Buckinghamshire Short Mat Bowling Association
Minutes of BSMBA 2nd Committee Meeting
(not yet approved -
28th June 2021 on ZOOM
Secretary – Malcolm Warwick
Treasurer – Peter Coker
Competitions Secretary – Bob Hine
Clive Cook, Alan Eggleton, Ian Forbes, Chris Millard, David Gander, Peter Clarke, Terry Wagstaff
2. Approval of Previous Minutes
The minutes were approved with the minor amendments previously notified. David Gander was added to attendees and the Chairman's wrongly reported comment about the ESMBA and future membership were deleted.
it was agreed Malcolm W would supply a final copy to Bob for the website but would not circulate another copy to committee members.
3. Matters Arising.
There was discussion about the merit of sending the approved committee minutes to clubs. It was agreed that this be done in addition to posting them on the website. Action Malcolm W
A. Persuading people to join.
i. Tony has continued to search for "new" clubs to contact using the bowls watch website. Action -
ii. Malcolm R has not had feedback from the leagues (except the one he is secretary to). Malcolm W said the next meeting of the south bucks league is on 29th July and the BSMBA is on the agenda
iii. Previous Actions
1. Bob to send the email to all the email addresses he has.
2. Tony to send to club secretaries and new ones as clubs are identified.
3. Bob to attempt to design a poster.
4. Clubs to be supplied with notices to put on their Noticeboards
Bob had drafted and circulated a poster -
There was some discussion about 1), 2), 4) and whether Bob or Tony was to communicate to clubs. It was agreed that Tony would now do this for clubs he discovers (there had been some communication already) using a package of information -
iv. Bob had a disappointing level of feedback from clubs about insurance and currently the quotation would be expensive. It was agreed Bob should try one last email to clubs to stimulate interest pointing out to them that in March '22 their public liability insurance would need renewal and continuing with their current arrangement would incur a significant cost increase. Action Bob to email clubs again.
v. Covid guidlines were sent out and Tony is including them in his package to all club contacts.
It was agreed in future to add an Agenda item "Communications to Clubs". The actions listed above would be treated as matters arising at the beginning of the item.
B. Organising Competitions
viii) Previous actions were carried out as follows. Bob reported there was still no news from Handy X and it was likely to remain uncertain for some time. Malcolm R has contacted some other venues but the costs appear to be prohibitive. Alan reported that the new Amersham Leisure facility (to incorporate the community centre) is meant to open on 27th September. Action -
ix) In response to the previous action, Peter had requested a new Agenda item with some comments
x) It was agreed that without a venue, there was no point discussing other competitions.
4. County Championships
It was agreed not to set up a sub-
Malcolm R had circulated the minutes of an ESMBA meeting for interest. The tone of the discussions in those minutes emphasised why the change to the BSMBA constitution was appropriate for players in the county.
6. Any Other Business
Peter C mentioned that the short mat bowls tour competitions did not stipulate players had to be ESMBA registered and he believed there was "mixing" of registered and non-
Malcolm R pointed to some interesting guidance on rules of play were now on the new website and he encouraged committee members to propose similar topics that would be of interest.
Malcolm W said he would add an agenda item to the next meeting to refer to next year's vacancy for a BSMBA Treasurer.
7.Date of Next Meeting
Monday 26th July 2021 at 7pm
Venue (zoom or location) was not discussed pending new COVID guidelines
The meeting closed at 8:30pm