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Minutes of Clan Pompey AGM Season Ending 2013-14
Venue: The Wash Bar, 11-13 North Bank Street, Edinburgh, EH1 2LP Date: 26th July 2014 Time: 12:30 for 13:00
Attendees: Simon Bowman ( Chairman), Neil Wiggins, Steve John, Alan Cottingham, Neil Davies, Richard Brook, Andrew White, Jan Edwards, Dougie Tomlinson, Carl Wrightson, Sam and Martin Shields, Bob Blanks, Suzie Blanks, Stephen Blanks, Gav Rudd, Rachel Renihan and Gavin, Ben Casey, John and Michael Redford, Paul Chappell & daughter), Scott Clark, Craig Dishington, Stanley and Elsie Wiggins (part)
Apologies: Ken Wilson, Michael Maunder, Sarah Jane Edwards, Matt Parvin, Scott McKenzie, Brian Brooks
1. Previous minutes (comments);
2. Accounts/expenditure: Steve to give brief summary; Steve explained that we had achieved all we set out to do at last year’s AGM, notably the objective of reducing the cash balance from c£1000 to c£800 which had been achieved by reducing membership fees for the year, we made a bit of a loss on Hartlepool trip which was priced too tightly. We now have 69 paying members compared to just 31 three years ago.
3. Office Bearers; Chairman/merchandise: Simon Bowman Vice Chairman: Neil Wiggins Treasurer: Steve John Secretary: Alan Cottingham Membership: Rob Stevenson Web/Admin: Brian Brooks Social: Ken Wilson Transport/Travel: Scott Clark
Current office bearers are all willing to carry on in roles. Morgan be added to the Committee as he felt they would make a valuable contribution.
The Chairman extended a warm welcome and thanked all those involved in running Clan Pompey.
Subscription – there was much debate over what was an acceptable price for individual and family memberships, a delicate balance in finding a price at which the Clan can break even. We may charge more than other PFC Supporters clubs but we do more together, ie away coaches, buffets, Christmas lunch etc. We don’t want to deter “armchair” members who don’t attend matches or gatherings, those who do actively participate had no issue with higher membership fees.
A rise in annual fees to £10 single/ £5 per child with a cap of £20 for a family was voted upon and approved.
How to attract new Clan membership, agreed that the Clan flag at grounds is the best advert. Facebook page membership now at 500.
No new suggestions for website, well done Brian for how it currently looks. The map of members location is a good addition. The Twitter account is not used so this can be retired.
5. Matches and Travel:
Games for next season, Tranmere, Bury, Hartlepool, Carlisle (Stuart Borrill’s stag weekend 3 & 4 April 2015), York. Fleetwood
Clan Big Day Oot - Mini bus/coach/train – Stephen Blanks mentioned that he works for Stagecoach and could potentially get the Clan a 30% discount on any size bus or coach for away
Steve proposed that Neil Davies, Nigel Parr and Paul
fixtures ( NB we would have to leave it in a better state than last season’s Hartlepool coach!). Next action: Clan Travel coordinator (Scott Clark) to contact Stephen when away games decided.
T-shirts for new season – Michael’s bus design adopted as front of new season’s t-shirt. Neil W to continue with production of T-shirts.
Merchandise with new logo, agreed that Clan Pompey wristbands should be ordered in all sizes and sold to existing members and at away games to raise funds for the Clan. Michael and John to order and supply. Also looking at Silk Scarves. Redford and Sons to continue putting merchandise ideas to Clan committee throughout the season.
Badges – no new order this season, wristbands are this season’s must have!
Pompey Academy, a Clan donation was not discussed, many members have made individual donations.
Ride to Bury Cycle Ride – we donated £50 when approached by the ride organisers.
Clan Wreath for Remembrance Service at Haymarket, Craig funded this himself, well done Craig!
It was agreed that in most cases individual donations were suitable rather than the Clan donating, if a charity or organisation approach the Clan for sponsorship (eg the Ride to Bury) then Neil W will vet the request and consult the Committee for a decision on whether a Clan donation is suitable/appropriate.
Dependant on fixtures, Luton away on 28 Dec may be televised but do we want a Christmas do after Christmas? The Bon Accord will be the favoured venue for any bash.
9. AOB: Steve moaned about the beer, Jan moaned about the beer, Carl moaned about the beer! (I won’t forget!)
Then followed a highly entertaining football quiz, thanks to Brian for the questions and Neil for the picture round. Well done to Richard, Andrew, Carl and Alan who were the winners.