Surprise Award for the Club Hot Drinks Duo
Two volunteers at Maidstone Hockey Club are sharing the Cup for Clubman of the Year for their work supporting the Junior Section of the Club.
Chairman Matt Evans presented Alison Collie and Mel Quin with the Cup at the club’s Annual General Meeting at the clubhouse in Armstrong Road, Maidstone, on Saturday, May 2, as they are unable to attend Awards Night.
Mr Evans said: ‘Ali and Mel have given a huge amount of time to the club. Every single Sunday they’re here at the pitchside, serving hot drinks and cakes. With the money, that’s been raised through this, the club has paid for 2 goal keeper kits for the juniors.’
The AGM was preceded by a Club Cleanup day, with nearly 40 members giving up their spare time to carry out maintenance jobs in and around the clubhouse and at the pitch. It was one of the best attended maintenance days that the club has had, and the club President, Ken Dulson, thanked everyone who helped.
Roger Daniels, presenting the club accounts, pointed out that while the club can meet its financial obligations, it has to find new ways of maximising opportunities to increase profits to secure the future of the club long term.
Match fees are to increase by 2.7% next year. Subscriptions are to stay the same.
Officials of the club remain the same as last year for the coming year, apart from the Hockey Manager Ladies position where there is now a vacancy after Wendy Emery decided not to continue. A volunteer is being sought, and anyone interested should ask for the Job Description, which is available from the Club on request.
Sarah Chapman outlined new Hockey rules for next year which will affect all players. Everyone was encouraged to read them on the MHC website. The Club has a list of people who are interested in umpiring courses which will run soon. Anyone else interested should contact Sarah.
And finally, Mick Emery, gave the results of the Dream Team competition - 3rd place Matt Emery, 2nd place Matt Evans, 1st place Alison Collie.