AGM

  • The meeting was opened by the Chairman Howard Barker at 0900 with 15 members present.
  • Apologies ; The President Alan Mellon due to lockdown in Kirklees.
  • The Minutes of the 60th/61st Annual General Meeting were read. The 61st AGM not held due to the Pike Fold GC being closed.
  • Matters arising. None. Agreed as a true record by Kevin Grace and seconded by Paul Daniels.
  • The Chairman Howard Barker gave his address; a welcome to everyone. He reported on the effects of Covid 19 and that he was delighted with the attendance figures since the reopening of golf clubs. He thanked the Secretary, The Service Secretaries and Mark Richardson for their work. He thanked the members for their attendance.
  • There were; Sandmoor 53, Davyhulme 59, Childwall 45 Penrith 47, Wheatley 51
  • To receive the accounts from Tony Brown, these were presented and accepted by those present.  The balance was 788.55. The main expenditure being the refurbishment of four trophies; Brian Moncaster, Vic Milnes, NF Protection & the Scarborough. The availably of space was reviewed and the three major winners for 2019. James Benson cu, Si Whitehead gm and Andrew Dracup wy  had their names engraved.
  • To elect the officers of the society; Howard Barker was elected as Chairman and Tony Brown as Secretary and Alan Mellon as President.
  • Fixtures 2021; May Lancashire June Cumbria, July West Yorkshire,
  • August Cheshire, September North Yorkshire, October AGM Manchester.
  • Standard and Behaviour – Muneer Saif sy.
  • Muneer asked if the NFBGS had a procedure for race discrimination. Howard replied that race discrimination would not be tolerated. A committee would investigate a complaint and effect a ban on that person if proven. If the complaint was upheld, an apology would be expected and a two year ban would be affected. With no apology the ban would be a lifetime. Kevin Grace also provided a principle used by the National Fire Service Golf Section, outlining a procedure that required a written report and backed up if possible by a witness statement. Neil Spratt stated that an incident of
  • race discrimination must be brought to the attention of the society officials.
  • Play events more centrally – Bob Goodman ny The meeting reviewed this proposal noting that the organiser has green fee cost limitations and the most remote Service, Cumbria have huge travel distances. The attendance numbers where at record levels and the system of a starting sheet booked in advance had been a welcome development.
  • Can the AGM take place after the competition - Keith Woodhams me The majority of members thought the 0900 start time for the AGM should remain.
  • Missing Trophies – Secretary The Cumbrian Shield and the Graham Harlington trophy had not been returned since 1917 attempts had been made to recover them and proved unsuccessful.
  • Majors over five events – Secretary To improve administration, it was decided to have five events in 2021 concluding in September. Then return to six which included the October meeting 2021 and five through to September 2022, to win a major the best three scores count.
  • Boost the prize pot - Kevin Grace ch Kevin stated that the current 200 prize fund was not enough these days. The meeting proposed that the Secretaries round the green fee up to include an amount that increased the prize fund. Howard thanked the members for their attendance and closed the meeting at 0944
  • Raffle total 200.00