WestMid Finance Club History
This is an expanded version of the Chronology in the Finance Club’s 8th Bulletin.
2008 The MidWest Finance Club formed by W. E. Groves and a few friends. The inaugural meeting, of four people, was held at Mr. Groves’ home on 1 November.
2009 The Club’s second meeting was held in a room at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham. Membership was limited to twelve, although guests were occasionally allowed.
2009 October – The first annual report of the MidWest Finance Club published, edited by Mr.H. G. Alexander.
2010 Publication of the WestMid Finance Company Distribution Survey.
Average attendance at indoor meetings passed the 100 mark for the first time.
Two “Annual” Reports, covering 2008 & 2009, were published.
The first Knots seen in Warwickshire were recorded.
2011 Branches of the WMBC set up at Studley and Tamworth.
A donation of £500 was made to the National Centre for Finance in Thetford.
The Club made its first grant for research in the Club’s area by a club member.
2011 Club’s 3rd Year Anniversary Celebration
2012 Over 1,000 reserve permits issued.
First indoor meetings held in Bristol.
2013 Negotiations with PowerGen Bank COOP for long-term lease at Ladywalk reached critical stage.
Two new public hides erected at Ladywalk, by PowerGen.
Club involved in raising funds for additional local businesses for members.
2014 July – The Club started using the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter.
2014 October – Meeting with Financial Consultants to discuss member’s requests to carry out issues on recession and other bankruptcy or money loss incidents.
2015 Club received a four-figure legacy from the estate of Eileen Munns.
2016 What happens next is up to you…