2019 Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the Collegiate Old Boys Association Annual General Meeting
held on 25th October 2019 at the Athenaeum, Liverpool.
Chairman David Winsland started the meeting by welcoming the members present and asking those present to stand for a minutes silence in memory of the members who had passed away during the year.
1. Apologies for Absence
Received from David Barnes, Charles Crebbin, Brian Davies, Arthur Evans, Keith Davis, Robert Dodgson, Noel Monks and Peter Robinson.
2. Minutes of the Previous Meeting
The minutes of the last AGM had been circulated to all members via the newsletter and were approved by Derek Corlett, seconded by Peter Galvin and accepted unanimously by those present as a true and accurate record of the meeting.
3. Matters Arising
There were no matters arising.
4. Chairmans Report
David Winsland gave his first report as Chairman. This is his report:
Remembrance Service 2018 was well attended. Again Jill Wright did us
the honour of conducting the service and the Reverend Henry Corbett, parish
priest, gave an address and blessing. Henry was actually one of my school
governors when I worked not far from here. Once again the event was enhanced
by the attendance of the Liverpool College colour party.
Another funeral I have attended this year was that of Maurice Derbyshire
both former pupil and teacher at the Collegiate. Maurice or Mr. Derbyshire
was my Physics teacher for O level.
After the service we were invited back to a reception at the College.
Following conversations there I have had an approach by a Mike Ackam,
a former Liverpool College pupil, asking if COBA would be interested in
joining a local group hopefully being set up of a national group for Old
Boys Associations. I intend to find out what is entailed and bring this
back to the association.
5. Hon. Secretarys Report
The Secretary began his report by advising the members that he had experienced a difficult year as a result of his wife suffering a serious stroke on 28th June 2019 and had considered resigning. However, after a phone call from the President he had agreed to continue until further notice. He had the following to report:
There had been two Council meetings during the year. The one
on 27/3/19 was attended by just five Council members and the issue of
the Council needing a quorum was discussed.
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The Secretary announced that three new members had joined the Association during the year. They were David Pike (70/75) Mike Sumner (57/64) and Kenneth Buckle (57/61). He welcomed the new members, and two of them were in fact present at the AGM.
Finally, the Secretary advised the members present that he had
received a lovely phone call from former Methodist Minister Malcolm Carter,
whom he had first met when working at HMP Liverpool as a teacher. Malcolm
was then the Prison Chaplain and joined the Association after the chance
meeting. Malcolm had phoned to say he wished the Secretarys wife
Yvonne well on her recovery from the stroke she had suffered.
The Treasurer presented his report on the accounts for 2018 which was
his 20th year as Treasurer.
COLLEGIATE OLD BOYS FOOTBALL CLUB
Report given by Li Ross, Chairman, COBFC
The club is still running three Saturday teams in the three divisions of the Liverpool Old Boys League and a Sunday team, the Casuals, which plays a full programme of friendly games.
Only a handful of games have been played so far this season. The first and third teams are currently mid-table and the second team is in fourth place. The first team has reached the third round of the LCFA Junior Cup but was knocked out of the Lancashire Amateur Cup on penalties in the first round. The second team has reached the second round of the LCFA Intermediate Cup and has been entered in the Northern Cup, in which it reached the quarter finals last season.
We still meet at the Bohemians Tennis Club after matches on Saturday
afternoons and still run a Sportsmans Dinner in late March at the
Old Swan Conservative Club. Details of that event and of the teams
progress can be found in the clubs new website at www.collegiateobfc.co.uk
Chairman David Winsland read out the following report as provided by Gary Morgan of Collegiate Rugby Club:
The Liverpool Collegiate Rugby Report
The Senior Mens section is currently running two teams - the 1st XV play in the Lancashire ADM Premier League. Thus far this season the 1st XV have had a number of near misses, they currently lie bottom of the league but are unfortunate to be there having lost couple of matches by single scores.
The 2nd XV have fared better winning four out of seven of their matches this season.
The Ladies XV are an emerging side who are predominantly made up of women new to rugby but are competing well.
The Mini & Juniors prove to be competitive across the board and continue to have good numbers from Under 7 through to Under 16. Unfortunately the club is not fielding a Colts XV this season as we succumb to the problem of player drop off at the 16 plus age, a problem common for many rugby clubs.
A final report was given by Michael Richard was given to confirm that the golf section had folded during the year. Michael happily though announced that the remaining funds in the Collegiate Old BoysGolf Society bank account was being donated to COBA, a sum of £523.10.
8. Election of Officers
The officers had all agreed to stand again and were duly re-elected en bloc.
9. Election of Council
It was announced that there were vacancies on the Council since the death earlier in the year of Richard Thwaite and of former Chairman Joe Lucas the year before. Only five Council members had attended the Council meeting in March 2019 and so the Chairman approached former Council members Derek Tasker and Gerry Mulcahey who both agreed to re-join.
The date of the next Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner was confirmed as 16th October 2020.
David G. Williams
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