Draft minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Friday, 27th January 2017



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DRAFT Minutes of Annual General Meeting held on Friday, 27th January 2017
The President, S. Carroll, acting as Chairman as per clause 25.7 of the Constitution.
Attendance: 203 as per the signed record.
1. Introductory Remarks:

The President, S. Carroll, opened the 104th A.G.M. of the Club at 7.35pm He then advised the meeting of some housekeeping matters. All in attendance then stood for one minute’s silence in memory of deceased Members.


The Chairman also advised the meeting that another motion had been added to the list of motions for discussion, and this motion was displayed on the overhead screen as Motion No. 10.
2. Notice Convening the Meeting:

The Chairman sought and was granted approval to take the Notice Convening the Meeting as read.


3. Adoption of Standing Orders:

The recommended Standing Orders, which had been circulated with the Notice convening the meeting, were, with the approval of the Meeting, taken as read. On the proposal of J. Higgins, seconded by B. Curran, these Standing Orders were adopted by the Meeting.


3.1 Items for A.O.B. Those present were invited to put forward any items they wished to raise under A.O.B. and J. O’Connell indicated her wish to raise the matter of the high number of Ordinary Lady Members reverting to Five-Day category.
4. Draft Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 29th January 2016:

The Chairman received approval for the draft minutes to be taken as read. As there were no comments or amendments in relation to these draft minutes they were put to the Meeting for adoption on the proposal of D. Killen, seconded by J. McMahon, and formally approved. They were then signed by the President.



5. Annual Reports of Committees:

The Annual Reports of the Committees, having been previously displayed on the Club’s notice board and available on the Club’s website, were, with the approval of the meeting, taken as read.

At this stage, the Chairman presented the six reports to the Members present for information purposes and then called upon the Chairman of Management, P. Fagan, to speak in relation to Management Committee Report. The Chairman of Management outlined the main topics in the report:
Amended Constitution|: He advised that the amended Constitution is nearing completion and that an SGM should be called within the next few months to discuss and vote on it.

Membership: He said he recognised that he has been repeating the same message for the last three years in that the trend of Ordinary Members transferring to the Five-Day category continues, that Ordinary membership is 9% down and that this is impacting on income and the running of the Club. He highlighted the fact that 59% of our members are now over 60 years of age.

Costs: He noted that costs are rising as a result of inflation and a revision of the practice in relation to the recovery of VAT on costs. Insurance increased by 16% in 2016 and we face a near 40% increase this year and Dublin City Council is seeking a 25% increase in rent. He advised that the Management Committee has been working very hard looking at various models for financing the Club and stated that it’s an issue that must be faced at this A.G.M. and hence the reason for the proposed motions, as there is a need for everyone to contribute something.
Course: He referred to the changes made on the 13th hole at the start of the season and expressed the belief they have greatly alleviated the difficulties previously identified. He stated that the course had improved over the season and that the investment in a semi-rough cutting mower has provided greater definition.
House: He reported that the house was externally painted during the year and new security external cameras were added and that the Photo Gallery of winning teams, housed in the TV room, was a great source of interest.
Clanmoyle Road Flood Alleviation Scheme: He noted that the Club had engaged with DCC in mediation in recent weeks and that the job is practically complete except for a few outstanding items that will be addressed in the coming weeks.
He thanked the outgoing members of the Management Committee and wished Anna Glover and Arthur Cahill good health and happiness in their imminent retirements.

As there were no comments or questions on the Management Committee Report or on the reports for Course, House, Men’s Club, Ladies’ Club or Bowling Club, the Chairman thanked the authors of the six reports.


6. Club Treasurer’s Report, Financial Statements, Financial Summary and Financial Estimates for 2017:

As these had been previously displayed on the Club’s notice board and available on the Club’s website and posted out to members (Financial Summary and Financial Estimates), approval was obtained from the meeting to take them as read.


The Club Treasurer, T. Considine, then made a presentation of the Financial Statements for the year ended 31st October 2016 and drew the attention of the Members to some of the key issues. He highlighted the following points in the Financial Statements:


  • It was identified at the 2016 AGM that Total Income, after Operating Expenditure, had become insufficient to fund the level of Capital Expenditure required to maintain the current standard of the overall Club facilities.

