September General Committee Minutes

Minutes of the General Committee of The Centurion Lacrosse Club held on 5th September 2017 at The Coach & Horses Public House, Bruton Street, London.

Present: Steve Williams (in the chair), Ron Balls, Denis Hanks, David Marsden, Peter Mundy, Rob Collinge (Secretary)

  1. APOLOGIES were received from Henry Collinge, Neil Forsyth, John Maynard, John Wigmore and Geoffrey Wilkinson.

  2. MINUTES of the General Committee meeting held on 27th June 2017 were approved as a record of the statements made at the meeting.

  3. MATTERS ARISING

    Centurions Masters.

    The club had expressed interest in entering teams in the World Championship in 2018 in Netanya. We await details of the entry terms.

  4. SECRETARY’S REPORT

    Clive Beaumont had updated the flyer and e flyer to promote membership of the club.

  5. TREASURER’S REPORT

    Assets now stood at £5,137. The majority of members had now paid the club subscription. There are 34 members still to pay.

  6. NORTHERN SUB COMMITTEE

    The northern lunch will now take place on either Sunday 22nd October at Davyhulme Golf Club. The annual golf tournament will take place on Friday 20th April 2018.

  7. DEVELOPMENT

    1. Glenalmond School. Unfortunately the school has terminated the men’s lacrosse programme and the master in charge has been made redundant. We have arranged for Lacrosse Scotland to take the kit that we provided into safe custody.
    2. Uppingham School. We have provided 20 sticks to start a men’s lacrosse programme and will monitor progress to consider further support as the programme develops.
    3. University of East Anglia. The committee considered the paper prepared by Henry Collinge on the UEA’s request for support to develop a second ladies team. It was decided to supply a Rage Cage to facilitate the training programme.
  8. SOUTHERN LUNCH

    Ben Jessup had agreed to speak on his experiences a new director on the ELA board at the next lunch on 7th November at The Coach and Horses. A two course menu was agreed at a cost of £28 to members.

  9. SIXES

    Although a successful tournament had again taken place, the roles of The Centurions and SEMLA in managing the tournament remain unclear. The secretary will seek clarification on the areas were SEMLA would like Centurion support.

  10. RECRUITMENT

    Henry Collinge had submitted a paper suggesting:

    • Seeking discounts for members from lacrosse suppliers.
    • Enhancing the newsletter with regular twice a year issues.
    • A free initial year’s membership to members of clubs we support.

    The meeting thanked Henry for producing the document and agreed to proceed to investigate these options.

  11. CENTURION AWARD

    Geoffrey Wilkinson had expressed concern about falling nominations for the award. It was suggested that in addition to current approaches for nominations we should actively approach the men’s and women’s regional organisations and ELA committees such as the NLC which are actively involved with volunteers to seek nominations. A simple nomination form available on line would be provided to encourage a broader input through social media.