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Exmouth Club’s A.G.M. 2011

The Exmouth Club held their AGM on Wednesday 1st June at the club premises of Age Concern in New Street.

Club President and Treasurer, Mark Abbott, took the chair and advised those present that things ran at a financial loss this season. Some fat had been used up, and there might be enough left to carry on without change for another season, but that would leave nothing in the kitty. He advised that it would be prudent to avoid this danger by raising subscriptions now. After some discussion, it was felt that an increase from £20 p.a. to £30, although a 50% increase, would still represent good value, when one bore in mind the facilities available at Age Concern, and the subscriptions of other clubs in the county. Passed unanimously.

Team Captain, Bob Jones, reported on team successes in winning Devon’s Div. 2 (the Mamhead Cup), and the Exeter & District League Div. 1 the night before (see previous report) – these were the top two tournaments the club had entered.  However, he had been somewhat frustrated in other tournaments, by a number of factors  – lack of available players, work commitments etc. and he sought more team captains for some of the teams to share the repsonsibility.

Mark Abbott was congratulated on becoming Devon’s Individual Champion and retaining the club Championship.

Plans were then discussed for the  next season.

Club members at the AGM. Seated (l-r): Tom Badlan; Mark Abbott; John Stephens; Fred Hodge; Standing: Malcolm Belt; Obie Ebanks; Simon Blake; Oliver Wensley.

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