HOLY SPIRIT RAMBLING GROUP AGM
JANUARY 9th 2017 10.45 am in the Church Meeting Room
Present: Kath Barnie, Mike Blundell, Dave Callaghan, Judy Crumpin, Brian Eamonson, Mary Goodwin, Val Hinchcliffe, Bill and Bernadette Hislop, Frank & Sue Hollingworth, Dick Howell, Frank & Pat McChrystal, Karin Moor, Marian Thompson, Apologies: Mary Abbott, Pat Babbage, Grace Birch, Doreen Callaghan Elizabeth Paxton, Audrey Rodrigues, Perla Stratton, Shirley Wallwork,
The meeting started with prayer.
Minutes of last AGM were circulated, read and agreed Matters arising not on Agenda: Report of the successful 50th Parish anniversary celebration at Lyme Park on July 9th . Good weather for our picnic then some people walked around the park including going in the Cage which happened to be open that Sunday and others around the garden Thanks to Sue for the cake!
Finance Frank H had produced accounts for the year. There is a surplus of £1,675.42.
Insurance –Michael Blundell informed Frank there the Diocese is now using a new insurance company. Frank will check we are still covered as before as a parish group. Frank reminded the group that the insurance is not for personal injury but covers the leader if some one makes a claim against them for negligence ie leaving gates open so animals get out. The subs can therefore stay at £5. Sue H will collect.
As there is a good surplus it was agreed that a donation should be made as last year to our local Mountain Rescue teams - Glossop and Kinder. It was agreed to give £100 to each.
Walks during the year
Pat McChrystal reported there is a small group of regular A walkers and they have enjoyed some good walks – usually around 10 miles.
Members of the A group were asked to sign up to lead on the walk’s sheet as usual. The Churches Together
Again there have not been any family walks. It seems the younger people with children are busy with other activities on Sundays and not interested in walking.
Wellspring Walk this year is Saturday January 27th starting at 9.45 am at Holy Spirit. This will replace the A walk for January – sponsor forms available.
Ladies Tuesday evening walks are enjoyed by those who attend. Sue and Colette have been joined regularly by Bernadette and Bill joins the men. The two groups prefer being separate!
Away –breaks 2017
This year the SPRING BREAK is at NETHERWOOD HOTEL Lindale Road Grange over Sands Cumbria for two nights 20 -22 March 20 -22. There is still a single room available.
Frank Hollingworth has a walk for the full day and it is hoped that there will be shorter walks on the Tues pm and Thurs morning.
AUTUMN BREAK at NODDFA in Penmaenmawr has been booked for 3 nights October 2 – 5.
Marian mentioned the appeal to replace the Cross on Cobden Edge being run this Soring by the Churches Together,
It was agreed the group give £100 as a one off donation to this appeal.
Date of next year’s AGM Tuesday January 8th at 10.45 am in the church Meeting Room.