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Richard Hall – Captain
Ray Grant – Vice Captain
Paul Keen Vice Captain Elect
Clive Bailey – Committee Member
David Cook – Regional Manager
None as all were present
These were duly accepted
Matters Arising from the said minutes
DC highlighted that it was his intention to attend the GCMA National Golf Day at Enville Golf Club on Monday 10th June and asked if any other Committee members would be attending?
Only RG maybe able to attend.
DC recapped on the previously circulated fixtures list which was in order.
Each fixture was slightly different with regards to the catering and this was to be agreed by DC and the host RM –
DC requested that PK was to start to consider venues for 2020/21
RG confirmed that he was already planning the detail for his Captains Invitation Day in July and DC confirmed that there was money available in the accounts for the events so it was an open budget within reason.
A discussion took place about what the Club (generally) would pay for and what the Region would cover.
It was noted that Clubs do not charge green fees for regional events and also had their wine supplier provide the wine for the dinners, free of charge.
Prizes were sometimes provided by the Clubs; however, the Regions sponsors or the Region’s fund would cover the cost of the prizes. The region also covered the cost of food element of the day and paid for the sponsors to attend. On some events sponsors paid a fee to present to the Managers either directly or via head office which helped in covering the costs for the day.
DC highlighted the National Conference over the period 10-12th November at the DeVere Cotswold Waterpark – DC confirmed that it was his intention to go and would look for others from the region to also attend.
DC would, if enough regional delegates attended would organise a regional table for the conference dinner on the Sunday evening. It was reconfirmed that the region would cover the costs for DC to attend. Other members of the Committee were at this time unsure if they would be attending.
New Match shirts – now on order and awaiting delivery
Managers Knock Out – agreed as a good idea and to get the Managers together RG to instigate
It was agreed: Match Play on a neutral course
Person on the top makes contact and organises
Open to all GCMA regional members
Full Handicap allowance
Playing from the white tee markers and Red/Blue markers for the over 70s
No Entrance fee
Majestic Crystal to supply the winning trophy
Past Captain’s event – RH would like to pursue this and will action Golf and Lunch – DC to assist
Additional Sponsors – The Committee discussed the need for more sponsors and a number of options were put forward NFU, HH Accountants and Enquirybot DC to pursue.
Regional Data base- was being a challenge due to GDPR and DC would need to cross check this with the current data base.
Regional Website – DC was hoping to have the website upgraded by IG but this is a matter to be directed through GCMA HQ as 14 of the 16 regions use IG and if one is done then no doubt all would wish to be upgraded which is a big cost to IG- The current website is about 14 years old, which is about 10 years overdue for an upgrade – DC to continue to discuss with IG and HQ.
Any other Business
It was agreed that at the AGM there would be a minute silence to remember all those who had past from the region the year before. DC to keep a record of all notified deaths.
Date of next meeting:
12th September 8.30 at West Herts Golf Club
Meeting ends 9.45am