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19/03/2013- Meeting of the Almeria Provincial Committee - Almeria Bowls Club
Submitted by Sue Mannall
Minutes of the FAB Meeting 19th March 2013
at Cabrera Lawn Bowling Club
Jan Dando (JD), Doreen Hall, Janey Leggate (JL), David Ebdon (DE), Ruth Compton (RuC),
John Sephton (JS), David Jenkins (DJ), John Fitzgerald (JF), Richard Cooper (RiC),
Sue Mannall (SM).
1. Apologies for Absence
There were no apologies for absence.
2 Minutes of the last Meeting
The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st January were agreed and signed by JD.
3 Matters Arising
Ref: 3.b Tri Provincial is included in the budgets but to date these have not yet been agreed. The poster is ready but we have to wait to hear from John Muldoon as to whether it will go ahead. Not sure whether entry fees should be charged in view of the fact that there is no financial assistance towards travelling and accommodation costs. RiC thought an entry fee would be acceptable to Mazarron BC.
June Jones from San Luis is going to New Zealand for the World Singles Champion of Champions and is holding a fund raiser on 22/23 June which quite a few people have already signed up for. JD to ask John Muldoon if we could move the Tri Provincial to the now vacant Grass Green Fours dates.
Ref: 4.e This item is included in item 5.
Ref: 6.c JD confirmed that Indalo can use club funds to pay for individuals΄ umpires and Markers courses.
Ref: 8 JD confirmed that for those who play in the UK and in Spain, Capitation fees have to be paid in both countries. The reason is to keep paperwork on track.
The FEB AGM has not yet been held therefore we are still waiting to hear if the increase in membership fees will be agreed.
4 FEB Matters
JD had nothing to report as she is still waiting for responses on budget issues. The LBD meeting is being held in May.
5 FAB Programme
a National Grass Green Competition 2013
JD received a letter from Cabrera Bowling Club to say that this year although they hope their greens will be in good condition for the Grass Green Fours they could not guarantee that they would be as good as they would like and therefore in order not to put any undue pressure on the ever depleting and ageing Greens Team the committee must endorse their recommendations. They would however be pleased to host the competition in 2014. Jan Dando appreciated the decision had been made in good time, the competition would not be held anywhere else this year and hopefully it will be played at Cabrera in 2014.
b Andalucian Championships
So far Indalo have 2 teams and Cabrera might have 1 team. John Carr is concerned as to whether there will be enough teams for the full scheduled dates. John Carr wants to revive the competition however it was thought that the dates were too near The Nationals incurring a lot of expenditure at one time. There had been no consultation regarding the scheduled dates but JD said if we host the competition in 2014 we will want to schedule it in the autumn.
c Mens and Ladies Singles & Pairs 2014 fixtures
The dates scheduled for 2012 caused problems for RuC trying to provide markers for the Singles events. In order to prevent this the competition can be split into 4 sessions. To be scheduled at the Calendar Secretaries meeting in April.
Action Sue Mannall
The following was agreed to be taken to the Calendar secretaries meeting.
Any combination (all men, all ladies or mixed gender) 3 days February
Any combination (all men, all ladies or mixed gender) 3 days early March
Grass Green Fours
Mixed 4 days June
Mixed 3 days September
Ladies & Mens Pairs and Singles
To be arranged in 4 separate competitions end Nov/early Dec
Action Sue Mannall/Dave Ebdon
6 Competitions Report
DE asked whether or not the Kings Cup is going to be held because we need to schedule the finals into the calendar. JD said she was waiting to hear from John Muldoon she said she would respond in 2 days time.
Closure date for 3-2-1 is 1st April so far there are 16 entries and possibly 2 more.
RuC said there was little to report but felt Umpires have to be pressed to make sure good standards are maintained by Markers. Also to make sure that their players in club competitions are aware of the duties of markers.
DH asked what should be done about players who continuously foot fault even after being told by an Umpire. RuC advised the procedure. JD offered to circulate the committee a publication she had produced on the laws of bowls for beginners which might be useful in this respect.
8 Social Report
DH gave DJ 267.20 raised from raffle at Rinks competition and FAB dinner. The evening was a great success, presentation went very smoothly and food was good. Thanks recorded to DH for arranging the evening. JD asked whether we should carry on with a presentation evening or present prizes at the end of competitions. It was decided to go ahead with the evening but purely as a social occasion and to present the trophies and prizes directly after the individual competitions therefore doing away with the presentation aspect of the evening. As non-federated bowlers who attended the dinner also very much enjoyed the evening it was thought that we could make sure all clubs are aware it is open for everyone to have a get-together and increase numbers.
9 Financial Report
DJ tabled a cash balance sheet to 19th March 2013
Cash held by Treasurer 447.84, Current account holds 739.22, Cash from raffle 267.20 totalling 1454.26.
JD asked whether as previously agreed by all clubs for the current year we should continue with 4/1 split to cover green fees or go to back to paying 50 per session. Taking into account entries and breaking down costs for this year it was decided to continue with 5 entry fees and the 4/1 split. Any invoices held for green fees @ 50 per session from 2012 raised by Bryan Redington are no longer relevant and are to be destroyed. DJ to raise new invoices for clubs hosting the Singles, Pairs and Rinks.
RuC is holding 50 for the sale of Law Books.
10 Any Other Business
Correspondence: JD read the letter received from Cabrera regarding their decision to withdraw their venue for the Grass Green Fours this year (Item 5 b above).
11 Date of Next Meeting
The next meeting is scheduled for 1430 on Tuesday 2nd July 2013 at Indalo.
There being no further business the meeting was closed at 1645.