MINUTES FROM SECOND COMMITTEE MEETING MAY 31 2003
Participants: Christian Stillmark, Dwight Johnson, Jackie,
Jimmy Smith, Sunil Sistla, Darren Burns.
3) Matches and events
5) Clothing for the club
The committee is pleased to report that the club is now officially sponsored by My Other Place. A non exclusive contract has
been signed with MOP who have also paid us a sum of NT$ 20,000 towards sponsorship for a year. With these funds, we are very well placed financially and provided for as far as procurement of regular cricketing
supplies are concerned. The benefits offered by MOP to the members are also extended to their spouses and girlfriends. This
was negotiated with them at the time of the meeting with them, and everyone will have MOP VIP cards issued. Please inform
the committee of the names of your spouses and girlfriends so that cards can also be made out for them. As a gesture of goodwill
and also as a promotional exercise for the club, 10 club hats will be given to MOP , including 2 personalised hats for Ms.
Ma Li and Ms. Pauline.
2) Finances :
The bills have been coming in , for the club kit , mat and other start up expenses. However, with the adroit management of
the sponsorship, and members coming forward with their subscriptions, the personal resources contributed by the skipper have
been reimbursed, and we have money in the bank. Below is a synopsis of the financial report as presented to the committee
by the Treasurer Jackie Johnson, and verified.
Balance as on 30/May/2003 : NT$ 37,656
Addl Subscriptions recvd
: NT$ 7,000
: NT$ 20,000
Kit and Mat
: NT$ 23,956
Deposit for Hats
: NT$ 2,000
Weekend match food and refreshments : NT$ 3,980
Projected expenses : NT$ 15,960
(for hats and embroidery on team shirts)
: NT$ 45,896
BALANCE AS ON 01/June/2003
: NT$ 18,760.00
Matches : There are some proposals for regular competitive games in Taipei as well as a tour to Kaoshiung. The tour to Kaoshiung
will most probably be one day of cricket, on a Saturday, leaving Sunday open for plans. The details are being worked out with
the KCCC and will shortly be finalized.
Also being discussed is a series of 3-5 competitive
games against another club, in the nature of a one day series. Considering the success of the first double wicket game we
had, allowing everyone to participate, there will be more games of this nature, including competition from other Taiwan cricket
clubs as well. Should be a lot of good cricket for us all.
As the premier cricket club in Taiwan, the longer
term goal of a regular cricket league is something which we should take the lead and work on. It involves a lot of organization,
and at this stage, it is premature to venture an estimation on when it might come about. However, it is an initiative aimed
at furthering cricket in Taiwan and is definitely high on the agenda.
: It has been extremely heartening to have members come forward with the subscription dues. This is much appreciated, and
justly it has been decided that only subscription paying members will be considered for selections. Associate members ( cricketers
who are not yet full members) are encouraged to participate in club activities, and to join the club as full members by paying
their subscriptions. They will appreciate that full members will have first preference.
5) Clothing for the club Team shirts are on the way
and will feature embroidered logos of FCC, the Walking Man, and MOP ( on the sleeve). Most of us have seen the extremely smart
team cap, and these will be ready very shortly.
Next social event This week promises to be an interesting one with plans for
a Beach Cricket day on the Wednesday holiday. The details will be sent out on the group email. With the kind of excellent
weather we have had ( CNN forecasts notwithstanding) it should be a wonderful occasion ! Since the bowlers of our club have been extremely prolific in delivering results in key games, a club bowling night
may also be on the cards so the batsmen can show their skills off.