NOTES FROM 45th ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Friday 15 May 2015
Douglas Thomson, Gary McGill, Ken Richardson, Matt Dixon, Martin Bennett, Chris Bredin, Stuart Cunningham, Gordon Dixon, Stuart Bell, John Smith, Iain Cunningham, Craig Young, Anne Young, Ross Plenderleith, Paul Birrell, Chris Archer, Scott Watson, Alan Dowell, Paul Fensom, Billy Edment, Graeme Crow, David Mitchell, Jack Frame, Gavin Brown, Anne Brown, Nick Chadwick, Ally Maclennan, Anthony Timlin, Alison Timlin, Dave Thomas, Brian Grant, Stuart Thompson, Jason Dawes, Neil Dori-Muir, Tom McNeil, Dougie Wood, Garry Anderson, Mark Green, Angela Blundell, Mark Osborne, Euan Richardson, Jon Blundell (41 persons).
Barry McKeown, Callum McKeown, Colin Wells, Mark Dixon, Helen Morrison, Robert Dow, Gerry Keating, Grant Barclay.
Minutes of 44th AGM of Linlithgow RFC
Were approved (Nick Chadwick proposing, Gavin Brown seconding).
Matters Arising from 44th AGM
No matters were arising.
Reports on Season 2014/15
Both the outgoing President, Craig Young, and Director of Rugby, Jon Blundell, presented reports on the 2014-15 season.
Introduction of Annual Accounts
Accounts were presented.
There was a 10 minute adjournment to allow members to view audited accounts.
There was brief discussion, but no questions were tabled.
Approval of Accounts for 2014/15
The accounts were unanimously approved, having been proposed by Stuart Cunningham and seconded by Gordon Dixon.
Review of Social Membership and Affiliated Clubs
The following information on membership was presented to the meeting:
The proposal on membership fees (see President’s Report) was proposed by Ally Maclennan, seconded by Anthony Timlin and unanimously approved by the meeting.
Motions for AGM
A motion was brought to the meeting (see Appendix 3) by the outgoing Executive (proposed Jon Blundell, seconded Ken Richardson) to make various minor changes to the Club Constitution.
The Motion received unanimous support when put to the meeting.
Appointment of Auditor
Grant Barclay was proposed as Club Auditor (Dave Thomas, seconded by Ken Richardson) – this was possible following the redefinition of the Auditor role as approved by the AGM last year. This received unanimous approval.
Honorary Vice President and Honorary Life Membership
Craig Young was proposed by the outgoing Executive Committee as Honorary Vice President. This was unanimously endorsed by the meeting.
There were no proposals for Honorary Life Membership.
Election of Office Bearers
The outgoing committee then demitted office and the election of office-bearers for the new season was made. All candidates were supported unanimously, there being only one at most for each role:
President (not filled)
Vice President John Smith
Director of Rugby Gordon Dixon
Director of Youth Rugby Paul Fensom
Hon. Secretary Ken Richardson
Hon. Treasurer Alison Timlin
Club Captain Chris Bredin
Vice Captain Stuart Bell
Membership Secretary Angela Blundell
Fixture Secretary (Playing Group to advise)
Match Secretary (Playing Group to advise)
Merchandising Matt Dixon
Ground Convenor Gordon Dixon
PRO (marketing & comms group)
Referees’ Secretary Ally Maclennan
Fundraising Convener (group to be formed to replace 2020 Fundraising Group)
Entertainments Convener (Admin Group)
The meeting concluded with the Secretary thanking all volunteers who had contributed to the Club over the last year and to those who had turned out at the AGM.
17 May 2015