The May main club board meeting was held on Thursday 16th and attended by President Allan McGill, Vice President Gordon Burns, Secretary Andy Baxter, Treasurer Andrew Meikle, Rugby rep Andy West, Hockey Reps David Goodfellow & Graham Beveridge and Club Convenor Suzie Elliott.
Apologies given by Bryan Clark, Ricky Bawa and Stewart Pettigrew.
The following is an update of the meeting with any questions or queries on any aspect of the club more than happy to be answered by our President Allan by emailing him at
Membership Fees: As has been the case with the Rugby and Hockey a "no pay no play" policy will be fully enforced with the Cricket section with all fees to be paid in full by Saturday 1st June. The club are obviously keen that no one is able to use our sporting facilities without being a fully paid up member.
Forecast: Is was reported that against the revised 6 month Forecast we are ahead of target and looking at a possible small profit for the financial year ending 30th Sep 13. This is assuming we have no surprise expenditure that is not budgeted for.
Overdraft: The club overdraft has been renewed and is generally sitting at over £25k with the plan for the next 6 months to target ways of reducing our overdraft by as much as possible as current levels of debt are unsustainable and prohibitive in developing the club further.
Cashflow: Due to lower income over the summer months there was a risk of us going over our overdraft limit therefore each section was requested to consider a short term loan or budget reduction. All sections agreed to these and contributed £11k to the short term reduction to the club overdraft with loans to be paid back in November when cashflow returns to normal levels.
Income: External functions still remain our main source of income out with memberships fees therefore it was agreed that these would continue to be encouraged and the club marketed fully to maximise week day and weekend nights usage via external lets / hires.
Small Bar Furniture: This is due to be delivered mid May with it paid for in full by Burns Night fundraiser. Small bar to be fully promoted as sports bar and main area of use by members out with Saturday section sport days.
Small Bar Window: The club has been offered by a member to replace this with a bi-folding door to not only open up the small bar to the outside but also allow an exit from the area without needing to go via the main hall. The board agreed this would be a great addition to the small bar and club generally. Works expected early June.
External Fence - The area outside the front of the club has now been completed. A gate will be added to close off the area once the new bi-folding door is added. The next phase of fence along the car parking area is ongoing and should be finished in the next week or so.
Sponsorship Boards - These have now been moved to the far end of the Cricket grounds and divided up between the cricket and main club therefore if you know of sponsors that may like to support the club by putting a board up please speak to a member of the board. Sponsors boards will also be put up on the car park fence once completed.
Uddingston Pride - The main club have agreed to take part in this and with the help of member Audrey Platt we should see some plants and flowers popping up throughout the club during June.
Grounds Tidy Up: Final tidy up of the grounds will take place on Saturday 1st June from 10am till 12noon with all members to be invited along to help. All help welcomed.
The board needs your support. We have a lot of plans but need your help. Please can you think how you could help the club or if you know anyone that could and speak to any member of the board to discuss getting you or them involved.
We are open to all levels of help so please support your club.