|Contact||Events||Where?||Forum||Notice Board||Newsletter||Photo gallery||External links|
Solent Metal Detecting Club News. Most recent entries at the top.
|Club meeting , February 12th 2014.
There were 22 members at the meeting. The chairman welcomed four new
members. We now have our full compliment of 50 members and will not be
taking on any more members until December 2014.
The following letter has been received by our FID members.
The FID insurance will be valid until the end of the year, but after that we will need to obtain alternative insurance for our individual metal detecting activities. One way would be for members to join NCMD. This would keep us in line with the club rules. The club will advise when the situation with FID becomes clear.
Our own insurance to cover Public Liability for all other club activities is now in place and cover commenced on the 31st January of this year. members were invited to inspect the documentation for this insurance.
Information on the 18th Rotary Spring Metal Detecting Rally were presented. This can be seen on our Notice Board web page.
Members were informed about a useful website, - www.gridreferencefinder.com
Please note, our FLO will next visit the club at our April meeting.
| January 8th meeting
and Annual General Meeting,-
This meeting was attended by 31 members and 2 guests.
The Annual General Meeting:-
No apologies for absence were received.
Chairman's report,- The chairman welcomed the new members. Some of the main events of 2013 were, A new FLO ( Katie Hinds ) started with us at the beginning of the year, the Brighton Club rally at Scallow bridge,- a talk by Hampshire constabulary on 'Crime in the countryside', with special reference to ,'Nighthawking', and the Christmas dinner at the Staunton Arms Harvester. There were two charity donation made this year, £100 to the Royal Naval Association Club and £500 to the Rosemary Foundation. The committee have re-written the club rules, with special reference to,- taking on new members and obtaining public liability insurance for the club. These revised rules will be put before the membership at this AGM.
Treasurer's report. The treasurer presented the end of year balance sheet and stated that the funds were in good order, although there was some way to go before we had enough in the charity account to present another donation of £500 to the Rosemary Foundation.
Election of the committee.
The committee will now include a Vice Chairman and so will be composed of,-
Farms Liaison member
Committee member 6
The existing committee were re-elected to serve during 2014, with Committee member 5 becoming Vice Chairman.
Changes to the club rules.
The new propose new club rules were presented to the membership and accepted by majority vote with no objections received. The new rules are now published on the Solentmdc.com Website. The main changes to the rules are,-
- a return to the former method of recruiting new members by referral by existing members and all new members to be proposed and seconded by other existing members. Also, the area from which the club accepts members is defined as an area of radius 20 miles of Waterlooville.
- the committee must arrange and maintain club insurance to cover public liability for club activities.
- members must attend a minimum of 4 monthly meetings, during the year, in order to qualify for their membership continuation in the following year.
- The information to be displayed on membership cards defined and membership cards to be dated for the year in which they are valid.
Any Other Business
In order to comply with club rules and to be covered by club insurance, three permanent club guests will need to be made honorary club members.
There being no further business raised, the formal business of the AGM was concluded.
The Finds Liaison Officer, Katie Hinds, was at the meeting to advise and record member's finds.
At the end of the year there were 12 vacancies for membership, so 12 new members were recruited from the waiting list. Therefore the club has it's full complement of 50 members and will not be considering any more new members for 2014.
The monthly raffle continues to bring in funds for the club and members are reminded that, apart from our membership fee for the year, this is our only source of income for the club.
Important notice for members,- Katie Hinds our FLO will not be at our March meeting. Her next visit will be at our April meeting.
To see the archives of the News pages - click here for 2010, and here for 2011, and here for 2012, and here for 2013