On Tuesday 14 May, following the elections, the first meeting of the new Club committee for 2019-20 was held. This is the agreed structure for the next year:
House: Ron Jeffryies as lead working with Andrea Jung, Jon Hatt and Jim Reid. Officer responsibility Sarah Eastham.
Entertainment: Andrew Dumbleton as lead working with Jackie Matthews (who will be responsible for Saturday night small hall entertainment, NYE and Saint Patrick’s/George’s/David’s/Andrew’s celebrations)
Stock and Finance: Sharon Lyons as lead working with Stefan Mueller, whose responsibility will be bar stock
Games: Chris Leeds will be responsible for the Club’s games, including the snooker tables
Communications: Tom C, Lucian Evans and Viv Jeffryies. Viv’s specific role will be increasing the profile of the Club’s fantastic history and making sure that what goes out on the web goes up on the Club noticeboards.
Club Rules and bye laws – Laurence Fryer who will ensure compliance with Club rules and any licences we hold.
On May 26th, there will be a day trip to Eastbourne. A coach will be leaving from outside the Club at 9.30am, returning in the evening at 7.30pm. The cost is £10 for members and £13 for non-members – just come to the Club and put your name down behind the bar!
On the afternoon of November 10th to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, the Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, visited the Club to formally open our collection of personal artefacts and letters relating to former Mildmay members (the “Chums”) who served in World War One. The collection is on display in the library room, next to the main Club bar, and it was put together through the dedicated efforts of club member Viv Jeffryes.
We were honoured to be joined by representatives from Islington Veterans Association and the Moth Club in Hackney. Club President Tom Jones gave a speech marking the occasion in which he said the following:
“The men whose letters you see around the wall drank here and learned here and when the Chums joined up they went out to join thousands of others from this area and millions from across the UK and the Commonwealth to fight alongside and against young men very much like them. Men from across the world and from this tiny patch of it gave their lives and sometimes their minds or their bodies to the cause. We stand here today to recognise the men on that board because that was this Club’s small part in that horrific conflict but also to all those who like these men had family and friends they wrote to and Clubs they belonged to back home wherever that home was.”
On the afternoon of Saturday November 10 to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice, we will be formally opening our collection of personal artefacts and letters relating to former Mildmay members who served in World War One. The collection is on display in the library room, next to the main Club bar, and it was put together through the dedicated efforts of club member Viv Jeffryes, along with the generous support of Pendragon Frames.
The Mayor of Hackney, Philip Glanville, will be coming to formally mark the occasion at 2.30pm, and tea and refreshments will be served. We hope that as many members and guests will be able to come along, and help to pay their respects to what is an important part of the Club’s heritage.
On Saturday 21 July a section of the plaster came down over one of the tables. The falling plaster hit the lights above the table, breaking the chains that held them up and causing the light to fall onto the table.
We have cordoned off the area where the plaster fell and are urgently assessing the state of the rest of the ceiling. The plaster work is old and the very dry weather will have added to it becoming weakened.
The initial assessment is that we will need to bring the whole of the ceiling down in the snooker hall and replace it. The work could take some time and there will be disruption but the safety of members is paramount.
The snooker hall remains open for now but people play at their own risk.
In the light of the fact that there was an event going on in the big hall (above the snooker hall) with dancing on the night the ceiling coming down, until the ceiling is properly assessed or replaced the snooker hall will be closed on any night that there is an event on in the big hall on safety grounds.
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the new law that comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR gives every business, including Clubs, a new set of obligations and every employee/member strengthened rights regarding their data.
Like everyone else, the Mildmay Club’s systems must comply with this. The Mildmay will never give your personal data away to any unauthorised Third Parties. We are however a WMCIU Affiliated Club and some data will need to be processed by them on our behalf.
You have the right to access all of your personal data, rectify anything that’s inaccurate and object to it being processed in certain circumstances, or completely erase all of your personal data if you leave the Club. Each request will be dealt within one month of receipt and carried out free of charge.
If you have any queries about any of this, please contact the Club at any time.
Thank you to everyone who came into the Club to vote. You will have seen the results.
The barrel of beer, which was donated to the Club, raised £175. This will go towards something permanent to mark the contribution made by Fred Riches to the Club over many years. In addition, as is traditional, the committee will be arranging a plaque to mark Fred’s passing.
The club’s Annual General Meeting will be on Sunday April 29th at midday in the Small Hall.
This will be followed by Elections for the Mildmay Committee on Thursday 10th May, Friday 11th, Saturday 12th between 8pm and 10pm in the TV Lounge, next to the Downstairs Bar.