12th June 2021, 10.15 a.m.
To be held online

(Additions in red)

  1. Master’s welcome and opening prayer

  2. Apologies for absence

    Maggie Ellis and Betty & Mike Rice (St. Michael, Basingstoke), Barry Pointer (Bishopstoke), Drew Craddock (Hursley), Susan Clutterbuck (Mottisfont), John Davey (Ringwood), Andrew Glover (Romsey), Sarah Cooney (St. Mary Bourne), Sue Craddock (Sparsholt), Micki Nadal (Stockbridge), Tricia Spink (Winchester Cathedral), John Croft (unattached)

  3. Loss of members through death since last Annual Meeting

    Dorothy Cherrett (LM)St John, Bournemouth
    Peter J Clarke (Independent Examiner since 1992)Bishopstoke
    David Hughes (LM)Buriton
    Gerald LambertKing’s Somborne
    Barrie LinnecorVale, Guernsey
    Antony J M PerkinsEast Meon
    R Andrew Routh (LM)Steep
    Lynda SmithFawley
    Carol WardCandover Valley
    Jean Kellyformerly of Candover Valley
    Arthur L Poolesformerly of Wootton St Lawrence
    Ronald Shermanformerly of Ringwood
    Colin Sladeformerly of New Alresford
  4. Confirmation of election by the Executive Committee to the office of General Secretary

    Pete Jordan proposes and Helen Woolford seconds that the election of Steve Lamb be confirmed.

  5. Election of Independent Examiner

    Tony Smith proposes and Michael Church seconds the election of Charlotte Colliss.

  6. Minutes of the last meeting

    Allan Yalden proposes and Helen Woolford seconds that the Minutes of the last meeting be adopted.

  7. Matters arising

  8. Life membership on completion of 50 years’ ringing membership of the Guild

    Maggie Cobb of Milford-on-Sea

  9. Officers’ and committee reports for 2020

    1. General Secretary

    2. General Treasurer (and accounts)

    3. Peal Recorder

    4. Librarian and Archivist

    5. Public Relations Officer

    6. Education Committee

    7. Striking Competitions Committee

    8. Belfry Stewardship Committee

    9. Communications Committee

    Steve Lamb proposes and Allan Yalden seconds that the reports be adopted.

  10. Bell Restoration Fund

    1. Trustees’ Report and Accounts for 2020

    2. Grant Proposals

  11. Motion

    Note. The Ringing Schools Committee was originally established with the aim of considering how the Guild might adopt teaching centres in the Guild area modelled on the Birmingham School of Ringing. As part of the plans for post-pandemic ringing recovery, a number of teaching hubs are being established, largely superseding the original intention. It therefore now seems more appropriate to provide support to these new teaching hubs through sharing of best practice, and for the Guild to maintain a list of such hubs and the facilities that each of them offers. The committee would also have the information available to act as an initial point of contact for any new ringers who approach the Guild instead of their local tower.

    Andy Ingram proposes and Sallie-Louise Ingram seconds on behalf of the Ringing Schools Committee that the Committee’s name and terms of reference be revised. Specifically that the following rules be amended by deleting the words struck through and inserting the words underlined.

    9.b.v. APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES Ringing Schools Teaching Hubs

    10.e. TERMS OF REFERENCE OF COMMITTEES Ringing Schools Committee. To teach members bell-handling to a good and safe standard. Teaching Hubs Committee. To provide advice on setting up teaching hubs, to maintain a record of those teaching hubs established in the Guild area, together with a record of the facilities offered and teachers active within those hubs, to provide an initial point of contact for potential new ringers who wish to learn to ring, and to provide a forum for sharing of experiences and best practice between teaching hubs.

  12. Appointment of Committees

    1. Belfry Stewardship

    2. Communications

    3. Education

    4. Striking Competitions

    5. Teaching Hubs

  13. Action plan update

  14. Future Guild events

    11th September 2021 RWNYC, Worcester
    20th November 2021Executive Committee Meeting on Zoom
  15. Date and place of 2022 AGM

    Saturday 11th June 2022 in the Alton and Petersfield District.

  16. Any other business (as notified in advance)

    1. Health and Safety policy - help needed

    2. Social Media policy

      Supporting paper

    3. Roger Barber

    4. Viv Nobbs

    5. Steve Castle