Committee Meeting / AGM
Mick Strickland – Chairman/Travel (South London)
Andy Saunders – Vice Chairman/Membership (Southampton)
Nick Head – Treasurer (Spain)
Reg Betts – Sports & Social (Letchworth)
John Smith – Website (South London)
Jonny Adams – Newsletter (South London)
Gill Prichard – Secretary (South London)
Associate Members: Terry Trevis (Salisbury) Dave Thomas (North London), Jenni Poulter (South London)
The London Saints committee and Associate Members recently met by virtual means. It was fun and a bit of a novelty for us all. Unfortunately we did not get a photograph (we have now)!
We had been unable to meet since January. To make ourselves official it was agreed that this meeting would also form the Annual General Meeting. There were ten people at the meeting forming a wide cross section of committee and members. It is hoped to get back to normal with an AGM in a pub in May 2021.
Sports & Social
The APFSCIL pool and darts leagues stopped in March and have not yet resumed. When they stopped the pool team was in 7th. place and the darts team was top of Division 3.
Domestic pool and darts – there were differing views on whether we should hold two tournaments next year i.e 2020 and 2021. We decided to put a hold on this for the moment. Maybe the pool and darts players have a view – if so please let us know.
Cricket – DT reported on a very successful season. Six matches were organised. We won two games, but two of the defeats were only lost in the last over. Dave was thanked for organising this in difficult times.
Christmas Drinks – we discussed whether we could have an online Christmas drinks or whether we should wait until next year. The weekend for an such drink was earmarked for December 12. Another recent suggestion was the possibility of meeting at a non league game in the social club bar or in a nearby pub. We will monitor the Covid rules in the coming weeks to see how matters develop.
Player of the Year – this, unsurprisingly, went to Danny Ings. SFC staff say they are working from home at present and are unable to get into St. Marys’s to retrieve our shield, but will do so as soon as possible. A presentation is too early to consider.
Match Tickets – Terry has sent out an e-mail asking people what they would like him to do with the money that he holds for match tickets.
Newsletter – unfortunately Jonny has had to resign due to work commitments. The committee thanked Jonny for his work. Jenni offered to help Gill and Mick put together a Christmas issue.
Treasurer – We have £3,248.54 in our bank. We have received £1,383 in subscriptions for which we thank all those who have renewed.
Membership – we currently have 140 members and need to chase lapsed members.
Website – the website is running smoothly and there was a feeling that we should return to doing brief match reports.
Travel – all refunds have been received from the Train Operating Companies, albeit it was a protracted exercise in some cases.
We also discussed the recent SFC fans meeting and the purchase of new shields for the pool, darts and golf.