Following some recent feedback from you (the membership), the Executive Committee intend to provide short monthly updates on the work it does behind the scenes.
Before I do that I thought it would be useful to explain who the Executive Committee are, what we do and briefly summarise some of the projects we have completed over recent years.
The Executive Committee (EC)
In a nutshell, the management of the club is entrusted to the EC who are elected at the club's AGM, held before the start of each season. The club constitution details how the EC is formed and how it conducts the club's business. The EC are current members of the club who voluntarily give up their time to run the club.
Details of who sit on the EC is set out on our website:
- purchased covers for the square
- repaired the shower area in the changing room and installed new basins.
- removed the old clubhouse shutters and replaced with new hardwood shutters
- removed the old wooden steps leading into the changing room and kitchen area and replaced with new.
- installed security shutters to cover the kitchen window
- installed new hardwood double doors leading into the bar area
- Repaired the clubhouse roof
- renovated the bar area
- renovated the inside of the clubhouse.
- installed a new alarm system
- invested in a new website
Whilst we managed to fund some of these projects through various grants from the ECB and local council (as well as a 'Go Fund me' page after we were broken into a couple of years ago), we largely rely on ourselves to do it. We achieve this through match fees, annual subscriptions, the bar, social events, cricket week and sponsorship.
Every penny we make is reinvested into to the club to ensure we can continue to operate and improve the facilities on and off the pitch.
- The Past XI v Present XI fixture was hugely successful and a great day was had by all. There was keen interest to make this an annual fixture to ensure a link is maintained from those who played for the club in the past. Over £1,000 was taken behind the bar.
- The Club quiz organised by Neil Hale saw a reasonable turn out. Around £500 taken on the evening. Thanks to Neil for organising and Dee for preparing the food. A good night was had by all who attended.
- The 100 club was relaunched. £5 per ticket. Numbers can be purchased from behind the bar.
- 150th anniversary club caps (£10) and polo shirts (£15) are available from behind the bar. Club mugs can also be purchased from behind the bar for £7.50
- The urinals in the changing room have been repaired and now fully functional. Thanks to Adrian Moruzzi for fixing the problem.
What is coming up:
Cricket week is on the horizon and the list for availability is being taken. Please make every effort to play, help out and do your bit. Further details to come in the next update.
T20 this Friday (14th July) vs Herts University
T20 Friday 21 July vs Christchurch
Medders Music quiz. Date TBC.
That's all for now.
For and behalf of the Executive Committee