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Notice of 2011 Annual General Meeting
and Striking Competitions,
Barford, Warks, 15th October 2011


Income | Expenditure
2009 2010  |  2009  2010 
£432.50subs+donations£507.50  |  £315.00(3 iss's)Newsletters    (4 issues)£355.17
£9.34interest£1.20  |  £105.00 Insurance£174.14
£100.00advertising sales£25.00  |  £79.86 Expenses£85.00
£2.50badge£0.00  |  £245.23 Moreton Show£0.00
£458.50garments£118.00  |  £62.82 BBQ£0.00
£244.04BBQ,beer,tour etc£0.00  |  £437.68 garments£91.59
0.00Mid-week tours£300.00  |  £100.00(2010)Dinner deposit£0.00
0.00Annual Dinner£17.00  |  £16.00 Hampton PCC£0.00
0.00G&B Donation£80.00  |  £75.00 donation Dawson Mini-ring£0.00
£1246.88total receipts£1048.70  |  £0.00 Coventry Silvercraft£0.00
£2615.40opening balance£2425.81  |  £0.00 CCCBR£60.00
£3862.40 £3474.51  |  £1436.59 total payments£823.33
   |  £2425.81 closing balance£2651.18
   |  £3862.40  £3474.51 
Assets  |   
£2413.00Bank£2638.37  |  Liabilities
£14.52Cash£12.81  |  £1425.25 Mid-week tours 1£1725.25
£27.50Badges£22.50  |  £1029.77 surplus£948.43
£2455.02 £2673.68  |  £2455.02  £2673.68

1 this money was transferred to the Guild Bell Restoration Fund, the transfer and the setting up of the Fund being agreed at the 2010 AGM.
Other assets: Newing Shield, President's Chain, Brazier Trophy, Spencer Jones Cup, peal books & documents. The Shield, Cup, Trophy and President's Chain have been valued professionally and are currently insured by the Guild for £3650.

Mike Rees, Hon Treasurer


2.15pmBrazier Cup Striking Competition
3.00pmNewing Shield Striking Competition
4.45pmService in St Peter's Church
5.30pmAnnual General Meeting in the School Hall (Chairman: the Guild President)
 Evening ringing: nothing arranged at this stage. See web-site for updates nearer time.

The AGENDA for the AGM is:-

  1. Apologies.
  2. Minutes of the 2010 Annual General Meeting (published in the April 2011 Newsletter, no 128; pp.5 & 6)
  3. Matters Arising.
  4. Guild Master's Report.
  5. Treasurer's Report.
  6. Election of President.
  7. Election of Vice Presidents.
  8. Election of Officers (Guild Master, Ringing Master, General Secretary, Treasurer).
  9. Election of Committee and Honorary Independent Examiner(s).
  10. Confirmation of new members
  11. Proposal to amend the Guild Rules with immediate effect, as proposal published in this Newsletter (see Notices: proposal).
  12. Proposal to raise the annual subscription, with effect from 1st Jan 2012, as proposal published in this Newsletter (see Notices: proposal).
  13. Any Other Business (at the Chairman's discretion)
  14. Results of the Striking Competitions.

Andrew Gunn, General Secretary

Light refreshments will be available from 2.00pm and will be served in the School Hall. Donations of light refreshments, or donations towards these, would be welcomed. Toilets are available at the School Hall.

Teams intending to take part in the Striking Competitions should contact the Ringing Master (Sophia L-S) about their entry.