The most recent statement on the constitution of the board (i.e. from the old v1 website – could probably do with an update from someone on the Board).

From the President

Dear Members

Firstly I would like thank the 2007 out-going and 2008 incoming WHVGS Board Members. For those of you who were unable to attend the 2007 AGM, (and for those of you who attended, but (literally) passed out during the finalisation of the AGM prior to the Hatton v Mayweather fight), detailed below is a brief summary of the changes to the composition of the Board for 2008.

As 2007 was such a pivotal year for the WHVGS and there was a requirement for an extended Board, to ensure that the Constitution was drawn up in a suitable manner, to stand the society in good stead for a long and successful future. During the 2007 AGM, it was concluded that the Board should now be streamlined and a number of the positions were combined. The changes to the Board structure are detailed in section Constitutional Amendments in 2008, at 2008 -1. On this basis I have pleasure in confirming the structure of the 2008 WHVGS Board:

Club President and Founder – Mr D Baxter
(Incorporating the Role of Constitutional Advocate – With Prof Ash as Counsel if required)
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As per 2007, the President’s principal duties are to raise the Society’s profile within society polite and impolite. Management analysts had questioned whether Baxter’s propensity to get involved with the minutiae will reconcile easily with the demands of being a figurehead, but such concerns are unfounded.

Elected Appointments

Club Captain – Mr I Hall
(Formally known as Chairman and incorporates the role of Handicap Secretary)
As per duties of the Chairman in 2007, with the responsibility to oversee executive decision by the Board and in the case of the 2008 Captain, to learn about golf and the rules of Golf from P Ash (Professor), who in 2007 taught him all about rule 4.4 of the laws of golf for which he is forever in his debt.

In addition the Captain duties include that of the 2007 Handicap Secretary. These responsibilities are to ensure that the WHV handicap methodology provides for fair competition during Tour competition. Initial indications are that the 2008 handicap calculation method will help to develop the competitiveness of the Tour, although Millers believes he is on course for a clean sweep and there is a belief amongst the Members that Prof P Ash should really be playing off 30+ to stand any chanc and should be offered a “w@nker’s ‘cap”.

Tour Director – Mr C Gregory
(Which now includes the role of the Club Secretary – Including the preparation of the financial model)

As per duties of the TD in 2007, the key responsibility is to implement executive decision making to ensure the continued vitality and integrity of the Tour.

In 2008 his duties formally include the former responsibilities of the Secretary position, which were to manage the Society’s funds to ensure its solvency and plan for its future maintained financial stability. Austin did jack all in respect of this and the TD did his best in 2007, although there were some financial irregularities at the AGM, when it became apparent that the TD’s wife had had her hands in the “Christmas Club funds” and will hereafter be referred to Arthur Fowler. In 2008 the Board expects a documented financial model for the future of the WHVGS and lock on the petty cash box.

Player’s Representative– Mr W Spittle
(Responsibilities are unchanged – But it is recommended that he stays awake during the 2008 AGM, to ensure he can put forward his case for re-election if he feels so inclined)

As in 2008, the responsibility of the Player’s Representative is to protect the interest of the average member during the decision making process. Hopefully this year he can be bothered to read the Almanac, therefore actually knowing the laws he is protecting)

Constitutional Appointments
Claret Jug Holder – Mr B Hopkin During the 2007 AGM proper, Professor Ash was initially voted in as the 2008 WHVGS Player’s Representative, but immediately resigned. A second round of voting then took place and Mr B Hopkin was appointed as the WHVGS Player’s Representative, however on 10 January 2008, “due to unforeseen circumstances”, Mr Hopkin also resigned. On 16th January 2008 following a single round of votes by the Members, Mr W Spittle regained his position on the Board as the Players Representative.

During the 2007 AGM proper, Professor Ash was initially voted in as the 2008 WHVGS Player’s Representative, but immediately resigned. A second round of voting then took place and Mr B Hopkin was appointed as the WHVGS Player’s Representative, however on 10 January 2008, “due to unforeseen circumstances”, Mr Hopkin also resigned. On 16th January 2008 following a single round of votes by the Members, Mr W Spittle regained his position on the Board as the Players Representative.

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