OF THE AGM OF DORKING BADMINTON CLUB
ON MONDAY 17TH
1. Present:- Sue Hoad, Mark Carleton, Mike Wood, Mike Knott,
Kim Bulman, Simon Fuller, Karen Marsden, Paul Novell,
Suellen Peskett, Joanne Pumphrey and Hannah Taylor
2. Apologies: - Sue Murrell and Ladies Afternoon
members, Muhith Ahmed, Sheila Budd, Sophie Dudgeon,
Sue de la Hoyde, Suzanne Hunter, Sheila Knott, Paul Lowe, Robin Marshall, Nic May, Paul Steiner and Chris Walker.
3. Minutes of the 2012 AGM:- These had been
4. Matters Arising:- Web site – The Chairman has
been able to make some changes to content but further updating was required. Club Shirts – Suzanne Hunter
had organized new red/black shirts which had been well received.
5. Ladies Section Report:- There have been
three new (younger) members but there is still scope for more new members as
there is not always a full attendance.
6. Junior Section Report:- The
pre-Christmas sessions were run by 3 coaches – Mike, Mark and Paul Novell with
some help from senior members. Coaching was organized on each of the sessions,
which covered all age groups. For various reasons only Mike was available after
Christmas and sessions were used for club singles and doubles tournaments with
assistance from Jack Pickford and Tom Quick.
7. Senior Section Report:- The sessions had
worked well with the invited Juniors integrating well. Terryʼs
Tournament had been well supported (Winner Muhith
Ahmed). Karen expressed concern over the coaching on club nights which she felt
had affected the standard of games even after coaching had finished. It was
felt that any coaching should be on a separate night.
8. Team Reports:- Results:-
Mixed - Guildford P 10, W 4 (Div 1 5th )
8 W 6 (Div 7 2nd)
W5 (Div 5 Top) Achieved by
winning last match 5 - 1.
Ladies - Surrey P8 W8 (Div 3 Top ) Hannah advised
that a consistent team was fielded. Suzanne
and Kim appeared as the best Ladies Doubles performers in all divisions with
Sue and Hannah the next best.
W5 D1 (Div2 Top)
Surrey P6 W3 (Div 6 3rd) -
Surrey 4s P
8 W 0 D1 (Div 1 Bottom)This team was used to give match experience
to some of the Juniors
Team Tournament Although
we beat Bourne, they were given a walkover against Stepgates
and progressed to the final.
9. Treasurerʼs Report:- Mike Wood
advised a small profit of £135.19 had been achieved so that over the last two
years we had broken even. Although we held a considerable balance in reserve,
this acted as a cushion against bad years when membership dropped as happened a
few years ago. It also meant we didnʼt have cash-flow
problems at the beginning of the winter season when most expenditure arises.
10. Subscriptions for 2012-13:- Mike Knott advised that the
Affiliation Fees were being changed by Badminton England with fees charged per
Junior or Senior member. Mike Wood recommended an increase in the
Winter Subscription to £112, Reduced to £102 if paid by 1st October, and the
Match Fees to remain at £4.00. (Ladies Afternoon and Junior
subscriptions to be confirmed.)
11. Election of Officers for 2013-14:- The following
• President Sue Hoad
• Vice President
! ! Sheila Knott
• Chairman Mark Carleton
• Secretary Simon Fuller
• Treasurer Mike Wood
• Captain !
! ! Paul Steiner (to be confirmed as not present)
• Vice Captain Sue de la Hoyde
• Match Secretary Suzanne Hunter
• Ladies Afternoon Rep Sue Murrell
• Welfare Officer Sophie Dudgeon
• Junior Reps Mike Knott
• Senior Reps Karen Marsden, Paul
12. Election of Auditor:- Nicola Novell
was agreed as Auditor and thanked for her work in reviewing the Accounts. Mike
Wood would put on record that he was holding Premium Bonds in trust for the
Any Other Business:-
It was felt that the coaching received from Dean George had been beneficial but
would be better on a Sunday evening, combined with match practice/team
selection in September and on match nights when there was only one match. Costs
of coaching should be recovered from those taking part.
Junior and Senior session times - Mike Knott advised that during the summer
the Juniors had been split into two groups, ʻAʼ
- Year 8 and below and ʻBʼ - Year 9 and
above, including those invited to last seasonʼs
Senior sessions. This had been more manageable. He proposed that this split
continued but was unsure how this could be accommodated with the Senior Club
session. After discussion it was agreed that Mike would approach the school
about an earlier start time with the ideal timings being:-
ʻAʼ Junior session 5.45pm to 6.45pm
ʻBʼ Junior session 6.45pm to 7.45pm
Senior Club session 7.45pm to 10pm with
invited Juniors allowed to stay until 8.30pm
of Junior sessions - Mike Knott
advised that he would be giving up his coaching role in the near future, maybe
at the end of next season or the following one. He would be happy to take
charge of the ʻAʼ group sessions but would
prefer another coach to take charge of the ʻBʼ
group. ! The new timing of the ʻBʼ group
should make it easier for other coaches to make the sessions, work commitments
permitting. It was felt we may have to commit to hiring a professional coach to
provide continuity at the sessions and the following were given actions to
investigate the possibility - Mike Knott to enquire of possibility with BE,
!Simon Fuller with MVDC and Mark with Leisure Centres. Hannah Taylor suggested
that if we wanted addition help with Juniors, Duke of
Edinburgh candidates could assist as part of their volunteering.
13.4 Invited Juniors - Mike Knott
advised that at least 4 of the existing invited juniors would be going to
university in September so the numbers would be reduced. There were only two
other juniors to recommend be invited - Jack Quick and Leith Osborne.
13.5 Shuttles - Kim mentioned
that the Ladies had found the shuttles too fast at the end of the season. Mike
advised that when he purchased the last supply, the suppliers were a few tubes
short of the normal slower speed (77) and made up the order with 78s. These
should have been used on club nights.