AGM Notices sent out during August failed to attract a quorum of 20 members on 10 September and the Ottershaw Players’ AGM was abandoned. We had only 15 members (of 64) in attendance, with a further 14 offering apologies. In accordance with the terms of the constitution, decisions on any resolutions will now be made by your committee—this includes voting on committee nominations (see also).
The Chairman gave a resumé of the Players’ year and the Treasurer advised that our audited accounts showed a balance of £6,158.70 on hand at the end of the financial year. Stewart Mison gave a report on behalf of WDA which gave an indication of impending changes at The Rhoda McGaw, specifically the possible creation of an independent stage door, the need to appoint fire wardens and the absolute requirement to quit the theatre area by 11pm.
The Players’ Cup was awarded to Claire White-Aldworth for her total reliability and skill in making or acquiring props of an exceptionally high standard. Congratulations to her for winning and good luck to her and David for their wedding later this month.
The Ottershaw Players’ belongs to its membership – not just those who administer the group at Committee meetings. Next year’s AGM advice will contain details of the attendance requirements and, hopefully, more members will feel it appropriate to exercise their democratic right to be more involved in the running of the group.