THE CHAIRMAN’S COLUMN

John MatthewsChairman's Column, Magna MagicLeave a Comment

2014 has arrived and with it on a wet and windy Tuesday night the clubs AGM took place.

I don’t intend to go through the whole meeting and I am sure if you would like a copy of the minutes they are available.

But as chairman I would like to thank Carey Smith for the hard and largely unsung work she has done for many years. I am pleased to welcome Pauline Smith who will be taking over her duties. Kev Smith has stepped down from his duties as Sunday Captain but will still be an integral part of the club.

Jon Burgess has unfortunately had to step down from the committee due work commitments, he will however continue to umpire as and when he can. I thank John for what he has done and welcome any help he might offer the club time permitting.

At the AGM the club invited Neil Forster to become its first president and also recognised the Smile Out Loud mastermind Nick Burridge by appointing him the club’s first honorary life member.

Following fund raising, raiding the club’s coffers and the phenomenal hard work by Caroline Dickenson on grant applications we now have a war chest of £16,000 with grant applications in for a further £9,200.

This means the club will have new practice facilities this year. This combined with the massive efforts being put into the junior section of the club will hopefully secure a sustained period of success across the whole club.

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