GUWH AGM May 22nd 2022 7.30pm
Raj Doot Curry house Guildford.
Gavin, Kirsten, Paul, Kevin, Keith, Ed, Steph Freya, Karen C, Dan M, Louise M, Rob S
Jen, Rob L, Matt B
Minutes of last AGM:
Acceptance of the minutes: Proposed by Gavin & Seconded by Kevin
Reports from committee
Welcome to all. It is great to be back in a curry not Zoom
An interesting year for the club
starting in lockdown
Individual training started Mid-April
First session 17th May in the dive pit now moved to Wednesday with new start time 7.45 and main pool session as before.
Lido starting early June as usual
Thanks to Kevin for all the work during pandemic liaison with Freedom Leisure Management and trying to sort out bookings and registration. A great job.
WhatsApp group for registration is working well although there is feedback the teams are not always balanced from the spreadsheet. Opportunity for others to step up?? Please say if you are not happy.
31st July Barbipush: the best team won last year. Not date set for this year as we are awaiting someone to organise this first.
21st Aug BOA restart tournament we didn’t get a team together but some did play separately.
17th Oct Nautilus tournament we played well as a team and came 4th in the division just behind Sussex.
2022 Womens’ national qualifiers have already happened.
Prawle – a couple of campers went in 2021 and a new date is set for 2022.
Xmas curry happened
Spectrum updated their clubs’ webpage, but prior to the AGM I was unable to find information on us. We still get a fair number of enquires with no single source dominating. One person looked for the sport when a contestant mentioned it on “the chase”
Kevin showed a spreadsheet for the accounts 2021-2022
The trend is upwards but the report is missing £400 owed to the Lido. We are just keeping pace with Spectrum/ Lido price rises (some discussions with the Lido were necessary to make it viable as it is up 70% and they want to charge for ½ not 1/3 of the pool.
The bank account has been changed to avoid fees. Signatories are GC, KH, KM.
There have been some glitches with payments but the spreadsheet also generates the team. KMM asked to post photos on different group to avoid messing up the system.
We did have an advance subscription option but it became too complicated to run.
Associate membership is available to reduce fees for regular attendees but it is rarely used.
We had lots of visitors during covid as we were one of the few clubs playing.
BBpush this year will not happen without an organiser
Membership renewals and registering members for 2020-2021 was halted by BOA and some people have paid and filled in the forms. This has been resolved and membership ran smoothly with Kevin administering as KM is now not playing so was not attending the sessions during covid
We have the following membership
Standard 22 (was 19)
Student & Junior 33 (was 30)
Non playing members 1 (secretary)
Total 55 (was 49) Slight improvement
The club needs adults to run in the longer term. The present committee have been involved for >10 years.
We have no equipment officer. It seems to be organised with old kit being discarded and some donations from members. Most juniors have their own kit from covid restrictions. We need more pucks and gloves.
Kevin has latex for glove making. We have some mouthguards for sale. We have hats and a few snorkels for sale.
We think we have lost some sticks from recent donations though all have been engraved with club name. Mask and snorkels need sorting into working sets.
There is a move to consider logo hats and new costume design. Fred volunteered.
Junior Coach (PM)
We have more jinor players but have lost a couple. The sessions are popular with adult coaching assistants.