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MEETINGS for 2016-2017

The budget for the year is the fees of 21x40x12 = 10,080

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

 

We have managed to keep fees at 40 because of the policy that asks those attending expensive meetings to pay an extra 20 when needed.
This has worked really well and taken all the pressure off the fees.  Even more important, it is fair on those who miss the expensive meetings.

 

 

ACCOUNTS -   We started 2015/16 with 5,636, and ended with 7,329!!!!  Bloody amazing.  2,329 over budget.  So this year we can spend 12,400.

 

MEETINGS -  We have THREE main types -   PUB x 4 (cheap and cheerful at 800), MIDDLE x 4 (at about 1000),  and AWAYDAY x 3 (1500 plus a possible 20 whip)

 

MEETING LOCATIONS - The geographical balance is now Medway 9 members, Sittingbourne 8 members, Maidstone 5 members,

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 3 Medway, 3 Sittingbourne, 2 Maidstone.

The programme below tries to balance those issues of budget and location as fairly as possible, however meetings are led by good ideas as much as location. 

 

THIS IS THE 2016/17 PROGRAMME

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

 

Month Meeting Location TYPE - IDEA BY   Budget - 10,560 Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2016 AGM LITHUANIA        
OCTOBER ROBOT  RACING DIGGERLAND - STROOD PUB - HUGH MED 800 1440
NOVEMBER WINE TASTING VINEORIUM - LENHAM MIDDLE - HUGH MAID 1000 1000
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY - BEST PARTIES EVER KENT COUNTY SHOWGROUND MIDDLE SITT 1000 830
JANUARY 2017 HOVERBOARDING ROCHESTER - ROFFEN CLUB PUB MED 800 820
FEBRUARY THE COPPER RIVET - GIN DISTILLERY CHATHAM DOCKYARD PUB - JB MED 800 ?
MARCH CHEESE MAKING NEWNHAM PUB - CHRIS SITT 800 ?
APRIL CHAMPION ARCHER HE SERVICES - WHITEWALL RD PUB - HUGH MED 800 ?
MAY BANGRA DANCING GRAVESEND AWAY AWAY 1000 ?
JUNE PARTYOKE THE ROFFEN - ROCHESTER PUB MED 800 1088
JULY BIG CAT SANCTUARY HEADCORN AWAY - IAN AWAY 1500 1260
AUGUST MESSING ABOUT ON THE RIVER RIVER MEDWAY MIDDLE - JB MED 1000  
SEPTEMBER BONUS MEETING - ZIPWIRE LONDON BH AWAY 300 plus 20 whip 300
SEPTEMBER 2017 AGM PUERTO BANOUS ALL      
OCTOBER TESLA DRIVING LOWER BELL A249 HUGH MAID TOTAL = 10,300  

 

 

 

 

EXTRA MEETINGS IDEAS

Good ideas for possible meetings for 2016-17 -  The ones in white are ALREADY in the programme above

 

 

 

VISIT A SALMON SMOKERY IN EAST LONDON 

 

 QUICK DRAW COMPETITION at THE DANCING DOG SALOON

 

SIGN LANGUAGE LESSONS  or  BALLROOM DANCING LESSONS

 

VISIT TO 'BIG BEN' THROUGH CRAIG (MP)

 

TAKEAWAY CHALLENGE

 

 INDIVIDUAL CARTOONS BY A CARTOONIST or SILHOUETTES BY AN ARTIST

 

TYING BOW TIES PROPERLY  or  PASTA MAKING CLASS  or  COCKTAIL MAKING CLASS

 

CHEESE TASTING                                 VISIT TO RESTORATION HOUSE IN ROCHESTER

 

 

APRIL 2017 - AUGUST 2017 (SUMMER SEASON)

 

"MOTABALL"  DODGEMS FOOTBALL

https://www.fundayltd.com/category/activity-days-sports-days/78/motaball

 

CAR TREASURE HUNT                          GONDALAS ON THE MEDWAY

 

