Sidmouth Herald published 23 October 2009
Sidmouth Croquet Club once again demonstrated their successful recipe for running a well-attended and efficient AGM.
Prior advertisement of previous minutes and nominations for committee membership saved considerable time and officers' reports, covering all the season's highlights, were brisk and to the point.
A murmur of approval went round the room when groundsman Colin Whitehall's name was mentioned. He should be in no doubt that the croquet section have high regard for his work on the lawns.
Considering that approaching 70 members were in attendance, business was dealt with surprising quickly with very little intervention from the floor. John Dixon gave the customary Chairman's overview of the year and, in turn, was thanked for his successful period in office.
The new 'guiding light' will be Elaine Woodward, who was elected along with new committee members, Keith Thorley and Rosemarie Aldridge.
The AGM was followed by the prize-giving and supper and this may have had something to do with the good turnout!
The prizes this year were presented by long-serving member Vera Henderson, herself a past winner of various club trophies.
The evening concluded with over 60 members staying for an excellent supper prepared by caterer Gill Hodge and staff.