Minutes and Notices


MINUTES OF THE GENERAL MEETING HELD AT
THE SPORTS AND COMMUNITY HALL, WOOLSERY.
ON SATURDAY APRIL 21ST. 2018.

 

PRESENT

Members of the committee and representatives of 14 associations.

 

CHAIRMAN’S OPENING REMARKS.

Brian Butler of Bideford welcomed everyone. He then gave a talk on the “ Life of a Pasty” but not a pasty as we know it. It’s a wild animal but carefully cultured. Its habitat is very thick Devon hedgerows. It was an interesting and informative talk. A lot of banter followed from the floor. Pat Sherwood thanked him for an amusing tale.

DTC chairman Pat Sherwood also welcomed everyone and thanked Bideford for hosting the meeting. The lunch was much appreciated and she thanked everyone who had worked hard in preparing it. She thanked everyone for coming.

 

APOLOGIES.

Ashburton Margaret Gough
Chard Persis Stewart
Crewekerne Jenny Worsfold
Exmouth Dennis Knowles
Kingskerswell Pauline Knowles
Kingsteignton Marion Adams
North Petherton
South Molton
Teignmouth
Uffculme

 

MINUTES OF THE LAST GENERAL MEETING

These had been circulated they were signed by the chairman. Proposed by Stewart Philp and seconded by Jean Aplin. All agreed.

 

MATTERS ARISING.

There were no matters arising.

 

CORRESPONDENCE.

Kenton are still a thriving association. Feniton asked what the DTC did about Safe Guarding of Young people in twinning. Pat passed on the information DTC received about it in 2009. This contained an email address that further information could be obtained. A “thank you” letter had been received from Newton Abbot re the £ 50 cheque received for winning the quarterly Monica Saunders award. Bovey Tracy twinning had received a lot of media coverage. Exmouth will host April 2019 and Tiverton October 2019. We are still needing a host for July 2019. Someone expressed an interest in the insurance officer’s job but declined taking it. Radio Devon phoned Pat asking if there were any Devon twinnings with Uganda. There isn’t any. The new Data Protection comes into force at the end of May. Josie to email to Pat with a template for our use.

 

TREASURERS REPORT.

James gave the report and gave out account sheets. This has been a very quiet quarter. There is £7,937 in the Bank accounts. A mistake was made last year re Public Liability premium which is why it had to go up this year.

 

INSURANCE OFFICERS REPORT.

Pat gave the report on Pauline’s behalf. Total travel insurance to date amounts to £539 from 10 associations that will travel in 2018. 50 associations have so far bought Public Liability insurance £5250. About the same take up as last year there has been no claims this year so far. An new insurance officer is still needed at the AGM.

 

MATTERS ARISING FROM COMMITTEE MEETING.

The winner of the Monica Saunders competition from the Spring newsletter was Cullompton. We still need a new Secretary and Insurance Officer at the AGM.

 

ANY OTHER BUSINESS.

Jean Aplin had visited “The War Horse Farm” at Iddesleigh and enjoyed it. She had also attended the Crepes Evening at Starcross.

Holsworthy gave a brief outline of their association.

 

DATE OF NEXT MEETING

The next meeting will be the AGM on Saturday October 20th 2018