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AGM Minutes 2012

Held at: Dunelm House, Durham, 21st April 2012
Chaired by: Jon Diamond (President)

The meeting opened at 6:18pm and those present were asked to sign the attendance sheet.

[1] Election of tellers

Graham Black and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers....

07-Jun-12 07-Jun-12
BGA Membership Drive 2012

This year, the BGA is making a concerted effort to attract new players to the game of go by encouraging new go clubs to form in Universities and Colleges. We are asking as many as possible of our existing go clubs to consider sponsoring a new club in their local University or College by running a “go stall” at the “Freshers’ Fair” event in October, and helping any interested students to set up a new Go club and get it established.

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30-May-12 30-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-04

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 22nd April 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • All existing Officials, as per the website, were re-appointed, with Maria Tabor replacing Jenny Radcliffe as Chair of the Tournament Committee.
  • The trifold leaflets needed updating with new subscription rates and change of Membership Secretary. It was decided not to reprint them immediately...
25-May-12 25-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2012-03

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 11th March 2012 and preceding discussions:

  • Draft accounts were presented for 2011, with a significant loss reported. Alison Bexfield was producing the accounts for 2010 from paper records, which would be available by the AGM.
  • A subscription increase was approved for submission to the AGM, with a consultation about concessions on ...
25-May-12 25-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2011-03

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 13th March 2011 and preceding discussions

  • Pentangle Puzzles and Game were appointed as the BGA's Preferred Supplier of Books and Equipment and the Booksellers Committee was disbanded. A volunteer for a tournament "box of books" would be sought
  • A £250 budget was approved for a future Strong Players Weekend
  • Paul Smith was...
26-Oct-11 15-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2011-07

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 16th July 2011 and preceding discussions

  • The Treasurer presented a draft budget, which implied a small loss. However, handover from the previous Treasurer had been problematic.
  • There was a discussion on subscriptions (since they were unchanged for a number of years), whether clubs should pay separately etc.
  • It was agreed, as a...
26-Oct-11 15-May-12
Council Meeting Highlights 2011-11

This summarises the major discussions and actions from the BGA Council meeting 6th November 2011 and preceding discussions:

  • Matthew Macfadyen was nominated as representative for the 2012 World Amateur
  • Management accounts for 2011 and an initial budget for 2012 showed a prospective deficits for both years, so a number of ways to eliminate these were discussed.
  • The printed Newsletter has 137 recipients...
06-Dec-11 15-May-12
2012 AGM Summary

The 2012 AGM was held at the University of Durham Students Union on 21st April 2012.

Full minutes will be available in due course, but the main points were:

  • Maria Tabor is elected to Council, following Jenny Radcliffe's retirement
  • Phil Beck is elected as Auditor to replace Alison Bexfield who retires after 9 years. [Paul Barnard is appointed as Membership Secretary to replace Phil Beck.]
  • The accounts...
02-May-12 15-May-12
New Trifold Leaflet

A draft update to our Trifold flyer has been produced and we'd like your comments on it, before its printed later this year.

The major changes are:

  • Front now reflects the format of the Play Go booklet
  • Membership secretary change
  • Subscription rate changes
  • Introduction of "Brief Rules" section

It's available here.

10-May-12 10-May-12
33rd World Amateur Go Championship

Sam Aitken, currently 4 dan and resident in China since October, will be representing us at the 33rd World Amateur Go Championship being held in Guangzhou, China later this week.

We'd like to specially thank the IGF and the Chinese organisers for allowing this late entry.

07-May-12 07-May-12
33rd World Amateur Go Championship

It appears that there has been some serious mis-communications and Matthew Macfadyen, who had been invited to play, turned down the invitation some time ago.

Unfortunately we only discovered this yesterday after seeing the list of players entered.

Francis Roads had been told that he had been nominated as our representative in the event that Matthew wasn't going to play, since he was 2nd in the points list, so we've apologised...

03-May-12 03-May-12
Auditor

Alison Bexfield would like to retire as our Auditor after many years in the role.

We're confident that the Accounts are now under control, so that the role can revert to that it is supposed to be according to the Constitution, i.e a checking role on the Annual Accounts produced by the Treasurer.

This doesn't need any formal accounting training, and anyone numerate should be able to undertake this role, so we're asking for...

09-Apr-12 09-Apr-12
AGM 2011 Minutes

Held at: Malmesbury Town Hall, 9th April 2011

The meeting opened at 7:34pm and those present (22 in number) signed the attendance sheet.

[1] Election of tellers

Steve Bailey and Jenny Radcliffe were appointed tellers.

[2] Reading of the...

28-Apr-11 24-Mar-12
Subscriptions Policy Consultation

The AGM will be considering a proposal from Council on subscriptions. Council is initiating a discussion on some aspects of subscription policy on the bga-policy mailing list with to get some member feedback, preferably before the AGM.

If you want to join the discussion please join this list (you need to be a BGA member) and search the archive for postings made on and after 15th March.

15-Mar-12 15-Mar-12
Council Members 2012

Jenny Radcliffe has announced that she will not be standing again for Council at this year's AGM.

This means that there will definitely be at least one vacancy on Council. If you're interested in standing for Council (or even just playing a role in our organisation) please contact one of the Council members, or send your nomination in to the Secretary prior to the AGM.

We'd like to...

14-Mar-12 14-Mar-12
British Open 2013

We don't have any offers to host the 2013 British Open currently, so we're inviting people to submit offers to run this annual tournament.

In the last few years we've been to Edinburgh, Malmesbury and this year to Durham, so it would be nice to have a location in the South East for 2013; but we're prepared to consider any offers.

If you're interested please talk to any Council member.

12-Mar-12 12-Mar-12
News Survey

HELP NEEDED: we want to find out more about how you access our news, as you may have seen advertised in the Spring 2012 issue of the British Go Journal, so that we can serve you better.

This is especially important because our printed Newsletter will cease from the April 2012 issue and we need help in deciding how/what to replace it with.

So please can you fill in the...

23-Jan-12 23-Jan-12
BGA Priorities for 2012

Happy New Year to all our members and other Go players

The BGA is continuing its regular activities, such as Membership Administration, the Youth Grand Prix and the BGJ, however Council has been discussing what and how to prioritise our development activities for 2012 and this is what we've come up with:

Club Development

Quite a number of our clubs are just about hanging on, a few have given up recently and some...

04-Jan-12 04-Jan-12
Youth Development: Can you help?

Our most pressing requirement is for people to help with a number of activities in our Youth Development area, helping Paul Smith. Some of these are smallish activities and can be done from your own home, so if you can spend some time please contact Paul to discuss what he needs and how he can fit the time you have available and the sort of thing you would like to do in to his programme of...

07-Dec-11 10-Dec-11
BGA Council News

Apologies for the delay - the highlights of the Council meeting held in March and July have now been posted online. Minutes of all Council meetings are available to BGA members by contacting the Secretary.

The next Council meeting is being held on 6th November 2011. Please contact a Council member if you wish to raise anything for discussion there.

26-Oct-11 26-Oct-11