STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019

STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019

STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019

STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019

STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019

STRETTON FOCUS LIMITED

MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

HELD ON 9th July 2018

at Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton

In attendance: Richard Fillenham, Mary Smith, Richard Hickman, Patricia Thomas, Gloria Carter, Richard Carter, Yvonne Beaumont, Pat Oxtoby, Barrie Oxtoby, Ian Dormor, Amanda Twohig, Bronwen Taylor, Christine Harvey, Barrie Raynor, Graham Ogdon, Graham Cossins, Sandie Johnson, Tom Beaumont, Chris Moores

  1. INTRODUCTION AND APOLOGIES   The Chairman welcomed the members to the meeting and thanked them for attending. The Chairman asked the Secretary whether any apologies for non attendance had been received and the Secretary notified the meeting that apologies had been received from: Jackie Banfield Ian Midgeley Nigel Strachan Mike Edmunds Margaret Edmunds Liz Strachan Sandra Davies Richard Walker Gay WalkerGeoff Taylor Janet Martin Gwen Fillenham.   Proxy Forms had been submitted empowering the Chairman to vote on behalf of the following members had been received at the company's registered office:- Mrs K Johnson June Smith Mrs R. Leadbeater.  The proxies were duly noted and the apologies accepted by the meeting.

           2. MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2017

 

            The Minutes having been made available to the members prior to the meeting, the members confirmed that they constituted a true record of             the proceedings at the meeting. The minutes were signed by the Chairman.

 

            3. MATTERS ARISING

There were no matters arising.

4. CHAIRMAN'S REPORT

The Chairman informed the meeting that the preceding year had been a successful and challenging year. The development of the new website had attracted new people to help run the site and that the site itself had attracted new subscribers and had proven to be appreciated by advertisers. The the challenge posed by the introduction of the new General Data Protection Rules had been met by an internal desktop audit and the adoption of new internal rules and procedures to ensure compliance where necessary. The Chairman thanked Chris Moores for taking the leading role on this initiative.

In a company staffed entirely by volunteers it was pleasing to enjoy an atmosphere of harmony and cooperation amongst all those giving their time to ensure that Stretton Focus is produced and distributed. Special thanks must go to all the local distributors of the magazine who play such a vital liaison role between the magazine and its readership and Richard Carter deserves our thanks and appreciation for his organisation and management of the whole distribution process.

It was with regret that the Chairman announced that he would be retiring from his position with effect from the end of the meeting and expressed his appreciation of the whole team within Focus who had helped him balance his responsibilities with the difficulties presented by his health problems. He was pleased to confirm to the meeting that the Board had chosen Barrie Raynor to be his successor and he wanted to wish Barrie every success in taking the company forward.

5. FINANCIAL REPORT

Richard Fillenham, Treasurer, had circulated his report prior to the meeting so the membership had been given the full opportunity to consider his analysis. ( the full report is appended hereto).

There were no questions arising from the Treasurer’s report.

The Chairman expressed how grateful he was to Richard for all his work and expertise and that the company was extremely fortunate to have such a volunteer with such skills.

There was some discussion on the subject of the Stretton Focus Awards Scheme and how well it was regarded by some of the successful applicants. It had made a significant contribution to the enhancement of the local community and activities therein.

6. APPOINTMENT OF DIRECTOR

There having been no other nominations received prior to the meeting, the two retiring directors seeking re-election listed on the agenda were put to the meeting and were elected unanimously and so Barrie Raynor and Chris Moores were duly appointed to serve a further term of office.

7. CHANGES IN PERSONNEL

On being notified of Tom Beaumont’s intention to retire as Chairman the Board had carefully considered the resultant vacancy and after due deliberation had concluded that Barrie Raynor should be offered the position owing to his extensive knowledge and experience of all facets of the company. Barrie agreed to take up the role and Richard Fillenham accepted the role of deputy.

Graham Ogdon expressed his personal thanks to Tom. Tom has been the only Chairman of the company that Graham has worked with and he wished to thank him for the support that Tom had given him and the whole editorial team.

Yvonne Beaumont had tendered her resignation as a front page editor. It was acknowledged that Yvonne had made an immense contribution to the impact of the front cover to the magazine and had also been instrumental in introducing Geoff Taylor, Cover Editor, to Focus. Thanks and best wishes were expressed to Yvonne for all her work.

8. ANY OTHER BUSINESS

No other business was raised.

The meeting closed at 2.30 pm

 

CHAIRMAN   Signed by B. Raynor

 

 

DATE:    9th July 2019