Martley Guild Committee Minutes

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                                RINGERS GUILD
		                Master:  Martin Stallard
		                4 Teasel Close, 
                                Worcester WR5 3ST
		                01905 352857


Present: Martin Stallard, Martin Curren, Joe Crocker, Janet Stallard, Michael Snelling, Margaret Bayliss, Janet Mann.

1) Apologies for absence:  John Haydon.

2) Minutes of the committee meeting held on March 18th 2014: These were signed by the chairman as a correct record. 

3) Matters arising There were no matters arising..

4) Ringing Outing May 2015  Tim Munslow joined the meeting and circulated copies of the outing he has planned for 2015 around the Marlborough area. 
It was agreed that the Guild would adopt this as their outing for May 2015 and the secretary would arrange to circulate details to all members. 
Our thanks go to Tim for his help with arranging everything. 

5) Treasurerís Report The treasurer reported that the balance stands at £1011. 
There is still some difficulty in getting all towers to pay their subs on time - Martley, Ombersley and Shrawley are all outstanding. 
It was suggested that the AGM agenda should include an item relating to subscriptions and Tower representatives 
should bring funds to the AGM for 2015 unless other arrangements are in place.  

6) Ringing Stewardís Report Joe Crocker reported that things seemed to be going well so far although there had been limited numbers for the monthly practices.

7) Record Secretaryís Report Michael Snelling reported that, since the last meeting, 
there had been 17 quarter peals (five of them at Shrawley, five at Grimley, four at Martley, two at Clifton and one at Broadwas). 
Two of them were muffled commemorating World War 1.

8) Guild Activities. The outing to Wales was enjoyed with fine weather, 
plus a good Guild outing to the Cotswolds in June and a supplementary outing to Shropshire in August. 
The two evening outings were also enjoyed and the Walk/Rail event was also very enjoyable. 
Looking ahead John Haydon has organised the Worcester evening outing on 2nd October covering All Saints and St Swithuns 
although there is some concern about likely numbers for this. An outing to Shropshire including Clive and Wem is scheduled for 25th October.

For 2015 we plan the following
	Martley Guild outing June 19th organised by Martin Stallard
	Evening outings July 23rd and August 20th organised by Martin Stallard
	Walk 10th July organised by Joe Crocker
	Monthly Guild practices to run as per 2014 to be set up by Joe Crocker
	Grimley summer practices to be run by David Mountford as per 2014.
Special practice (method to be discussed at the AGM) March 17th organised by Martin Stallard.

9) Guild Regalia. It was decided to have this on the Agenda at the AGM. 

10) Martley Guild AGM and Anniversary Dinner. With regards to the Dinner all Guild members plus original founder members have been 
contacted and so far there are 24 acceptances. Numbers and menu choices will be given to the Wagon Wheel after October 17th when John Haydon returns from holiday. 
The Dinner is timed for 19.00pm so timing for the AGM is as follows

Ringing -   14.45 to 15.45
Service -   15.45 to 16.30
Meeting -   16.30 to 18.30

The AGM will be held in the church at Hallow.

11) AOB The secretary announced his intention to resign from the Committee and not stand for re-election at the AGM. 
With some reluctance the Committee agreed that the Towers should be alerted about the need for a new secretary at the AGM.

The next meeting is 25th November 2014.

The meeting finished at 21.30pm. 

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