Newsletter March 2019

** Newsletter March 2019 ———————————————————— At the recent AGMs of the AWMA and Adel Sports and Social Club (ASSC) held on 27th February members noted and approved the Annual Reports and Financial Statements. Income for the AWMA was up from £254,000 to £301,000 and net income (Surplus) was also up at £26,000 both thanks largely to a restricted donation to the Bowls section for the erection of their new pavilion. But contract costs due to the retirement of the Cleaner and allocation of new staffing and associated costs resulted in a break even figure. Discussion centred on a fairer allocation next year. Gross profit for the ASSC was encouragingly up from £72,000 to £86,000 this has enabled the ASSC to replace various equipment.

In discussion, the improvements in sound-proofing, the under stage layout and the redecoration in the Main Hall were welcomed. Thanks went to The Adel Players, drama section for its considerable contribution to the funding for these projects. Eszter Saxon, Bar and Premises Manager was praised for her welcoming and enthusiastic approach. The Remembrance Day activities were described as excellent in terms of tone and relevance, much appreciated by Members.The Summer Fete and Open Day had again been a successful community event, thanks to the Chairmanship of Charles Ward who has now stood down from the Council.

The Beer Festival is now a well established event thanks to the considerable efforts of the Cricket Section Committee.

Reports were also received on the Sections’ activities during the year.

The following candidates were elected to both organisations;Bernard Riley, President replaced Geoff Moore who had resigned due to ill health. Helen Murray, Chair replaced Mark McFarlane who has stood down as a result of work pressures. Members thanked Mark for his considerable achievements over his tenure. David Pike, Treasurer Gordon Murray, Minutes Secretary Sam Jackson, Membership Subscription SecretaryNext up, dates for your diaries. The Club Quiz which will be held on 11th May The Adel Fete and Open Day which will take place on Sunday, 9th June from 12.00pm to 5.00pm.