The Budget for 2016 was prepared on the basis of breakeven in terms of cash spend in the year, and that measures to address the financial needs of the Club for the coming years would be developed and brought forward to the next AGM.


  • In 2016 the budgeted outcome was achieved. Total Income was €1,246k v Budget of €1,210k, with Operating Expenses at €1,130k v Budget of €1,106k, and Capital Expenditure was €110k v Budget of €103k. Overall this yielded a Cash Surplus of €6k against a Budget of €1k in the year.

Influencing factors in the year were;



  • Subscription Income, at €1,000k in 2016, has fallen steadily since 2012 €1,052k, and now appears to have stabilised. It is accepted, however, that there is no capacity to grow membership numbers further at this time, evidenced by timesheet pressures and the time needed to play a round.

  • Green Fee Income, at €58k in 2016, grew €6k in the year. Measures to grow the income are being pursued actively to get back to pre-Wad project levels, i.e. €69k in 2012.

  • Competitions and Sponsorships Income, while flat in the year at €35k, is a key source of income and appreciation of sponsors support was expressed.

  • Entrance Fee Income, at €124k in 2016, (up on €72k in 2015), has fallen from the levels enjoyed 2003 to 2012 which averaged €290k pa / totalling €2.9m in the period. This is the key influencer on the Club’s shortfall in Income now being experienced.

Demand for membership so far this year is significantly down on 2016 and income in 2017 is estimated at €75k, and achieving this may well prove to be a challenge.

  • Operating Expenses at €1,130k in 2016 have been tightly controlled/reduced for over 8 years from €1,168k in 2008 which in reality has been the result of efficiencies and savings achieved during the period.

  • Capital Expenditure, at €110k in 2016 is below the average level needed to maintain the Club’s standards.




  • The Balance Sheet may be considered strong, with good reserves and no borrowings. Cash at bank and in hand at €506k in 2016 is marginally up from €487k in 2015. Creditors’ liability at €203k in 2016 is well covered by Cash. A Cash Reserves policy governs €340k of the €506k balance in 2016, with €125k to cover future Wad flood events, and €215k to fund any other major unforeseen costs. The policy is due for review in 2017.

Under questions or comments on the Financial Statement for 2016, D. Gilroy referred to the Club Lotto Income, €4k in 2016, and how it used to be the case that lotto income was used to fund specific projects, such as, audio system replacement or ball washers and bins for the course. He felt that members would be more favourably disposed to support the Lotto if it was seen to be supporting a particular project. He also referred to the cash reserve policy as set out in the Financial Statements and suggested that enhancements to the course should be regarded as development and paid for out of this fund. As there were no further comments or questions, the Audited Financial Statements for the year ended 31st October 2016 were adopted.

Estimates 2017: The Club Treasurer noted that there were a number of membership issues that needed to be addressed.

The number of Ordinary Members has dropped by 9% over the last four years, but has now stabilised. Pressure for playing time on weekends, with tight capacity issues on timesheets, indicates there is no ability to increase Ordinary membership numbers. Few Five-day are transferring to Ordinary membership.

Subscriptions Income therefore will not grow organically.

Entrance Fee income will remain flat as is being experienced this year. This is, in part, driven by lifestyle and financial demands on under 40’s, and is evidenced in the aging profile of the Club’s adult playing membership. Currently there are only 20% of members aged from 20-49, 21% aged from 50-59, with a majority of 59% in the age bracket of 60plus. Over 80% of Total Income comes from Subscriptions and there is little scope to significantly increase other income sources

-Green Fee business, although rising back to pre-Wad Project level, is facing severe competition from commercial clubs

-Entrance Fee Income has fallen significantly from pre-2012 levels. Competition in the market is showing that this source of Income is likely to remain static, at best, for years to come.

-Costs Inflation is now becoming evident. For instance, Insurance will increase 38% this year, while DCC is seeking a 25% increase in Rent. Overall, in 2017 an increase of €41k in Operating Costs to €1,171k is estimated.

-Capital Expenditure required for the coming 5 years has been calculated at €155k p.a. on average. This amount is purely for renewals and replacements that will arise, and does not include funding for any facility improving projects, or out of course costs that might arise. The necessary planned renewals for 2017 total €141k.

