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Guild accounts to 31st December 2012


Income | Expenditure
2011General Fund2012Notes  |  2011General Fund2012Notes
£925.93Opening balance£527.101  |   
£531.50Subscriptions£945.002  |  £711.13Newsletters£411.473
£0.79Interest    |  £364.47Insurance£272.24
£25.00Advertising sales    |  £32.08Expenses
£335.00Garments£20.50   |  £302.97Garments
£800.00Annual Dinner£0.00   |  870.00Annual Dinner£21.00
£23.50G&B Donation£30.00   |  £40.00CCCBR subscription£50.00
£34.40Intershires Striking Comp tea    |   
£71.63Miscellaneous   |   
£100.00Donations    |   
Badges Donation£22.50   |  Badges & Shields£306.00
BBQ£210.00   |  BBQ£210.00
Bell Fund Donations£540.75   |  Transferred to Bell Fund£540.75
Tour (donation to Tower)£15.00   |  Donation (Summer outing)£15.00
£1,921.82Total receipts£1,783.75    |  £2,320.65Total expenditure£1,826.46
    |  £527.10Closing balance£484.39
Restricted Funds - Bell Fund4  |   
£1,725.25Opening balance£1,395.251  |   
£100.00Mid-week tours£200.00   |  £500.00Temple Guiting grant
£7.00Donations£12.00   |  St Laurence Wyck Rissington£350.00
 Dinner raffle£63.00   |   
 Interest£1.10   |  Welford£200.00
 Newsletter Advertising£105.00   |   
 HSBC Complaint£50.00   |   
£63.00Other (Raffles, outing, teas etc)£173.75   |   
£170.00Total receipts£541.85   |  £500.00Total expenditure£550.00
    |  £1,395.25Closing balance£1,387.10
Creditors at year end  |  Debtors at year end
Garments£20.50   |  None
Assets  |   
Badges & Shields£306.00   |   
 Ink & Paper£208.65   |   
Other assets of the Guild include: Newing Shield, President's Chain, Brazier Trophy, Spencer Jones Cup, Minimus Striking Competition trophy, RM's Merit Award, Inter-Shire Championship trophy, peal books and documents. The Shield, Cup, Trophy and President's Chain have been valued professionally and are currently insured by the Guild for £4,153.


1 Opening balances:
The Guild operates 2 bank accounts, one for the General Fund and the other (which incurs interest) for the Bell Fund;

2 Subscriptions:
The total membership for 2012 was 192. This includes 4 Life members (ratified at the 2012 AGM), 2 who paid in 2011 and 8 who have paid for 2013 as well

3 Newsletters:
Covers cost of printing Newsletters and Guild Rules. £116.53 was carried into 2012 & £208.65 is carried into 2013 for unused inks and paper. The 2 printers purchased by the Guild will be written off in 2013 at a cost of £91.25. The true printing cost of the FSG printing is £381.

4 Bell Fund:
The Committee decided that all the profit from Teas, Raffles etc and Newsletter advertising income would go into the Bell Fund, together with any interest generated by the account.

Michael Dane, Hon Treasurer

Report by the Accounts Examiners:

In connection with our examination, no matter has come to our notice to which, in our opinion, attention should be drawn in order to enable a proper understanding of the accounts to be reached.

(Signed) Michael Fairfax, Trevor Hobday