Minute of Munster Chess Union Annual General Meeting Held in the Charleville Park Hotel at 4:30pm on 28th April 2018.
Ray O'Brien (Limerick), Liam O'Brien (Sarsfield), Martin O'Grady (Sarsfield), Paul Kiely (Sarsfield), P. J. Rea (Charleville), Andrew King (Charleville), Tom Myers (CCYMS), Pat Twomey (CCYMS), Kieran Moynihan (CCYMS), Paul Dowdall (CCYMS), Simon Lawrence (Cork), John Cassidy (Ennis), Gerry Casey (Ennis).
Apologies received from Kevin O'Flaherty.
As John Keane had retired as Chairman during the year according to the Constitution a Chairman was elected for the meeting.
Simon Lawrence was nominated and elected as Chairman for the AGM.
2017 AGM MINUTES
The 2017 AGM Minutes were adopted on the proposal of Pat Twomey, seconded by Kieran Moynihan.
There were no issues arising from the minutes.
As the Chairman had resigned there was no Chairman's address.
The Secretary's report was adopted on the proposal of Martin O'Grady and seconded by Pat Twomey.
Simon Lawrence submitted the Treasurer's report.
There was a significant shortfall in income over expenditure this year as the reductions in league fees succeeded in having clubs pay early. This effect should be offset in future years as the hotel costs will be reduced by having five league dates rather than seven since the number of teams in each division will be reduced to six. The existing bank balance was significantly reduced but is still sufficient.
The Treasurer's Report was adopted on the proposition of Paddy Quinlan having been seconded by Paul Dowdall.
LEAGUE CONTROLLER'S REPORT
As Kevin O'Flaherty was unavailable there was no League Controllers Report presented.