Annual General Meeting of the Old Glasgow Club held in the Council Chamber of the City Chambers on Thursday13th May 2010 at 7.00pm
President Gordon welcomed all members to the meeting and conducted a fire safety announcement.
There were apologies from Sallie Marshall, Murray Blair, Joy Blair, John McKnight, Sheila Kelly, Bob Dunlop, Terry Liddell, Linda Muir, Hope Logue, Jim Gibson, Maida Gibson, Christina Bowie, Gordon Kerr, John McGuigan and Mrs Reid.
The minutes of the 2009 AGM were circulated and approved on the motion of Mr Woodhouse and seconded by George Kerr.
Mr Gordon clarified a point raised by Mr Murray Blair regarding spare copies of club transactions currently stored in the Trades House. Once the club Librarian has had a chance to catalogue such transactions and the Director’s have agreed on an appropriate disposal strategy, then Club members would be offered first refusal if deemed suitable.
President Gordon reported that 2009-2010 has been a most enjoyable first year in office. He has hoped he has been a suitable ambassador within the club and when attending other events and groups.
Membership of the club has continued to remain strong and regularly stands at 150-160 members. Mr Gordon reflected on the members we have sadly lost this session.
Finally Mr Gordon encouraged members to take advantage of the many heritage trails around Glasgow areas. He had recently been on the Govan Heritage Trail and thoroughly recommended it.
Mrs McNae provided the following report
Tappit Hen Bowling Tournament in Kelvingrove Park on Thursday 27th May at 6.30pm. A buffet supper will be available afterwards at the Drawing Room, 1055 Sauchiehall St. A charge of £7.50 will be charged for the supper.
The J.A.S. Wilson Memorial Walk around Glasgow Green hosted by Peter Mortimer. Meet at 6.30pm at the Saltmarket entrance to the Green, across from the High Court on Thursday 17th June.
Summer Outing to the Secret Bunker in Anstruther then to St Andrews on Sat 12th June. Coach leaves Mount Florida Bowling Club at 9.30am and Cochrane St at 10.00am. Option of bringing lunch or purchasing lunch at the bunker. No booking has been made for high tea in order to keep down the ticket price to £16.
Mrs Thom presented the Club accounts to the meeting. They were found to be in good order and vouched for by Mr Little and Mr Blair.
Mr G Smith asked how many members there are in the Old Glasgow Club. At present the club has 142.
The account report was proposed by Mr Jim Robertson and seconded by Mrs Alison Sannachan.
Q. The accounts mention a section for “outings”, what does this entail?
A. Mrs Thom replied that this section covers any extra monies required for The Tappit Hen, Pantomime Outings or the summer outing. This can cover more than one financial year.
Mrs Forrest stated that she looked forward to officially taking up the Librarian position after her year in Cyprus. Mrs Forrest would like to concentrate on finding a suitable home for the Club’s external collections.
Mrs Forrest informed the members of the history of the Club’s association with the Trades House Library and how it is now difficult to rehome this collection, hence the importance of finding an alternative home for future donations. Currently we have collections dispersed around the Directorship. Mrs Forrest would like to concentrate on these matters in the coming session.
Q. Can we still access the collections?
A. Yes, by prior arrangement with the Trades House (contact number is on our membership card).
Q. Can we trace any books that might have ended up on Ebay?
Q. Is the Trades House responsible for their insurance and can we claim for missing items?
A. Yes the Trades House is insured but they don’t necessarily view the books as missing if they have let them go.
Previous Hon Librarian Bob Dunlop meticulously catalogued all the Clubs property within the Trades House but this has been superseded by their own system.
Election of Office Bearers
Past President Mr Brian Henderson proceeded with the election of the following Office Bearers.
President Sam Gordon Proposed: Brian Henderson Seconded: Suzanne Halliday
Vice President Alison Sannachan Proposed: Sam Gordon
Seconded: Margaret Thom
Hon. Secretary Joyce McNae Proposed: Margaret Thom
Seconded: Jim Robertson
Hon. Treasurer Margaret Thom Proposed: Joyce McNae
Seconded: Graeme Smith
Recording Secretary Jim Gibson & Proposed: Stuart Little
(joint role) Petrina Cairns Seconded: Alison Sannachan
Librarian Anna Forrest Proposed: Joyce McNae
Seconded: Margaret Thom
Membership Secretary Sam Gordon Proposed: Joyce McNae
Seconded: Margaret Thom
Continuing Petrina Cairns Proposed: Alison Sannachan
Graeme Smith Seconded: Sharon Macys
Re-election Sallie Marshall Proposed: Margaret Thom
Jim Robertson Seconded: Alison Sannachan
Alison Sannachan is moving from Director to Vice President and Terry Liddell has stood down as a Director therefore there are 2 Director positions free.
Nomination Stuart Little Proposed: Graeme Smith
Seconded: Petrina Cairns
Isabel Haddow Proposed: Joyce McNae
Seconded: Margaret Thom
Examiners Christina Bowie Proposed: Graeme Smith
Gillian McGuigan Seconded: Marian McNeillie
Registering the Club as a charity
Mr Graeme Smith proposed that members of the Old Glasgow Club consider the option of registering the club as a charity and pointed out the many advantages of doing so in a report. The Directors have been considering this and would like to put the motion to a members vote. The motion was seconded by Mr Woodhouse.
Q. Would there be any changes to the constitution?
A. None Foreseeable.
Vote: 35 For, 3 Against, 3 Abstentions.
Mr Henderson gave a short talk on the area of Tradeston and asked members to view the photo and message board he had set up at the entrance to the room.
At the Ordinary meeting in March a proposal was made to donate any monies made from the tea/coffee table to the Alexander “Greek” Thomson Society. The total was £48.78. It was decided the Club would donate £150 to the Society, a motion proposed by Mrs McNae and seconded by Mr Tom Woodhouse. Members votes 32 For, 0 against with 9 abstentions therefore the vote was carried.
The Old Glasgow Club aim to have a stall at the Hub of this year’s Open Doors Day, which is usually in St Andrews in the Green at Saltmarket. If anyone would like to volunteer to help man the stall please put your name forward.
There will also be a presence at the South Side Festival on 22nd May.
If anyone can help with leaflet drops again make your name known. We shall have leaflets ready this year for the West End Festival.
Mr Gordon commented that he is often amazed at how far these leaflets travel, for example we had enquiries from Inverness this year.
Mr Gordon finished by thanking Brian Henderson for his assistance and his interesting talk. He reminded members of the summer events lined up and advised members to keep an eye on the website for notices.
President Gordon wished all an enjoyable summer and a safe journey home.
Petrina CairnsRecording Secretary.