Committee Meetings 2022

Committee Meeting notes 10.30 am 3rd March 2022

Present: Nick Hart (Chairman)(NH), Terry Lynn (Secretary)(TL), Phil MacMullen(Treasurer)(PM), Julian Musik (JM), Dave Williamson (DW)

  1. Apologies for Absence – Ken Doran

  2. Notes of minutes of Last committee meeting and Matters arising

Covid recovery scheme.

NH stated we should again stand outside the church in uniform with a cd playing to try to get new recruits. Date still to be decided.

It was suggested that the Chairman could be on the Music Committee.

    3. Chairman’s Report

Since the last Committee meeting on 2nd November 2021, things have still been difficult with the Covid restrictions, but we were able to provide a good Christmas Prelude on 19th December, and a pie and pea supper at the Dog and Duck, for which we received £488 from the raffle, and also £215 from the raffle at the Barrel.

Sadly, the evening at the Brough Golf Club was cancelled due to Covid.

In January we heard of the deaths of Graham Smith and George Birch, former members of the choir and last month of Brenda Doran, for whose funeral we were able to sing, “a Capella”.

Bill Webster and Andrew Smith have been unable to come to rehearsals and Nick Andrews because of the distance and weather, also temporarily Mel Watson.

We have new members Andrew Park, Adrian Allsopp and the return od Tim Jenkins.

Phil MacMullen has done great work as Treasurer despite Ill-health, and Terry Lynn with organising our trip to Kidderminster in April, and Julian with keeping the Patrons happy.

I look forward to future engagements, and hopefully the Choir will go from stength to strength.

Let all men sing!

4 Treasurer’s report

This report gives the main points of the year so far and comments on some issues that may need to be considered further. I’m not giving a precise balance, rather an overview of the main features of the year to date. Figures are rounded slightly.


Figures exclude Kidderminster payments, I’m assuming this to be cost-neutral at worst


Opening balance £7830

Income to 28.2.22 £6180;  ERYC grant £750:  Total £6930

Expenditure to 28.2.22 £4790; Social tickets £410; Rent £980; Liz £1400; Nigel £250; Amy £935: Total £8765

Rough out turn. £1835

ADD opening balance £7830, leaves us with about  £5995

subs income is now £3800, down from £4700 last year

this year’s deficit (in red) is likely to be £1835: we need to raise income via concerts, grants, whatever

still waiting on suggestions for ERYC grant application: closes 31.3.22

I’m still holding cash for social bash tickets 20

It was discussed what we can claim for the Grants, and suggested that we look to buy new Pull-Up Roller banners. TL to look into prices.

4. Patrons report.

JM is to write to all Patrons, giving an up-date and also remind them that their fees are due. Also to let them know we are considering changing the name from Patrons to “Friends of the Choir” and ask for feedback on how we can support each other in making sure the BMVC continues to thrive.

Sponsors. JM also will write to our sponsors giving them an up-date and letting them know we are looking at new publicity material and banners in which their logos can be added, hoping they will consider staying as our sponsors.

5. There were no section reports.

6. Resignations/new members

Resignations – Graham Beal, Ian Metcalfe, Steve Watts, Andrew Smith. John Toes is stepping down for a while.
New Members – Barry Brook, Andrew Pack, Adrian Allsopp. Return of Tim Jenkins

7. Forthcoming Events

Fri 8th – Sun 10th April – Kidderminster Tour Information on the website.

Sat 23rd April – St.Michael’s Church Cherry Burton

Fri 20th May – Wedding

Sat 4th June – Brigg Lions

Sat 20th August – Joint Concert Kidderminster M

8. AOB None

Next meeting – TBA.