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MINUTES OF THE 2006 MCCU AGM
17 June 2006, 2.30pm at at the Syston & District Social Club, Syston, Leics
Peter Gibbs, Brian Hayward, Tony Wright, John Pakenham, Graham Humphries, Peter Sherlock, Roy Woodcock.
2) Minutes of the MCCU Half Year General Meeting
2.1) Accuracy Minutes Accepted.
3) Address of the President
Due to illness there was no report from Roy Woodcock
4.1) Chairman. Nothing
The following were proposed & elected unopposed –
5.1) President – Roy
6) Appointment of the Auditor
R V H Butters
7) Levy for 2006/7
Andrew Leadbetter presented his budget.
He posed the question of whether printed
grading lists were required, he had been
made aware that some organisations who
ordered them last year, would not do
so again. Sean Hewitt indicated that
he could get small numbers produced at
low cost. The budget was amended to take
account of reduced costs in some areas. Andrew
proposed that no change be made to the
8) MCCU Constitution
Proposals from the Chief Executive Officer
a) That all references
to the BCF be replaced by ECF.
Officers may claim expenses properly incurred in the execution of their duties, but must do so within 6 mths of the financial year end in which they are incurred. Claims must be supported by relevant evidence, individual items below £15 may be accepted without additional documentation, provided that the Finance Director is satisfied they have been properly incurred.
9) MCCU County Teams' Tournament Rules
Proposals from the Chief Executive Officer a) ,b)& c) , & from Events Director d)
a) i)That all references
in the County rules to BCF be amended to
b) That rule 13 be amended as follows –
If a third MCCU entry into the ECF national stages is required, the losing semi-finalists shall play off for that place. If the 3 rd place match has not been played by the ECF entry deadline,, the County with the best losing score in the Semi-Finals shall become MCCU 3.
The current rule is as follows: 13. …….. If a third MCCU entry into the BCF national stages is required, the County with the best losing score in the MCCU Semi-finals shall become MCCU 3.
This proposal was made on behalf of 2 county captains. They were aware that matter had been discussed before, but views may have changed. They felt that the current situation may not lead to the 3 best teams going forward. The reference to a fall back situation reflects a similar fall back in the rules if the Final is not played by 31 st March. Whilst we can schedule a Final & play off matches before the deadline, we needed a fall back in case unforeseen circumstances prevent a match taking place.
c) The CEO proposed that in order to clarify the situation rule 9 b) be amended as follows –
Any match between a county in the East Zone( East Midlands ) and a county in the West Zone ( West Midlands ) shall be arranged at an agreed neutral venue unless otherwise agreed. Any disputes regarding venue are to be referred to the Controller. The away team is responsible for arranging neutral venues, but costs are to be split between the teams. This will not apply where the counties involved have a common border. In such cases the match will be played in the home county, unless that county agrees otherwise. This rule will apply whether or not a section is split into zones or divisions. (amendments in italics)
This matter was on the November 2005 meeting agenda but could not be formally adopted.
The motion was amended as indicated by the words in red and the amended motion passed.
d) That rule 21 be amended with the words in italics below -
21. Grading limits apply at the start
of each season and will be taken from the
latest national grading list (excluding
the rapid play list). A player who has
no published grade may participate in any
grade restricted tournament providing that
there is no doubt in the team captain's
mind that the player is not of such a playing
strength as to breach the limits set. and
the inclusion of that player is cleared
with the controller before he/she plays. A n ungraded player not cleared prior to
The clearance of ungraded players echoes the ECF rules. At the time the MCCU rules gave no recourse if a team played an ungraded player, who was felt by anyone other than the team captain, to be stronger than the grading limit for that section.
The motion was amended as indicated in red and the amended motion passed.
10) County Correspondence Rules
Proposals from the Chief Executive Officer
a) That the MCCU
adopt the email rules already used by
the ECF for its correspondence events
amended to reflect MCCU dates & appeals
These matters were before the November 2005 meeting & could not be formally voted upon.
From the Chief Executive Officer
That the MCCU adopt the draft Child Protection Policy placed before it.
Another matter from the November 2005 meeting
12) Any other business
a) The meeting is invited to discuss developments on ECF membership & other matters. These matters had already been discussed under the ECF report.
b) Claim from a previous officer for expenses – an expenses claim has been received from a previous officer for expenses incurred during the 1990's. The MCCU Board seeks the views of the meeting on this matter
It was agreed that a payment of £250 be made in full and final settlement of past expenses.
13) Date of the next meeting
Half-year Meeting 19th November 2006. AGM provisional date 17 th June 2007
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