The Committee met on Tuesday 18th September at the Hon Sec's home in Ilmington. Stuart Cummings and Sophia Lewis-Skeath gave their apologies.
The Committee met on Tuesday 4th December at the Hon Sec's home in Ilmington. Peter Quinn and Keith Murphy presented their apologies. The President, John Nicholls, took the Chair
Hon Secretary: Andrew said he was hoping the lapel badges would be finalised in time for selling at the Guild Dinner (see Notice. Ed);
Treasurer: Michael D presented his report (circulated prior to the meeting). He and Peter K have been unable to liaise about membership numbers, to tie down a definitive list. He also acknowledged payment for subs from Josh Lowe and Christina Ireland (for 2012/2013). Michael wanted values of surplus inks and paper as at 31/12/12 given to him;
Membership Sec: numbers of members still do not tie up with Treasurer's list. Liaison on this is vital now, to establish correct numbers;
Fixture Sec: Stuart is compiling the list for the next Newsletter. He said it would be important to ensure the current tower list goes on the website, even though the Newsletters would be one issue in arrears;
Newsletter Editor: the January issue is coming together and is likely to be 16 sides. He suggested printing on Thurs 3rd Jan.
Mid-week (Vice-President's) Tours co-ordinator: Michael H said he was organising the Feb tour, after Isobel advertised for such;
CCCBR reps: Keith's written report said the CC President had her monthly blog available;
Bell Restoration Fund: Chris reported Wyck Rissington's rehang complete. Their cheque for £350 would be presented at the Dedication Service on Dec 16th. Chris had yet to contact Bill Nash re Hinton. Welford's application for a grant towards their new belfry access ladder was discussed and £200 was to be offered.
2013 events and locations; AGM and Striking Comp to be on 12th Oct, location to be decided; Minimus Comp on 14th Sept at, possibly, Wyck Rissington; Guild Ringing Tour w/end as last year 5-7th July (Richard L-S to arrange); Wendy Mace unable to arrange the Walking Tour, but Michael Haynes said he would do this (date and location to be agreed); Inter Shires on possibly 16th Nov.
Peal Books and Peal Secretary: an item at the AGM highlighted that no peals are being written up in the Guild peal book. A peal secretary is required. Chris was asked to put a notice in the Newsletter;
Guild artefacts, etc: Andrew has done considerable work on this, but more is required. Chris said we need to consider how we should do this at the next Committee meeting: agreed;
Treasurer's old papers: Michael D said he had been given some very old records and wondered what should be done with them: to archives; and given to Hon Sec.
EIG Guild insurance: Andrew reported that the cost of this had increased unreasonably following a reassessment. As time was short until renewal, it was agreed it should be paid, but other sources be investigated next year.
Inventory of Guild documents: should have a list of these and who holds them: agreed;
Names on Newing Shield: Chris enquired whether it should be "Moreton" or "Moreton-in-Marsh". Agreed as Moreton (as "Campden" already used on it)
Next Meeting: 5th March, Ilmington.
(NB: these notes do not supplant the formally-agreed Minutes.)