17.3.17 Our magnificent downstairs function room has now been renovated to a very high standard by some of our members and committee. It is now available to members and non-members for functions throughout the year. Many thanks and congratulations to all who made it possible.


Minutes of Annual General Meeting held at Briercliffe Social Club    19 February 2017


Sixty three members present

One minute's silence was held in memory of departed members, Alan Hargreaves, Peter Halstead, Jerry Dawson, Joe Dewhurst and Peter Murgatroyd.  

Bob Gregory gave the president's opening remarks during which he spoke of the ongoing refurbishment of the downstairs function room.  

Diane Levens read the minutes of the AGM of 2016. John Middleton proposed, seconded by Julie Sarveswaran, that the minutes be approved. Agreed.

Orm Green gave a comprehensive analysis of the audited accounts and invited questions. John Middleton proposed, seconded by Neil Hindle, that the accounts be approved. Agreed. Members showed their appreciation for Orm's work.

All members and officials of the existing committee being willing to stand again, they were elected unopposed.

No further motions having been received, there was no other business.  

Diane Levens gave her closing remarks. She felt that the improvements made to the club during the last twelve months had created a warm and comfortable environment. She said that bar prices had been kept low because of the efforts of committee members and the negotiating strength of the club with suppliers. She said that efforts were continuing to create a comfortable and practical environment, not only for members but for others using the club for functions, which was a major source of income, as the club could not survive on members' contributions alone. Diane said that there were currently 273 members and invited ideas from members for future ways of using the club and generating income.

Bob Gregory gave the president's closing remarks. He echoed previous comments about the club having had a successful year. He offered his appreciation for members' continued support and  said that each member attending this meeting would be given 5 x £1 checks.

The meeting closed at 11.40.