The AGM will be held on Tuesday 13th March at Bidford Methodist Church at 7.30pm
Secretary - Judy Smith proposed Treasurer - Louise Green proposed
Amendments Patrons lead to be added to committee
Bidford Area Community Choir Annual General Meeting Minutes
The Methodist Church, 28th February 2017 7.30pm
Present See List below
Apologies Louise Green, Niamh Green, Paul Martin, John Shrimpton, Jo Colwell
CHAIRMANS REPORT FOR 2016. 2016 was a strange year for the choir as it fell into two distinct halves. The first half, the Spring Concert, was a roaring success. The Barn was almost full, so we raised a lot of money for local good causes. But the concert was tinged with some sadness as we said Goodbye to Amanda, Darren, Megan and Helena, as they moved away to pastures new. And then,we welcomed Mary into our midst as she agreed to be our Musical Director. She selected the music for our Autumn Concert, which was held in The Barn, almost a full house again and more money was raised for charity. Christmas was a very busy time for BACC starting with carols at the Bidford Lights Switch On, RSC. Icknield and Westholme Court and at Salford Hall. And now we are about to start our Spring Season for 2017. And finally, some of you will have heard that I am standing down as Chairman of BACC. I have been in office from almost the inception of the Choir and I am getting older now and I think the time is appropriate for me to hand over to someone younger than myself. I have had a wonderful time watching the choir grow and long may it flourish.
Alan Walker summed up the very successful year the choir had had. More people had joined for each concert run and the choir was a thriving community venture. He felt it was now time for him to step back. He also thanked Jane Reed for her fantastic job of setting up the music library and acting as “Rottweiler” when looking after the music. An amendment was proposed to the constitution to include the role of Librarian on the Committee. This was carried unanimously. Alan also thanked the Methodist Church and remined members to be considereate to the neighbours when leaving.
Treasurers Report Helen thanked Alan for being Chair for the last 6 years. Final balance £474.22 at year end. The piano had been a large extra purchase. We had made a range of charitable donations in addition to keeping the choir financially stable. An extra £400 had been raised outside of the concerts for Shakespeare Hospice. See finance breakdown Bidford PC was considering a grant application Cleeve Prior PC refused our application. The County Councillor Fund also rejected our application for funding.
Musical Directors Report Mary outlined the new Patrons Scheme and explained how it worked. Rob Williams was thanked for all his hard work with printing. James Blann was thanked for his time as Children’s Choir leader. New members were welcomed.
Election of Officers Chair – Angela Hurd Proposed by Alan Walker Seconded by Gill Squires Secretary – Gill Squires Proposed by Angela Hurd Seconded by Alan Walker Other offices to remain as before Treasurer – Helen Smith Membership – Judith Harrison Librarian – Steve Jackson Non officer advisors Patrons lead – Sue Clarke to be assisted by Maurice Humphreys and Sarah Deakins Safeguarding – Jo Colwell First Aid – Rob Williams, Judith Harrison, Gill Squires
Meeting closed at 8.10pm
BIDFORD AREA COMMUNITY CHOIR
The Annual General Meeting for the Bidford Area Community Choir
The Methodist Church on Tuesday 13th March at 7.30pm.
Chairman’s report and welcome
Election of Treasurer and Secretary
Confirmation of Safeguarding Officer,Health and Safety Advisor, Patrons Lead and First Aiders