-In summary, the Estimates for 2017 are showing a cash deficit of (€103k) in the year. Projections for the following 4 years 2018-2021 also show that this level of annual Cash deficit will continue, without an increase in the annual Subscription.

The level of annual cash deficit now arising, estimated at €103k 2017, is not bridgeable with normal Subscription increases as heretofore, and can only be achieved by a rebalancing of the Subscription charge to all categories of membership.

It is proposed to increase the Subscription to Ordinary Members by €50, with a rebalancing of the percentage charging rate to other categories of membership, followed by a pro rata application of the €50 increase to each category.

Should the proposals be accepted by the members an additional c€70k will be generated, which is approximately twice the amount that would be achieved without rebalancing the categories.

A shortfall of €33k will still arise in the year, to be funded exceptionally from the current cash funds on hand of €506k. Measures to fully balance the Income/Cost gap will be explored in 2017 for consideration at the AGM in January 2018.
It was noted that the current funding problem would have come to the fore earlier but for the exceptional funds received in relation to the Wad project.

In closing his presentation, the Club Treasurer set out the key messages for 2017 as follows:



  • Inflation will continue to add to our cost base

  • We must attract new members to maintain our current numbers, ideally in the 20-39 age bracket

  • Capital Estimates are based on having the additional projected income c €70k and part use of deposit funds of

c €33k

  • Under current method of charging subscriptions a reasonable increase in the subscription of €50, will not generate, on its own, sufficient additional income to meet the Club’s current and future needs

The load has to be more equitably shared.
He then requested comments or questions from the floor on the Financial Estimates for the year to 31st October 2017.
Questions and comments from the floor concerned; (a) J. Hynes suggested that it might be reckless of the meeting to approve the budget estimates before seeing how the proposed motions go. (b) A. Magill asked if a breakdown was available for competition fees and sponsorship and what percentage goes in prizes and how was the extra income from competition fees to be generated. He also felt that photographic costs of €3k incurred were excessive in light of the current income gap, and he also queried why the cost of covering the snooker tables at €2k was in the estimates when the work is complete.

In response, the Chairman advised that the Estimates are for consideration and not approval. The Club Treasurer said he agreed to some extent with J. Hynes’ suggestion, in as far as, in the same way we restricted Capital Spend in 2016 to the level of funds that were generated in the year, ‘we may have to cut our cloth again to its measure in 2017’.

In relation to the question on Competition Fees he said he hadn’t got specific figures available but following a benchmarking exercise in early 2016 it was determined that the competition fees charged were less than that of other clubs, and some rebalancing was then undertaken. In addition there is broad agreement across both the Men’s and Ladies’ Clubs as to the level of payback of the competition entry fees by way of prizes.

At previous AGMs the idea of having a photo gallery of winning teams was discussed and sentiment was favourable to displaying the team photos. The display has been very professionally completed and had been favourably received by the members.

The snooker tables were in need of recovering, and had to be completed for the interclub competition season now commencing.
There were no further questions from the floor on the Financial Estimates for 2017. The Chairman thanked the Club Treasurer for presenting the Financial Estimates for the consideration of the meeting and for all his work during the year.

7. Notices of Motion:

The Chairman announced that in order to assist with the voting counts 4 enumerators have been nominated: P. Vather,


T. Sheridan, J. McGuinness & G. Gallagher
Motion No. 1 (2/3 majority req’d)

Proposed by: Peter Fagan Seconded by: Denis Lynch





Current wording

Proposed wording

24.4.

The Annual General Meeting of the Bowling Club shall be held not later than the 31st October of each year.



24.4.

The Annual General Meeting of the Bowling Club, save in exceptional circumstances, shall be held on the Friday of the second full week in January of each year.



P. Fagan explained that the purpose of the motion was simply to bring the timing of the Bowling Club AGM in line with those of the Golf Clubs. The motion was put to the meeting and was carried.


Motion No. 2 (simple majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan

“That the additional annual subscription for Golf/Bowling Members shall be reduced from €97 to €50 (15% of Bowling Subscription).”

T. Considine outlined that the purpose of the motion was to encourage more golfers to play bowls following up on the success of the Bowling Club in recruiting new members last year. D. Synnott queried the reasoning of reducing the sub for some while increasing it for Ordinary Members by €50. The motion was put to the meeting and was carried.


