The Annual General Meeting of BBTC was held on Sunday 28th July and attended by 12 Club members and the Tennis Victoria Representative for the Outer East, Danielle Cornwall.
Reports were received from the President, Kerry Stephens, who outlined the Club’s activities and thanked all committee members especially the retiring Senior Convenor, Debra Chasteauneuf and the coach, Daniel Kittelty. Peter Arnot presented the Treasurer’s report giving an account of the Club’s Income and Expenditure over the last 12 months. Income is derived from membership fees, Night Tennis payments and fundraising. The main recurring Items of expenditure are Court maintenance, rental to MCC and electricity. The overall financial position of the club is sound and membership fees will be unchanged for 2019/2020. Copies of these reports will be posted on the Club noticeboard in the next few days. The club currently has 132 financial members and 10 Life Members which is an increase of 21 members from June 2018. This increase is largely due to the work of our coach, Daniel who continues to attract young people to the club and to the Membership Scsecretary, Glenda.
Election of Office Bearers produced a largely unchanged committee who were elected unopposed. Jan Kennedy will take over the position of Mid-Week Ladies Convenor as well as Vice-President while Cynthia Scott remains on the General Committee. The position of Senior Convenor remains vacant after the resignation of Debra Chasteauneuf.
It was with great pleasure that the meeting elected Glenda Nicholson to Life Membership of the Club. Glenda has been a member of the club since 1990 and a committee member for over 15 years. She has worked as Junior Convenor while her children were involved in the Junior Program and has continued to work for the club organising the Annual Trivia Nights, and Grant Applications and currently serves as Membership Secretary. Glenda was presented with a certificate and her name is inscribed on the Life Members’ Shield to the left of the main door to the clubhouse.
The completion of the Hot Shots court was discussed. Council has agreed to correct the errors made in the previous construction and we have agreed on a contractor. Danielle spoke on the benefits of having a small court such as a Hot Shots Court to assist the very young players learning the game.
Other matters raised which will be considered in the next few months were the provision of permanent shade over the seats behind Courts 5 and 6, the disposal of the chairs in the BBQ area and the purchase of a new TV.
Upcoming Dates for your Diaries: Working Bee Sunday 20th October, Family Day Sunday 27th October and Christmas Breakup Sunday 15th December.
The President thanked all members for attending and invited them to stay and enjoy refreshments.