London & Southern Counties Bowling Association

122nd Annual General Meeting.

11.00am on Sunday 25th February 2018

Held at Bounds Green Bowling Club.


1) President’s opening welcome

2) The Hon. General Secretary to read the Notice convening the meeting

3) Apologies for absence

4) Minutes of the 121st Annual General Meeting

5) Matters arising from those Minutes

6) Annual Reports from the following:

a) Hon. General Secretary

b) Hon. Treasurer approval of accounts and balance sheet

c) Hon. Outdoor Competitions Secretary

d) Indoor Competitions Secretary

7) Election of Officers for 2018 -2019

a) President I.J.Harvey Marlow BC

b) Senior Vice President No Nomination

c) Hon.General Secretary R.Purssord Huntingdon IBC

d) Hon.Treasurer R.Purssord Huntingdon IBC

e) Hon.Outdoor Comp. Secretary J.Lynch Bournemouth Pk BC

f) Hon.Indoor Comp. Secretary C.A.Plater Wealden IBC

g) Hon.Webmaster J.Harriyott Wealden IBC

8) Executive Committee recommendations for Area Secretaries

I. Harvey, L.Ashby and R.Purssord

9) Election of Hon. Examiner of Accounts – Jim Bates (Huntingdon IBC)

10) Proposal from Bounds Green BC as follows:-

“With the changing face of Bowls over the past few years and the many options open to people of all ages in sport it has been increasingly difficult to attract good people into the game of Bowls. Many Clubs and the London & Southern Counties Bowling Association have suffered in this respect in all of the following ways:

  1. Shortage of Officers to replace current officers who wish to retire after serving many years.

  2. Falling number of entries into the competitions.

  3. A decline in Association Friendly matches to almost Zero.

We would like to put forward a series of changes which would look to the future by gradually introducing a mixed Bowling Policy by:

  1. Allowing Officers to be of either agenda.

  2. Allowing Mixed Bowling in Friendly Association Matches.

  3. Introducing Mixed Pairs and Fours Competitions.

  4. In time looking at Ladies Singles and others.

These proposed changes may seem horrific to some older Male members but we have to adapt to the times or slowly die. The change we feel can be made at a pace wholly suited to the steering committees wishes. We would suggest 2-5 years”

11) Any other competent business.