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ANNUAL REPORT 2017

Presented at the Annual General Meeting on 21st February 2017, held at The Golden Hind Public House, 470 Nacton Road, Ipswich IP3 9NF

2016 COUNCIL

PRESIDENT
Malcolm van den Bergh

VICE-PRESIDENT ELECT
Vacant

IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENTS
David Bird 2010-2012
John Selley 2007-2009

OTHER MEMBERS OF COUNCIL

John Fisher
Clive Simpson
David Stokes
David Wilson
Mark Jackaman

HONORARY OFFICERS

Treasurer - Angus McGready
Secretary Administration - David Redhead
Secretary Membership - Jim Spurling

AGM AGENDA

1. Attendance and Apologies.
2. Minutes of AGM held on 16th February 2016 (copy below).
3. Matters arising from those Minutes
4. Re - election of Officers,

Nominated by the Council for re-election to be Members of Council 2016-2017
President-Malcolm van den Bergh
Admin Secretary -David Redhead
Membership Secretary-Jim Spurling
Treasurer-Angus McGready
Council members
David Bird
John Fisher
John Selley
Clive Simpson
David Stokes
David Wilson
Mark Jackaman

5.Treasurer's Report by A. McGready.(copy below)
6. Fees for 2017
7. President's Report and address by Malcolm van de Bergh
8. Programme for 2017 David Redhead
9. 2017 Dinner
10. Any Other business

MINUTES OF IPSWICH ENGINEERING SOCIETY ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2014
HELD ON 16th FEBRUARY 2016 AT THE GOLDEN HIND AT 7.30 PM

There were 37 members, thus quorum, present and apologies were received from a number of members.

There were 37 members, thus quorum, present and apologies were received from a number of members.

President Malcolm van den Bergh welcomed members and then thanked the Council Members for their support during the year, in particular Jim Spurling and David Redhead The membership was also thanked for supporting the visits and talks.

The minutes of the last meeting having been circulated to all members were taken as read by the President and were accepted by members. This was proposed by Tony Smith seconded Jimmy Poll.

There were no matters arising from these minutes that would not be picked up by other agenda items.

The President summarised that during 2016, attendances had again held up and there was a small growth in membership which now stood at 58 including Corporate and one honorary. Sadly one member has passed away during the year. The President hoped all current members would renew again for the 2016 season.

As normal the position of the officers was considered. All had agreed to re-stand and thus these were elected unopposed with Angus again standing as Treasurer. It was proposed that Jim Spurling will continue to act as Membership Secretary, primarily to handle the collection of Subscriptions, and David Redhead would also continue as Administration Secretary to send out the Notices of Meetings and Visits etc. This was proposed by Graham Jones seconded by John Fisher.

The Treasurers Report was presented by Angus McGready. Once again due to careful management and control Angus assured the members that the accounts are in good stead. Angus once again brought the attention of the meeting to the fact that this was mainly because secretaries Redhead and Spurling not taking any honorarium and by BSP International Foundations providing secretarial support. It was formally agreed to continue with membership fees at £10 per person. Acceptance of the accounts was proposed by David Wilson and seconded by Jim Poll.

Members accepted that great improvements had been made to the web-site. Members however asked for the meetings to be put on the site well in advance. David Redhead pointed out that due to the difficulty sometimes in pinpointing speakers and getting their confirmation proved difficult but did promise maximum notice will be given where possible.

David Redhead then talked through ideas for the 2016 programme. Reiterating earlier words, David proposed that no year-long programme would be issued but notices giving details of the next two meetings would be issued. As per previous meetings, David pointed out that that Council was there to serve the members and would be happy to follow up any other trip or speaker suggested.

The President then summarised activities throughout 2016 and once again thanked the council for its support throughout the year.

There was no Any Other Business matters from the floor.

Before closing the meeting the President reminded members that Jim would take subscriptions from any member wishing to pay before leaving and upon doing so would receive the programme.

The meeting concluded at 19.30

D Redhead

TREASURERS REPORT

The financial position of the Society is very stable and thus council feel that there is no reason to increase subs. Therefore it is proposed that we retain the £ 10 annual fee.

We ended the 2016 financial year with a balance of £ 2,625. In the year income was £ 1,745, expenditure was £ 1,579, a surplus of £ 166 compared to last year's shortfall of £ 72. A good year. Subscriptions were down at £ 540, but expenditure was also down, which more than compensated.

Numbers were again good for the annual dinner, which was again held at Fynn Valley golf club. Thanks to a well supported raffle, we were £ 15 up on the evening

The costs for visits and lectures were lower than last year and there was no extraordinary expenditure, like last years projector, which is why expenditure was lower. Overall, the financial position of the society, taken over the last three years is very stable and no increase in subscriptions is required.

It must be noted again that this position is due to the generosity of David Redhead and Jim Spurling who continue to donate their Secretaries' honorarium to the Society. Without this we would make a loss

ACCOUNTS 2015

INCOME 2015 £ 2016 £
Individual subscriptions 600540
Donations/Guest Fees27 10
Annual Dinner Ticket receipts 1,3751136
Annual Dinner Draw 18258
Interest 1.281.16
Total income2,185.281,745.16
EXPENDITURE
Secretary's Expenses 41.720
Projector 2600
Website36 68.40
Annual Dinner1,4251,139
Annual Dinner Speakers Fee5040
Visits and Lectures445331
Total Expenditure2,257.721,578.90
Surplus/(Shortfall)(72.44)166.26
BALANCE SHEET
20152016
At January 1st
Current a/c1.001.00
Deposit a/c2,531.012,458.57
At December 31st
Current a/c1.001.00
Deposit a/c2,458.572,624.83