HEDGE LAYING  -  PLOUGHING MATCH  -  SHEEP SHEARING  -  HURDLE MAKING -  BASKET WEAVING

 

GRAFFITI CLASSES IN LONDON

http://streetartlondon.co.uk/masterclass/booking/

 

VISIT PETTING ZOO AT FEN BELL PUB HOO

 

 

 

Plus, some other ideas that have been suggested in the past-

 

 

LEE VALLEY VELODROME TASTER SESSION

JUNKYARD GOLF in BRICK LANE  -  SCOTTISH BAGPIPES LESSON  -  CRYSTAL MAZE in LONDON

BURLESQUE CABARATE SHOW  -  DANCING DISCO GLOVES

BEER KEG RACING  -  YODELLING LESSON  -  BELLY DANCE LESSONS

DRAGON BOAT RACE  -  ABSAILING  -  FRAGRANCE PROFILING  -  CYCLOPARK DARTFORD

VINEYARD VISIT  -  AXEMAN TEAM DISPLAY  -  HINTBOX IN LONDON

POLE CLIMBING COMPETITION (SHOWGROUND) - HUSKY DRIVING (AINSFORD)

 HOVERCRAFT RACING (HOP FARM)   -  PILLOW FIGHT COMPETITION

DINNER AT 'BOUNCE' TABLE TENNIS CLUB/DINER IN LONDON  -

 CYCLE TOUR IN LONDON  -  CHERRY STONE SPITTING, BROGDALE FARM

GO KARTING ON ICE, BRACKNELL   -  GRASS TRACK BIKE RACING

PIGEON RACING   -  AIRSOFT BATTLEGROUND AT STOCKBURY

 COOKING LESSON -  CUPCAKE LESSONS LONDON

 

So not quite running out of ideas yet then - and they all said we would!

 If you like one of these ideas then research it and push for it.

Keep the ideas coming guys - organising meetings is easy - it's the ideas that count

 

 

MEETINGS POLICY REMINDER

 

Hopefully you will like the meetings being planned for 2016/17 - If you don't - then come up with better suggestions and organise them!. 

Just to remind everyone there is method in the madness.  We arrange meetings according to the following rules:-

 

1.  We try and do something new every time if possible.

2.  We balance the meetings according to where the members live.  This now means  3 Awaydays, 3 Medway, 3 Sittingbourne, 2 Maidstone, 1 AGM. 

3We try and have varied meeting locations, and be inside in winter, outside in summer. 

4.  We stick within the annual budget and have 5,000 left in funds at the end of each year. 

5.  We try to cater for a variety of tastes.  An ideal year has some simple pub events, a couple of spectaculars, and a variety of outdoor, indoor, cultural and sporting or dangerous events.

 

 

 

MEETINGS for 2015-2016

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12 = 10,560

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

 

We have managed to keep fees at 40 because of the new policy that asks those attending expensive meetings to pay an extra 20 when needed.
This has worked really well and taken all the pressure off the fees.  Even more important, it is fair on those who miss the expensive meetings.

 

 

ACCOUNTS -   We started the year with 5,636, just over the 5,000 we always aim for.  Good news!

 

THE 2015/16 PROGRAMME

Month Meeting Location TYPE - IDEA BY   Budget - 10,560 Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2015 AGM BENIDORM        
OCTOBER TRY YOUR STRENGTH MAYPOLE INN, BORDEN PUB - BRIAN SITT 700 665
NOVEMBER GASS DOES THE FULL MONTY EVEREST RESTAURANT - ASHFORD AWAY - WAYNE AWAY 1500 1068
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS LADIES "IT'S NOT A GASS NIGHT" NIGHT THE ROFFEN CLUB - MEDWAY MIDDLE - BRIAN MED 1200 1326
JANUARY 2015 ROYAL NAVAL ASSOCIATION - WHISTLE SIGNALS LORDSWOOD 10 PIN BOWL PUB - JB MED 700 523
FEBRUARY FIRE BREATHING DANCING DOG SALOON PUB - GRAHAM SITT 700 706
MARCH GASS MAGIC CIRCLE DINNER FARMHOUSE - WEST MALLING MIDDLE  - JB MAID 1000 878
APRIL COLOURING BOOKS COMMAND HOUSE - CHATHAM PUB - JB MED 700 751
MAY THE PANIC ROOM GRAVESEND AWAY - IAN AWAY 1000 856
JUNE BIG BOYS TOYS STEDE COURT ESTATE PUB - GARY SITT 700 724
JULY NAVAL GUN CARRIAGE RACE BROMPTON PUB - JB MED 700

