Frinton Residents' Association

MINUTES of the 48th Annual General Meeting held in St Mary's

Church Hall, Old Road, Frinton, on 24 April 2010 at 10:00 AM
Present: The President, Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Assistant Secretary and
six other Committee members, fourteen guests/speakers including Councillors, Parliamentary Candidates, the Press
and a Police Sergeant, together with fifty-nine Association members and five non-members


The Chairman welcomed everyone to the meeting, in particular the members, together with political party

representatives, Councillors, guests, speakers, representatives of the press and the police.


Apologies had been received from Councillor David Lines, Committee member Chris Perry, Member Roy

Caddick and representatives of the surgery at Caradoc.


The Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting held on 25 April 2009 were taken as read and approved.


It was noted that all matters arising from the previous AGM had been covered at the Half-Yearly Meeting in

October 2009.


The Treasurer reviewed the Accounts, explained that subscriptions were down by 9%, income from fund

raising was mainly from sponsorship of Newsletter, and that the main item of expenditure was the cost of

printing and delivery of the Newsletter; the difference between the last two items mainly representing the

shortfall of 800 between Income and Expenditure this year. However, he felt that the quality of the

Newsletter justified the expense involved, and the reduction in sponsorship was to be expected in the present

economic climate.

As no-one had any questions, it was unanimously agreed that the Accounts for the year to 31 December

2009 be approved.


It was also unanimously agreed that the current Auditor, Mr R W Smith, be appointed for the year to 31

December 2010.


The Chairman thanked all the Officers and Committee members for the hard work they had done during the

past year, and explained that sadly, after over 20 years' service to the FRA in the roles of Chairman, Vice

Chairman, Committee member and FRA representative for Health, Chamber of Commerce, Neighbourhood

Action Panel and Frinton in Bloom, Gillian Sanford would be standing down from the Committee. A basket of

flowers was presented, and GS expressed her appreciation and regret at no longer being able to serve on the

Committee because of other commitments. She stated that she would continue to be a member of the

Association as it was important that the FRA had as many members as possible so that they could make a

more forceful case on behalf of residents. She encouraged all those present to go out and try and recruit

more members.

The Chairman then explained that the remainder of the current Committee members had been proposed and

seconded, and asked for agreement that they be re-elected en bloc. She then asked all the Committee

members to stand up as their names were read out and the following were unanimously elected: Chris Perry,

Pat Batley, Charles Harrison, Colin Knights, Peter Leaman, Ivan Jacklin, Caroline Blackler, Patricia Marino,

Len Brooks, Don Whyte, Jeanette Phillips, June Stearn, and previously co-opted Committee Member,

Catriona Miller.

The Chairman then explained that as stated in the Constitution, the roles of Chairman and Vice Chairman

would be decided at the first Committee meeting after the AGM, but that the following Officers needed to be

elected at each AGM. Officers were propsed, seconded and duly elected as follows: Len Brooks (President),

Don Whyte (Treasurer), Jeanette Phillips (Honorary Secretary) and June Stearn (Assistant

Secretary/Membership Secretary).

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