Southend & District Gun Club AGM 2020 & Prize Giving
On the 23rd of February Southend & District Gun Club held its AGM and Prize Giving some apologies were received but there was a great turn out by the members.
The previous 2019 AGM minutes were adopted and accounts agreed. The Chairman Trevor Smith then asked all members to be upstanding so we could have a minutes silence to remember our passed members. Following this Trevor thanked the Wednesday crew who do an outstanding job maintaining the ground and the equipment these include Tony Matthews, Barry Dobbs, Mick Keen, Keith Murray & Geoff Whistler. In 2019 & 2020 the Wednesday crew have erected 2 new buildings, replaced our gun room and put a new roof on the club house as well as maintaining our immaculate grounds, a great job appreciated by all the members. Trevor also thanked Deidre Hurst & Phil Saich for their hard work keeping the members well fed and watered.
Barry Dobbs S&DGC Secretary advised the members that we had a good year and despite all the repairs the club was in a great position. Barry also thanked the members for bringing along guests some of which have joined the club as they were so impressed by the shooting and atmosphere at the club.
Trevor Smith then stood down the Committee and re-elections were made with all members re-standing to their present positions with the addition of Mick Keen joining the Committee for 2020. The positions held are,
President – Ray Dixson
Chairperson – Trevor Smith
Vice Chairperson – Tony Mihill
Secretary & Treasurer – Barry Dobbs
Range Officer in Charge – Tony Matthews
Committee Members – Keith Murray
AOB – Tony Mihill discussed that at the Essex CPSA AGM he offered to sponsor a Colts/Juniors day at Southend Gun Club so the colts and juniors presently being mentored by the Essex CPSA Committee could try Olympic Skeet and Automatic Ball Trap.
This was followed by the prize giving which saw the following results from competitions throughout 2019,
English Skeet Champion – A.Pomfret Runner Up – T.Matthews
English Skeet Doubles Champion – G.Whistler Runners Up – T.Mihill & J.Pimm
Olympic Skeet Champion – T.Mihill Runner Up – J.Waterman
Hurst Memorial (OSK) – T.Mihill
All Round Champion (ESK & OSK) – T.Mihill Runner Up – J.Pimm
Automatic Ball Trap Champion – A.Pomfret Runner Up – T.Mihill
FITASC Champion – T.Matthews Runner Up – G.Whistler
English Sporting Champion – P.Butcher Runner Up – C.Fry
Russ Wall (Combined Sporting & FITASC) Champion – T.Matthews Runner Up – G.Whistler
Southend Gun Club also runs a Winer Series (league) and the results for this were,
Olympic Skeet Champion – J.Waterman Runner Up – J.Pimm
English Skeet Champion – T.Mihill Runner Up – L.Somner
English Sporting Champion – R.Sloley Runner Up – M.Keen
Automatic Ball Trap Champion – R.Neal Runner Up – B.Dobbs
The John Smith Memorial for 2019 was won by M.Gent
Trevor Smith thanked everyone for attending and closed the meeting for 2020.