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AUGUST ARCELORMITTAL TOWER SLIDE OLYMPIC PARK LONDON AWAY - BRIAN AWAY 1500 1186
SEPTEMBER 2015 AGM LITHUANIA        
          TOTAL = 10,500 9300

 

MEETINGS  IN 2014-2015

The budget for the year is the fees of 23x40x12= 11,040

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds (as long as you pay for your guests!).

ACCOUNTS -  We started the year with 6,740.  We aim to have 5,000 so we for 2014/15 we had a 1,740 starting surplus - well done!

Some 1,200 of the surplus has already been blown on the massive 'Opposuits/Tesla' Christmas do so we have an almost normal budget for the year.

 

AS THE AGM AGREED TO LEAVE FEES STATIC - YOU MUST EXPECT THE OCCASIONAL EXTRA 20 CONTRIBUTION FOR COSTLY EVENTS

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 650), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 950),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1300)

 

The geographical balance is Medway 10 members, Sittingbourne 6 members, Maidstone 6 members,

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2 Maidstone, 2 Sittingbourne

 

 

Month Meeting Location Suggested By   Budget - 12,200 Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2014 AGM TENERIFE   - NIL  
OCTOBER PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW THE ROFFEN CLUB JB MED 800 1004
NOVEMBER FIREWORKS NEWINGTON PHIL C SITT 650 1032
DECEMBER LONDON - OPPOSUITS - TESLAS SOHO LONDON BRIAN - HUGH AWAY 3350 3632
JANUARY 2015 WHISKEY TASTING MUGHAL DYNASTY TONY MAID 650 715
FEBRUARY CURLING TONBRIDGE BRIAN Coach 1300 974
MARCH STEAM  ENGINES CHATHAM DOCKYARD JB MED 650 973
APRIL BALLOON TWISTING LESSONS BLACK HORSE - THURNHAM BRIAN MAID 650 550
MAY TOWER BRIDGE & BORIS BIKES LONDON BRIAN AWAY 1200 1020
JUNE BUBBLE FOOTBALL STROOD JB MED 700 472
JULY HELICOPTER TO DINNER DARTFORD HUGH AWAY 1400 1400
AUGUST POOL, DARTS & TABLE FOOTBALL OLYMPIAD LASHINGS SPORTS BAR BRIAN MAID 700 718
SEPTEMBER 2015 AGM BENIDORM KEITH - NIL
        TOTAL 12,050 12490
          +OVER/-UNDER BUDGET +440

 

ACCOUNTS -  We started the 2014/15 year with 6,740.  We aimed to have 5,000 to start the 2015/16 year.  We actually ended with 5,636.

Mainly due to the 20 whips paid in, plus guest fees.  Well done everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2013-2014

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

AS THE AGM AGREED TO LEAVE FEES STATIC - YOU MUST EXPECT THE OCCASIONAL 20 EXTRA CONTRIBUTION

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 850),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

The geographical balance is Medway 10 members, Sittingbourne 6 members, Maidstone 6 members,

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2 Maidstone, 2 Sittingbourne

 

 

