The Association of Kent Veteran Golfers

Management
 

OFFICERS

The Officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Captain, Vice-Captain, the Honorary Secretary, Treasurer and the Membership Secretary who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall be eligible for re-election. They will take office at the conclusion of Annual General Meeting.


COMMITTEE

The management of the Association shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the Officers, the Immediate Past Captain, and three Representatives. The Representatives shall be elected for a period of three years after which they will retire in rotation and shall be eligible for re-election.

Members of the Association within each club shall elect a member who shall be responsible for the administration of the Association’s affairs within his club and for liaison with the Committee

The role of the representatives elected within each club is of vital importance to the Association for without them it would be impossible to organise the activities of the Association throughout the County.


 

OFFICERS FOR 2017

 

LIFE  PRESIDENT

Desmond Barker

Whitstable and Seasalter G.C.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Jim Silvester

Redlibbets G.C.

 

CAPTAIN

Eddie Ruff

Chestfield G.C.

 

VICE CAPTAIN

Nigel Courtney

Chestfield G.C.

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CAPTAIN

Bill Piper

Wrotham Heath G.C.

 

HON. SECRETARY

Dave Parker M.B.E.

Corinthians G.C.

E-mail honsec@akvg.com

 

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Peter Johnson

Telephone 01474813988

e-mail peterl.johnson@tiscal.co.uk

 

TREASURER

Martyn Dines

Whitstable and Seasalter G.C.

 

COMMITTEE

Ian Fright Prince's G.C.

Reg Greenwood Bearsted G.C.

Bob Coles High Elms G.C.

Peter Westerman Woodlands Manor G.C.

Barry Martyn Wrotham Heath G.C.

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OFFICERS

The Officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice-President, Captain, Vice-Captain, the Honorary Secretary, Treasurer and the Membership Secretary who shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting and shall be eligible for re-election. They will take office at the conclusion of Annual General Meeting.


COMMITTEE

The management of the Association shall be vested in a Committee consisting of the Officers, the Immediate Past Captain, and three Representatives. The Representatives shall be elected for a period of three years after which they will retire in rotation and shall be eligible for re-election.

Members of the Association within each club shall elect a member who shall be responsible for the administration of the Association’s affairs within his club and for liaison with the Committee

The role of the representatives elected within each club is of vital importance to the Association for without them it would be impossible to organise the activities of the Association throughout the County.


 

OFFICERS FOR 2017

 

LIFE  PRESIDENT

Desmond Barker

Whitstable and Seasalter G.C.

 

VICE PRESIDENT

Jim Silvester

Redlibbets G.C.

 

CAPTAIN

Eddie Ruff

Chestfield G.C.

 

VICE CAPTAIN

Nigel Courtney

Chestfield G.C.

 

IMMEDIATE PAST CAPTAIN

Bill Piper

Wrotham Heath G.C.

 

HON. SECRETARY

Dave Parker M.B.E.

Corinthians G.C.

E-mail honsec@akvg.com

 

MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY

Peter Johnson

Telephone 01474813988

e-mail peterl.johnson@tiscal.co.uk

 

TREASURER

Martyn Dines

Whitstable and Seasalter G.C.

 

COMMITTEE

Ian Fright Prince's G.C.

Reg Greenwood Bearsted G.C.

Bob Coles High Elms G.C.

Peter Westerman Woodlands Manor G.C.

Barry Martyn Wrotham Heath G.C.

Finance Notes for the accounts for 2015

Previous Accounts have been submitted using ‘Cash Accounting’ principles. Although this is an acceptable method of accounting I am now presenting them on an ‘Accrual Accounting’ basis which is considered within the Accountancy Profession to present a more detailed set of accounts.

For simplicity I have kept them as compact as possible, if anyone would like to see greater detail on any aspect I am happy to supply it to them at a convenient date.

Whereas Glyn had his own unique way of accounting and record keeping, now that we have a team undertaking the task, reporting to each other effectively is paramount, thus a number of processes have been implemented so that the various members involved have a methology to work to, and this will also assist in the audit process.

 

As the year has progressed it has given me the opportunity to examine the accounts, and their structure in greater detail this may result in 2016 accounts having a slightly different layout.

Looking at financing for the 2017 matches we are aware that golf clubs are increasing their pricing. Your President works hard to obtain the best prices available and the committee are always looking to minimise the ongoing cost of each fixture. Thus pricing may well show a modest increase for next year.

The accounts presented were compiled from data supplied by Glyn and the auditor’s signature confirms that they reconcile to the bank statement therefore I commend them for your approval.

Martyn Dines
Honorary Treasurer


To view the 2015 Accounts please click here
 
 

Reply to tabled question regarding funds held:

Following the comments at last year’s AGM that we were carrying a heavily weighted bank account in the order of £12,000, from the audited accounts it can be seen that this differs very little from last year;

I am aware that this money has slowly accrued over a period of nearly 20 years thus giving this “society” a very stable footing, and am reminded of the old adage “CASH IS KING”.

The members of the committee, particularly our President Desmond Barker, are in discussion with Clubs with regard to future matches and they are finding it more difficult to get the preferable rates that the name AKVG once commanded. There is an indication that to obtain a preferable rate in the future Golf Clubs may start to demand a large deposit. With our current financial reserves this would give us an advantage over other societies.

We need to remember that at the Westerham match this year we suffered an abnormal amount of rain with the golf being halted, on this occasion we have a credit against next year’s fixture: however we are aware that Golf Clubs are looking to inserting a clause in their contract which, in effect says they are not liable for “acts of God” so with our current funding this is not a problem for us.

With regard to the September & now the October matches this year, we have seen numbers fall with the result that the rates that we agreed at the beginning of the year have not been sufficient to cover our match costs. Again with our current funding this will not be a problem for us.

At last year’s AGM Glyn suggested that we could consider making an extra donation, say £5,000, to either the Kent Air Ambulance Trust or another charity of the member’s choice. Your committee has discussed this at length, however instead of a one off donation I have advised making extra annual donations of £1,000 which would enable myself and the committee to monitor the health of our Association’s finances year by year.

Many an organisation has floundered because it has let its bank balance drop too low and, as your Treasurer, I would strongly urge the members to bear this in mind

I hope this answers the question.