Motion No. 3 (2/3 majority req’d)

In introducing the motion, the Chairman declared as it may be perceived as a potentially divisive issue, although he hoped and expected that it would not be, that voting on the motion would be by secret ballot.

He proposed that as both Motion 3 and Motion 4 were interlinked that they may be discussed together although voted on separately.

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan

In Rule 34 (Annual Subscriptions and Levies) insert four new sub-clauses as follows:

34.2.15.


The annual subscription for Life Honorary Ordinary Members shall be 25% of that determined for Ordinary Members.

34.2.16.


The annual subscription for Life Honorary Five-Day Members shall be 25% of that determined for Five-Day Members.

34.2.17.


The annual subscription for Life Honorary Lady Members shall be 25% of that determined for Lady Members.

34.2.18.


The annual subscription for Life Honorary Bowling Members shall be 25% of that determined for Bowling Members.

Existing sub-clauses 34.2.15. to 34.2.18 shall be re-numbered accordingly.


Motion No. 4 (2/3 majority req’d) (voted on before Motion No. 3)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan



Current wording

Proposed wording

34.4.

Life Honorary Members and Honorary Members shall be exempt from payment of the annual subscriptions.



34.4.

Life Honorary Members who do not play golf or bowls and Honorary Members shall be exempt from payment of the annual subscriptions.



After T. Considine had read the motions No. 3 and No. 4 and stated that as his earlier presentation had highlighted the case for introducing the motions that the Chairman of Management would speak to the motions.

P. Fagan then seconded the motions. The Chairman advised that an amendment had been submitted, for clarification purposes, by E. O Dulainn and M. Kelly which involved, inserting the words, other than those referred to in Clause 34.4, after the word “Members”, in each of the 4 sections of Motion No.3.
The Chairman of Management then outlined the reasons for the proposals:

He started his presentation by posing the question,” how do we survive as a Club?” He noted that the demographics have changed and the way we do business must change. He displayed on a chart which showed that subscriptions in Clontarf including the proposed revisions compared favourably against our neighbouring clubs of Malahide, Forrest Little and St. Anne’s. Based on our current baseline income, which is static, and our baseline costs of €640k (excluding staff payroll) he suggested our subscription model is unsustainable. He stated that our course standard of presentation is defined by staffing levels and that we have managed to maintain our level at 7 men for the summer season and five for off season which is lower than five neighbouring clubs surveyed. He highlighted that 59% of our membership are over 60 years of age, 18% are over 75 years of age, Ordinary Membership has reduced by 9% since 2012 and 9% of members are currently subscription free. In closing his presentation he stated that subscription levels have not increased since 2009 and without change we are facing annual deficits in excess of €100k for the next five years.

E. O Dulainn and M. Kelly formally proposed and seconded the amendment to motion No. 3.
Following a lengthy discussion with contributions from; M. Hughes, D. Gilleece, C. O’Rourke, D. Gilroy (who also provided the Chairman with a written amendment to the motion), T. Cameron, A. Magill, D. Killen, J. Clancy, B. Curran, M. Murphy, N. Clancy, M. Geoghegan, J. McGuinness, M. J. Kelly, A. Woods, and finally P. Fagan and T. Considine replying as proposers, the Chairman then stated that as motion No. 3 and No. 4 were interlinked that he was going with a vote for Motion No. 4 first, which he then put to the meeting and it was carried on a show of hands.

He then read the written amendment to Motion No.3 (as shown below), proposed by D. Gilroy and seconded by N. Gilroy and put it before the meeting and it was defeated by a large majority.


AMENDMENT OF MOTION NO. 3 Proposed by: D. Gilroy, Seconded by: N. Gilroy

That Motion No. 3 be amended as indicated by the bold underlined text below:

“In Rule 34 (Annual Subscriptions and Levies) insert five new sub-clauses as follows:

34.2.15
The annual subscription for Life Honorary Ordinary Members who play in weekend competitions shall be the same as that determined for Clubhouse Members.



