Minutes for Committee Meeting – 29 August 2023

In Attendance

Julie Parker – Chair
Pete Jennings – Vice Chair
Donald Vaughan – Treasurer
Phil Joy – Secretary
Edwin Lace – Coach
Jess Nichols – Welfare Rep
Honzik Slovak – Tuesday Rep

Absence Excused

Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep
Becky Toal – Communications
Marie Coquet – Saturday Rep

Chairing Meeting

Julie Parker

Normal Business

  1. Chair's Remarks

The Manchester Pride parade was a success.

We will liaise with the Sharks to see if we can coordinate an entry to the parade in 2024 to allow us all to walk next to each other.

  1. Treasurer

The bank balance is a little over £8900.00. Year-to-date we are +£591.00.

  1. Membership

Nothing specific to report.

  1. Coaching

Coaching is running smoothly. Tom and Edwin are working well together on the Tuesday session. Kathryn has offered to provide coaching support for the Wednesday session. Our fourth weekly session is to commence on Monday 4th September, for our one month trial at Abraham Moss pool.

  1. Welfare

Nothing specific to report.

Other Business

  1. 25th Anniversary

Preparations are in the final stages for the 25th anniversary celebration. The pool party will include a surprise element, some regular swimming followed by some races and some less-competitive fun events. The celebration will continue in the evening at Victoria Baths, with food to be provided by The Tibetan Kitchen. There will be a free drink on arrival.

  1. Christmas Party

The Christmas party is booked for 2nd December at Whalley Range Lawn Tennis Club, from 7pm until 11pm.

  1. AOB


The club website will be tidied up slightly, and an FAQ page will be added to assist with enquiries from any prospective members.


The club is trying to make better use of Instagram as a communications tool.


Note of thanks to Hana for arranging the cotton T-shirt order. The club will keep stock available where possible.

Competition / awards at Christmas

Edwin thought of an idea to run a competition where we ask members to share photographs of them in their club kit in places around the world. The competition can run from 1st December through to 31st November, with a prize being given out at the Christmas party. The competition can begin from this December, with the first prize being awarded in December 2024.