Club Finances 2019/20

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Club Finances 2019/20

Post by Ian » Sun Jun 21, 2020 12:15 pm

As there is no AGM this year I thought it best to post a summary of the club's finances here.

If you were at the last AGM and paying attention you will have heard that the club had a deficit (as at 31 March 2019) of £1,736.09. I am pleased to announce that this has now been reduced to £424.49. Mainly this was achieved by a reduction in staff costs (down 13%) and a reduction in printing costs (down by 21%). However the cost of meetings increased by 8% and takings from membership fees were down, unsurprisingly, by 24%.

Overall membership numbers were down from 2,426 to 2,108 but that's what we were expecting. We wait to see what impact the current pandemic has on club funds but that will not be clear for some time, although new members joining between April and mid-June 2020 are well down on last year.

Here's the full report.

Expenditure (previous year in brackets)

Staff Costs £12,621.17 (£14,573.05) -13.4%
Printing £3,045.35 (£3,834.30) -20.6%
Postage £2,160.92 (£2,104.76) +2.7%
Bank/Paypal Charges £539.58 (£584.06) -7.6%
Fuel/Travel/Vehicle £2,520.00 (£2,425.41) -3.9%
Premises £1,320.00 (£1,320.00) 0.0%
Telecomms £1,382.15 (£1,220.99) +13.2%
Stationery £684.34 (£699.12) -2.1%
Webhosting/IT £1,502.61 (£1,632.25) -7.9%
Rally Costs £21,301.00 (£19,787.86) +7.6%
TOTAL £45,589.77 (£48,181.18) -5.4%

Income

Balance b/f -£1,736.09 (-£2,833.78) -38.7%
Memberships £8,277.50 (£10,832.50) -23.6%
Renewals £16,610.83 (£17,245.83) -3.7%
Rally Bookings £22,013.04 (£21,200.54) +3.8%
TOTAL £45,165.28 (£46,445.09) -2.8%

DEFICIT = £424.49 (previously £1,736.09)
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Post by g8dhe » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:03 pm

Cheers Ian & Marianne!

I guess this current year is going to be "interesting" as it has been for everyone ... lets hope next year is a little more conducive to getting out!
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Post by Bob » Sun Jun 21, 2020 1:23 pm

Always, spot on, Geoff.

Thanks Ian and Marianne, and well done reducing the deficit so much.

Goodness knows where we're all headed, but there seems to be a lot of interest in campervans and camping generally, so maybe the Club will benefit from a sudden upturn. Let's hope so.

Very best to all, and let's hope we can meet up very soon. 8)
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The number of Newbies on FB is astonishing in the last few weeks - the questions less astonishing - do wish people would try searching a little bit :x
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Dare I ask, why is hosting so expensive? Seems very excessive to me even with the amount of space needed for all the downloads
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Re: Club Finances 2019/20

Post by Ian » Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:02 pm

plonkatronix wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 am
Dare I ask, why is hosting so expensive? Seems very excessive to me even with the amount of space needed for all the downloads
Webhosting/domain registrations etc are not that expensive. But I retain the services of an external IT team who cost just over £100 per month and they do all sorts of things that we haven't got time to do.
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Post by plonkatronix » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:10 pm

Ian wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 1:02 pm
plonkatronix wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 9:22 am
Dare I ask, why is hosting so expensive? Seems very excessive to me even with the amount of space needed for all the downloads
Webhosting/domain registrations etc are not that expensive. But I retain the services of an external IT team who cost just over £100 per month and they do all sorts of things that we haven't got time to do.
Fair comment, I wasn't being nosey... just looking out for.
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