Minutes of Cosby Quilters AGM on Wednesday 17th February 2021
Gina welcomed everyone to this our first AGM by zoom. As requested by the Quilters Guild who we are insured with, she proceeded to go through the relevant health and safety issues.
Apologies were received from Sue Kerridge, Janice Cook, Jean Waterfield and Shirley Smith.
Jan read the minutes of the AGM of the 5th February 2020 that had been put on the blog. There being no matters arising she proposed that the minutes should be accepted as read and this was proposed by Vicky Cooper and seconded by Sue Wilson.
Gina referred to the fact that the accounts had been put on the blog and asked if anyone had any questions. There being none she explained that the group was in a strong financial position with a balance of £3,591.00 at the end of 31.12. 20 with our spend for the year being only £646 and this included payment for the hall which had been carried forward to 21/22 year as has the insurance.
Income for the year was £1,770 mostly from members subscriptions and a donation of £500 from our late President Joan Smith. The subscriptions will also be carried forward to the 21/22 year
A further contribution of £250 in memory of Joan Smith has been sent to “Rainbows”.
. As there were no matters arising, Jacquie Durber proposed that the accounts be accepted and this was seconded by Brenda Garner.
Nominations for committee.
It was decided that as we have a full committee it was not necessary to ask for nominations this year. Gina thanked all the committee for their support during the last year, in particular Sue Skelton for her work on the blog, Jan and Sue for their involvement in coordinating the yarn bomb, Jo for the work she had undertaken with regard to the banner and Pat for all her work in booking, cancellation and rebooking of all speakers during this uncertain year. Viv also thanked Gina for all her enthusiasm and her support in keeping things going throughout the past year.
Chairmans Closing Remarks
Gina remarked that this our 32nd year of Cosby Quilters, had promised great things with superb speakers and workshops but that Covid had put paid to that. However with the vaccinations came the hope that we may be able to resume in the Autumn with our first speaker booked for September.
Plans to date are
Yarn Bomb participation with our project being “Harry Potter.”
The Flower Banner being coordinated by Jo
The Blog. There have been various “show and tells “on the blog which Gina hopes will continue.
Joan Smith Bursary.
Joan was a founder member of Cosby Quilters and it was decided to use her £500 donation to enable members to expand their craft skills. To this end members who wished to participate would be included in a prize draw with the chance for two members each year to win a bursary of £50 which they would put towards a training course of their choice with the proviso that they would come and tell the group about their experience .
Gina closed the meeting at 7.40pm thanking everyone for their continued support during what has been a most difficult year.