HASTINGS CROQUET CLUB SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING held on Sunday 30th June 2013
At KIA TOA BOWLING CLUB at 1PM
PRESENT: 28 Members. (total members 43)
APOLOGIES: Annette Gardner, Heather Gommans, Noelene [Noeline] Harrison, Steve Jones, Ian Usherwood.
Sylvia Glover / Malcolm Campbell.
MATTERS FOR DISCUSSION:
1: Discuss all options with regards to the clubs future.
2: Reaffirm the clubs desire to proceed with a possible amalgamation with Te Mata Croquet Club.
3: A strategy committee to possibly be elected.
1. Letter from Kia Toa Bowling Club re their withdrawal of preparation and management of B green leased to Hastings Croquet Club.
2. Email from Kia Toa Bowling Club re stating they are considering selling surplus land, being the west lawn.
MATTERS ARISING: President Sylvia Glover read out the letter.
Discussion was called for regarding KTBC’s need to reduce costs and as a result they would stop any maintenance on B Green that we lease, also their preference that the Croquet club purchase their surplus green.
They have no official value for the land, “but may be” we would pay $150,000.
Regardless of the Croquets clubs decision they will sell as they need to move into a sustainable financial position.
The President then asked club treasurer Malcolm Campbell to speak.
He pointed out that it would not be a viable proposition for the club to buy KTBC’s land. Our income would be markedly reduced. (no Interest) Creating a shortfall around $15,000, with no reserves for general maintence [maintenance] and still at the will of KTBC.
Further discussion took place relating to the purchase of the land.
Graeme Phillips moved Hillary Marlo seconded
That we have a committee to investigate the proposal of purchasing Kia Toa Bowling Clubs lawn and /or moving to Duart house.
Not passed. Only 3 members voted for.
Discussion then moved on and it was mooted that a “Dream list” compiled by members could give some indication of members thoughts.