34.2.16
The annual subscription for Life Honorary Ordinary Members who play outside weekend competitions shall be 50% of that determined for Clubhouse Members.
34.2.17
The annual subscription for Life Honorary Five-Day Members shall be 40% of that determined for Clubhouse Members.
34.2.18
The annual subscription for Life Honorary Lady Members shall be 30% of that determined for Clubhouse Members.
34.2.19
The annual subscription for Life Honorary Bowling Members shall be 25% of that determined for Clubhouse Members.

Existing sub-clauses 34.2.15 to 34.2.18 shall be re-numbered accordingly.”

The first amendment proposed by E O Dulainn and seconded by M. Kelly was put to the meeting and was carried.

The Chairman then put the amended original Motion No.3 before the meeting, by way of a secret ballot, which was overseen by Captain J. McMahon.


While awaiting the result of the secret ballot for Motion No. 3 the meeting continued with Motions No’s. 5, 7 & 10.
Motion No. 5 (simple majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan


‘That the annual subscription for Junior Members be reduced from 15% to 12.5% of Ordinary Membership subscription; Junior Bowling Members to remain at 15% of Bowling Membership subscription and Intermediate Bowling Members to remain at 50% of Bowling Membership subscription.’ (Sub-Clause 34.2.10.)
Without discussion from the floor Motion No. 5 was proposed and seconded, put to the meeting and was carried by a large majority.

Motion No.7 (2/3 majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan



Current wording

Proposed wording

11.9.1.

Intermediate Membership shall be open to Junior Members of the Club who have reached the age of 18 years. Such membership may continue until the 31st October of the year following their 29th birthday when they may offer themselves for election as Ordinary or Five-Day Members, as appropriate.


11.9.1.

Intermediate Membership shall be open to Junior Members of the Club who have reached the age of 18 years. Such membership may continue until the 31st October of the year following their 29th birthday when they may offer themselves for election as Ordinary or Five-Day Members, as appropriate.
Intermediate Membership shall also be open to applicants, in addition to Junior Members of the Club, who have reached the age of 18 years, and subject to a maximum number as decided by the Management Committee. Such membership may continue until the 31st October of the year following their 29th birthday when they may offer themselves for election as Ordinary or Five-Day Members. Such applicants shall be subject to an Entrance Fee as decided by the Management Committee in accordance with sub-clause 19.2.13.


Without discussion from the floor Motion No. 7 was proposed and seconded, put to the meeting and was carried by a large majority.


Motion No. 10 (simple majority req’d)
Proposed by: J. Sheridan Seconded by: M. Melligan

‘Smoking on the patio and the steps coming into the golf club, including their immediate areas, will not be permitted’.

In proposing the motion J. Sheridan, member of the Men’s Club Committee with responsibility for House matters, outlined the reasons for bringing the motion including, interference with people having meals on the patio, smoke coming back into lounge when patio doors are open in the summer months and the problem with groups of people smoking in the porch at the entrance, when the smoking shelter is only a few yards away.

G. Gibbons in response stated that he understood the issues but sought definition of “immediate areas”.

M. Tyndall stated that in law, smoking should not take place within two metres of the clubhouse, while A. Cullen suggested a total ban except in the smoking shelter.

J. Sheridan advised that the area in front of the ‘old pro-shop’ and the smoking shelter should be used for smoking and that all the steps at clubhouse entrances should be non-smoking areas.

The motion was put to the meeting and was carried by a large majority.
Motion No. 3. RESULT: Following the completion of the secret ballot count, the Chairman announced to the meeting that motion no. 3 had been carried by 150 votes to 50.
Motion No. 6 (2/3 majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan


In Rule 34 (Annual Subscriptions and Levies) amend sub-clauses as follows:

Current wording

Proposed wording

34.2.5.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Ordinary Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.5.2.1 applies shall be 60% of that determined for Ordinary Members.





34.2.5.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Ordinary Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.5.2.1 applies shall be 62% of that determined for Ordinary Members.



34.2.2.

The annual subscription for Five-Day Members shall be 60% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.2.

The annual subscription for Five-Day Members shall be 62% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.3

The annual subscription for Clerical Five-Day Members shall be 40% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.3

The annual subscription for Clerical Five-Day Members shall be 42% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.6.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Five-Day Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.8.3.1 applies shall be 36% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.6.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Five-Day Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.8.3.1 applies shall be 38% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.6.2.

