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What you need to know about next week's BHHC AGM

By David Chappell

Have a say and play a part in your club's future, stand for organisational and captaincy roles, at June 12 Annual General Meeting

Attention all Brighton and Hove Hockey Club members

The current BHHC Committee would like to advertise all of the roles for the committee places and club officers for the 2019-20 season to give everyone the opportunity to volunteer their services before the elections at the Annual General Meeting (AGM), which takes place on Wednesday June 12 at 7.30pm at The Nevill pub (round the corner from the clubhouse) in Nevill Road, Hove.

The AGM is your chance to have a say and play a part in your club's future, to hear about significant progress and developments on and off the pitch, to ask questions, make your views known and to put yourself forward as someone who can help in the organisation and management of a rapidly growing and successful club - so please make every effort to attend.

Listed below are the roles which make up the committee and club officers and we would like to have proposed role-holder names before the AGM.

Some of the existing role-holders will be standing for re-election, but there are a number of spaces yet to be filled and new positions to consider in our progressive and expanding club, particularly in the flourishing juniors section. Any member can apply for any of the roles, so we are inviting you to come forward if you feel that you can fill a particular role either alone or in a joint capacity. More than one person can be proposed for a role – the election of officers will take place via a vote at the AGM. Nominations can also be made on the night.

This is a great opportunity to show your passion for the club and get involved, help us grow on the success of the past season and – above all - to make sure that Brighton and Hove Hockey Club remains a great place to play hockey.

We already have a friendly, helpful, committed and dedicated team who make the club function efficiently and successfully and we want to help us improve further next season.

If you feel that you can help with any of these rewarding roles and add some great ideas, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please nominate the post that you would like to be considered for, and email us confidentially on bhhc.clubsecretary@gmail.com by 6pm on Monday, June 10.

Come along, attend the meeting and enjoy a drink and a chat afterwards. All club members (players and social), parents of junior players and those interested in joining BHHC are invited.

Committee roles
Chairman: Graham Edwards - proposed for re-election
Secretary: Julia Shorrocks - proposed for re-election
Men's club captain: Peter Stevens - proposed for re-election
Women's club captain: Masha Finn – proposed for election
Treasurer - Ramzy Omran - proposed for re-election
Junior Director of Hockey: Atul Patel - proposed for re-election
Women’s/Girls Welfare Officer: Sorcha Lee - proposed for re-election
Men’s/Boys Welfare Officer – no current proposals

Co-opted roles (attendance at committee as and when required)
Women’s Membership Secretary: Marie Jarvis - proposed for election
Men’s Membership Secretary: Matt Sale - proposed for re-election
Fund Raising Secretary: no current proposals
Clubhouse Development Officer: no current proposals
Publicity officer: David Chappell - proposed for re-election
Sponsorship Officer: no current proposal

Non-committee roles
Women’s Fixtures Secretary: no current proposal
Men’s Fixtures Secretary: Alan Teal - proposed for re-election
Social secretary: Christine Cawte and Steve Rigg proposed for election
Head of Juniors Development: Wendy Russell - proposed for re-election
Facilities Secretary: Tom Wolfenden - proposed for re-election
Men’s Appointed Umpires: Luke Cain-Williams - proposed for re-election
Website Managers: Alice Webb and Shaun Pimley – proposed for re-election
Men's club umpire co-ordinator: Richard Barnes – proposed for re-election
Women's club umpire co-ordinator: Jess Harris - proposed for election
Girls Club Captain: Karen Edwards proposed for election
Boys Club Captain: Myles Ford – proposed for election
Junior section Secretary/Membership lead: no current proposals
Juniors Umpires Co-ordinator: no current proposals
Juniors Socials Co-ordinator: no current proposals

The roster of team captains for the 2019-2020 season is close to being finalised but nominations are still invited:

Women's 1st team: proposed Bara Kavanova
Women's 2nd team: proposed Nivene Raafat
Women's 3rd team: proposed Laura Vaughan-Hirsch
Women's 4th team: proposed Louise Campbell
Women's 5th team: proposed Caroline Mulliner
Women's 6th team: proposed Michaela Kerrigan
Women's 7th team: proposed Laura Ortiz-Ruiz de Gordoa

Men's 1st team: proposed Luke Owen
Men's 2nd team: proposed pairing Andrew Bromley and Chris Page
Men's 3rd team: proposed combination of Andy Wheeler, Phil Orriss and Andy Hehir
Men's 4th team: no current proposal
Men's 5th team: proposed Ramzy Omran and James Millar
Men's 6th team: proposed Peter Stevens
Men's 7th team: proposed Richard Barnes and Gary Revel-Chion
Men's 8th team: proposed Matt Sale

Starlings pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: no current proposals
Gulls pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: no current proposals
Flippers pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Tom Wolfenden
Under-14 girls (A) pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Clare Cook/Christina Kortens
Under-14 girls (B) pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: no current proposal/proposed Christina Kortens
Under-14 boys pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Myles Ford, Natalie Barb and Gavin Walke
Under-12 girls pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Masha Finn
Under-12 boys pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Claire Connell, Jude Latto and Sorcha Lee
Under-10 girls pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: no current proposals
Under-10 boys pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: proposed Ramzy Omran
Under 8/9 mixed pitchside manager/admin co-ordinator: no current proposals

Updated 18:28 - 13 Jun 2019 by David Chappell

Where next?

BHHC's AGM - the agenda for the 2019 meeting on Wednesday June 12 The clubhouse and new shirt design will feature in discussions on the night along with elections of club officers
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