Minutes of the Branch Meeting
Held at the Maypole, Cambridge, on Monday 13 February 1980 at 8pm
Chairman: J. Abraham; Secretary: P. Hoare.
Apologies for absence were received from D. Auker, W. Noblett and M. Tomlinson.
- The minutes of the previous meeting (ALE 190) were
- Matters arising: Despite a report to the contrary (ALE 190, p.
9), HQ have declared May 1980 a mild month.
- Correspondence: HQ have approved the use of the Campaign logo
on the proposedbranch sweatshirts; Fiona Apthorpe had enquired
about the defunct Apthorpe Brewery; copies of "Branch Bulletin"
had been received; A. Millns had written to say he was now
Chairman of the Tyneside Branch; J. Abraham had written to J.
Goodwin regarding HQ's mild campaign; the Branch has received 10
ordinary GK shares as the result of a one-for-one bonus issue (J.
Bishopp agreed to enquire about a memo. on the matter that GK had
allegedly sent); TC had written to the Branch saying that Original
was being well received.
- Treasurer's report: P. Saunders announced that the balance
stood at £661.85. She reported that someone claiming to be a
Branch member had deceived a Harvest Way employee and had
collected a pin of Abbot on J. Bishopp's account.
- Branch constitution: The suggested draft from HQ was read,
amendments approved, and P. Hoare agreed to produce a fair copy by
the next Branch Meeting.
- "Ale Monthly": N. Watson asked for an article challenging GK
on the "Beer Engine" poster displayed on their drays to be
included in the next issue
- Multilith: The Netherhall Adult Centre Committee were to
discuss the matter on 22 February; in the meantime, the offer of
free storage and maintenance and cost-free operation from a Mill
Road, Cambridge, printers, was still open. The meeting agreed with
N. Watson that in the event of the latter opportunity being taken
up, a contract should be prepared safeguarding the machine in case
the company concerned went into liquidation, and insurance cover
should also be provided.
- Regional newspaper: J. Abraham summarised the meeting with
representatives from other branches and with EMAP in Peterborough
on 5 February 1980. N. Watson considered that as the Cambridge
Branch would not be heavily involved it should welcome the venture
as an opportunity to help those branches with less effective
newsletters. It was proposed by P. Saunders and seconded by G.
Chapman that J. Bishopp should become the Cambridge Editor on the
paper; the proposal was carried nem. con.
- Camrail pubs: The draft of a reply to J. Goodwin was
- Greene King: Business commitments prevented D. Auker from
attending the meeting; his campaign progress report was postponed
until 19 March.
- Pub survey: D. Cundall announced that a pub survey form was to
appear in the next issue of ALE; he was anxious that members
should visit TC, Watney and Whitbread houses in particular. J.
Bishopp is obtaining print quotes for the 1980 edition of Real Ale
in Cambridgeshire. The problem of access to pubs by disabled
people was discussed.
- Annual General Meeting, Loughborough, 13-20 April 1980: P.
Hoare agreed to make a block booking, names and details to him by
the end of February. J. Bishopp suggested that the Branch should
pay for the hire of a coach, which also might pick up members from
other branches en route to Lougborough.
- Dates of future meetings were announced by G. Chapman.
- Any other business: There being no other business, the meeting
closed at 10.08pm.
ALE Monthly No. 191 March 1980
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