HASTINGS CROQUET CLUB INC.,
MINUTES OF A SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON SATURDAY 19TH MAY 2001 AT 10:30 AM. AT THE CLUBROOMS.
President Dawn Blackburn welcomed all present and moved that she vacate the Chair and ask Suzanne Berry to chair the meeting.
Seconder – Ken Wyley / Carried
Accepted Apologies: Phyllis Milne; Peter Wood; Heather Scrimgeour; Hilary Marlo.
Suzanne welcomed the 26 Members, and introduced the 3 new Members present.
Suzanne reminded all Members present on the Club’s Constitutional voting rights.
Referring to the Club’s future, she presented a review of the Club’s investigations over the last two years; the outcomes being the 6 options before the Club today.
She asked for questions, from the floor, on anything within the written material.
There being no comments forthcoming – Suzanne called that Treasurer Margaret Hussey read and MOVE the following MOTION – ‘THAT THE CLUB DIRECTS THE COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE KIA TOA BOWLING CLUB AND ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM ON THE BEST TERMS POSSIBLE FOR THE USE OF ONE LAWN AND THE OTHER BOWLING CLUB FACILITIES’
SECONDED: Ann Bowden
Discussion was called, with David Curtis querying the motion, as presented, before a vote. He asked what significance it held, without, he presumed, another motion regarding land being considered first. Suzanne acknowledged that a further motion was to come but it was in order to pursue the one on the table.
Jessie Hunter asked how was a ‘lease’ at Kia Toa to be met with subscription fees amounting to less than the presumed lease. Margaret Hussey explained how monies were available in our present situation to cover this. When sale proceeded, the interest earned would apply then.
Ru Davis said his preferred option had remained the ‘part-sale’ option; if only to retain the boutique club concept on this site. However, his next option was No.6.
Suzanne asked Ken Wyley to explain the reasons for preferring a total, rather than a part-sale on the land. He noted responses from real estate agents had implied the difficulty of knowing what could occupy the area. The entire Stortford Lodge area was well serve by clusters of petrol / motels & fast food outlets, though he understood Gulf petrol was looking for sites. He surmised that the two halves could sell for different proposals but still tie together; the back for residential and the front-commercial. All indications had been for selling as one lot; two offers we had received had been for the entire property.
Ian Caird suggested discussion was necessary on all options before a vote.
Suzanne replied that the members were not unacquainted with the issues – there had been two previous special general meetings that Ian had not attended and these had adequately covered the issues in hand. She said the Committee feels it is well time to make decisions.
Ian Caird asked that more discussion was had, and that voting should be conducted at the end of the that.
Margaret Hussey was asked by Chair to read the Motion aloud again.
David Curtis said he still had difficulty in considering this motion when he was sure a following motion should proceed it. Suzanne thanked David for his comments but stated an A.G.M. was due to follow today, where a new committee would be elected