MINUTES OF THE EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETING OF NORTHUMBERLAND BADMINTON ASSOCIATION HELD AT BENFIELD CENTRE FOR SPORTING EXCELLENCE ON SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 2011 AT 6.00 p.m.
The Hon Chairman Mr Dennis Gray, welcomed those present to this EGM of Northumberland Badminton Association.
PRESENT Representatives of the following Northumberland clubs: Benfield Bears, Benfield Community Badminton Club, Blyth Tynedale, Elmfield, Hexham Private, Jesmond Dene, NCBC, NESLC, Newcastle Medicals, Newcastle Telecom, Newcastle University, Norham, the Northumberland Club, Northumbria University, Riverside Leisure Centre (Morpeth), St Gabriels, The Parks, Wallsend Bewicke, Whitley Bay and Whitley Chapel.
Mr R Pearson (Hon President), Mr D Gray (Hon Chairman) and Miss J Brown (Hon Treasurer). Mrs A Thompson, member of the Management Committee (League Secretary) was also present.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE Mr I Ferguson (Hon Vice President), Mrs N Waterfield (Hon Secretary), Mr R Taylor, (Management Committee), and Mr M Waterfield (Management Committee).
MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS EGM
The Minutes of the previous EGM, held on Sunday 5 September 2010, were approved by the club representatives present and duly signed by the Chairman as a true record of the proceedings.
APPROVAL AND ADOPTION OF ANNUAL ACCOUNTS FOR 2010-11
The Hon Treasurer presented to the meeting the Annual Accounts for 2010-11, still awaiting audit, and the Finance Board report. After a brief discussion of the report, the meeting agreed unanimously to adopt the Accounts as presented.
APPOINTMENT OF AUDITOR FOR 2010-11
It was unanimously agreed that Mr Sheffield, subject to his agreement, should act as Auditor for 2011-12.
Post Meeting Note: Mr Sheffield confirmed his agreement to audit 2011-12 accounts.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
The Chairman referred to the new NBA website and noted special thanks were due to the volunteers who had worked hard to develop the site, particularly Mr Andrew McGill. The site was still considered as work in progress but would prove to be very useful to the Association. Feedback from club members would be welcome so that the site could be developed further.
The Chairman then thanked all those present for attending and closed the meeting.