A busy time for all but just to let you know what’s happening.
our Christmas Party. THE BEST EVER I’m told.
Next Friday 20/12 7pm at the Club House.
Elaine tells me there are plenty of prizes, especially for the wackiest and or cutest Christmas accessories !!
3 course dinner $45 , drinks at the bar.
If you haven’t rsvped, please do so to Elaine D. 0412 463132 ( text ). ASAP !!
Sunday tennis will continue during the festive season.
Our R.R. will be held on 29/12 . Fun prizes for ALL players plus our regular Dans wines
for the winners.
The draw will happen at 9am. Hit ups from 845am.
$5 entry as per usual. Christmas attire accepted !!
Wednesday night tennis will finish from 18/12, back to normal from 8/1/20 !!
Court 3. is booked from 630 pm for the early birds !!
May I take this opportunity to wish you all a wonderful safe and happy Christmas and New Year.
Rain would be wonderful apart from Wednesday’s and Sundays ( only joking ) !!
Thank you all for your support during my second year as President of this fantastic club.
Mixed Doubles: Lindsay Phillips & Mel Ladies’ Doubles: Michelle Stevens & Melinda Gray Men’s’ Doubles: Shane Bruce & David Le Ladies’ Singles: Sophie Scahill Men’s’ Singles: Lindsay Phillips
The entrants and the various competition draws: PDF with 7 pages
The minutes of the 33rd Annual General Meeting, held on the 24th of February, 2019, have been approved by the club committee and are now available. The minutes and officer’s reports have been uploaded to this web site: 2019_AGM_Minutes, 2019_AGM_Presidents_Report, 2019_AGM_Treasurers_Report,
Wakehurst Tennis ClubNotice of ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2019 Please be advised that the AGM of the WTC will be held on Sunday 24th February 2019 at the Wakehurst Gold Club at 12 noon. AGENDA 1.Presidents’ Welcome- Wendy Sullivan 2. Attendance 3. Apologies 4. Approval of minutes of the 2018 AGM- Minutes attached below and available on website 5. Presidents Report 6. Treasurers Report- Ning Stewart President steps down meeting chair to Elaine Wooffindin 7. Election of Office Bearers: Call for Nominations to Stephanie Phillips please (firstname.lastname@example.org) President: Vice President:
Social SecretaryCommunications Officer Other business
- ?Appointment of a Tournament Director to work with the club President and Captain to oversee efficient and timely running of Club Championships
- Regulations re Club Championships: entry criteria, time limits etc
- Serving from “both ends”
held on the 25th February, 2018 Opening: The annual general meeting of the Wakehurst Tennis Club was called to order at 12:16pm on Sunday the 25th of February, 2018 at Wakehurst Golf Club by Warwick Bookallil. Present:
A. Approval of MinutesThe minutes of the previous annual general meeting on the 12th of February, 2017 were unanimously approved.
B. President’s ReportWarwick Bookallil presented the President’s Report. A proposal to adopt the report was proposed by Stephanie Phillips, seconded by Alan Howes and unanimously approved by those present. A copy of the report is included as Appendix A.
C. Treasurer’s ReportWarwick Bookallil presented the Treasurer’s report. A proposal to adopt the report was put by Lindsay Phillips, seconded by Ray Dummett and approved unanimously by those present. A copy of the report is included as Appendix C.
D. Election of OfficersThe current committee stood down from their posts and elections were held for a committee to serve during 2018.
PresidentWendy Sullivan was nominated by Lindsay Phillips and seconded by Ning Stewart. Wendy Sullivan was elected unanimously.
Vice PresidentElaine Wooffindin was nominated by Ray Dummett and seconded by Alan Howes. Elaine Wooffindin was elected unanimously.
TreasurerNing Stewart was nominated by Ray Dummett and seconded by Anthony Thompson. Ning Stewart was elected unanimously. Ning asked for an assistant to help with managing the club’s finances. Lisa Rush was nominated for the new position of Assistant Treasurer by Lindsay Phillips and seconded by Stephanie Phillips. Lisa Rush was elected unanimously.
CaptainAnthony Thompson was nominated by Lindsay Phillips and seconded by Stephanie Phillips. Anthony Thompson was elected unanimously.
Vice-CaptainAnthony and the committee have co-opted the following members to act as Vice Captains; Ning Stewart, Lindsay Phillips, Ray Dummett, Iain Matthews and Chris Bird
SecretaryStephanie Phillips was nominated by Lindsay Phillips and seconded by Ray Dummett. Stephanie Phillips was elected unanimously.
