Minutes for Committee Meeting – 8th November 2022

In Attendance

Pete Jennings – Co-Chair
Julie Parker – Co-Chair
Donald Vaughan – Treasurer
Phil Joy – Secretary
Edwin Lace – Coach
Jess Nichols – Welfare Rep
Honzik Slovak – Tuesday Rep
Becky Toal – Communications

Absence Excused

Abi Stone – Wednesday Rep

Chairing Meeting

Pete Jennings

Normal Business

  1. Chair's Remarks

No specific comments to be made.

  1. Treasurer

Financial position remains consistent – the club is running at a slight loss but the bank balance remains healthy.

  1. Membership

Attendance remains as per the recent norms.

Tuesday attendance is consistently higher than last year. Wednesday and Saturday sessions are both running at very similar numbers to last year.

  1. Welfare

No welfare issues to report.

  1. Coaching

No specific reports.

Ben Redfearn has commenced shadowing and will shortly be booking his Assistant Swim Coach course.

Other Business

  1. Pricing – sessions and standing orders

Pricing structure was discussed at length in view of club running at a loss. We have suffered a slight decline in income coupled with rising costs. Reviews to pricing structure are to be considered ahead of implementation in April 2023.

  1. Social Secretary (or team position)

The club remains in need of a social secretary. The position remains open and will be formally advertised at the next AGM. The present committee will absorb this role until a social secretary is appointed.

  1. 25th Anniversary

Plans are being drawn up for a 25th anniversary celebration.

  1. Christmas Party

This is in the final stages of planning and is to be advertised shortly.

  1. Northern Pride sports swap

Other Manchester based LGBTQ+ teams are getting together to promote their respective activities. It is hoped that Northern Wave will be able to take part in this and the committee will reach out to the other clubs to find out more.

  1. Plan to build the club

Consideration was given as to how to build the club and this will be discussed further at future committee meetings.

  1. AOB

Nothing raised