THIS IS THE 2014 PROGRAMME

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

Month Meeting Location Suggested By   Budget Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2013 AGM VILAMOURA   -    
OCTOBER LEARN TO DANCE THE HAKA MEDWAY RUGBY CLUB BRIAN MED 800 465
NOVEMBER BEER TASTING CANTERBURY JB AWAY 800 650
DECEMBER GASS CHRISTMAS DINNER OLIVER'S ROCHESTER NICK MED 1200 1175
JANUARY 2014 GASS PANTOMIME THE ROFFEN CLUB NICK/STEVE/JB MED 400 130
FEBRUARY NUDE ART CLASS ASHFORD BLAME NICK AWAY 900 769
MARCH SAMURAI SWORD FIGHTING STOCKBURY CHRIS SITT 900 624
APRIL CAMPANOLOGY - CHURCH BELL RINGING HOLLINGBOURNE BRIAN MAID 1000 1299
MAY BLASTING IN A QUARRY & TELSA DRIVING MAIDSTONE IAN MAID 800 1358
JUNE  BIG BOYS TOYS STEDE COURT BRIAN SITT 800 491
JULY HORSESHOES & LINE DANCING DANCING DOG SALOON, BOBBING CHRIS SITT 800 313
AUGUST PENNY FARTHING RIDING and CASTLE CLUB ROCHESTER CASTLE JB MED 1200 1154
SEPTEMBER 2014 AGM - TENERIFE CANARY ISLANDS nil 0
             
          9600 8424

 

ACCOUNTS -  We started the year with 4,634 - we ended the year with 6,740.  We aim to have 5,000 so we have a 1,740 starting surplus - well done!

 

 

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2012-2013

The budget for the year is the fees of 21x40x12= 10,080

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

AS THE AGM AGREED TO LEAVE FEES STATIC - YOU MUST EXPECT THE OCCASIONAL 20 EXTRA CONTRIBUTION

We have a surplus of 800 from last year so we have around 10,880 to spend.

 

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 850),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

The geographical balance is Medway 9 members, Maidstone 5 members, Sittingbourne 6 members (incl Brian).

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2 Maidstone, 2 Sittingbourne

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

 

Month Meeting Location Suggested By   Budget Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2012 AGM IBIZA   - - nil
OCTOBER TALK BY FAMOUS EXPLORER THE ROFFEN - MED 600 645
NOVEMBER GASS PORTRAIT PHOTOS LOWER BELL P.H GRAHAM MED/MAID 600 524
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS - UP AT THE O2 02 ARENA LONDON - AWAY 1800 1942
JANUARY 2013 SCOTTISH COUNTRY DANCING ST MARY'S ISLAND - MED 600 590
FEBRUARY THE CUBE - TV GAME SHOW THE ROFFEN TONY MED 700 570
MARCH BULLWHIP TRAINING THE ROFFEN - MED 800 842
APRIL LONDON DUNGEON LONDON - AWAY 1500 1508
MAY VIEW FROM THE SHARD THE SHARD, LONDON - AWAY 1500 1647
JUNE AXE THROWING INSTRUCTION STEDE COURT, HARRIETSHAM - SITT 600 655
JULY KENSEI TAIKO - JAPANESE DRUMMING STOCKBURY CHRIS SITT 800 680
AUGUST FLYBOARDING - OR NOT AS THE CASE MAY BE! THE MALTA! HUGH AWAY 800 1325
SEPTEMBER 2013 AGM VILAMOURA - PORTUGAL nil 288
          10300 11218

 

ACCOUNTS -  We started the year with 5,833 - we ended the year with 4,634.  We aim to have 5,000 so we have a MINUS 366 starting position.  Not too bad.

 

MEETINGS  for 20011-2012

The budget for the year is the fees of 21x40x12= 10,080

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

AS THE AGM AGREED TO LEAVE FEES STATIC - YOU MUST EXPECT THE OCCASIONAL 20 EXTRA CONTRIBUTION

We need to make up 700 overspend from last year so we have around 9,380 to spend

 

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 850),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

The geographical balance is Medway 9 members, Maidstone 6 members, Sittingbourne 7 members (incl Brian & Al).

