Minutes

FERMANAGH ORIENTEERS AGM
SUNDAY 13TH FEBRUARY 2016  4.00PM
FINLAY’S HOUSE, FLORENCECOURT

PRESENT
Robbie Bryson, Conor Fadian, Jim Fallis, Philip McGoldrick, Francis O’Reilly, Jean O’Reilly, Raymond Finlay, Teresa Finlay
APOLOGIES
Eibhlin Largey, Billy Fyffe, Jedrek Iwanicki, Pauric Quinn, Kevin Deering, Simon Reeve, Noel McGovern, Alex Boyd.
CHAIRMAN’S REPORT
Francis congratulated all those who performed well in 2015. He mentioned in particular Ciara Largey for selection on the Irish team at the World Orienteering Championships in Scotland and Eibhlin Largey for selection on the SHI in England. Eibhlin also took part in a squad training camp in Norway. FermO members were well represented at the Scottish 6 days and all enjoyed the event.
He thanked all who helped plan, control and organise events and everyone for attending training on Wednesday nights. He also thanked committee members for their efforts during the year.
TREASURER’S REPORT
Jean presented the accounts for the year. These included the fee for the 5 yearly renewal of the Autodownload licence. Jim proposed that the accounts be accepted and Robbie seconded this. The accounts were signed off by Francis O’Reilly.
FEES
Members were informed about the new entry fees for NI events. Levies will be paid to NI from 2016 at the rate of 50% of BOF levies. Raymond explained how money paid into NI was spent.
There was discussion about club entry fees and it was decided to keep them at the same rate as before ie Senior £5 Junior £3 Family £13 (£2 and £1 extra for Senior and Junior non members),
Raymond proposed and Jim seconded this decision.
MEMBERSHIP
Conor briefly explained his role in working with communities and encouraging new members. There was discussion on how to capitalise on this.
A decision was taken to try and organise a 4 week after-school coaching programme for year 7 pupils base at Lakeland Forum. The format would be similar to the previously successful Champion Coaching scheme the club ran some years ago. Conor is to liaise with E’killen primary schools. It is planned to start on 14th April and cost £10.
MAPPING
Raymond will seek funding from NIOA for the mapping of Ely Forest and a revision of the Burren in preparation for hosting the SHI in Autumn 2017.
FIXTURES
Dates were set for local events to be held from April to June.
These events will start at 2.00pm
1    Sunday     April     24th    Florencecourt    Philip
2     Sunday      May     8th           Gortin            Eibhlin?
3    Sunday   May     22nd    Ely Forest        Jim
4    Sunday      June    5th          Castle Archdale    Jim/Francis?

FermO will also run NICS 3 at Spring Grove on Saturday April 9th planned by Robbie; Organiser Conor.
EQUIPMENT
20 more blue electric fence posts will be purchased along with the SI box clips.
Recently 3 new SI boxes were purchased and 3 others upgraded with batteries. Francis is to service the Generator which may be needed at the Night Champs in Gortin next week.

ELECTION OF COMMITTEE
Raymond proposed that the committee be re-elected unchanged. Seconded by Jim and agreed.

The meeting was closed by Francis who thanked all for attending.