The following items were reported to the March meeting of the Management Committee:
The Chairman has received a response from our Patron who cannot attend the MacRobertson Shield event, but may consider the 2011 GC Worlds with Prince Philip. Her Majesty sends her warm good wishes to all members of the CA.
The Fixtures Book was compiled fully on-line and downloaded as a finished document for printing; all the information in the Fixtures Book is now on-line and all contact details come form the single source of the CA database.
David G A Nicholson of East Dorset who has been named Coach of the Year for 2009. The award certificate is due to be presented at the 2010 Annual General Meeting.
An Assessment Form for Grade 3 Coaches is to be added to the CA website.
The Development Committee awarded grants to the value of £12,000 between 1990 and 1999, and £138,000 between 2000 and 2009.
Four grant applications have been discussed. Two were granted and one was refused. The fourth application was held pending the provision of further information.
A review of the Development Committee advice notes is under way and will be loaded onto the web site.
An article for the Gazette on new advice for applying for Grants is in preparation.
A dummy risk assessment for clubs is to be produced.
Liaison with the Federation Europeenne de Croquet (FEC) has ensured that the 2010 European GC Championship no longer clashes with the previously allocated dates for the East Anglian Golf Croquet Championship (which is one of the qualifying events for the English National Singles Championship)
A ballot has been conducted to select the twelfth team for the Inter County Championship. As a result of the value of the National Lottery Bonus Ball, Suffolk was the winner (having also been willing to have participate in a play off match as an alternative to the ballot); commiserations to the Cornwall & Devon team.
A 'special' issue of the Gazette, featuring much about the MacRobertson Shield competition, is planned for June.