This is the chance for you as a member to see how your club is run and to let the board know how you want it to be run going forwards. Its also a great excuse to see your fellow club members between seasons and catch up over a couple of drinks.
FORMAL NOTICE OF THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF HWHC LTD / HAMPSTEAD & WESTMINSTER HOCKEY CLUB (‘THE CLUB’)
Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting for the members of the Club will be held at The Queens Arms Pub, 1 Kilburn High Road, Maida Vale, London NW6 5SE at 7.30pm on Tuesday 4 July 2017. Please see map for directions.
Business to be conducted at the meeting:
Receiving reports from the Chairman and Club Captains
Its that time of year we all look forward to, hockey in the sun! Steady on we're not talking Mediterranean sun, just the bog standard mild English sun, still better than a frozen pitch though! If you're keen to play please get in touch with the contacts noted on each section below. Happy hockey!
Mixed Summer Hockey - register with James and Beth here
1.30pm - 3.00pm @ Paddington Recreation Grounds. Please bring £5 cash to each game.
Sunday 21 May
Sunday 11 June
Sunday 9 July
Sunday 23 July
Sunday 13 August
We're recruiting so if any of the roles below appeal to you please click here to email Club Captains, Beth and Doddsy. If you have any other ideas on how you can help the club we'd love to hear from you!
A board level role where you will be responsible for setting budgets, managing P&L as well as preparing and submitting the club's annual accounts.
Social Events Coordinator One member from each side of the club, ladies’ and men’s, who know how to party(!!!) and organise fun club events.
We would like a friendly person with a bright smile to welcome our new members throughout the season. You will be responsible for sending them the new member pack and ensuring they sign-up to pay annual fees. You will work closely with Commercial Officer, Shrimpie, who is responsible for our membership list and Club Captains, Beth and Doddsy, to integrate new members in their team.
We need one person from each club, ladies' and men's, to assist Arnie, our Umpire Coordinator, in the weekly task of securing umpires for teams. Your main responsibility will be communicating to teams who their umpires are.
As a registered charity we need one member from each side of the club, ladies' and men's, to work together and pioneer our fundraising efforts. Every year we are set a target which is made up of fundraising events, individual donations, and corporate donations. Your role is to ensure the club has several sociable fundraising events in the diary, some organised by you and others by individuals or teams. The key to reaching our target is Match Funding e.g corporations match a certain amount (determined by them) which is raised by an employee of their company who has completed a sponsored run for HWHC. Check out the HWHC Just Giving page here. You will be working closely with our Commercial Officer, Shrimpie who is responsible for sourcing corporate donations.
Responsible for maintaining the relationship with our kit suppliers, answering any queries and helping to ensure good quality kit with timely delivery.
Our Director of Hockey, Richard Smith aka "Smudge" is back on the pitch this season, making his competitive debut for the M1s, three years after joining the club. He suffered a career threatening knee injury playing for GB during the 2012 London Olympics, which has prevented him from playing hockey at the highest level ever since.
Most people would have given up trying to get back to top-level hockey after such a serious injury and with a long time of the pitch; but it is indicative of his winning mentality that he has tirelessly worked towards this return. HWHC is ever grateful for all the hard work Smudge has put in to the club and wish him a fantastic first game today against Canterbury. Good luck Smudge!
To join our private league click on 'Leagues' with the code 1494271-367207
PRIZES! Half of the jackpot will be awarded to the worthy champion with the most points. But, if words like 'champion' sound too much like hard work then you're in luck. The other half of the jackpot will go to the top placed team amongst 'casual' players (teams with under 10 transfers). You can set up a team, make a few knee-jerk transfers in the first month and then never look at it again and still walk away with the same prize as the person who spent hours deliberating the order of substitutes and support our hockey club all at the same time. What's not to like?
Join the league now and please email us your name so we can collect the entry fees over the coming weeks.
There are several roles on available on the committee for the 2016 / 2017 season and we'd love to hear from you if you can contribute to the running of the club or have any ideas on how you can support it, no contribution is too small.