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Harborough Feathers AGM – 14th May 2018

The Harborough Feathers AGM will take place on Monday 14th May at 7:30pm at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.

This is every members chance to shape next season for the club, including subscriptions, team entries, match nights etc. In addition the club needs to fulfil a number of committee positions so that the club can run smoothly and also reduce the burden on each committee member.

The positions available are as follows:

Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Mens 1 Captain
Mens 2 Captain
Ladies Captain
Doubles Captain
Welfare Officer
Social Secretary

We would encourage everyone to consider if they are willing to take on a position on the committee. There are a number of people stepping down from the committee this year, so there will be positions that need filling. Without a full and active committee the club cannot run.

In particular we will need new team captains for the both mens teams as both of the present incumbents are standing down and will not be taking on that role next season. If these teams are to run, as with all the teams, they need captains. So unless people come forward, we’ll have to consider the future of these teams. In addition to the captains, the club also need a new secretary and also a new chair.

If you are interested in any of the roles on the committee, then please let Helen Barnett know by Friday 4th May. If you want to know more about a role, then please speak to Helen or any of the other committee members. Also let Helen know if you have agenda items that you wish discussing.

We understand that some people do not want to involve themselves due to other commitments, but it would still be good to see you at the AGM and involved in future club decisions.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM and on the remaining club nights, with the last club night being Friday 25th May.

AGM 2017 Minutes

The Harborough Feathers AGM took place on 16th May 2017. Please find a link to the minutes from the AGM below.

Harborough Feathers AGM minutes 2017

There was a low turn out at the AGM and a lack of apologies given. This was extremely disappointing, as it is very difficult to make decisions that are in the best interest of the club if there is no input from the Membership. You will see that the decision was taken to increase membership fees to £130, with £20 being given back to members who attended the AGM. The committee has since decided to suspend this increase for one year, for a decision to be made at the 2018 AGM to allow members to give their opinion. However, if members don’t attend the AGM, then the committee has to make decisions that may be unpopular.

We continue to encourage all members to take an active interest in the running of the club, as without this the club cannot function. If you are willing to get involved, please speak to one of the existing committee members.

Harborough Feathers AGM – Mon 15 May 2017

The AGM will take place on Monday 15th May at 7.30pm at The Angel, Market Harborough.

The agenda and minutes from the last AGM can be downloaded below:

Harborough Feathers AGM 2017 agenda.

Harborough Feathers AGM minutes 2016

All positions on the Committee are available for election. They are as follows:

Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Social Secretary
Welfare Officer
Team Captains

We would encourage everyone to consider if they are willing to take on a position on the Committee. If you are interested in any of the roles on the Committee, then please let me know by Friday 12th May. If you want to know more about a role, then please speak to Helen or any of the other Committee members. The club cannot run, unless members are willing to get involved. In particular we will need new Team captains for the Doubles Team and the Mens 2nd Team, as both of the present incumbents are standing down and will not be taking on that role next season. If these teams are to to run, as with all the teams, they need captains. So unless people come forward, we’ll have to consider the future of these teams.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM and on the remaining club nights. The last club night is Friday 26 May.

Badminton Essentials Course for Beginners

Harborough LC Junior Badminton Club is running an 8 week Essentials Badminton course aimed at adult beginners keen to improve their playing confidence by receiving coaching of the “essential” badminton skill-set in a relaxed, fun and sociable environment. These sessions will be led by their head coach, Ray Phipkin, Badminton England Level 2 Licensed Coach.

If you or anyone else is interested, more details can be found here…

New Season – New Website

The Harborough Feathers website has had a revamp for the new season. It’s virtually complete, except for a few pictures that I’ll be taking when the new season starts, so beware!

New website on mobile


The new website uses a new ‘responsive’ WordPress them which should work well on all devices, so you can now check it out on your smartphone or tablet too.

It also uses a plugin called SportsPress which allows for team/competition/event management. This has nice calendars and fixture lists which can be clicked to view more details, including venue locations etc.

I hope you like it.

Cheers

John