the AGM held on 9th June 2010 at 7.30pm
Thomas and St. Andrew’s Church Doxey
S. Hems, M.
Turner, D. Hughes, L. Day, N Barron, G Smith,
J. Corcoran, S.
Corcoran, R. Belcher, D. Peel, J. Smith, N. Malyon,
J. Harvey, Cllr., P
J. Peel, P.
Perks, J. Perks, A. Sumner-Smith, Cllr D. Adams. E. Last,
Election of Officers:The minutes of
the previous AGM 10/06/09 were accepted as a true record,
Turner, seconded D Hughes.
a brief report outlining the achievements of the DCA over the last year. Thanks
were given to everyone who made the senior citizens Christmas
Dinner such a great success. This year 65 meals were
served. The annual dinner was the brainchild of Mark Smith when
he was thirteen years old as a school challenge, for which he won an
award. He is now twentytwo and the event has become an expected and
very welcome part of the Doxey calendar. Special thanks went to all
the young people who waited on and also to John and Gill Smith who
coordinated the whole event.
Thanks were also
extended to Pat and John Perks who have continued to organise the
coffee mornings every Monday at the William Sutton Centre.
Mike Turner held
another very successful clear out day recycling many unwanted items
that had been brought along. A popular event,always well
felt making workshop was held in the church hall. This was extremely
well attended and a very enjoyable afternoon. It is hoped that
regular craft workshops can be set up in the future.
plant and produce sale raised £91 this year. The money from this
event helps toward the production costs of the Doxey Times.
Denise thanked John Smith for all his work and effort in producing
the Doxey Times. She also thanked the many people who delivered
Thanks were given to the work of the Trustees this year, without
whose help the DCA may have had to close. Denise said that she had
taken over the position as Chair in a ‘caretaker’ role until a
decision could be made about the future of the DCA. The association
is now in a much stronger position. It was decided that it could now
support other local groups who wanted to arrange activities in Doxey
as they could be covered under the ‘umbrella’ of the DCA’s indemnity
Susan Corcoran thanked Denise for all her hard work in her role as ‘caretaker’chair for the past year.
Laura Day has agreed to stand
as Chair in the forthcoming elections
Rob presented the accounts up to the year ending
31/12/2009 Rob said that the DCA now acts as banker for the junior
youth club in Doxey.The accounts were accepted, proposed by J. Smith seconded D.
Hughes.Our thanks were extended to Rob for all his hard work in
keeping the DCA finances in good order.
Election of Officers:
Hughes took the Chair for the nominations.
|| Gill Smith
|| Gill Smith
| Nicky Barron
| Isabella Davies
| Paul Firman
| Michael Wright
| David Hughes
David Hughes stepped
down and Laura Day was welcomed to the chair.
She introduced herself
to the assembly and then welcomed Nick Mallyan, Operations
Coordinator at the Stafford Furniture exchange
Nick gave an
interesting talk about the work of the Furniture Exchange and the
role they play in helping people to furnish their homes. He told us
that they had recently moved to a new
premises at the M.O.D. which gave them more scope to recondition some
of the donated furniture. He said there was a particular need for
cookers and refrigerators but all donations were welcome.
Laura thanked Nick on
behalf of the meeting.
The meeting closed at
Next meeting of the
Association will be on Wednesday 14th July 2010 at 7.30pm at the William Sutton
Minutes of Previous Meetings