The West Dorset Branch of the Campaign for Real Ale

Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2010

Annual General meeting of West Dorset Branch of CAMRA

Held at

The Colliton Club, Dorchester

22nd September 2010

26 members attended, plus RD John Buckley, who presented the Regional Club of the Year award to the Colliton Club

  1. Apologies for Absence
    Apologies were received from Brian & Marjory Tait, Mike Fisher, Penny Palmer, Dave & Steve Randall, Paul Smith (HOW) & Rob Haywood 
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
    The minutes of the last AGM were circulated and accepted. 
  3. Matters Arising
    There were no matters arising
  4. Election of Officers
    The Chairman stated that Allan Swannell had stood down from the committee due to conflict of interests and work commitments at Town Mill Brewery. Frank Younghusband had left the area and had resigned. As there had been no new candidates and the members of the existing committee were all willing to continue he proposed that the remaining committee was re-elected. Carried

    The current committee is:
    Dave Harris – Chairman/Webmaster
    Tony Egerton – Secretary/Branch Contact/BLO Dorset Brewery
    Alastair Tillotson – Treasurer
    Andy Patterson – Membership Secretary
    Alex Bardswell – Cider Rep/BLO Art Brewery
    Richard Gabe – Social Secretary/BLO Palmers
    Pete Hammond – Tasting panel Chairman
    Michel Hooper-Immins – Committee/BLO Badger
    Kelvin Nicholson – Committee
    Phil Livsey – Committee
    Jill Diggens – Committee/BLO Piddle Brewery
    Paul Smith – Heart of Wessex sub-branch

  5. Chairman’s Report
    Attached
  6. Treasurer’s Report
    The treasurer circulated his report for examination by the membership and was accepted
  7. Wessex Region Report
    As the secretary had been unable to attend the last two Regional meetings Michel Hooper-Immins was asked to briefly cover any Regional points. Michel briefed the meeting on current activities within Wessex. And explained minutes of these meetings were on the Regional website.
  8. Social Activities
    Rich detailed both past and planned social events and was given a vote of thanks for his work from the membership. Rich congratulated Alex and Dave for the continued success of the Wykefest and also thanked Tony for organizing the annual Maltings trip, now in its twelfth year.
  9. AOB
    Brewers Quay may not be available for Octoberfest next year and a discussion followed on alternative venues. Dave said the Pavilion was the best option and he had had a good offer from them so will proceed down that path.

    It was proposed and accepted that Adrian Patterson is appointed GBG Co-ordinator

The meeting closed at 9.10pm

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