Minutes for Committee Meeting – 16th August 2022

In Attendance

Pete Jennings – Co-Chair
Donald Vaughan - Treasurer
Phil Joy – Secretary
Edwin Lace – Coach
Jess Nichols – Welfare Rep
Honzik Slovak – Tuesday Rep
Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep

Neil Smallburn

Absence Excused

Julie Parker – Co-Chair
Becky Toal - Communications

Chairing Meeting

Pete Jennings

Normal Business

  1. Chair's Remarks

No specific comments from the Chair.

Friday sessions are going well – similar attendance to the trial sessions that we ran a few weeks ago.

  1. Treasurer

The club is continuing to operate at a slight loss month on month.

Financial position would be helped if more members paid by Standing Order.

  1. Membership

No specific comments.

Sessions are well attended at present.

The Saturday sessions should recommence in September.

  1. Welfare

A welfare issue was discussed. Full details are held by the Committee and the Welfare Officer.

  1. Coaching

Edwin would welcome feedback regarding coaching delivery.

A prospective new coach has been identified and they have confirmed an initial commitment to the club. Preparations are underway to commence the relevant training.

The club will conducting a kit audit and purchasing replacement materials as required.

Other Business

  1. Christmas Party

The Committee is investigating suitable venues to host the Christmas Party. Further details to follow.

  1. Website wording RE swimming ability

We have recently had new members that have very limited swimming ability, and they have been under the impression that we offer full swim teaching. The website will be amended to direct non-swimmers to Swim England for help on finding a learn to swim programme.

  1. Pronouns on session registers

This was removed from the Agenda and therefore not discussed.

  1. Manchester Pride / Children’s attendance

The club has secured a place in the Manchester Pride Parade and full details will be circulated very shortly. The Committee is satisfied that children can attend under adult supervision, subject to any restrictions imposed by the event organiser.

  1. AOB

Pride Picnic

Coffee Cranks is closed but the toilet facilities remain open until 5pm.

Code of Conduct

This will be added to the club website.

COVID Policy

This will be removed from the club website.