6 things that came out of the SBC AGM
At our recent AGM, Members came together to discuss and make decisions for the year ahead, over pizzas and a couple of beers. Here’s what we decided:
1) We have a committee
Five committee members stood for and were re-elected to the same posts as before – Owen as Chair, Oli as Secretary, Johnny as Treasurer, Lianne as Comms & Socials Officer, and Tom as League Officer. Find out more about the roles on the committee.
2) And we have a vacancy
Natalie, our Welfare Officer over the past year, decided to step down at the end of the term. She’s paid a major role in getting the right policies in place for us to receive Premier Club status from Badminton England within our first year as SBC, among other achievements. The committee and club members thanked her for her contribution over the year and are sad to see her go.
That does mean that there is currently a vacancy on the committee, for the role of Welfare Officer. If you’re interested in stepping up, you can read more on the responsibilities in the Constitution, and on now to join the committee.
3) Refreshed constitution
Our proposals to simplify and adapt the constitution were voted through, and come into effect straight away. Hopefully they’ll make the committee’s job of organising the club a little easier, while improving the experience for players.
4) A new deal for membership
We decided on what Membership would look like for the coming year. Given that this past year members had access to around £40-50 in financial benefits (not to mention non-financial benefits), we decided to put the cost of membership up slightly to reflect this. It will also give us the backing to invest in more Membership benefits and ventures for the year ahead.
New members joining SBC will pay £15 for the year, while existing members will have the chance to renew at only £10. More info on this soon.
5) SBC is a vibrant club, and we need a kit to match
Now that we’re fairly established, we are looking into getting hold of a club kit for the coming season. We initially thought something simple like a black and white kit would do the job, but Member feedback was that something bright and colourful would stand out.
Natalie is looking into how this could be sourced, so we’ll be coming back to our members in the coming weeks with some options.
6) A big thank you to members and players
The club’s success over the past year simply wouldn’t be possible without the support of members and community over the past year.
We’ve had over 150 different players through our doors since August last year – a huge thank you to each and every one of you!