Camposol Residents Association Meeting Minutes
Meeting Date 08th May 2013
Meeting Location Meeting Room Golf Club
Chairman Bob Owen
Vice Chairman Les Crook
Secretary Andy Coombs
Admin Jackie Drewe
District Mayor of Saladillo Jose Navarro
Committee Present Val Clough / Peter Pitt
Apologies For Absence Ernie Prior, Maite Gomez John Dawes, Sandy Allison, Bridget Stuart
Chairman BO opened the meeting at 15.00 hrs
Minutes of the previous meeting
BO Asked for acceptance of the minutes of the meeting 03.04.13 Proposed BO Seconded PP
Matters arising from the previous meeting minutes
Embargo Update BO and LC Reported that they have attended a meeting that was set up with Masa , affected owners and Viva House, to discuss current issues and progress. It is hoped that a full account of this meeting will be posted on the D sector website by Steve Blacker. BO stated clearly again the important point to get across to the CRA members is that they MUST INSTIGATE THEIR OWN LEGAL ACTION, the CRA can only guide by sourcing information. Many people are still sitting back doing nothing.
ACTION REQUIRED Ongoing situation
BO Reported that he had , dealt with only 470 emails. The Chairman also stated that some questions posed in these emails were items discussed at length within the website forum, and that he felt that in some cases members were not using the forum to their own full advantage.
SA Was unable to attend this meeting, however she had as normal produced a financial sheet that was handed to AC, this was read and discussed with the Committee . The accounts show,
Bank Accounts (Fighting Fund) €16,616.58 (Gen Fund) €2247.68 Total €18,864.26 + Cash in hand €27.58
LC asked regarding donations versus the cost of the Nota Simple purchase.
The CRA Fighting Fund has been used for the purchase of Nota Simples. Donations towards those Nota Simple costs are on-going to re-coup the amount back into the Fighting Fund, these particular donations are going a large way to that end. It was also explained that the Voluntary Contribution Scheme and members donations are accounted for separately.
Admin & Website Report
JD Stated that the Membership across all sectors is continually rising.
JD went on to report that the website and forum was running well.
A brochure had been produced by JD now in master form, for distribution at this years Fiesta on Sat 15th June, it was successful with sponsorship adverts to cover the cost of the initial print run. The sponsorship adverts had been pledged by some of the regular sponsors of the CRA website.
Fundraising Sub Committee Report
This was jointly presented by VC & JD , VC stated again that she was pleased with the tremendous help and flexibility given by the Management of “The Club House” 2 events had now been organised, 1) The Gardeners Garden Party 29th May and a Barn Dance & BBQ on the 28th of June, further details will now be advertised and sent to the local radio for announcement. Notices will soon be displayed in the CRA notice board in the Foyer of Consum.
It was again generally discussed that the CRA must continue to emphasise that although it consists of volunteers who give up many hours of their time freely, the CRA cannot exist and further its aims for a better Camposol without money. Members donations and fundraising were the only revenue sources available other than the bonus ball sale, so all avenues and ideas must be continually explored and publicised.
ACTION REQUIRED Ongoing.
Political Sub Committee Report (PSC)
PP Gave a concise report of the last meeting of the PSC that was held on 24th April, He reported that he had a meeting with Luis Canovas who had pledged his support in the formation of a political party with his services free of charge. Firstly the proposed party needed a written constitution and this had been obtained by JN and was currently being translated, this would be complete by the next meeting (ACTION JN) A discussion was had regarding the name of the proposed party, PP stated that although he had had a successful meeting with the Mazarron Country Club, they at the last minute had decided that they did not want the name or any derivative of the name (MCC) included in the party name. The committee were bemused regarding why, however after in depth discussion regarding effectiveness and impact it was accepted by the committee that the proposed name that PP will take back to the sub committee will be , THE CAMPOSOL & DISTRICT INDEPENDENT PARTY
PP went on to highlight at length the way he and the PSC felt there was currently no mechanism for anyone to follow with regards to things like gaining the official permissions to use the cultural centre as a polling station, being able to use the facilities of the cultural centre for members to sign the padron, and get themselves on the voting roll etc etc. JN reported that at the current time he was finding it difficult in being able to get time with the Mayor of Mazarron Gines Campillo, however a meeting had been set up for 17th May and hopefully JN would be able to report back with some news. It was understood that the CRA had always been told that full facilities such as this would be available to be done at the cultural centre.
Saladillo District Mayor Report
JN reported on various issues
The B3 compound demolition situation was still on going.
He had been trying again to contact with the CHS over the rambla issue on D and was still awaiting a reply, JN stated that he was still extremely disappointed with the level of response.
The streetlight situation still remained unchanged and he had not heard back from Gines Campillo (Mayor of Mazarron) since he promised to look into it on 20th February This will be raised at the metting on 17th May
ACTION REQUIRED All ongoing JN
Press Officer Vacancy
There is still a vacancy within the CRA for a Press officer,. this role involves compiling and putting into media reporting form, information on the current affairs of Camposol and the CRA activities for the various media publications. Also updating the notice board in Consum.
A general plea is put out here for any willing volunteer to take this position and assist the CRA to obtain this important media presence. If anyone would like further information without commitment, please email email@example.com or ask in the cabin.
The Cra also has been needing a Liaison Officer, for the distribution of information between various groups. EP had put himself forward for this. Proposed LC and seconded PP
Disabled Parking Spaces
These are now in place in the Commercial centre on sector B
Citizens Participation Meeting with Cllr D Fernandez will take place in the Cultural centre at 5pm on May 13th All are invited to attend.
There being no further business BO closed the meeting at 17.45 The next meeting being Wednesday 5th June 2013 at The Club House. At the Revised time of 3pm
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