Thursday, 21 June 2012

Chairman's Update - AGM - End of Season Dinner - Awards

Hi All,

I just wanted to post a quick update on a few of the recent things that have been occurring within the Club and also to remind you about two of the most important events in the Clubs calendar.


Annual General Meeting –this weekend the Club’s AGM is being held in the Clubhouse from 1pm, this your opportunity to help with the running, direction and Committee of your Club, as well as hearing a bit more about what’s been happening in the last 12 months. Remember without volunteer participation the Club won’t exist and as the saying goes “many hands make light work” so get involved and help build and grow this great Club. More details are here on the website.

End of Season Dinner at the House of Commons 

Jim Fitzpatrick is kindly hosting this memorable event on the 30 th of June and your last chance to buy tickets is fast approaching with ticket sales closing on Friday the 22 nd of June. Details are here on the website.

Other News

RFU Accreditation

On behalf of the Club at the recent Essex Country dinner Sophie Morris was presented with our RFU accreditation, this important milestone in the Clubs continuing development, it shows the commitment and dedication of our members /volunteers and will help improve our credibility within the community and with potential sponsors. Please see Sophie’s announcement here on the website.

Venus BBQ 

A big congratulations has go to Louise, Bridgette and the rest of the Venus team on a very fun and successful fund raiser, over £1000 was raised for the Club and Venus, thanks also go the Ferry House for hosting the event and to you and all your friends for attending.

Honorary Life Membership 

I’m very please to announce the Committee recently awarded Darryl Gera an Honorary Life Membership. Darryl has been a regular member of the 1 st XV for since joining the Club in 1998!!, being instrumental in two Essex President Shield winning teams as well as various league winning teams, he’s gotten involved in the running of the Club in various capacities including a stint as the 1 st XV manager and he is also RFU Level 1 Coach who has helped coach all sections of the Club but has been instrumental in helping Venus get back up and running. So next time you see Darryl down at the Club or playing touch please pass on your best.

Clubhouse Rent

One of the major items that myself and Shawn Spillsbury (Trustee for our affiliated charity) have been working on for the last year are the negotiations with the Council on the rent for the Clubhouse, this key to the future viability of our Club and I’m confident that we will be able to come to fair and equitable agreement with Tower Hamlets in the coming weeks, as soon as I have more concrete information we’ll let you know.
Clubhouse Rates - I’m very pleased to announce that Edna has successfully applied for an extension of our existing 100% rates relief which saves the Club over £4000 a year, this extension is valid until 2013.

CMC Meetings

If you would like to see what else the CMC has been working on in recent months please have a look at the minutes from our recent meetings (March,April,May) if you are interested in helping out a little or a lot please get in contact with any of the current or future Committee members and find how to get involved, remember it doesn’t have to be a large time commitment but every little bit helps.

End of Season Awards 

Andrew has very kindly put together an online survey for our end of season awards so please take a couple of minutes to have a look and nominate your candidate here, it’s a great opportunity to help recognise someone’s commitment to their team or to the Club as a whole.

I hope to see you down at the Clubhouse this weekend for the AGM and for a beer or two afterwards, we are planning on showing the England game live and will be also be showing replays of the other games.

Don’t forget tickets sales for the end of season dinner close tomorrow Friday the 22nd of June.

David Leftley
Millwall Rugby Club

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