Annual General Meeting
The Golf Club Stewards Association Annual General Meeting took place on Monday March 6, 2017 at Olton Golf Club. Olton have hosted this event for many years and the Association is very grateful for the clubs support.
David Tucker opened the meeting at 4.30 pm. He welcomed everyone to the Ninety Fourth Annual General Meeting. David thanked the Membership for their support over the last year and he had been very proud to have been the National Chairman.
He also congratulated the National Secretary, Ken Brothwell on the organising of all the meetings and his work throughout the year.
The Chairman said he had one more duty to perform before he handed over to the new Chairman.
He said on behalf of the NEC and the Membership it gave him great pleasure to offer an enormous thanks to the Secretary for all his hard work over the past years, and asked the membership to endorse with the NEC in making Ken a Life Member of the GCSA. He also presented Ken with a personal gift for organising his year.
David then passed on the burden of office to Tim Pearson from the Wales & West section. Tim thanked David and said he had enjoyed being his Vice Chairman and he thought his year went well. Tim also thanked the Wales and West Section and the NEC for all their support.
Phi Beer of Theford Golf Club in the East Anglia section was voted in as National Vice Chairman .
Ken Brothwell had given the NEC notice that he intended to stand down as National Secreatary at the AGM 2017. The NEC had taken the appropriate step to address this matter and contacted all sections for nomination to fill these two posts. The NEC selected Richard Berry to be the Treasurer The post of Secretary had not been taken so Ken Brothwell would stay on as Secretary but made it quite clear he would not go past the AGM 2018.
With all the business of the AGM completed the Members and enjoyed the wonderful hospitality of Olton Golf Club with a meal that was then followed by the presentations.
Boyd Weaver won the day’s competition prize and David Guest took the 2016 Order of Merit trophy.
Golf Club Stewards Association 2016 Annual General Meeting
Olton Golf Club – Monday 7th March 2016
The sun shone on the righteous at Olton Golf Club for the Golf Club Stewards Association 2016 AGM, 38 Stewards and Guests played an 18-hole stableford competition with all regions of the association represented. This was prior to the AGM which was followed by a superb three course meal proved by the excellent staff at Olton.
For the first Monday of March the course was as always in excellent condition, the greens were tricky, faster than most of us have been used to recently. Building a good score here needed real golfing expertise and should we be surprised that Richard Pearson was 7 points clear of the field with 38 points off of his 1 handicap, a superb performance.
The AGM followed. Andy Shaw thanked everybody for their support in what had been a very enjoyable year. The members were unanimous in their appreciation of the hard work of National Secretary Ken Brothwell. Jason Knapper succeeded Geoff Wareham as National President thanking the membership for their support and thanking Geoff warmly for all he has done for the Association in this Role.
Geoff subsequently returned to the job that he really excels at….. selling raffle tickets of which he did a magnificent job.
Andy Shaw handed the National Chairmans chain over to David Tucker for the next 12 months, not only weighed down by the challenges of the role but more so by the weight of the magnificent chain of office that goes with it.
At the meal we were joined by our guests for the evening, The Wiseman family , The Secretary, President and Captain from Olton and the Captain & President of Robin Hood Golf Club. David Tucker welcomed and thanked all that had attended and in particular asked that the Olton Club Captain David to pass on our thanks to the Green Staff, Bar Staff, Catering Staff and Management Committee of the club for hosting our annual event. The Olton Captain reiterated the special relationship that the club and our Association have, long may it continue.
The meal was followed by presentation of prizes to the winners. go to the results page for full details.
The Golf Club Stewards Association held its Annual General Meeting at Olton Golf Club near Solihull in the West Midlands. The club has been a great supporter of the Association for many years and Club Secretary Steve Fowler and his team welcomed the membership as they have done for many years with warm friendship and superb hospitality.
As it often is weatherwise on the first Monday in March "a heatwave it was not" but although it was cold it remained dry save for the odd flake of snow. The course was in excellent condition and those who braved the conditions came in with reasonable if not course breaking scores. Go to the results page for presentation pictures and results.
When the incoming National Chairman Andy Shaw and National Secretary Ken Brothwell nominated Les James to run the raffle they must have overlooked the fact that he had been in the bar most of the day and the draw took slightly longer than expected.
There was a good turnout for the AGM and the meeting went very smoothly and with the accounts in good fettle the out going Chairman Steve Brothwell thanks the members for their support throught the year and the National Secretary Ken for all his hard work and superb organisational skills.
Steve handed over the reins and the weighty Chain of Office to the Southern Sections Andy Shaw , who said how much he was looking forward to his coming year as Nationa Chairman. Midlands Dave Tucker was voted in as Vice Chairman
During the meeting there was a proposal to give Life Membership to Nick Jones and his wife Carol for all the hard work and support given to Mike Moffitt in the production of the Centenary Book. The East Anglian section Chairman, Phil Beer read out a proposal that Ray Spencer formerly Steward at Royal West Norfolk and Terry Harding formerly Steward at Great Yarmouth & Caister be made life members in recognition of their support over many years to the Association. From the Southern Section long standing member and Association supporter Roy Martin was also proposed as a life member. All the proposals were unanimously accepted.
Geof Wareham the current President has indicated that he is to stand down at next years AGM and wheels were put in motion to find his replacement.
A fine Roast Beef meal followed after which in an address by the new Chairman, Andy thanked his section for their support in nominating him for his role, new Life member Nick thanked the members and the Olton Club Captain closed the formalities. The presentaions followed.
What a great place to hold our AGM see you all there when we do it again on the First Monday of March 2016.
GOLF CLUB STEWARDS ASSOCIATION - 1912 to 2012
An historic and hilarious masterpiece, a chronical of the first 100 years of the Golf Club Stewards Association produced by Mike Moffitt with the forward from Commentating and Golfing legend Peter Alliss
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CENTENARY BOOK -
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"Mike Moffitt has suggested a chapter Mr. Jolly Jack. here is a little taste. Jack, Sir Jack or Mr. Blues whatever you've called him, he is quite simply our President! Jack Wiseman has been a rock and colossus for our Association.Jack's longevity as our President is not merely confined to the world of golf for in football he has been connected with Birmingham City Football Club all hs life. He still attends their home games and is ecstatically greeted when he attends dinners and meetings of the GCSA. He has truly TURNED ROUND AND PLAYED A BLINDER"
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