Committee: John Phillips, Don Nicolson, David Pollard
Members: David Anderson, Bryan Morgan, Peter Kersh, Brian Hall, Geoff Slack, Clive Tiddy, Michael Lewis (Headteacher), John Cornwell (Governor)
Dr K. Gehring, P. Skinner, E. Sivil, R. Jackson, S. Ingram, R. Ibbotson, D. Seal, A. Smith, M. Hudson, P. Moulson
John Phillips advised the meeting that this was the first AGM since 2000 and he intended to return to a more formal structure to manage the Association.
A committee had been recruited and would be proposed for election under item 4 on the Agenda. The position of Treasurer was currently under review and it was hoped to recruit a younger member, probably from an Accountancy background.
John Phillips advised that the Committee had already met twice and that a communications structure was now in place (including website and PO Box) and an Annual Programme had been proposed, to be outlined under item 5 on the Agenda. In addition meetings had already been held with the Headteacher to discuss the 2005 Centenary Events and Programme.
John Phillips also reported that our database had already been significantly expanded through the efforts of Don Nicolson and that 25 new members had been added following the recent leavers' assembly in June.
John Phillips reported as acting treasurer. -
• A surplus of £641.14 had been made in the year to 30th September 2004.
• The Association held cash on deposit of £4008.12 at that date.
The following appointments were proposed to the meeting, and elected:
President: John Phillips
Communications Officer: David Pollard
Membership Secretary: Don Nicolson
Administrative Officer: Ann Smith
The programme was tabled and discussed.
John Phillips said that the Annual Dinner would again be held on Maundy Thursday (24th March 2005) at Baldwin's, and this had been booked. However, the future date (not the location) would be reviewed according to member preferences, over the coming months.
Clive Tiddy urged caution on change, following the problems of recent years, but recognised that recent working/lifestyle issues may need to be recognised. The President recognised Mr Tiddy's concerns and said the committee would exercise caution on the issue. The Headteacher suggested using the website to sound out the membership on this. He also said he would produce a programme of Centenary Events for discussion.
Brian Hall suggested a cricket match which could be held at Abbeydale Park, as part of the Centenary celebrations and he would make the necessary enquiries and liaise with the President on this.
The President advised that Menzels Wine Bar had been selected for Christmas Drinks and he would be announcing a date shortly.
The Old Edwardians Cricket Club was merged with Sheffield Collegiate in 2000, under one organisation known as "Abbeydale Park Cricket Club". However, Brian Hall advised the meeting that two teams, under the new structure, still played under the name of the "Old Edwardians" in the Yorkshire and Derbyshire League.
There being no further business, the President thanked those in attendance for their contributions.