Rotary Club of Gloucester Council Meeting Minutes Monday 10th February 2020
Club Number 19313 | Charity Number 274097
Matt Cass, Angela Seddon-Hill, Chris Soane, John Sargent, Colin Rogers, Richard Wright, Mandy Chong
2. APOLOGIES RECEIVED
Amanda Chamberlayne, Jeremy Keck, Julian Farr, Ian Stuart
The minutes of the 13th January 2020 meeting were approved and signed by President Matt Cass.
4. MATTERS ARISING
Wrist bands are still on order. Gloucestershire Cricket was a no show as we were too late and they were looking for a national charity to support.
Jason Smith has recently had his stent operation and probably would not be back in February as hoped.
Club member resignation stands as 3-6 months leave of absence offered was not required.
Rugby Car Parking – Land Registry – Colin Rogers had spoken to someone at Land Registry and reported that this would be very difficult to facilitate.
5. PRESIDENTS REPORT
Matt reported regarding the Crocus pins – we currently have x6 boxes of 50 in a box available. Each box is costing the club £23. Each £1 ‘donated’ is matched by the Bill Gates Foundation and Rotary International to bring it up to £6. Council agreed to allocate a budget of £500 to enable us to purchase further boxes as required. The remaining crocus would be made available to visitors at the Cathedral on Centenary weekend.
Senior Citizens Party – issues with date clashing with Gloucester Rugby match on Sunday 19th April. Rob Hall was looking into potential alternative dates.
6. IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT
Chris Soane reported – Club Awards Committee recently met and the Bill Murray Salver needs to be collected from Keith Noakes who received it on behalf of Lise last year.
Young Rotarian Citizen of the year award – nominations would be sought shortly from Club members.
7. PRESIDENT ELECT
Richard Wright – D1100 conference total of 32 people attending. Everyone has now registered to attend Conference. Friday evening group dinner is also confirmed.
Richards chosen charity for his year will be the James Hopkins Trust. Incoming is on Saturday 4thJuly at Jeremy Kecks. Colin Rogers and Sports & Ents will be co-ordinating.
8.JUNIOR PRESIDENT’S REPORT
Jason Smith nothing to report
9. SECRETARY’S REPORT
nothing to report – all paperwork received from District had been forwarded to the relevant committee chairman.
10. TREASURER’S REPORT
Jeremy Keck apologies received – no report received.
11. COMMITTEE REPORTS
Julian Farr – Gareth Jayne to be inducted on Friday 14th February.
COMMUNITY AND YOUTH
Richard Wright – meeting notes circulated. We will not be funding the music festival moving forward as we have supported this for the past 3 years. However, we are considering supporting the Brimpsfield Music Event in the future.
The Friendship Café have now completed the bike shed with fixed cycle rack that we have funded, and photos taken which will go up on our website. Young Voices at the Calton Primary School Choir were magnificent and well worth supporting. Two ipads have been provided to Gloucester and Forest Alternative Provision School for use by two pastoral leads.
Two families have been on holiday so far, under Holidays for disadvantaged young people.
SPORTS AND SOCIAL
Colin reported from the last meeting, notes were circulated.
Looking for a Captain for the Boules team, Theatre visits are planned, Snooker competition is underway. District Skittles has begun. Art competition progressing slowly. Fundraising evening dinner speaker to be contacted for potential 2020 August/September event.
Kids Out £2 per head being allocated for this year which is double the normal allocation received. 31st March Olympus Theatre, one man show – chap from National Star Centre in a wheel chair – tickets will be available soon
John Sargent reported that he has a meeting planned at the Canberra Club in Australia to discuss our support as agreed previously and Rodez Rotary have confirmed they will also support a project.
FELLOWSHIP AND HOUSE
Mandy Chong no report
Centenary Update – meeting planned for Tuesday 11th February
Ian Stuart sent brief update note – Imjin Barracks evening dinner is in hand, Publicity for Evensong event – Chris Rawlings and Phil McCormick will support a publicity campaign, Centenary lunch with the World President has 81 booked in so far and Evensong has 121 ticket requests to date.
Wishing Well – a site in the Docks subject to lease terms has now been agreed. Chris Soane negotiating the lease license for up to 20 years and will update as soon as any further news received. This will now become a Gloucester Club initiative moving forward.
Cost for the Centenary Booklet that John Lovell has been collating will be £500.
DATE OF NEXT COUNCIL MEETING: Monday 9th March 2020