Northamptonshire Short Mat Bowls Association
Minutes of Committee Meeting held at Chicheley on 1st November 2021
Brian Nelson, Bob Clarridge, Dave Ekins, Brenda Hart and Jean Foster.
Brian opened the meeting at 11am and thanked everyone for attending.
Apologies. Chris Weston
The minutes of the previous meeting having been circulated to all club contacts, were proposed by Brenda seconded by Jean, confirmed and signed by the Chairman
As Chris is absent NSMBA bowl stickers to be dealt with at the next meeting.
NSMBA history had been completed by Chris Hopkins and is ready for including on the website. Brenda had thanked Chris on behalf of the committee for the excellent work.
Brenda presented a statement of accounts showing income and expenditure up to the end of October 2021, but was waiting for the Bank statement which are due any time.
She stated that the Bank card had now arrived and online Banking can now commence.
Jean gave the Treasurer £75. being the proceeds of the raffles keeping £26.60 as a float for future raffles
Brian as acting membership secretary to produce an up to-date list of club’s registrations and stated that two more clubs have made a request to join the NSMBA last week, also Roade SMBC are changing from affiliated to registering their players to participate in the league. Brian to send Roade SMBC a NSMBA membership form.
CountyManager and CaptainsReport
Dave reported on behalf of Chris and himself that as there had not been any response to the Chairman letter requesting help to run the league, that he will for the time being organise, keep the scores and run the teams entered in the League as follows, 8 in the evening and 2 x 5 teams in the day leagues and will send out the paperwork and score card accordingly. The commencement of games will start on 22nd November, the Committee thanked Dave for taking on yet another job.
He reported on the County friendly against Oxfordshire held at home on 3rd October with another win for Northants.
The Over 55s pairs held on 31st October at Bridgman Bowl Club was won by Steve McCallister and Chris Hopkins with Denise and Gordan Watts as runners up.
Chris had sent out all the application forms to club contacts for the NSMBA games and will organise according to replies. Brian stated the Manor will be sending in a team for the mixed 4s.
Regarding the County Friendly matches Oxfordshire had requested a further game at their venue on 8th January 2022.
Chris Hopkins is still working on obtaining safe Bowl Certificate at Bridgman B.C. to allow for games with Cambridge to be arranged.
Brenda had posted the NSMBA history and Dave reports on County games on the website, and will post the results of the over 55s.
- Brian to join ESMBA and apply to be County Safeguarding Officer
- Manor SMBC to play Friday afternoon instead of Wednesday evening
- The NSMBA letter heading was discussed and further amendments to be made.
- The hand gel and sanitiser to be positioned on a central table away from the floor mats when playing at B.B.C.
- Bob to look up the NSMBA agreed traveling expenses for the next meeting, which may have to be reviewed, due to general price increases.
Brian Nelson Chairman