Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting

Meeting held on April 29, 2016 at Karl Jaikaransingh’s residence.

Present: N. Wilcox, K. Bayney, C. Vanderwert, I. Alli, K. Tipples, R. Kohanik, D. Hakes, G. Budhoo, K. Jaikaransingh, J. Sylvester, H. Peters, J. Page, R. Ramrattan, R. Fitzpatrick, S. Roberts, A. Amsden, V. Shah, S. Naga, M. Anderson, A. Kaul, M. Daibee

Apologies: C. Emery, K. James, P. Munro-Smith (out of town),

Absent: G. Roche, O. Belle

7:02 p.m. Meeting called to order by N. Wilcox-President.

7:03 p.m. Agenda was read and addition made – petition from Taverners west. Carried

7:06 p.m. Minutes of 2015 AGM were read and adopted.

Corrections and omission – none.

Matters arising: none.

Moved: Garvin/ Karl. adopted

7:07 p.m. Captain’s report: 2015 was a good season. Batting went well, Alli scored quite well in the first couple of games. Sid was a hit and miss. The rest played admirable but lacked practise (Taverners practise??????)

Fielding was good, some improve needed (again, Taverners practise???????)

Ended the season with our trip to Minneapolis- this went well. Thanks to Sid for scoring 100 and upsetting the Brit club and cutting off free booze for the rest of the team.

Won more toss than lost

Negative – not much

All members must be at the park no matter what, rain of shine. Members are reminded to be there to put out matting, boundary markers etc. should be there at least 15 minutes before the start of the game which is 6:00 p.m.

Thanks to all for being there throughout the season.

Will have to make a decision on the winner of the captain’s trophy which will be presented at the annual BBQ

Indoor Captain’s report: Chomo stated that the team did not do well in the six a side. They had a 0 and 7 start and David took over. Won the last game and the first playoff game. Lost the game after that. Played the bragging bat and lost. (wasn’t Chomo here for those game also)

Members stated that they were disappointed we didn’t go to Brandon in 2016. As Taverners we do try to attend all of these tournaments. Karran stated that he did speak with Ron about this issue and got no definite commitment.

Karran/Karl – carried

7:15 p.m. President’s remarks: Thanked all current and future members for being here. Thanked Jon for attending the meeting.

Great year as a club, we were able to golf, curl, play cricket, BBQ, have poker nights, quiz night, and all the other activities the team participates in.

The attendance at the Fox and Hound in the absence of practise has been great.

Thanked Ray for assisting with the curling. We are now approaching out 50th loss.

We wish to continue our strong connection with Cosmos, our farm team.

Thanks to the executive of the club for their great work.

Motion – Karran/ Karl – carried

7:20 p.m. Treasurer’s report: A financial statement for the past fiscal year was presented.

Summer fees are lower this year – approximately $1,300. Still have to collect the $50.00 from Bengal Tiger. A cheque for the remaining $250.00 to the MCA will be written. The remaining $50.00 will be sent once the $50 from Bengal Tiger is received.

Petition from Taverner’s West was read with regard to a reduced fee structure for out of town members.

Motion by Karran: institute a third level of membership for non active members and out of town members. Fee structure for 2016 are as follows:

Membership Social fees

Full members $150 $25

Associate members $ 75 $25

Out of Provence $ 25 $-

Non active in town $ 25 $25

Discussion followed. Taverners recognizes that there are past members who may wish to receive occasional correspondence from Taverners but do not wish to pay the associate membership or attend other functions. Suggestion is that with the new membership, we can still keep in touch with them. If they do decide to attend any of the social functions, a levy will be applied.


The budget for the upcoming year was presented. Carried

7:45 p.m. Social conveners’ report:

Thanks to all that hosted and helped with the summer and winter activities, golfing, curling and hosting after the games.

Thanks to Alli for bringing the beer from the US.

Thanks to Karran for hosting the golf tournament and reducing the cost of the annual BBQ by making the pork shoulder.

Support for after game was a great success.

Karl will review the costing for the Grumpy and Larry Unrau. We lost money on the Grumpy and made money on the Unrau. Since only members attend the Unrau, this should not make money. May have to increase price for the Grumpy.

The F/S said that we lost money however that was due to a cheque not being cashed by Minneapolis the year before. If this was removed, we made money. We have money to start the year off.

Budget for the social committee was presented. Beer prices will be $4.00 each. Karl indicated that the price had to be $4 as there was little profit per bottle. Karran indicated that given the expenses of the last years, the beer price had to be at $4 minimum. If not, then other activities will have to be pared back.

Motion for the treasurer report be adopted – Karran/Karl. Carried

7:55 p.m. Refreshment break

8:05 p.m. Election of Officers: J. Page acted as R.O.

President: Nigel Wilcox Alli/Martin ( by acclamation)

Outdoor Captain: H. Peters – outdoor Alli/ R.R.( by acclamation)

Outdoor V. Captain: David – Ray/Alli (by acclamation)

Indoor Captain: Sid Alli/Karl ( by acclamation)

Indoor V. Captain: Chomo- Alli/ SId (by acclamation)

Sec/Tres: K. Bayney – Alli/ Garvin (acclamation)

Social conveners: Karl Jaikaransingh/ Mark Anderson (alternate twins)( by acclamation)

MCA rep: Keith James Nigel/ Karl (by acclimation)

Curling Rep: Ray Kohanik

Out of province rep. Jon -Appointed, responsibilities include contacting previous non-active members and keeping them updated.

Motion to pass, Karran/Keith T – carried.

8:30 p.m. Nomination for James A. Rose Trophy:

Nomination: Chomo (1) – Imdad/Jon For losing having a 0 and 7 indoor record

Joe (12) – Karl/Chomo For being a long serving members and contributing to the club and the MCA

Sid – Hein/Nigel for scoring 100 runs against Brit club.

Ray Imdad/Karran for stacking the team for the indoor bragging bat.

Joe is the recipient of the James A Rose trophy for 2016.

8:35 p.m. New Business:

New members: Vasu Shah

Sudarshan Naga

Daniel Bispham

Future tour to England, Jon indicated that he had contacted the individual that assisted with the last tour and did not get a response. Will try again, maybe some other operator. Discussion on Guyana being a possible tour if England does not work out.

Golf: Taverner`s golf league will be managed by Karran

Minneapolis may not be a go this year for a Taverner’s team as there is not much support (4 people). Possibility members of Taverners joining up with

another team and playing. Message to be sent to Minneapolis informing them that Taverners will not be sending a team this year.

Hein mentioned that he had tickets for the Gold Eyes this year. He will advise accordingly.

8: 45 p.m. Meeting adjourned.

Thanks to Karl and Ann for supplying the excellent soup, the 21 yr old rum and the BBQ sausages. No more chips, miss them!!!!