bolster the size of our league. Consideration is to be given to a truly open invitation cup, following the success of inviting an team from outside the league in last year’s AB Cup.
INSURANCE is a concern. The secretary will invite reps from insurance companies to address the March meeting.
HANDBOOK: An example of a team page has been drawn up by Wilden which will be circulated to officers for consideration.
DISCIPLINARY: Apology has been received from Ryan Derrick re behavioural issues.
OTHER: The secretary believes we should be pro-active re ECB and will circulate his ideas for comment.