2016 AGM Minutes will be added here in the meantime these are the Castle F.T.A.R.C AGM 2014 minutes
Sunday 26th October
Open Meeting – Meeting called to order at 09:15. With the Chairman not attending the meeting
Andy Gough took the chair.
Attendance – Secretary, Competition Secretary, Development Officer, Range Officer & 27
Apologies – Jim Nee & Colin Jones
Minutes Of Last AGM – Andy Gough explained that due to his computer issues last years minutes
where no available to view.
Chairman – No Chairmans report
Treasurer – Andy Gough (stand in treasurer) reported that the club is as usual in a good financial
state and a bank balance is available upon request to the secretary.
Competition Secretary – Pete Rowley reported that all of our competitions had again been well
received with positive feedback from shooters in attendance. Pete also said that with good
attendances at our competition shoots we are able to virtually cover our rent for the year. Pete ended
his report by thanking all who have helped put out courses and other tasks throughout the last year.
Secretary – Andy Gough reported that it had been another good year for Castle both in membership
numbers and financially. The building of the undercover plinking range proved popular and he
thanked all who put time and effort into running the club.
Castle Committee For 2015
The Committee For 2015 is as follows
Chairman – Duncan Jeffery
Vice Chairman – Colin Jones
Treasurer – Jim Nee
Secretary – Andy Gough
Competition Secretary – Pete Rowley
Development Officer – Mark Henson
Club Liaison Officer – Andrew Purseglove
Club Liaison Officer – John Amos
Range Officer – Mark Brewitt
Range Officer – Damion Wing
Fixation Of Club Membership & Shoot Fees For 2015
Andy Gough proposes that no increase in both membership and shoot fee should be made for 2015.
This issue was voted upon and carried unanimously – Membership and shoot fees will not change
Items For Discussion
1. A club course should be set out in another area of the woods for our club shooters to use on
a Winter League fixture date. However this should not apply to our Portcullis Open Shoot. –
Proposed – Andy Gough.
This issue was discussed with Paul Flinders & Gaz offering to take responsibility for the
club course. This item was then put to vote with 29 for & 2 against. – A club course will be
available to members on a winter league date. However, this will not be available on the
dates for the Portcullis Open or any future GP shoots.
2. No shooting to start before all targets have been re-painted, ie 09:30 Saturdays & 09:00
Sundays. – Proposed – Mark Henson
This item is self explanatory and was put straight to vote and carried unanimously. All
targets will be re-painted on both a Saturday & Sunday before shooting can commence.
3. If we are to continue leaving the courses out then the course should be changed after a
maximum of three weeks. – Proposed – Mark Henson
A discussion was had on this item with Dean Broughton requesting that it wasn’t just a case
of moving the targets around, we need to bring them all in and move the firing line as well.
This was agreed by all, put to the vote and carried unanimously. Any club course will be
changes after a maximum of three weeks.
4. Keys should be made available for the Green mess cabin to all members. Anyone who has
been a member for over 6 months can request keys for a set fee (this fee would be refunded
if the member leaves the club). The cabin would need to left clean and tidy and failure to do
this could lead to loss of keys privileges. – Proposed – Mark Henson
This item was discussed with Mark Henson reporting that he had been at the club on a
Saturday with other members and visitors and no one was able to get a drink or have access
to paint for the targets. He also stated that all items of value be locked away and anything
that could be required such as paint be left available in the cabin. This item was put to the
vote and carried unanimously. Keys will be cut and made available to members who pay a
set fee. If that member leaves the club the key money will be returned to them. The set fee
will be discussed at a later committee meeting.
5. Club Competitions. If you have a BFTA grade & a club grade then you should shoot all club
competitions at the higher of the two grades. – Proposed – Mark Henson
This item met with no objection and was carried unanimously. All members who enter a
Castle Only competition will shoot at their club or MFTA grade whichever is the higher.
Any Other Business
1. The MFTA wish to know if any MFTA club would like to host the Interregional weekend or
the Showdown weekend in 2015, the hosting club would receive a set fee of £500. May we
have a vote to determine if Castle wish to host these competitions.
Interregional – 0 for, 24 against & 7 abstained
Showdown – 3 for, 23 against & 5 abstained
Castle will not offer to host the Interregional weekend or the Showdown weekend in 2015
2. Andrew Gillott commented that help was offered to Woodend to lay a course for their recent
winter league shoot. However this did not happen on the day and questions where asked at
the recent MFTA meeting as to why. Andrew then reported that at the recent MFTA meeting
it was decided that Woodend would not be hosting a Winter League shoot in 2015 and he
was asked if Castle would be willing to host the Winter League twice next year. This was
put to vote and carried unanimously.
Castle have asked Andrew Gillott to report at the January MFTA meeting that we are
willing to host two winter rounds in 2015.
3. Dean Broughton asked if we could tap into the farmers water supply that runs along the edge
of the bottom field as we are often left with no water on a weekend. Steve Cope said that
this had been offered in the past and we should ask again.
Andy Gough to approach the landowner and ask the question.
Close Meeting – Meeting closed at 09:42.
Can I take this opportunity to thank all who attended this years AGM for their calm approach and
good manners throughout the meeting.