PROBUS CLUB ANNUAL GENNERAL MEETING
Thursday 4 July 2019
1 Members Present & Apologies received: Present - 33 Apologies - 12
2 Chairman’s Report;
welcomed all this final meeting
of the season and his last as Chairman. He said he had been privileged to be
the Club Chairman, thanking Members for their support. He said the year had
been successful because of the hard working and fully supportive committee. He
named committee members and thanked them for their individual contributions. David Brittain
3 Matters arising from last General Meeting; There were none reported.
4 Secretary’s Report; Secretary reminded members that this was the third and final time he had brought the draft list of members and their details to a meeting where they could inspect their individual details for inclusion into the 2019 – 2020 year book. Some members had already done this and a few brought further amendments and additions to be included.
5 Treasurer’s Report; The finance spread sheet was projected onto screen. See appendix
explained items to the members and answered their questions. There was a small
deficit for the year but this was not considered serious. Treasurer thanked A. John Brett
for examining the account. The clubs membership fee will remain at £50 for the
year 2019 - 20. Brian Leveridge
Acceptance of the account was proposed by
David Edwards and seconded .
The members accepted the accounts without dissent. Chairman thanked the Treasurer
and Mike Thomas (accounts examiner) for their
work. Brian Leveridge
6 Social Secretary’s Report;
spoke about the two
successful visits during the year. The first was to the Meteorological Office
September, which was oversubscribed and enjoyed by all who attended. The second
was to the Royal Naval College Dartmouth in Peter
which 44 attended and enjoyed by all.
There were two outside Lunches during the Year. Both the Victoria and the Belmont
were very successful however, the , based on previous year’s
experience was not though to be satisfactory. Other hotels including the Bedford at Sidmouth to
be investigated for next year’s lunches. Riviera
7 In-house Lunch Secretary’s Report;
said there are 31 for
lunch today. The Lunch was Roast Chicken with bacon and vegetables followed by fresh
fruit salad. Maurice
8 Speaker Secretary’s Report; Chairman thanked
for his work. In Ron Smith Ron’s absence he then
introduced (Dep. Speaker’s Secretary).
Venning Tony reviewed this year’s speakers.
The members had rated these. High marks were given to most speakers; the clubs
own speakers were especially high. He gave a brief description for next years
speakers some of which have been to the club before. The programme for next
year will soon be finalised and appear in next year’s yearbook.
9 Membership Secretary Report; As Neville Lister was unable to attend the AGM, and sent his report before the meeting. Three members have died this year:
and Glynn Whittle. Attendance
statistics were also presented showing an average meeting attendance of 67%. Mike Shaw
Membership at start of year 50 Ordinary 1 Emeritus
Membership at end of year 48 Ordinary 0 Emeritus
10 Archivist’s report;
summarised details of the archive and how it was subject to the GDPR rules. David Edwards
11 Prior to the formal election of officers the Chairman proposed an amendment to the constitution to allow the current Secretary to serve for a second year. This amendment was seconded and unanimously agreed by the members present.
Election of Officers; The Chairman tabled the list of members who had volunteered to serve as Officers of the Club 2019/2020:
Deputy Chairman -
Deputy Secretary -
Treasurer / Web Administrator –
Deputy Treasurer -
Speaker Secretary -
Deputy Speaker Secretary -
Social Secretary -
Assistant Social Secretary (in-house lunches) -
Membership Secretary -
Accounts Examiner -
Chairman asked members to consider the List en-bloc and its acceptance was proposed by
Mike Thomas and seconded by .
The membership accepted the proposal. Robert Harland
12 Presentation of badge to retiring Chairman;
Lacey thanked for his excellent
Chairmanship during the past year. David
wished Stephen and the new committee
well for the coming year 2019/20 and transferred the ‘Chairman’s Badge’.
13 Any other Business; Guy Smith passed me his personal information for inclusion in next years yearbook and Henry Gooding amended his email address.
14 Next General Meeting; 5 September 2019. Speaker
to talk about “Wartime Dalditch Camp”. Vote of thanks Simon Fogg
15 Next Committee Meeting 5 September 2019 at 09:45.