Bideford Bay Creatives AGM Oct 6th 2015 Minutes
- Apologies: Clive Simpson, Duncan Hopkins, Stuart Stickler, Shirley Stickler, Sarah Gallifent, Miranda Clark, Louise Grainger, Tess Robinson-Lane, Councillor Langmead M, Jennie Lamb, Rose Arno, Bryony Joy Chave-Cox, Sue Giblett, Amanda McCormack, Gigha Klinkenborg, Jess Burford.
- The received minutes from 2014 AGM were approved by Janis Glover and seconded by Bert Bruins.
- There were no matters arising from 2014 AGM minutes.
- The whole committee were happy to stand for a further year nominated by Dave Green and seconded by Mary Myers. Mary Myers, nominated by Dave Green and seconded by Janis Glover, was welcomed as a new CBBC member. Mary will bring her experience as a gallery owner and as a new graduate from Petroc.
- Treasurers report – Bert Bruins
summary of accounts:
income in = £4785.53 expenses = £3247.47 difference = £1538.06
opening balance from August 14th 2014 = £6054.65 closing balance = £7592.61
Dave Green noted that a lot of the ‘difference’ will be taken up by Tales of the Riverbank expenses as this project continued until the end of September and many invoices were still to be submitted and cheques were still to be written or paid into banks.
Bert Bruins advice is that we should spend what we receive every year, and (to summarise) felt that having too much money in the balance could dissuade funders from funding new projects. However it was also a suggested by Sadie Green that having a ‘healthy’ balance will be useful for drawing in funding for projects where ‘match’ funding is expected. Felicity Sylvester wondered if we had tried to secure funding from DCC.
- Chair Report – Sadie Green AGM Chair report 2015
- AOB – Networking time
There was a lot of enthusiasm for the slideshow which showed images of all that BBC had done during the last 12 months. Janis Glover remarked “these pictures suddenly remind me of everything we’ve done”, Bert Bruins felt “Bideford and Torridge could or perhaps should be the new West Cornwall”. Felicity Sylvester, who travelled all the way from Liskeard to be with us this evening, remarked after travelling to Tavistock specially to see the BBC show there in February “It was nice to see Bideford represented in West Cornwall”, and encouraged many of her Cornish friends to also make the trip. Bert Bruins reminded us all how good the ‘Welcome to Bideford’ lamppost banners still looked this year.