Minutes of

Annual General Meeting

Venue: Colliton Club

8pm 25th September 2015


1 Members attending. A total of 24 members attended. Apologies for absence received from Simon House, Jacky & Andy Follett, Rich Bates, Jill Diggens & Lindsey Gillian


2Minutes of last AGM. The minutes of 2014 AGM were accepted as a true record.


3Matters Arising. There were no matters arising.


4Election of Officers. All current officers, with the exception of Jill Diggens, had expressed a wish to continue and the following were elected for a further term:


Dave Harris Chairman

Tony EgertonSecretary & Branch Contact

Rich GabeSocial Secretary

Alastair TillotsonTreasurer

Andy PattersonMembership Secretary

*Michel Hooper-ImminsPress Officer

Andy ReddingPubs Officer

Kylie StroudCommittee

*Elaine MiltonCommittee

Russell WareCommittee


*There were two committee members volunteering for the post of PR Officer - the incumbent, Michel Hooper-Immins and Elaine Milton. A vote was taken and Elaine was voted in.


In addition the following non-committee officers were elected:


Adrian PattersonGBG Co-ordinator & NBSS Officer

Alex BardswellCider Representative


5Chairmans Report


The following points were covered:









A full copy of Dave’s report is available on request to the Secretary or at the 2016 AGM

  1. 6Treasurers Report.  

Alastair presented his annual financial statement. In précis, beerex costs had risen slightly and Octoberfest costs decreased slightly. In the last year we had managed to contribute £4000 to HQ. The report was accepted unanimously.


7Membership Report    


Andy reported that membership stands at 615. This is an increase of over 250 in five years. Both Octoberfest and Beerex prove to be very productive.



8Beer Scores & GBG Co-ordinators Report.






9Social Activities


Rich gave a run down of activities throughout the year such as visits to Poole beer Festival, Maltings, Purbech pubs and his ‘Mystery Tour’! He described the introduction of CITA (CAMRA in the Area) meetings to Bridport and Lyme Regis and the beer scoring trip to Sherborne.


Due to work and family commitments, Rich is standing down as Bar Manager at the 2016 Beerex (but may be back in 2017!!!)


A full copy of Rich’s report is available on request to the Secretary or at the 2016 AGM


  1. 10Cider Update 


Alex reported that cider in he county was flourishing with two new producers this year.


  1. 10AOB  


There being no further items, the meeting closed at 9.15pm