MINUTES OF 12TH MAN GROUP MEETING
Monday 4 November 2013 at Oxford/Rover Sports and Social Club, Cowley
Present; Trevor Lambert (chair), Rose Green, Danny Johnston, Michael North, Steven Sykes, Sue Trafford, Ray Whittaker.
Apologies for absence were received from David Cudd and Liam and Paul Wakeford.
The minutes of the previous meeting were read and approved.
Sponsored walk. This was to start from four different points all approximately equidistant from the stadium. TL stated that more walkers were needed. In particular an additional three people connected to OUFC would help, in addition to Les Philips who had kindly agreed to lead one leg of the walk.. It was agreed to approach Les and ask him to twist some metaphorical arms.
Bar. The bar is now open to all with no entry fee. RW felt that numbers in the bar at any one time needed to be monitored for fire risk reasons. He also felt that opening the bar after the game was not so far bringing in a large attendance but he would like to see it continue in the hope that numbers would increase. There was also some discussion about an unfortunate disturbance in the bar during the presentation of the Man of The Match award to Michael Raynes after a recent game. RW felt that the Group should write to apologise to Michael Raynes and to Peter Rhoades-Brown and SS was requested to do this as secretary on behalf of the Group. MN asked why away fans were no longer admitted to the bar to which TL replied that the exact reason was unknown as it was not clear whether it was a club or stadium decision. He also commented on the mysterious vanishing catering company, which had shown up a couple of times selling beef and pork rolls and then disappeared.
Xmas Raffle. RW reported that raffle tickets are now on sale and requested that someone approach OxVox to ask that they take some tickets to sell. MN agreed to do this. MN also suggested some people who might be approached to supply some additional prizes.
Golden Goal. RW reported that the purchase cost of the tickets had now been covered by sales, He said one prize had not yet been claimed.
New product ideas. MN said he had been asked for a Beano badge. TL suggested there might be a market for a 100th goal badge, also a framed picture of the 100th goal (if and when it happens) and a 100th goal T shirt. Limited commemorative editions of 100 were suggested. TL reported that the new season badges were expected shortly.
Flag bearer. PR was absent but TL said he believed we had bookings for 5 of the next 6 matches. DJ volunteered to take over responsibility for organising if PR did not wish to continue.
Treasurer’s report. TL distributed copies of the latest report.
Any other business. MN reported he is running out of storage space and requested help with storage, RW proposed that the December meeting be more informal and suggested the Aziz as a venue for a pre-Christmas meal. It seemed that Friday December 6 suited those present and was provisionally agreed subject to consulting with those members of the Group who were not present.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 9.35pm.
The date of the next formal meeting was not discussed.