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ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

The 2022 AGM was held in person on 21st June 2022.

Business Arising from the Minutes of the 2021 AGM

Lunches: The Committee recommends that players continue to bring their own snack and drink for between sets. It is up to clubs if they want to offer tea/coffee and possibly a biscuit or similiar after the match to share together and have a chat. Remembering that many friendships have been born after MEMRLTA matches!

Life Member Judy Lambert Wins Award 

Judy Lambert with Tennis Victoria Service Award
Madeline Bosanko from Tennis Victoria presented Judy Lambert with her award 

MEMRLTA Life Member Judy Lambert was presented with the "Highly Commended Service Award" by Tennis Victoria at the 2022 MEMRTA AGM. This award recognises those who have demonstrated their contribution to the sport of tennis through outstanding and exemplary service to any one or more of Tennis Victoria’s affiliated tennis clubs and/or associations and/or member organisations. 

Judy was a member of the MEMRLTA Committee for 30 years. She took on many jobs during that time including President and Vice President but was best known as being the Record Secretary, a job she loved doing.

In addition to the time she devoted to MEMRLTA, she was also a very active member of Bennettswood  and Eley Park Tennis Clubs. At Bennettswood TC, she was Treasurer and then the Social & Fundraising Convenor. 

Congratulation to Judy on an award well deserved!

Amendments to our By-Laws that were PASSED

By-law 3(b) Balls now reads:
"The Committee has the power to fix a make and colour of balls for Semi-final and Final matches, and the listed home team is required to provide four new balls of approved make."

It was:
"The Committee has the power to fix a make and colour of balls for Semi-final and Final matches and each team is required to provide two new balls of approved make."

By-law 5(i) Registration of Players now reads:
"Players who have played the number of matches to qualify in a lower grade, shall be eligible for a higher grade. Once having played three (3) matches in a higher grade, the player may not return to the lower grade."

It was:
"Players who have played the number of matches to qualify in a lower grade, shall be eligible for a higher grade. Once having played four (4) matches in a higher grade, the player may not return to the lower grade."

By-law 5(j) Registration of Players now reads:
"In the event of a club being represented by more than one team in any one grade or section, no player having participated in three (3) matches in one team, shall be eligible to play thereafter in the other."

It was:
"In the event of a club being represented by more than one team in any one grade or section, no player having participated in four (4) matches in one team, shall be eligible to play thereafter in the other."

By-law7(c) Registration of Emergencies now reads:
"The Executive Committee or Sub-committee shall have the right to grade or re-grade emergencies, and no emergency shall participate below her approved grading without prior permission of the Executive Committee or Sub-committee. Once having played three (3) matches in a higher grade, the emergency may not return to a lower grade."

It was:
"The Executive Committee or Sub-committee shall have the right to grade or re-grade emergencies, and no emergency shall participate below her approved grading without prior permission of the Executive Committee or Sub-committee. Once having played four (4) matches in a higher grade, the emergency may not return to a lower grade."

By-law12(f) Determination of Matches now reads:
"If the temperature reaches 32°C at the appointed starting time or at any time thereafter, play may be stopped at the option of either captain (temperature to be confirmed by the Australian government’s Bureau of Meteorology official data, e.g. via their weather app, website or Melbourne Metropolitan Temperature and Weather Observation Service 1300 163 578). Any cancellation must not be arranged before the appointed starting time."

It was:
"If the temperature reaches 32°C at the appointed starting time or at any time thereafter, play may be stopped at the option of either captain (temperature to be confirmed by Weather Bureau Phone 1196). Any cancellation must not be arranged before the appointed starting time."

Proposed amendments to our By-Laws that were NOT PASSED

Condolences

To remember our past team members and friends, many of whom we would have only known because of our association with MEMRLTA tennis, the names of those past MEMRLTA members who have sadly passed away since our last AGM were read out and a moment of reflection was given for:

Eleanor Burton
Norma Clark
Judith Elkner
Mary Garvin
Margaret Haines
Barbara Price

Committee Elected for 2022/23

President: Hope Stewart
Vice President: Fiona Dwyer
Secretary: Helen Williams
Treasurer: Christine Shearer
Record Secretaries: Jackie Aslett and Christine Youings
Committee: Ros Brereton, Wendy O'Connor and Fiona Shelton