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AGM – Monday 26th June 2017

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Please find below the minutes of the last AGM for your information.


Minutes of the 44th Annual General Meeting of Garnock Rugby Club
Eglinton Inn, Beith on 27th June 2016

G Reid, R Nisbet, M Hoynes, A Anderson, J Holmes, j Miller, A Armstrong, R Dominy
Minutes of the 43rd Annual General Meeting
There were no amendments proposed to the minutes of the 43rd Annual General Meeting
Proposed –R Stalker Seconded –A King
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
Welcome to Garnock Rugby Club’s Annual General Meeting.
The past season has been a difficult one for the 1st XV however due to a good run of results toward the end of the season we ultimately finished in 7th place in West Division 1. The Gunn Cup was won back from Lenzie following a 32-7 victory however the Brian Gilbert Memorial Cup was retained by Kilmarnock.
Disappointingly we were unable to field a 2nd XV last season and efforts must be made to field a second team on as many occasions as possible in the coming season.
Our Senior coaches Jared Reekie and Barry Fitzgerald have worked tirelessly this season and our thanks go to them for all their efforts. Gavin Blackburn has been appointed coach for the upcoming season and laterally he worked with Jared and Barry helping to prepare the team for the final few league games
In the Junior Section our numbers have continued to grow due to the great work of our development officer Gavin Blackburn, modern apprentices and all of our junior coaches. Our Junior Convenor and his various Junior Committee members are doing a fantastic job and it is great to see the Junior Section thriving
The financial position of the club remains on a firm footing and huge thanks must go to all our sponsors without whom we would struggle to survive. A number of social functions were held during the year in order to raise club funds and thanks must go to all involved particularly Jim Hood in respect of the Sportsman’s Dinner and all those who organised the end of season Dinner Dance
Finally I must thank all of the committee for their hard work and effort and also Colin & Linda for their continued support and use of the Eglinton.
Treasurers Report
An audited copy of the accounts was presented to the members present by Club Treasurer Peter McCarroll.
The meeting agreed the accounts
Proposed – A King Seconded – C Holmes
Rates of Subscription
The meeting agreed that the rates of subscription should remain the same for next season
Proposed – J Wilson Seconded – A Brocket

Election of Office Bearers
Honorary Presidents – Unfortunately R Johnston passed away during the year
Honorary Vice Presidents Unfortunately D MacFarland passed away during the year
Jared Reekie (Snr) was proposed and was unanimously elected as an Honorary Vice President

Office Bearers
Office Proposed Proposer Seconder
President R Stalker B Walker T Wallace
Vice President T Wallace R Stalker C Sheil
Treasurer P McCarroll A King J Wilson
Secretary D Perry R Stalker T Wallace
Fixture S’tery N Armstrong B Walker D Perry
All the above were elected unopposed
Club Captain TBC
2nd XV Captain TBC
Junior Convenor D Shaw
Auditor TBC ( R Jamieson resigning due to retirement )
General Committee
Name Proposer Seconder
B Walker Standing member
A King Standing member
J Wilson Standing member
J Holmes Standing member
A Anderson Standing member

Scott Livingstone, Jim Hood and Fraser Miller were standing down as members of the General Committee and accordingly nominations were sought from the floor. Those detailed below were elected unopposed to the General Committee

Name Proposer Seconder
P Campbell R Stalker D Shaw
P Dominy B Walker R Craig
C Sheils T Wallace D Shaw
L Wynn F Miller A Miller
The Club Captain once confirmed will also join the General Committee

Gavin Blackburn the Club Youth Development Officer gave a Report on the progress being made with Rugby in schools in the Garnock Valley and the surrounding area. This was a positive Report with good progress being made. K Walker and R Dominy had been selected as part of the Glasgow U18 squad

James Wilson proposed thanks to all the club sponsors and to those below for help in the raising of funds
A Anderson – obtaining sponsorship and arranging the copying of programme inserts
A Brocket – collection of subscriptions
J Hood – programme advert sales, obtaining sponsors and pitchside raffle
A McTaggart – obtaining advertisers
J Holmes – organising Christmas raffle
A King – organising Christmas raffle, programme adverts and sponsors
R King – assisting with pitchside raffle
T Dickson – production of programme inserts and organising the 100 Club
C Holmes – assisting with fundraising
H Reekie – assisting with fundraising

A King thanked J Wilson for all the hard work he puts in throughout the year

A brief update was provided in relation to the potential development at Lochshore. It was explained this was still in the hands of the Local Authority.
J McGowan asked if it was possible for payments to be collected via the club website . It was agreed that the possibility of using a Paypal account would be explored

Meeting Closed

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