A.G.M. ….. looking back
27.04.87 First AGM Committee elected. Membership full at 50.
Ken Fowler. ‘Films of an Air Display and Majorca’
18.04.88 Mr. Cowley, Div.Supt. St John’s; Mouth to Mouth Resuscitation
25.04.88 2nd Comm. elected
24.04.89 3rd Comm. elected
23.04.90 4th Comm. elected.
15.04.91 5th Comm. elected.
Numbers limited to 60. Joining fee of £3 introduced
Fred Curry. Work as Parish Coun. in Carlton-
13.04.92 6th Comm. elected
Subs increased to £7. Entrance fee increased to £5
Fred Dean. Poetry Readings inc. Stokesley Probus –
A Tribute to the Club
19.04.93 7th Comm. elected.
Subs increased to £8. £456 in Deposit Acc. £94 in Current Acc.
£138 paid to Speaker ‘good causes’.
Alan Marchant (New Chairman): Naughty Clergymen
Fred Dean and squad thanked for coffee-
18.04.94 8th Comm. elected.
Attendance 76% for 93/94 max membership 70
Alf Strother congratulated for over 7 years on Committee
Fred Dean, 60 years of walking in the Lakes
Fred Dean, poem, Now we are Seven
17.04.95 9th Comm. elected
70 Members 71% attendance 94/95
Alan Marchant : special mention after 7 years on Committee
Fred Dean, Chairman, gave a Collection of quotes from
various poets in praise of ‘the Fairer Sex’.
17.04.96 10th Comm. elected
21.04.97 11th Comm. elected.
Harry Hindle, ???
Treasurer Reported : Outings overspent by £31. Overall increase of
funds by £50
20.04.98 12th Comm. elected
Treasurer reported Funds over £600
Retiring Chairman, Brian Ramsden, said it had been an excellent
Year apart from the Xmas sprouts and the hopeless service on the
Bob Jones. World Cruise – 13 countries in 48 days
19.04.99 13th Comm. elected
‘Probus Life’ magazine cancelled. Projector and Screen purchased.
Mr. M. Wilson. Slides of Old Stokesley
17.04.00 14th Comm. elected
Alan Crosskill. The Cleveland Ambulance Service
23.04.01 15th Comm. elected
Subs still £8
Alan Crosskill. The Ambulance Service
15.04.08 Iain Stubbs, Deputy Curator at Dorman Museum and
Captain Cook Birthplace Museum
21.04.09 Dr John Davies, Stokesley:Yesterday’s People
??.07.09 Special Meeting planned to consider changes to the Constitution
18.01.11 Volunteers for Committee requested
Chairman and VC posts both vacant
15.03.11 Treasurer proposed budget of £350 for Speakers
Proposal for £12 Subs plus £1 for each Meeting attended
19.04.11 Pete Mounsey, Cleveland Search and Rescue
25th Committee elected
19.07.11 David Middleton to stand as Treasurer
17.01.12 Constitution to be revised to reduce Committee size and to
allow Bank Mandate amendments. Draft on website with
Nominations requested for Chairman and VC. Mervin Davies
emphasised the importance of Members contributing to the running
of the Club to ensure its survival.
21.02.12 Revised wording for Constitution agreed ready for AGM
20.03.12 Walter Gregory, Treasurer, unable to attend AGM. Presented an
Audited Report. Deficit for year ending £9.73.
Predicted surplus for next year of £30 subject to Speaker fees.
The Chairman thanked Walter for his 16years as Treasurer and
presented a bottle of wine.
17.04.12 Albert Pagan, Who would be a Cricket Umpire?
Committee elections. Transition year so Nominations accepted on
day. Future Nominations requested in advance of AGM
26th Committee elected
Treasurer. Income & Expenditure Report 2011/12; Change in Bank
Signatories to “ any 2 from 4” – DM,BA,DH,AB; all approved.
Secretary. Revised Constitution esp 4c&5c – approved.
Chairman’s Report. See website. Garry Turner proposed vote of
thanks to the Chairman; well-
15.01.13 Constitution revised to meet requirements of Data Protection Act
and Insurance cover needs.
Chairman proposed amalgamation of Membership & Treasurer
Roles. To be decided at AGM
19.02.13 Members reminded of Nomination Forms for elections to the
Committee. To be in by March.
Members briefed by Bob Ashby on Data Protection & Insurance
wording ready for AGM.
Members informed of changes in Constitution: proposal to
amalgamate Treasurer & Membership roles; deletion of VC role;
changes to Tenure. Bob Ashby Draft with detailed explanations on
website. Proposal to replace Probus Badges (rarely worn) with
Probus Pens (cheaper & more functional). Decisions at AGM
Alan Marchant offered to continue as Auditor
16.04.13 John Devlin, Masters of Light 33 Members attended
Treasurer. Budget Bal. £195. Slight increase in STH charges. Slight
decrease in Speaker fees. Approx 50% of Legacy spent 2012/13 on
Trips and Xmas Lunch. Rec for no change to Sub of £20; approved
Thanks to Alan Marchant as Auditor.
Secretary. Data Protection Act and H&S issues updated.
Committee Tenure changes – Chairman & Ordinary Members to
3years; Officers 5 years; VC role abolished; Treasurer &
Membership Sec roles amalgamated. New Constitution approved
unanimously. Posted on website.
Membership. Sec reported 53 members listed + Hons. Sec resigning
today: reflections; early years of Club swollen by early retirements
from Steel & Chemical industries; all now completed so influx of
younger members dried up; membership numbers an illusion because
many members not active/do not attend; through natural turnover
active membership increasing .
The Chairman presented David with a bottle of wine.
Speakers. 2013/14 completed and on website. Some talks linked
with possible visits. 12/13 £250; 13/14 £155 fees
Website. Arthur Baker resigned due to ill-
Stefan Barnes co-
27th Committee elected
15.04.14 28th Committee elected
Malcolm Race, A Half-
Treasurer. David Middleton, reported 58 Members, healthy budget
balance, no change to Sub £20 (£25 proposed by Jim King for next
year), thanks to Geoff Phillips for Auditing the accounts.
Secretary. Bob Ashby, recorded his enjoyment as Sec for past 6
Years. New Constitution adopted unanimously. On website.
The Chairman presented Bob with a bottle of wine.
Speakers. Dick Hawkins, reported a difficult year with several
Speakers dropping out so last minute replacements required.
2014/15 Prog complete, circ and on website. Thanked Members for
Website. New Host hacked and unreliable. Another new Host under
Chairman. Report on website.