The Board consists of six Directors, a Treasurer and a Secretary. It is elected by the votes of a majority of the Club members present at the Annual General Meeting. The Chairman is elected by the Board from amongst the Directors at the first Board Meeting following the AGM. At the AGM, the two senior Directors in length of service must retire in rotation and two members may be elected in their place. The Treasurer and Secretary are elected annually.
Current Board members
I've been a member of the Hartley Country Club since 1977 and over the years have enjoyed playing in the Squash, Cricket and Petanque Section teams. I joined the Board in 2008 and currently serve in the capacity of Honorary Secretary and Vice Chairman.
I am married to Julie and have three children, Emily, Beth and James (who is a third generation club member)
I have lived in Hartley for over 20 years and have had an association with the club that goes back much longer. I married Karen, at St Francis de Sales Church Hartley, in 1984 and our two children, Sophie & Jonathan attended Our Lady of Hartley School and played tennis and squash at the HCC. My working life has been in our family business, which my grandfather started in Welling in 1929. I have been personally involved with HCC since October 2017, taking over the admin role on 1st January 2018 when the previous incumbent left to take up a new position and I was elected Honorary Secretary in May 2018. I am committed to supporting the Board, all members both present and future, and will work hard to ensure the ongoing success of the HCC.
I joined HCC in 1985 and have been an active member of both the Tennis and Squash and Racketball sections since that time. I am an associate CGMA accountant and have been the Treasurer of the club since 1995.
I was born in Hartley 70 years ago and have lived in the village ever since. I am married to Wendy who has worked in the Local GP surgery and then at the Library. We have 2 children - John, our son, played cricket at HCC until he left to go to university. We are both now retired.
My family have been connected to HCC from the beginning as my grandfather was one of the founder members. I have been a member of the club for over 50 years. I played cricket there for many years and am now a member of the Petanque section. This is my second time working on the board and my responsibility is for the grounds, which I enjoy very much. A pleasant change from my career in engineering.
I moved to Hartley in 2005, and joined HCC as a social member shortly afterwards.
More recently I was encouraged to join the Petanque section and now spend many hours on the piste. I am married to Chris with two children and two grandchildren who also enjoy the facilities available at the Club. I have over 40 years experience in the construction sector.
My objective is to ensure that the Country Club remains a viable and welcoming, well presented asset to be enjoyed by members of all ages.
Since my mum would take me to the Club while she played tennis at about the age of three, the place has been a huge part of my life. In 1977 we moved to Round Ash Way, where we had a gate into the Club grounds which meant I encountered a "miss-spent youth" there. In my late teens and early twenties I regularly worked behind the bar, taking responsibility for it whilst the Club was without a steward. I played cricket from a very early age progressing through the Colts to the senior teams and was a regular member of the 1st XI for a few years and still like to turn out now when my work permits.
By profession I am a sports photographer with a background covering all sports mainly for two national newspapers (Today and The Daily Mirror). Currently I specialise in golf which takes me to all the big tournaments around the world working for one of the major sponsors for whom I work very closely with the sponsorship, advertising and PR departments.
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