The annual subscription for Retired Five-Day Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.8.3.2 applies shall be 45% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.6.2.

The annual subscription for Retired Five-Day Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.8.3.2 applies shall be 47% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.4.

The annual subscription for Lady Members shall be 50% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.4.

The annual subscription for Lady Members shall be 52% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.7.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Lady Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.7.3.1 applies shall be 30% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.7.1.

The annual subscription for Retired Lady Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.7.3.1 applies shall be 32% of that determined for Ordinary Members.




34.2.7.2

The annual subscription for Retired Lady Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.7.3.2 applies shall be 37.5% of that determined for Ordinary Members.



34.2.7.2

The annual subscription for Retired Lady Members to whom sub sub-clause 11.7.3.2 applies shall be 40% of that determined for Ordinary Members.







34.2.9.

The annual subscription for Intermediate Members shall be as follows.

In the case of Intermediate Members who are not students in full-time education, the annual subscription shall be 50% of that determined for Ordinary Members; and in the case of Intermediate Members who are students in full-time education, the annual subscription shall be 35% of that determined for Ordinary Members and such subscription shall continue to be applied to them until 31st October of the year following their 26th birthday, provided they are still students in full-time education.


34.2.9.

The annual subscription for Intermediate Members shall be as follows.

In the case of Intermediate Members who are not students in full-time education, the annual subscription shall be 40% of that determined for Ordinary Members; and in the case of Intermediate Members who are students in full-time education, the annual subscription shall be 25% of that determined for Ordinary Members and such subscription shall continue to be applied to them until 31st October of the year following their 26th birthday, provided they are still students in full-time education.

Without discussion from the floor Motion No. 6 was proposed and seconded, put to the meeting and was carried by a large majority.


Motion No. 8 (simple majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan


‘That the annual Bar Credit be increased from €150 to €200 for Ordinary Members and pro-rata for other categories of Membership. That the convertible amount be increased from €60 to €80 for Ordinary Members not wishing to take up the Bar Credit option and pro-rata for other categories of Membership.’
The Chairman advised that an enabling amendment for clarification had been proposed by E. O Dulainn and seconded by M. Kelly. The amendment concerns the first part of the proposed Motion which deals with the bar credit. If the proposed amendment was inserted the first part of the proposed Motion would read: That the annual bar credit be increased from €150 to €200 for Ordinary Members and from €90 to €120 for all other categories except Juniors. **

The amendment will not change the bar credit figures given in Motion 9. It just clarifies that they are not pro rata for other categories of Membership.

E. O Dulainn and M. Kelly formally proposed and seconded the amendment.

The amendment was then passed and without further discussion the amended original motion was put to the meeting and was carried by a large majority.



Motion No. 9 (simple majority req’d)

Proposed by: Turlough Considine Seconded by: Peter Fagan


‘That the annual subscription for year ended 31st October 2017 shall be as follows:


Category of Membership

2015/2016 Subscription


2016/2017 Proposed Subscription


Proposed % of Ordinary Membership Fee




Without Bar Credit

With Bar Credit

Without Bar Credit

With Bar Credit




Ordinary

1,350

1,440

1,420

1,540

100%

Ordinary Retired

810

864

880

950

62%

Ordinary Retired (2)

1,013

1,058

1,065

1,125

75%

Five-Day

810

864

880

950

62%

Five-Day Retired

486

554

540

630

38%

Five-Day Retired (2)

608

671

667

749

47%

Five-Day Clerical

540

606

596

682

42%

Lady

675

735

738

816

52%

Lady Retired

405

477

454

548

32%

Lady Retired (2)

506

573

568

656

40%

Country

675

735

710

790

50%

Intermediate

675

735

568

656

40%

Intermediate Student

473

542

355

455

25%

Junior

194

194

168

168

12.5%

Clubhouse

194*

324

201*

331

15%

Clubhouse Retired

116*

246

121*

251

60% of Clubhouse

Clubhouse Retired (2)

146*

276

151*

281

75% of Clubhouse

Bowling

338

413

355

455

25%

Bowling Retired

203

284

213

321

15%

Bowling Retired (2)

253

332

266

371

18.75%

Intermediate Bowling

169

252

178

288

50% of Bowling

Junior Bowling

48

48

50

50

15% of Bowling

Life Honorary Ordinary

0

0

355

455

25% of Ordinary

Life Honorary Five-Day

0

0

220

327

25% of Five-Day

Life Honorary Lady

0

0

185

294

25% of Lady

Life Honorary Bowling

0

0

89

204

25% of Bowling

Life Honorary (non-golf or bowls)

0

0

0

0

0






Bar Credits:

  • Ordinary Member not wishing to take up the Bar Credit option shall pay the €80 convertible amount which is included in the above Proposed Subscription for 2016/2017 (i.e. Member pays €1,420).




