PASALB AGM 2018
Forty Second Annual General Meeting held at 7pm on Thursday 7th June 2018, at the Hoop and Grapes Public House, 80 Farringdon Street, London EC4A 4BL
The following is extracted from the minutes. Members can see a full copy of the minutes on request.
Committee members In attendance:
Mr Joannes, Mr Foxsmith, Mr Bavington, Mr Preece, Mr Burnham-Richards, Mr walaszkowski and Mr Williams.
Non committee members of the Association also attended
Apologies for Absence:
Ms Pike,Mr Yolland, Mr Willacy, Mr Leppard,Mr Stanbury, Mr Berriman.
The minutes were proposed by Mr Foxsmith, and adopted.
Committee business has been conducted electronically this year with one get-together at the John Betejeman and discussion ahead of Meet The Manager.Whilst this remains a good approach in principle, the loss of a planned social event had also meant the loss of a face to face discussion and highlighted the need to have at least two or three of these during the season focussed on events such as the Christmas social.
Mr Bavington presentred his report and budget forecast. Minutes of these reports are not published online, but are available to any member who wishes to see them or request from the secretary or treasurer. Mr Bavington received a vote of thanks from the committee.
In all £234 was raised including the Fanstasy League. There was no Christmas draw this year but a raffle at Meet The Manager raised £115; Mr Burnham-Richards thanked Mr Yolland for providing prizes and Mr Williams for organizing the draw.
Membership stands at 139, the highest for four seasons (120 the previous year), with a good retention rate. Mr Preece hoped that an early South East game will provide an opportunity for promoting membership.
Mr Preece was standing down as Membership Secretary and the meeting gave him a vote of thanks for his efforts in organizing membership, including ensuring that PASALB’s records are compliant with new data legislation.
Technical problems that have effected newsletter distribution remain but a work around has been devised while a fix is being progressed. The company which supports our website will no longer be able to do so. Mr Joannes will look to secure a similar arrangement elsewhere.
PASALB FC won the APFSCIL Plate, beating Panathanaikos 4 – 1 and finished second in Division Two to Bristol City.
Mr Willacy will run the side next season and hopes to arrange a foreign tour.
Following promotion to Division Two, PASALB has continued to put out a full team for all its games with five wins and four losses to date. However, many other teams throughout the APFSCIL Darts League have not been able to get full teams out and there have been problems getting fixtures played. PASALB still has two games left and it is unlikely these will be played in June.
The fixture situation, with games having to be cancelled and re-arranged at short notice may see PASALB change its home pub. The Hoop and Grapes is busy and getting a new night can be difficult. Another venue, already used by four APFSCIL teams, has four boards and, therefore, more flexibility for re-arranging games.
The joint team with Barrow, One Nil To The Referee, usually manages to get a full team out but results have not been favourable, with a trend of losing 4-3 leads. Mr Burnham-Richards thanked those who have played for enabling PASALB to continue to fulfil its fixtures and new players remain welcome.
Chair – Mr Foxsmith;
Treasurer – Mr Bavington
General Secretary – Mr Williams;
Fund Raising – Mr Burnham-Richards;
Membership – Ms Lloyd was elected to replace Mr Preece;
Newsletter/website editor – Mr Joannes;
Travel – vacant; Social Secretary – vacant ;
Darts – Mr walaszkowski;
Pool – Mr Burnham-Richards;
Football – Mr Willacy.
Non-Portfolio – Mr Yolland Ms Pike, Mr Leppard and Mr Stanbury and Mr Jameson
Next committee meeting – to be confirmed, after the League 1 fixtures are released. The meeting will focus on deciding what to do about social events and consider opportunities to promote PASALB at South East games.
With the meeting concluded, PASALB member Mr Matt Tiller provided entertainment with comedy songs and recollections of life in Plymouth which were greatly enjoyed.