Notice of 2019 AGM & SGM

The Club's Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 25 October starting at 7.30 p.m.


The official calling notice for the meeting is attached, giving details of the Agenda. For now, and well in advance of the meeting, I wanted to bring to your attention the posts which are likely to be vacant on the Management Committee and therefore will need filling. I should add, of course, that all posts on the Management Committee are re-elected each year and may be contested if members wish to do so - the posts below are being mentioned because they will be vacated by those currently holding them and members may wish to consider putting themselves forward.

After a number of years of sterling service, David Smith will be standing down as Treasurer. David has guided us successfully through to having a solid set of finances of which most clubs would be highly jealous. We will miss his sound judgment on the Management Committee.

The post of Secretary is also likely to be vacant, with Andy Stenning potentially taking on another role within the Club. Similarly, and although it is not a Management Committee position, the role of Membership Secretary will be vacant.

Finally, I have decided not to let my name go forward for another year as Chairman. It is unusual in the Club's recent history for a Chairman to serve a short time but I have reached the conclusion that I cannot, with the demands of my job, give sufficient time to the role to be as effective as the Club needs its Chairman to be.

All cricket clubs survive on volunteers giving their time, and the above posts on the Management Committee are no different. If you think that you might be prepared to serve in any of the above roles, please let me know or talk to one of the other members of the Management Committee.

Also attached is a calling notice and agenda for a Special General Meeting of the Club which the Management Committee is calling to consider proposed changes to the Constitution. Most of these are changes which we have little realistic choice about, as they involve updates to the Constitution which are required by the Hampshire Cricket Board if we are to retain Clubmark status, or are required to maintain our Club Premises Certificate, or our status as a Community Amateur Sports Club which is financially beneficial. One further change which has been suggested, and which the Management Committee support, is to allow Junior Playing Members to vote on all matters at an AGM provided they are 18 or older on the day of the meeting. Full details will be provided at the meeting which will be held immediately before the AGM.

If approved, these changes would take effect for the AGM.

I look forward to seeing you on 25 October at the Club.

Ed Hellings