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Annual General Meeting
Minutes of the meeting held at The Gloucester Royal Air Force Association Clubhouse,
6, Spa Road, Gloucester, GL1 1UZ on
Friday 15th June 2007


*Jayl Gunner (Chairman)
Niki Gunner(Treasurer)
*Steve Helps (Vice Chairman & home match tickets facilitator)
Dave Goodyear (away tickets facilitator)
Pete Kinsella (North Bank Captain)
Dave Gibbons (Very special guest - Willow Foundation representative and AGSC member)

Plus about 32 others (full members and prospective members)

*Act jointly as publicity officers.

The meeting opened at 20:00

Jayl welcomed everyone to the meeting and thanked all for attending. He also reported the following:

  • Everyone that wanted to go to The Emirates stadium had done so.
  • Arsenal Gloucester had organised for young Luke Morris to go to the Arsenal training facility and meet many players.
  • Success and progress of North Bank FC; they had quite recently played at the Emirates in a 5-a-side tournament.
  • Thanked all his fellow committee members for their hard work and especially Mr Helpsy Helps who always seems to know everything about ticketing.
  • The club is growing steadily with over 125 members and many had joined in the last 12 months.
  • The web site has had a new beginning. It has been radically updated. Jayl extended his sincere apologies for the fact not a lot has been added the past year, it has been a difficult season for us all, however new photos have been added, also a new front page.

Apologies for absence were received from:

Graham Morris & family
John Bradridge
Robert Davey
Geoff Goring (Secretary)
Dave Goring
Laurie Goring
Paul Goring
Bronwen Goring

Minutes of last meeting:
Having been displayed on the website these were taken as read and accepted as a true record of last year's business.

Matters Arising:
There were no immediate concerns or matters arising from last year's minutes or the opening address.

Officers Reports

This was covered in Jayl's opening address.
Home ticket facilitator:
Steve Helps reported the following:
As a club we can get 20% off the new Arsenal away kit if we order through Arsenal. Any orders placed over £100 we can get 20% discount.
A "Supporters club week" and new things from the club (more detail available from Steve on this at

Ticket rules, home and away fixture will be sent to all who re-join.
Changes in the rules as to how we accept payment and order tickets this coming season (payment needed within 7 days but there will be more flexible ways of paying).
The Arsenal "extranet", this is only set up for "supporters clubs" and features spare tickets and photos.
We can only order 13 tickets per game at the moment, but many more junior tickets.
We want to organise more away games and sort out transport to home and away games.
Steve encouraged everyone to get their ticket requests in early. He stressed that if you ask you stand a very good chance of getting tickets.

Treasurer / Finance:
A post meeting report of the financial situation was prepared by Niki.

Financial period 1st August 2006 to 31st May 2007:
Outgoings £1511
Incomings £1081

The difference of £430 was spent accordingly as shown here:

£78 - stationary / admin
£68 - tickets for Luke Morris to attend 1st match
£56 - bank costs (credit card charges)
£70 - Club social events
£25 - AGM room hire
£58 - Prizes
£75 - "North bank" 5-a-side team expenditure including trip to Emirates tournament

Special report - Willow Foundation:
Dave Gibbons reported that tonight's Arsenal Bingo would benefit the Willow Foundation. Dave is involved with this worthy charity and had organised some very special prizes to give away.
North Bank:
Pete Kinsella, the captain of North Bank spoke about the development and success of the Arsenal Gloucester 5-a-side football team.
He presented an engraved trophy to the player of the year - Steve Helps. The runner up was Jayl. Some photos were then taken and will appear on the website.

The current committee were elected en bloc; namely:

Chairman: Jayl Gunner
Vice Chairman and Home Tickets Facilitator: Steve (Helpsey) Helps
Treasurer: Niki Gunner
Secretary: Geoff (Bungle) Goring
Away Tickets Facilitator: Dave (the Butcher) Goodyear
North Bank Captain: Pete (Captain fantastic) Kinsella

Strict instruction had been given to raise any other business in writing before the meeting.

No issues were raised.

Meeting closed at about 21:00 where upon the Arsenal Bingo took place with special thanks to the bingo callers (Jayl, Dave Gibbons, Steve H and Bill Mayling). Also a very special thank-you to the ever-keen assistants, Fiona Helps and her friend Steph. A big thanks to Niki for taking the meeting notes on my behalf and helping with the organisation - top effort indeed. Only sorry I could not be there in person…..

Minutes courtesy of Geoff Goring ...


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