Denison Hall Social Club

Friday 27th July 2018










MD, Chair, welcomed everyone to the meeting. 



BS mentioned that new membership forms due to the new data protection act had been distributed and JC said she was waiting for the return of completed forms from Farnley.   RG said he had them for her.



AW reported that the balnce was very healthy and similar to Summer 2017. 

Charity collection which included the coach trip raffle and one weeks raffle money from all the groups was £105. 

AW asked for a decision on the amount to be donated to the two charities. A unanimous vote was taken to award £200 to both charities, YAA and Carers Leeds. 

Coach trips made a loss of £65 (less than 2017). This includes two times £25 for the driver. A decision to continue with the same charges for coach trips was unaminously agreed. Expediture from club funds for the train to Whitby and entrance fee to Burnby Hall was -Train 44 x £2.80 = £123.20. Burnby Hall 47 x £4.10= £192.70.

JC said that the charity collections weren't "pushed" during the week.  BS advised that it was up to the individual committe members to inform the group



BS announced that there would be a Red Cross First Aid course after the meeting. He also said that the Napoleons Christmas dinner had been booked for 10th December 2018 at 12.30pm.

He reminded the group that names would be required for the October meeting if amyone does not wish to carry on as a committee member or management and that the names are also required if anyone wishes to take on any of the available roles.



JC asked if everyone waa happy to continue with the Morecambe trip and all agreed to continue going their as long as the Northern Rail offer/tokens were available.

No negative feedback was received for any of the wanders and everyone had enjoyed them all.

It was decided that walkers would only be able to receive a refund if they had to cancel a trip if the seat was sold to someone else. JC said there was a waiting list for the Whitby trip and everyone got on as there had been cancellations.

HH said that the Whitby trip was sold out before the Farnly group knew about it. JC pointed out that HH and RG knew about the trip from the last meeting and that 11 walkers from Farnley/Wortley had attended.

AW pointed out that at each meeting BS produced a list of the following programme's wanders so that all walk leaders and committee members had advance notice of them.

JC said that two people had already enquired about the Chester trip but that won't be organised until after the Selby trip.

MD suggested that on the normal Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday walks it would be a good idea to vary the walks by having "away days"  BT said this already happens on Farsley walks when the usual coffee stop is unavilable.

The wanders for the next programme are:

October - Ogden Water - Two walks

November - Hemsworth Water Park



Tetley's coaches for wanders. AW said Tetley's were becoming unreliable.  The 52 seater was "offroad" at the last minute so Angela organised a 51 seater with toilet.  She was then informed that only a 49 seater with toilet was avaliable. As this was short notice Tetley's offered to allow one person to sit on the "flying" seat at the front. AW felt this was unacceptable and not a proper seat.  AW asked if we should make enquires with an alternative coach company.   It was decided to obtain quotes for the September and October wanders so that these can be compared with the prices already obtained from Tetley's.   A decision will be made at the next meeting based on these prices.

MD asked if any had suggestions for future wanders. AB suggested the seaside and JC and BS said they already have a walk for Scarborough.

JC suggested that a small committee meet up again to discuss this as it was successful last year and this was agreed.

CS asked how we could celebrate the 15th aniversary of the walking group. AW asked if printed Tshirts would be welcome again to celebrate the anniversary but this was rejected and a party after the meeting was suggested. What to do to be decided at the next weeting.

RG said he had booked the Cornmill for Wednesday 19th December for up to 60.  Details are required in advance for vegetarian, vegan or salmon.

RG also asked if his worn backpack could be replaced by the club or if he should cover the cost himself. AW said that the walk leaders should not have to pay and MD had agreed to source the orange backpacks similar to the ones already in use.

HH has details of a company in Bramley who personalise these items

HH asked how much the subsidy would be to go towards the Christmas meals and AW said she saw no reason why the usual £10 would decrease.  A vote was taken and it was decided to continue with the £10 subsidy.

MD reminded the group that he had copies of the photo album and could people collect them asap.

MD thanked everyone for coming and closed the meeting at 12.45.



Date of next meeting 

Friday 26th October 2018