A comprehensive annual report was tabled, copies of which for the first time were emailed to members – see attached issue.
Several subject were expanded on in the annual report, a copy of which is attached to this article.
The treasurer, John Addison, tabled a detailed financial report which showed a deficit for the 12 month period 1 January – 31 December 2021 of just over $500 however the organisation still maintained a healthy $12,000 balance in funds, much of which has already been identified for the purchase of significant historical items to further advance assets of the Society.
Long term member and former umpire, Jim McSweeney, took the chair as returning officer where the following were the following were re-elected:
|POSITION||PERSON ELECTED||POSITION||PERSON ELECTED|
|Vice President||Rod Gillett||Terry Radecki|
|Secretary||Paul Macpherson||Heather White|
|Treasurer||John Addison||Michael Livingstone|
Mr McSweeney then handed the meeting back to the chairman who then addressed the next item of business which was a nomination of Jenny Hancock for Life Membership. Members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the motion which brings Jenny to our first life member.
The issue of a change to the constitution with regards membership renewable was put and carried by the membership. The installation of an automatic memberships programme to our website brought on these changes which really just relate to the dates renewing members are subject to.
Secretary, Paul Macpherson, gave voice to the pending annual journal which this year will be a 90 page documented published by a professional printery. The issue this year in particular, centres on the the game’s relationship with the Sydney Cricket Ground which celebrated 140 years last year. Paul also said the Society is investigating the installation of a plaque commemorating the event to be erected in an appropriate position at the ground.
Jim McSweeney also presented the Society with a 40 page document of his football career which extends over a 60 year period. The Society will move to publish this which will provide great reading for football fans.
Society member, Nick Miller, president of the Inner West Magpies Football Club (formerly Western Suburbs Aussie Rules Club) extended an invitation to members of the Society to attend their annual ANZAC Day match at Picken Oval which will again be played against the Pennant Hills Club. He told the meeting that there will be several significant events on the day and all a looking forward to a great day.