The Annual General Meeting (AGM) takes place on 1st December 2021 at Houldsworth Working Mens Club 8.30pm.
Only the business of the AGM is discussed with the election of club officers and the hearing and debating of Notices of Motion (NOM).
Officers of the club are elected to serve a 3 year term, restanding for election, after that term.
Officers standing for relection or election -
Chairman - Mike Bickley
Treasurer - Simon WIlliamson
Junior Secretary - Paul Wright
Match Sectreatry - Paul Slee (currently co-opted)
Head Bailiff - Lee Cherry (currently co-opted)
General Purpose committee member - Simon Thewlis (currently co-opted)
The following posts are vacant and members interested are invited to stand
Club Secretary - Essentially the "Top Job", the Club Secretary co-ordiantes, with the other committee members and general membership, all the activities of the club.
Minutes Secretary - Keeping an accurate record of the events of the Committee, General, and Annual General meetings and providing a copy of the minutes to the Club Secretary and Chairman.
Banks Officer - The banks officer is responsible for everything above the waterline on Jackson's pond. In particular ensuring that the venue is a safe and secure place to fish. In practice this means identifying things that need to be done and then arranging with the rest of the committee a suitable workforce (a few people, or a work party etc) to carry it out.
Fisheries Officer - At present the regeneration program that is a "work in progress" is looked after by the committee as a whole. However, if a member with the appropriate experience and knowledge of lentic ecosystems were available, the club would be glad to have them on board.
Membership Secretary - This role involves keeping an accurate record of the membership and attendance at meetings. The issuing of renewals and new memberships as laid down in the rules and regulations of the club.
The notices of motion that are proposed by club members are read out at the preceding 3 general meetings, but not discussed. This gives members time to formulate their opinions on each matter. At the AGM the proposer and seconder of the motion must be present for their NOM to be heard. The proposer then clarifies their reason for the NOM. It can them be discussed by the membership after which the proposer has a right to reply and close the discussion. The NOM is then voted upon (for full details of NOM''s and their presentation see the clubs rulebook)
Notices of Motion proposed for 2021
Laurie French and Rick O'Pray - The number of pegs reserved for pleasure anglers on Jacksons during matches be increased to 10.
Laurie French and Rick O'Pray - Should any able bodied angler be using a disabled peg when pleasure fishing, when a disabled angler arrives to fish. Then, the able bodied angler must vacate that peg should the disabled angler request it. (This rule would not apply to bona-fide club matches)
The committee - Increase the clubs membership to 250
The committee - Ground bait may be used in moderation, by pole cup and feeder only.
The committee - Revoke rule 25 which says "all unused bait must be taken away (it must not be thrown into the water)
The committee - Change the "associate membership" to a "carers permit"