Veronica New Lady Captain

The ladies gathered at 3pm for the Annual General Meeting last Sunday to say farewell to Noeleen McCague and welcome our new Lady Captain Veronica McGorman. Bridie Keenan gave a very comprehensive Secretary’s report covering all major events of the last 12 months. Doli Maguire Treasurer had to rely on hand signals to deliver her report as she had an embarrassing dental expulsion to deal with! It was then time for Noeleen to hand over the golden pin of office to Veronica who graciously accepted and chaired the rest of the meeting. All of the titled positions on the committee were retained by the present incumbents Doli Maguire Treasurer, Bridie Keenan Secretary, Vera Tighe Competition Secretary, Mary O’Toole handicap secretary and Mary Trant PRO. The 6 committee members were then elected Eileen Kerr, Anne McCarthy, Lynn Whelan, Theresa Fitzpatrick, Teresa Hanawin and Mary Trant. There were a couple of proposals to be debated one of which was the date and length of Matthews’ weekend. The ladies club voted to extend the competition to a week long competition if the fixtures committee will allow. They also voted down any change to the number of prizes for the Lady Members Cup which will remain 1st, 2nd, gross and 3 category prizes. Another item debated was the reinstatement of stroke golf for all major competitions including the Lady Captain’s Prize. Maureen Lynch then offered to run a 9 hole competition throughout the summer possibly on Tuesdays for any lady senior players i.e over 60 years young in a sweep format. This was unanimously supported.  Anne McCarthy requested that someone should take over the winter and summer league, there was much persuasion to keep her at the helm but Joy Cassidy very kindly offered to give a hand whenever required. The Spring League will run over 9 holes at the vote of the meeting! There is also to be an information night to be held possibly in February to cover the change in the Rules of Golf which come into force in January 2012 and to include presentations from the handicap secretary and the competition secretary who will inform us what is involved in these two positions in the hope that we can recruit successors for these roles in due course. Lady Captain Veronica said it would be her wish that all ladies attend presentation evenings in 2012 add several suggestions were put forward as to how to get the event better attended. This will be taken forward by the new committee. Lady Captain Veronica then proposed a vote of sympathy for anyone who had been bereaved during the year, thanked everyone for coming and reminded the ladies to attend the joint club AGM on Sunday next. The meeting then concluded.