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Documents : 7/10/2009

Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee Meeting held at

Hazel Grove Bowling & Tennis Club

Wednesday 7th October 2009

In the Chair: Brian Whalley (BW)

1. Members in attendance:

Brenda Hopkins (BH)
Jeff Shaw (JS)
Eddie Crabtree (EC)
Ian Burnett (IB)
Ron Linton (RL)
Chris Waker (CW))
Doreen Schofileld (DS)
Lawrence Marsland (LM)
Yvonne Spurrell (YS)
Malcolm McPhail (MM)
Neil Bardsley (NB)

2. Apologies:

Don Hale (DH)

3. Minutes:

The Minutes of the General Purposes Sub Committee meeting held on Tuesday 14th July 2009 were agreed.

4. Matters Arising:

The new Sport Stockport banners had not yet been received. Action BH to chase.

The Annual Dinner has been provisionally booked for Friday 23rd April 2010 at the Deanwater Hotel, Woodford. Some discussion took place on the possibility of combining the Sport Stockport and Stockport Sports Awards dinners.

5. Website:

Currently 79 clubs have registered on the site. Some news items had been submitted by clubs.

6. Sports Trust:

MM gave a presentation on the potential interface between the Trust and Sport Stockport. Items addressed included coach education, volunteers, club development, development events and co-ownership of World Class Performance.

The Trust was prepared to offer full time support by a senior officer and also up to 3 part time community activity coaches. The budget was to be reviewed and the services of the Trust's Marketing Officer would be made available.

Key aims and objectives need to be established. The Trust's expectations would include initially meeting bi-monthly, agreement for Sport Stockport to take on responsibility for key areas, give up a small amount of time per month (5 hours) to support officer work, trial period of 18 months.

The Sports Trust was preparing a consultation document. Copies to be circulated. Action JS to forward member addresses to NB to enable circulation.

7. SPAA Update:

SPAA has been renamed Active Sport Alliance. Minutes of meetings to be forwarded to GP Sub members for information. Action BH.

The next meeting is scheduled for 12th January 2010. Action BH to provide summary.

8. Funding Requests:

2 requests had been received from individuals for financial assistance towards attending international events. Details of possible funding sources had been forwarded to them.

A request for funding under the provisions of the SDCF had been submitted by the Lacrosse Development Group but received after the closing date. All current funding has been allocated and distributed. Action BH to contact Lacrosse Group for update.

9. Any Other Business:

A full page advertisement relating to Sport Stockport had been published in the Active Leisure Guide. BH and JS had agreed to action this due to publication deadlines. Action approved.

The death of Ray Fox was noted with regret and some members had attended his funeral.

The death of David Hopkins (Chairman of the Sports Trust Board of Trustees) was also reported and condolences were expressed.

Mike Atkinson is acting as the interim Board Chairman.

The Bowls Development Group expressed their thanks to Sport Stockport for providing trophies at the Bowling Festival held in Alexandra Park.

10. Next Meeting:

The time and date of the next meeting will be 7.30 p.m. on Wednesday 28th October 2009. Venue to be determined.

The meeting closed at 10.10 p.m.