Joint Club AGM

The joint club Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 4th of December with the minutes of the previous meeting being read and adopted. The reduced fee for novice golfers brought in 42 new members which is great news. Sadly we lost about the same number of existing members. Vincent Lynch and Phil McCrystal were praised for their continuing efforts in selling Alpha Bet lotto tickets along with everyone else that does their bit. It was announced that Sean Kelleher and Gerard Kelly were standing down from committee along with Ollie Walsh and President Martin Taylor thanked them for their hard work and dedication over the years. Sean gave a very comprehensive report of the finances along with Gerard and The Secretary’s report paid tribute to our course staff Finbar and Hugh John who do a tremendous amount of work to keep our course playable and open in the inclement weather and looking resplendent in the good weather. Well done lads! Other major achievements for the year at Clones Golf Club were the launch of the new web site www.clonesgolfclub.com and many thanks go to Mike Keane and his team. We also have a fine new car park and thanks to Tommy O’Harte for being the catalyst in this project. We had a very successful Classic run by Doli Maguire and her team. Ollie also thanked the outgoing Captains Tommy and Noeleen for their hard work, the ladies and men’s club secretaries, the President Martin Taylor and everyone who had assisted Ollie in his role.  The election of the new committee was somewhat troublesome as there was no one to step into the shoes of Sean and Ollie. Hard acts to follow! However Paddy McKeown was persuaded to take on the role as Secretary. No one could be persuaded to take on the role of Treasurer so it will be down to the committee to form a finance committee. The new elected committee members are Paul Fitzpatrick, George Rice, Anne McCarthy, Brian Moore, Georgie Pugh, Maureen Lynch, Padraig Connolly and Kathleen Leonard. It is particularly warming to see new members coming onto the committee we wish them all well in the coming year. The men’s committee made 2 proposals, both of which were adopted. The first being that future AGMs be notified by the web site, newspapers and notice in the clubhouse. The second, that we adopt the Code of Ethics for Young People as issued by the ILGU and GUI in relation to our juvenile golf program. The President thanked everyone for attending and the meeting concluded. The new committee have their first meeting on Wednesday 7th at 7.30pm.