Social SecretaryJulia Kia and Elaine Dudgeon were appointed by Wendy Sulivan. Communications Officer Alan Howes was appointed by Wendy Sullivan.
F. Any Other BusinessLindsay Phillips moved a vote of thanks to Warwick Bookallil for his service to the club over the last 10 years. Wendy Sullivan noted that the club is arranging a dinner to thank Warwick for his contribution. There was a general discussion of the entry criteria for the club championships. Ray Dummett proposed a motion that casual players be admitted to the championships if they have played at least 10 times in the prior 12 months. Some discretion is available to the Club Captain for extenuating circumstances or for players new to the club. This motion was passed unanimously. Close: Wendy Sullivan adjourned the meeting at 12:45pm. The date of the next annual general meeting will be nominated at the end of 2018. Minutes submitted by: Andrew Todd Approved by: Warwick Bookallil
Appendix A – President’s Report2017 was a good year for Wakehurst Tennis Club. We have gained new players some of whom have joined up as full members. Player attendance improved and we were able to consolidate court bookings. For the information of newer players, Wakehurst Tennis Club is an independent hirer of Wakehurst Tennis Courts. Long term WTC players will have noticed that there were fewer outside tournaments at our courts and that they were agreeable to fit in with our booked needs. This avoids going to other courts with fewer facilities. We still need younger and good standard players to replace natural attrition. Our entries in the Manly Daily are continuing but Tennis has more competing interests than ever. It is to be hoped that the Futsal Courts that are in place will contribute to the overall viability of the Wakehurst Courts for all parties concerned. As a social competitive club we appreciate having the Wakehurst Golf Club for traditional drinks / lunch and some functions. The club is grateful to the two WTC Social Secretaries Julia Kia and Elaine Dudgeon. Enjoyable functions during the year included a late afternoon drinks and jazz at Manly Beach organised by Julia Kia and an end of year dinner at Wakehurst Golf Club arranged by Elaine Dudgeon. We all should appreciate the social aspect of the club. You will have met and played with people you would not have otherwise! In 2017 WTC had substantially the same committee as previous years. The exception was Lindsay Phillips as the Club Captain who also became responsible for general play, round robins and the Club Championships. Lindsay did a great job in his new position. The championships went well except for injury delays at the end. The club vice captains organised play up to their usual high standard – this is not an easy job! They are Ray Dummett, Anthony Thompson, Chris Bird, Iain Matthews and Ning Stewart. Iain, Chris and Ning generally do the Wednesday night which has been more popular of late. Multiple vice captains are needed to allow for those away, injured or actually playing themselves. We have the long standing club secretary Andy Todd who maintains our excellent web site. I doubt if many Tennis Clubs would have the same records as we do. There is a club communications person, Alan Howes whose name you see on most emails, doing an outstanding job. As most of you know, I am relinquishing the position of club president and treasurer that I have held for ten years. I have enjoyed this period in spite of the odd hurdle. The club has grown in players and courts hired and has established a comfortable cash reserve. I especially thank the committee members over that period who have promoted the club in many ways. All the best to everyone,
Appendix B – Treasurer’s ReportAs in the president’s report of 2017 this was a good year. Total income from club membership, casuals and visitors increased from $14,955.07 to $15,067.42. Expenses mainly court hire, tennis balls and wine for the round robins went from $14,751.00 to $14,904.00 leaving an operating margin of $163.42 and a new accumulated reserve of $3,969.77 This is similar to the last two years 2015 and 2016, that is around one percent margin. This leaves little room for any reduction as I anticipate more use of courts. Through three sets of owners in ten years I have negotiated discounts off the regular charges of the tennis courts and not paid for rained out sessions. My aim for all players has been to retain the Wakehurst courts for the most usage for the least charges. Other courts may be cheaper but do not have the complex sub leases as at Seaforth and extra costs for our hospitable proprietors Gershwin and Michelle. To say the least we have very good parking facilities here and ability to go to the golf club for drinks and/or lunch. I appreciated the honour of Life Membership of the Wakehurst Tennis Club nominated by Stephanie Phillips although I hardly availed myself of any advantage. Again I thank all of the WTC committee members and players for their effort in contributing to the success of the club. As most of you know, I am relinquishing the position of president/treasurer which I have held for ten years.