Sidmouth Rugby Football Club Limited


7pm 15th September 2014

At The Blackmore

It is that time of year again when we have our AGM.

You will see on the Website, if not by email, the Notice of AGM, the Minutes of last year’s AGM, the Accounts to 30th April 2014, Nomination for Election Forms and a Report as to progress during the year. (Dowloads at the bottom of this page)

I know the first team have dropped a league but we have achieved much elsewhere in terms of the second team, younger age groups, pitches, coaches and governance and early signs of a bounce back for the first team are encouraging.

It is really important that you have paid your membership for the 2014/15 season to be eligible to vote and it is very important for you to attend to be a part of a vibrant club taking interest in how it is run.

It will also give you an opportunity of meeting Lester Wilmington, our new Chairman, Mark Seward having stepped down after three years and having achieved so much. Lester has been part of Sidmouth’s playing history and in the Board’s opinion by virtue of that loyalty and his business acumen is ideally suited to take the Club further forward. He was co-opted onto the Board to replace Malcolm Wharton who resigned from the Board following his appointment as Chairman of the RFU Community Game Board.

The Notice and supporting documents mostly speak for themselves, albeit that Robin Johnson, our Financial Director, will speak to the Accounts and take questions on the Accounts.

The Board puts forward a Resolution to change the Articles as set out in the Notice. The reason for this is simple. Even in the last 3 years the number of members we communicate with by email has increased exponentially but the Articles require us to advertise the AGM in the Sidmouth Herald. Last year that cost us £500 which is badly needed elsewhere. For this year I have put a short ad in the paper (which I hope will cost less), it will be on the Notice Boards round the town and circulated by email and where necessary by post. The resolution (if carried by simple majority) is simply aimed at saving £500pa at today’s prices where we can communicate far more effectively and directly to the membership for next to nothing.

If for any reason you cannot make the meeting you do have an opportunity to lodge a Proxy vote with me. Please refer to the Notice and the Articles at Articles 41 and 42

For those of you for whom time is very precious, and whilst not precluding lively discussion, the AGM’s we have held to date have disposed of all business well within an hour!

Look forward to seeing you on the 15th of September. 

Colin Chesterton Director and Secretary

Please Click on the Document below to download.

Notice of AGM 

Minutes of last year’s AGM

Accounts to 30th April 2014

Nomination for Election Form

Progress Report - In progress