Four Shires Guild of Bell Ringers

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The Committee met on Tuesday 19th May at the Wellesbourne Church Centre. John Carroll, Michael Haynes and Richard Lewis-Skeath presented apologies.

  1. The Minutes of the August meeting were agreed,

  2. The Minutes of the August meeting were agreed, subject to one typographical error being corrected.

  3. Matters arising were:-

    Old Minute Book: Chris still to pursue with Steve Bowley;

    Guild Facebook Group: up and running, and seems very good. Committee to monitor;

    Striking Comp certificates: still outstanding

    Guild Library books: collection sold to Ian Thompson;

    Guild Rule Book: distribution to all who haven’t got one is on-going

  4. Reports: the following are highlights:-

    Hon Secretary: reported that 4 new members had been proposed and seconded as the Rules for membership dictate. They are: Simon Adams (Unattached); Peter Hayward (Unattached), Roderic Bickerton (Unattached) and Andrew Dean (Ebrington) Their elections were confirmed. Guild details have been submitted for the Ringing World Diary. Letters of thanks had been received from Pebworth PCC and from Stanway for the offer of a grant;

    Treasurer: Michael D presented his report: no comments. It was proposed that £500 be transferred from the General Account to the BRF account: agreed;

    Ringing Master: reported via the Hon Sec that practices are well-supported and that a variety of methods are being rung. A number of ‘Saturday@six’ quarters have been rung. The Guild performed well at the Striking Competition at Longborough recently, being the highest-placed method ringing band. This was a good day, with formidable opposition from Devon call-change bands;

    Fixture Sec: concentrating on obtaining the next batch of towers.

    Newsletter Editor: working on the next (July) edition. Could be another big one;

    CCCBR: the Council meeting at Hull approaches. He would be going, but was unsure whether Andrew Gunn would be. Peter Q to enquire.

  5. Bell Restoration Fund: the application from Adlestrop: their application was considered and it was agreed to offer £500 towards the project;

    Pebworth:the new headstock has been fitted and the grant has been paid;

    Stanway:work is progressing and the Re-dedication Service is arranged for 21st June. Chris to go;

    Pillerton Hersey: an application had been received. It will be considered at the August meeting.

  6. Items for discussion:-

    Website: some discussion. Chris to pass on points to Roland;

    2015 Events Programme:-

    InterShire Comp: John N is organising this for 21st Nov. The likely location is Shipston-on-Stour;

    Ringing Tour: Richard has this in hand for 4th July and details will appear in the April Newsletter;

    Guild Walk: Michael H has it all hand for another on 26th September;

    AGM & Striking Comps: agreed with the PCC and Ringing Master for this to be at Pebworth. Details in July Newsletter;

    Xmas Party: a different location will be investigated. May be at Badsey. Stuart to investigate further. Date will be 12th December.

  7. AOB:

    Guild badged clothing: Matthew to pursue.

Next Meeting: Tues 18th Aug 2015. Location and time to be announced.

Future Committee meeting dates this year: 17th Nov.

(NB: these notes do not supplant the formally-agreed Minutes.)