Lancashire Area of the BJC

Area Events


Lancs Area Provisional Programme 2012

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Lancashire Area Annual General Meeting 2011
Venue: 45, Chestnut Street
25th March 2012 Time 10 a.m.
        Minutes of the meeting.
Present: A.W. Newton (Chairman), Denis Brooks, M. Newton and G.R. Mealing.
.1)     Apologies included, M. Lau, D. Knight, I. Brooks, H. Newton, R. Tynan, W. Youlton, E. Howard, P. Warrington, S. Gibbon and A. Carlisle.
2)      Minutes of the last meeting, 27th March 2011 were agreed by those members who were present at the meeting.
3)      Matters Arising. None.
4)      Area Reps Report. Attached.
5)      Finance Report, was given by the Treasurer G.R. Mealing, who informed the members that the report showed that despite a £366.71 deficit on the year, the Area had a surplus balance of £1840.87. The deficit was due in the main to the staging of two FPJ courses during the year. The meeting was informed that the Area Committee had agreed that during the year 01-01-12 to 31-12-12 only the FPJ Level 1 would be staged. It was reported out that the medals for the Area Championships were in stock.
6)      BJC Nat Events Calendar was discussed briefly.
7)      Election of Officers: Area Representative 1 Nomination, Mr.A. Newton Nominated by G.R.Mealing
Assistant Area Rep. 1 Nomination.  G.R.Mealing Nominated by Mr. D. Brooks.
The election of the two officers was approved by the meeting.
8)       Election of Area Committee and Treasurer; nominations from the floor included Michael Lau, David Knight, Denis Brooks, Richard Tynan, Hannah Newton and Moira Newton. These nominations were approved by the members present.
9)      Nominations to the AGM of the B.J.C for H.q.c.  A.W. Newton, G.R. Mealing. Both nominees were endorsed by the meeting.
10)     Recommendations to the Technical Committee (TC) of the BJC. None.
11)     Area Programme was discussed briefly.
12)     A.O.B.  The 40th Anniversary of Southport Summer School Dinner (2012) was reported on, all arrangements were in hand.

There being no further business the Chairman Mr. A. Newton closed the meeting at 12.15, thank members present for their attendance.

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Area Representative's Annual Report
(Year ending 31st December 2011).
25th March 2012
Area Course:  No course was held.
Gradings:  Held at the end of the Summer School with insufficient numbers to procede!
Southport Summer School: Was staged at Our Lady of Lourdes Judo Club, Southport. The Instruction this year was given by the Vice President Mr GR Mealing 7th Dan, Mrs Moira Newton 5th Dan Mr AW Newton 5th, Dan and Miss Ann Scott 5th Dan. Attendance was very good with support from clubs outside the Area.

An FPJ level 1 course was staged on the weekend immediately before Southport Summer School. Instruction of the course was under the direction of Mrs. P. Grigg 5th Dan the officially appointed director of FPJ courses for the. Only 10 members were in attendance and the following weekend the FPJ level 2 only 7 members attended, these disappointing figures resulted in an overall loss to the Area of £294.80 pence.
The Area Committee has decided that the Lancs Area can no longer stage both the FPJ courses and are considering the option of holding just one in the year and that would be at the end of the Summer School week. This is very much regretted but with other events not generating surpluses over expenditure it is no longer possible to carry on with 2 such loss making events.

Area Squads:  No sessions were held.
Area Championships 2011: As in the previous year they were unfortunately cancelled due to lack of entries.
Area Kata: 2011. Due to the lack of numbers at the previous year’s course, the Area decided to stage a one day Kata Course in May. Attendance was sadly less than expected and outgoing exceeded income by £6.96p. A disappointing but sustainable outcome and the course will be in next years list of events.
In closing this report, I wish to thank those of you who have supported the efforts of your Area Committee during this past year.
A.W. Newton (Mr). Area Representative   

General Kata Course

There will also be an
Area Committee Meeting
13th May 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes  School
Grantham Road
Booking in 9.30 a.m.
Start 10 a.m.
Lunch 12.30 to 1.30
Finish 3.30
Lancs Area Championships
15th July 2012
Birkdale School
Windy Harbour Road
PR8 3
Weigh-in 9 a.m.
Start 10 a.m.
Lancashire Area   
 FPJ Level 1 Coaching Course
This is a confirmed

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes  School
Grantham Road
Booking in 9.30 a.m.
Start 10.30 a.m.
Course Director Dr. P. Grigg
The 40th Year of
Southport Summer School of Judo will be celebrated by a gala Dinner Dance on Thursday evening the 9th of August

Monday 6th August to Friday 10th August 2012
Note Change of Date
Our Lady of Lourdes  School.
 President R. Otani will be in attendance
Grantham Road

Forty, yes forty years of
Southport Summer of School of Judo 2012.
The year 2012 will be the 40th anniversary of the holding of the Lancashire Area’s Summer School, and the Area Committee have decided to commemorate the occasion by holding a Gala Dinner Dance on the Thursday evening of the 9th of August 2012 at the Prestigious Prince of Wales Hotel Southport; situated on Lord Street in the centre of Southport close to a myriad of delightful shops and Shopping Arcades for which the town is noted (including a £1 store).

A provisional booking has been made for the 9th of August 2012, for a Private Function room with separate adjoining Cocktail Bar accessed directly from the Function Room. Dancing will be catered for in the Function room following the Dinner and a decision is to be made as to whether a Disco, or a Quartet of Musicians will be used. The dress code will be smart with the option of Black Tie and Tux for the men, gowns for the ladies thus presenting the fair sex with a wonderful opportunity to dress up, and perhaps their male escorts being coerced into looking a little bit different.
There will be a set menu of Soup, Roast Beef with vegetables etc, Apple Pie, Coffee or tea at £35 per person, and yes there is a vegetarian option. The price will include a welcome drink (Bucks Fizz or soft drink) on arrival, and a toast drink of Champagne. There will be a facility to pre-order wines that can be collected on the way in to the Function Room; this will ease any period of waiting for harassed wine waiters to attend orders.
Rooms for overnight stay are available and quoted on line, which would have to be booked by you if you wish to stay at the Hotel. Southport is a Holiday Resort with a mixture of Hotels and Guest Houses etc most of which can be found on the Internet.

It is would be most helpful at a later stage, if those with the intention of coming along gave an indication of their wish to attend by sending an e-mail to either Tony Newton, or or by post to A.W. Newton at, 45, Chestnut Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 6. This will enable the organisers to organise!

A form available for downloading will be posted on the Webb Site at a later date; this will provide more information and also ask for details of would-be attendees and possible requirements.

Among persons who have already expressed an interest are R. Otani, H. Mundy, E. Kenny. The last big Dinner Dance the Lancs Area staged was in 2008, the 50th Anniversary of the British Judo Council, and there were 70 plus attendees including many ex members of the BJC from years past.

The last time we had an event such as this was in 2008 with an excess of 75 in attendance; they were from all parts of the U.K and also overseas.

With all best wishes,

A.W. Newton, Lancashire Area Representative

G.R. Mealing Lancashire Area Technical Officer

Lancashire Area
Saturday 11th August 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes  School
Grantham Road
Booking in 9.30 a.m.
Start 10.30 a.m.
Lancashire Area  FPJ Level 1 Coaching Course
Has been confirmed.

Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes  School
Grantham Road
Booking in 9.30 a.m.
Start 10.30 a.m.
Course Director Dr. P. Grigg
Lancs Area Committee
Sunday 16th September 2012
Junior one day course
Sunday 21st October 2012
Our Lady of Lourdes  School
Grantham Road

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