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AGM Minutes & Update

We hope you are all well. As you may be aware, we belatedly held the Harborough Feathers AGM recently, the minutes of the meeting are available at the link below for your information.

Obviously one of the main items of discussion at the AGM was when the club may be able to restart our Friday night sessions, given the current situation, government restrictions and the availability of the sports hall. To keep you updated, the proposal agreed at the AGM is to consider restarting sessions under the current Badminton England guidance after the October half-term (i.e. 30th October).

The decision is not straightforward, as restarting the club in the current situation is likely to involve considerable effort. Therefore the committee will review this proposal in mid-October, considering the situation at that time, prior to any decision being made.

We will update you again when we have more details.

AGM – Thurs 20th August

We hope you’re all well and not missing Badminton too much. These are strange times and the lockdown meant that we missed our usual AGM slot in May. However, the committee has decided that we should now go ahead with this and therefore the Harborough Feathers AGM will take place on Thursday 20th August 2020 at 7.30pm online via voice/video conference (details will be provided nearer the time). 

The AGM is a great opportunity to have your say on how the club is run (including subscription fees, team entries, match nights etc). There should be much to discuss as we seek to understand when, where and how we get back to playing again as a club. We would therefore absolutely welcome your attendance and input at the AGM, even if you do not wish to take on a more active role with the club.

That being said, we are always looking for people to get involved and offer to help on the committee. All committee positions will be up for election at the AGM, including:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Men’s 1 Captain
  • Ladies Captain
  • Doubles Captain
  • Welfare Officer(s)
  • Social Secretary
  • Fixtures Secretary

In particular, the positions of Chair and Social Secretary need to be filled as Andrew and Frank respectively have indicated they no longer wish to continue, after many years of excellent service on the committee. Most of the committee roles are not too time consuming and you are welcome to ask myself or one of the existing committee members what the roles involve. Note also that we cannot enter teams into the league(s) without team captains.

If you are interested in any of the roles on the committee or would like to add something to the agenda for discussion at the AGM, then please let me know by Friday 14th August. Likewise, if you are unable to attend and would like something raised, then please let me know.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM and hopefully sometime soon on the badminton court.

Harborough Feathers AGM – Mon 13th May

The Harborough Feathers AGM will take place on Monday 13th May at 7.30pm at The Angel Hotel, Market Harborough.

The AGM is a great opportunity to have your say on how the club is run (including including subscription fees, team entries, match nights etc). We would absolutely welcome your attendance and input at the AGM, even if you do not wish to take on a more active role with the club.

That being said, we are always looking for people to get involved and offer to help on the commitee. All committee positions will be up for election at the AGM, including:

Chair
Secretary
Treasurer
Men’s 1 Captain
Men’s 2 Captain (if there is to be a Men’s 2 team)
Ladies Captain
Doubles Captain
Welfare Officer(s)
Social Secretary

Most of these roles are not too time consuming and you are welcome to ask one of the existing committee members what the roles involve. In particular, we cannot enter teams into the league(s) without team captains.

If you are interested in any of the roles on the committee or would like to add something to the agenda for discussion at the AGM, then please let me know by Friday 3rd May.

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the AGM and on the remaining club nights. The last club night of the season is Friday 24th May.

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.