UPDATE New Start Time for GAW Annual General Meeting – 18:00 Tuesday 3rd July at GLC

Our Annual General Meeting “AGM” will take place in Room 1 at Gateshead Leisure Centre at the earlier time of 6pm on Tuesday 3rd July 2018.  This change has been made due to England’s progression in the World Cup.

At the AGM our committee and our Head Coach will be reviewing the last year at the club with you and giving you the opportunity to ask questions and discuss any issues.

The Agenda for the AGM is as follows:

  1. Welcome and Introductions
  2. Apologies
  3. Approve the minutes from GAW AGM 2017
  4. Chairman’s Report
  5. Club Operations Report
  6. Treasurer’s Report
  7. Head Coach’s Report
  8. Election of Officers
  9. AOB

Gateshead & Whickham Swimming Club is a club that is run solely by volunteers for its members and one of the important parts of the AGM is to appoint the volunteers who act as officers of the club. Throughout the year we welcome approaches from anyone who wants to get involved with helping us to run the club. However, the AGM provides a focussed opportunity for people who want to put themselves forward for roles on the committee in the coming year. All roles are open to members who are at least 18 years old.

The following list shows the members currently in position and also where the current incumbent is standing down. You’ll see that we have the need for a new Web Site Manager and a Squad Rep for our Development Squad.


Position Person Currently In Position
Chair (Exec) Martin Connelly
Club Operations Officer (Exec) Emrys Pritchard
Secretary (Exec) Jill Barrett
Treasurer / Finance Officer (Exec) Jason Douglas
Welfare Officer Monica Clark
Competition Secretary Jeannette Speight
Membership Secretary Catherine Taylor
Web Site Manager Norman Thompson (standing down)
Academy Squad Rep Janet Robinson
Development Squad Rep Norman Thompson (standing down)
Potential – Age Group Squad Rep Louise Patrick
Potential – Youth Senior Squad Rep Neil Campbell
Performance – Age Group Squad Rep Lisa Celikay
Performance – Youth/Senior Squad Rep Sarah Pashley
Masters Squad Rep Matthew Grant


All are welcome to attend the AGM and ask questions. However, only members may recommend resolutions and vote. If interested please speak to an existing committee member about membership.

Please note the important dates below:

Milestone Date
Deadline for proposed resolutions for AGM 19th June 2018
Deadline for member and committee nominations 19th June 2018
Proposed resolutions and committee nominations published 26th June 2018
AGM 3th July 2018


All proposed resolutions and committee member nominations must reach the Club Secretary in writing by the dates above. For nominations, please provide

  • Name
  • Contact Details
  • Role applied for
  • Date of application

You may also hand resolutions and committee member nominations to any current committee member. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to talk to a committee member or email the club secretary (Jillbarrett@gawswim.org.uk).

Minutes from the 2017 AGM are published with this notice. If you would like to be sent a copy, please email the club secretary (Jillbarrett@gawswim.org.uk).

Squads will be notified of any changes to sessions on the night of the AGM. Currently we plan to run as many sessions as possible at Gateshead Leisure Centre.

Martin Connelly
Gateshead & Whickham ASC

Full AGM Notice document here GAW AGM 2018

Minutes from last year’s AGM are here GAW AGM 2017 minutes

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