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2 Maidstone, 2 Sittingbourne

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

 

 

 

Month Meeting Location Suggested By/Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2011 AGM VARNA - BULGARIA   - - nil
OCTOBER CHAMPAGNE TASTING UPPER UPNOR JB - JB MED 600 951
NOVEMBER SEGWAY RIDING & POP-UP RESTAURANT HARRIETSHAM LEN - BRIAN SITT 9OO 941
DECEMBER PEDIBUS & DINNER LONDON PETE - BRIAN AWAY 1800 1565
JANUARY 2012 COOK YOUR OWN INDIAN MEAL STOCKBURY CHRIS - CHRIS SITT 600 660
FEBRUARY CLOSE UP MAGICIAN DINNER THE ROFFEN NICK - STEVE MED 700 849
MARCH F1 SIMULATOR GATWICK GARY - GARY AWAY 800 800
APRIL KICK BOXING TKO ASHFORD BRIAN - BRIAN AWAY 800 607
MAY OPEN MIC NIGHT FLOWERPOT PH - MAIDSTONE JB - JB MAID 600 395
JUNE GREAT LINES PUB CRAWL BROMPTON JB - JB MED 600 672
JULY BAT & TRAP - FOR OLD TIMES SAKE! WINDMILL PUB, HOO JB - JB MED 600 374
AUGUST GASS OLYMPICS STROOD HEW - HEW MED 0 -50
SEPTEMBER 2012 AGM  - OUR THIRTIETH IBIZA - - 0
OCTOBER GASS TREAD THE BOARDS IN THEIR OWN PLAY MEDWAY LITTLE THEATRE JB   9,500 7764

 

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2010-2011

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560

FEES HAVE NOT CHANGED SINCE 2006!!

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

 

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 850),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

Because Chris has moved back to Stockbury the geographical balance is Medway 9 members, Maidstone 6 members, Sittingbourne 7 members (incl Brian & Al).

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, three AWAYDAYS leaving 8 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2 Maidstone, 2 Sittingbourne

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

 

 

 

Month Meeting Location Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2010 AGM BUTLINS - BOGNOR REGIS   - - nil
OCTOBER VISIT TO SIKH TEMPLE GRAVESEND BRIAN AWAY 600 700
NOVEMBER CHOCOLATIER DEMONSTRATION THE ROFFEN TONY MED 850 1055
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS - DINE IN THE DARK DANS LE NOIR - LONDON BRIAN AWAY 1800 1520
JANUARY 2011 PUB DINNER RED LION MILSTEAD JB SITT 600 860
FEBRUARY GASS MALE VOICE CHOIR ROFFEN CLUB BRIAN MED 800 820
MARCH FLOWER ARRANGING BIRLING - THE NEVILL BULL ALAN MAID 600 853
APRIL OUR OWN MILITARY BAND BROMPTON JB MED 600 515
MAY HUMVEE 4X4 DRIVING CANTERBURY TONY AWAY 800 724
JUNE THE GASS BOAT RACE EAST FARLEIGH BRIAN MAID 850 779
JULY HOT AIR BALLOONING LEEDS CASTLE BRIAN MAID 2300 1859
AUGUST OLYMPIC WHITE WATER RAFTING M25/M11 AREA BRIAN AWAY 1500 1425
SEPTEMBER 2011 AGM - VARNA - BULGARIA BULGARIA BRIAN - -
          11,300 11,115

 

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2009-2010

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

 

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 800),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

The geographical balance has changed slightly with Hew in Medway and Gary in Sittingbourne.

The balance is now Medway 10 members, Maidstone 6 members, Sittingbourne 6 members (incl Brian & Al).