  • Ordinary Member may pay an additional €120 and receive a Bar Credit of €200 (i.e. Member pays €1,540).

All other categories pay the pro-rata rates with the exception of Juniors. ** (see amendment to Motion No. 8)


  • Ordinary Retired Member not wishing to take up the Bar Credit option shall pay the €50 convertible amount which is included in the above Proposed Subscription for 2016/2017 (i.e. Member pays €880).




  • Ordinary Retired Member may pay an additional €70 and receive a Bar Credit of €120, (i.e. Member pays €950).

    *Exclusive of €130 compulsory Bar and Catering Credit


Without discussion from the floor Motion No. 9 was proposed and seconded, put to the meeting and was carried by a big majority.




8. Election of Office Bearers

The President complimented the outgoing Captain, I. Maguire and Lady Captain, M. Quinn on a wonderful year in which they represented the Club with great dignity, sportsmanship and commitment. He introduced the incoming Captains, J. McMahon and D. Farrell and he wished them both well. The new Captains then joined the top table.


The following candidate for the position of House Officer was nominated unopposed and was declared elected:

Nominee Proposed by Seconded by

D. Dalton J. McMahon D. Farrell

The Chairman noted that there were two Trustee positions to be filled this year as both M. Geoghegan and B. Curran are required by the constitution to step down having served their full five-year terms as Trustees with great diligence and dedication. On behalf of the members he wished them a happy retirement from office.

The following candidates for the positions of Trustee were nominated unopposed and were declared elected:



Nominee Proposed by Seconded by

E. O Dulainn S. Carroll M. Tyndall

G. Brosnan S. Carroll M. Tyndall

The following candidate for the position of Vice-President was nominated unopposed and was declared elected:



Nominee Proposed by Seconded by

T. Cooke M. Tyndall S. Carroll

The Vice-President T. Cooke responded with a short speech.
The outgoing President then said a few words of thanks to the members and wished both the incoming President and Vice-President every success during the next two years. He then introduced M. Tyndall as President and presented him with his blazer and pin. After a short speech M. Tyndall presented the outgoing President with some mementos of office and then took over in the chair and proceeded with the election of Honorary Members.
9. Election of Honorary Members:

The following Honorary Members were elected on the nomination of the President:



  • The Most Rev. Diarmuid Martin, Archbishop of Dublin and Primate of Ireland

  • The Most Rev. Michael Jackson, Archbishop of Dublin and Bishop of Glendalough

  • The Venerable David Pierpoint, Church of Ireland Archdeacon of Dublin; and

  • Mr. Padraig Harrington, Professional Golfer.


10. Appointment of Auditors:

FMB Chartered Accountants were appointed as auditors on the proposal of T. Considine and seconded by P. Fagan.


11. Any Other Business:

J. O’Connell asked for the Management Committee to put in place plans to examine the many issues that are driving Ordinary Lady members to revert to 5-Day membership and noted a drop of 20% since 2012 while the number of 5-Day Lady members had increased by 50%.

She pointed out some of the implications including; the impact it has on the decision making process given that 5-Day members have a sizeable majority over Ordinary Lady members, causing more members of the Ladies’ Club to consider the logic of continuing as Ordinary members as well as the loss of revenue to the Club of over €500 when an Ordinary Member reverts to 5-day membership.

She requested the Management Committee to give all these matters active consideration leading to a resolution of this ongoing and growing problem for Ordinary Lady members.


The Chairman of Management noted the concerns raised by the speaker, and advised that membership issues are always under review and that the issues raised by her will be considered by the Management Committee.

The President, in closing the meeting at 10.51p.m., thanked the members for their contributions and wished them well for the coming year.


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Michael Tyndall,



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