The ideal balance of the 12 meetings is one AGM, two AWAYDAYS leaving 9 local, split roughly 4 Medway, 2.5 Maidstone, 2.5 Sittingbourne

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

 

Month Meeting Location Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
SEPTEMBER 2009 AGM BODRUM - TURKEY Brian - - nil
OCTOBER TRADITIONAL BIRTHDAY PARTY RANGERLAND AL SITT 600 400
NOVEMBER FLIGHT SIMULATOR BLUEWATER JB AWAY 1200 1415
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS DINNER MAIDSTONE ANDY MAID 1200 1259
JANUARY 2010 BINGO GALA BINGO CHATHAM DON MED 600 670
FEBRUARY TUTORED WINE TASTING THE ROFFEN CLUB BRIAN MED 600 572
MARCH HAND BELL RINGING TAP'N'TIN CHATHAM JB MED 800 700
APRIL TEN PIN BOWLING MAIDSTONE TONY MAID 800 1009
MAY WALKING ON FIRE & BROKEN GLASS HARRIETSHAM BRIAN SITT 1800 1663
JUNE SWORD FIGHTING THE ROFFEN CLUB BRIAN MED 700 745
JULY BIG BOYS TOYS HARTLIP GARY SITT 1600 1395
AUGUST THAI DINNER CHOBHAM CHRIS MED 500 500?
SEPTEMBER 2010 AGM BUTLINS - BOGNOR REGIS - - - -
          10600 10328

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2008-2009

The budget for the year was the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560

This spend did not take account of guest fees or fines, which this year raised 5 - nice one Ian!

 

Meetings are either PUBx4 (cheap and cheerful at 600), MIDDLEx4 (middling costs at about 800),  or AWAYDAYx3 (over 1200)

 

Month Meeting Location Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
AGM AGM BRNO Tony - 600 1158
OCTOBER 2008 Bowls & after at the KGV, Brompton FLAT GREEN BOWLS Brian MED 600 592
NOVEMBER Swank Wine Bar, Rochester SWANK Gary MED 800 660
DECEMBER Christmas Do, Harrietsham DOWNTOWN VICTORIAS Brian MAID 1200 915
JANUARY 2009 Wii Night & Pig Racing The Aviator, Sheerness Tony SITT 600 620
FEBRUARY Laughter Training and Dinner The Roffen, Rochester J.B MED 800 1019
MARCH Quiz Night KGV Brompton Steve R MED 500 458
APRIL Scrap Heap Challenge Rangerland Alan MAID 800 510
MAY ZORBING CROYDEN Brain LONDON 1200 1749
JUNE Sittingbourne Go Kart Track GO KARTS Brawn SITT 1800 1590
JULY Pete's Garden for Croquet CROQUET at Pete's Peter MAID 500 450
AUGUST 2009 Dinner at The Dirty Habit Dirty Habit, Hollingbourne Brown MAID 500 626
            10343

 

Members live roughly 10 in the Medway area, 9 Maidstone area, 3 Sittingbourne

so an ideal annual split is either 4 or 5 each to Medway and Maidstone, 1 to Sittingbourne and 1 London.

To date the programme above is Medway 4, Maidstone 4, Sittingbourne 2, London 1  -  nice planning?  no just lucky!

AT THE END OF THE YEAR GASS HAD THE REQUIRED 5,000 IN THE BANK AGAIN AS A BUFFER - SPOT ON ACCOUNTING!

 

 

MEETINGS  for 2007-2008

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560

This spend does not take account of guest fees or fines, both of which provide yet more funds.

Meetings coloured in purple are past  -  those in yellow are booked  -  those in white are open to suggestions.

Meetings are either PUB (cheap and cheerful at 500), MID (middling costs at about 800), AWAY (over a 1000)

In 2007 we celebrated the 25th Anniversary with a particularly expensive AGM.  This led to an excess of expenditure over income.

 

Month Meeting Location Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
AGM 25TH ANNIVERSARY MAJORCA Steve Bell     2957
OCTOBER 2007 BODY PAINTING (mid-away) Tap'nTin, Chatham John Brice med 1000 1098
NOVEMBER STICK FIGHTING (pub) The Roffen Steve Bell med 500 719
DECEMBER XMAS OUTING (away) Kent Showground Tony maid 1200 1115
JANUARY 2008 PIZZA MAKING (pub) Pizza Express Maidstone Don maid 500 636
FEBRUARY SNOW PARK (pub) Diggerland Hew med 500 500
MARCH BUTCHERY (pub) Harrietsham Brian maid 750 779
APRIL CIRCUS SKILLS (away) London Brian lon 1500 1790
MAY PUB DINNER (pub) Sittingbourne Brian sitt 750 430
JUNE GOLF CROSS (mid) Isle of Grain Brian med 900 418
JULY RANGERLAND car racing (mid) Rangerland Al maid 1000 850
AUGUST 2008 GO APE (away) Maidstone Brian maid 1000 1050
             
            12342

 

NOTE:  In 2006/7 there were 6 Medway based meetings to 3 Maidstone, 1 London, 1 Luton, which favoured Medway quite a bit.

 

Members live roughly 10 in the Medway area, 9 Maidstone area, 3 Sittingbourne

so an ideal annual split is either 4 or 5 each to Medway and Maidstone, 1 to Sittingbourne and 1 London.

 

This year it looks like 4 Medway, 5 Maidstone, 1 Sittingbourne, 1 London - which is a fair balance after last year.

 

Would those who have never sponsored a meeting give it serious thought please.

 

MEETINGS  held in 2006-2007

A great series of meetings for the 25th year

The budget for the year is the fees of 22x40x12= 10,560 plus the surplus funds of 1,500, a total spend of 12,060

As this was our 25th year we spent 11,500 on meetings as opposed to 8,000 in previous years

 

Month 2006/7 Meeting Location Organiser   Budget Actual Cost
OCTOBER 2006 RUGBY CLUB SING-SONG NIGHT Medway Rugby Club Steve R med 350 513
NOVEMBER UNUSUAL RACE NIGHT The Roffen Brian med 1500 1403
DECEMBER COMEDY CLUB & DINNER London Brian - 1500 936
JANUARY 2007 PUB DINNER Golden Eagle Brian maid 350 550
FEBRUARY AWAYDAY - BODY FLYING Luton Brian - 1800 1850
MARCH CAVEAU DE SABRAGE Roffen Brian med 1200 1275
APRIL PUB DINNER Morris Dancing Chris med 450 225
MAY PUB DINNER (ROWING POSTPONED) Gravesend Steve Bell med 650 803
JUNE THAMES ROWING Gravesend Steve Bell med 500 632
JULY BANGER RACING Rangerland Alan R maid 1000 996
AUGUST PUB DINNER Allington Belle Brian maid 450 560
SEPTEMBER 2007 AGM - PALMA, MAJORCA Palma Steve B

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2100 2100
          11,600 11843

 

GEOGRAPHICALLY this is 3 in Medway, 3 in North Downs, 3 awaydays, 1 in the middle and one undecided, plus the AGM .

Hopefully this is a fair spread and reflects where our members live.

 

 

MEETINGS  held 2005-2006

Month 2005/6 Meeting Location Organiser Budget Actual Cost
OCTOBER 2005 Digger Wars - Diggerland Rochester Hew 350 905
NOVEMBER Arkwrights Revenge - Pub Meeting Cobham CHRIS 450 412
DECEMBER Trip to London - Awayday London PETER 1000 981
JANUARY 2006 Pub Meeting  -  Maidstone LASHINGS BRIAN 350 661
FEBRUARY AIRSOFT GUNFIGHT Chatham BRIAN 1000 647
MARCH Pub Meeting Hartlip Phil C 350 598
APRIL CRAPS and POKER  The Roffen BRIAN 750 551
MAY Jousting - no, make that maggot racing!! Cobham CHRIS 350 197
JUNE BAYBLAST  high speed boat trip Herne Bay BRIAN 850 653
JULY QUIZ NIGHT and meeting The Roffen STEVE RICHES 350 350
AUGUST Beer Crate Piling - Diggerland Rochester Hew 350 350
SEPTEMBER 2006 AGM  -  Lubijana AGM TONY 1700 1700
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