Spring 2006
Contents 7Mar2006

Commodore’s Report
Achieve Inner Peace
AGM, Prize Giving, Party
Annual Dinner
Boat Show 2006
Christmas and New Year
Ferry Meadows
Ice-Box Sunday
Last Working Party
Lunch & Frostbite Cruise
Mascheranda Menu
Masheranda Ball
Open Weekend
Place for Books
Start of Season Party
Thoughts for Today


AGM, Prize Giving and End of Season Party
     This year's AGM was held in the clubhouse on the evening of 3 December 2005 and marked the end of my three year term as Commodore. The meeting was chaired by the club President George Bray and after acceptance of last year's AGM minutes started with the usual Commodores and Financial reports.
     Prior to the elections, there was an additional item. This covered recent amendments to the club rules and by-laws. Some of these were required as a result of applying for our new club premises certificate while others were needed to incorporate changes in the sections concerned with berthing and payment of annual subscriptions. Under the clubs constitution these amendments needed to be formally proposed, explained and approved at a club AGM. After some discussion the meeting voted for their adoption.

     Note: For members who did not attend the AGM it is important that they acquaint themselves with the changes to the club Rules & By-laws. This can be done in two ways. Firstly they can be found on the club’s website. Secondly a hard copy can be found on the notice board in the clubhouse. Please note that this copy is for reference and info but should not be removed from the club.
     Next on the agenda was the election of officers and management committee for the coming year. Nigel Knowles was unanimously elected as the club's new Commodore. An excellent choice! Nigel was my Vice Commodore and I cannot think of a better person to guide the club through the coming years.
     The Club's Flag Officers, Management and Social Committee members were then elected. Details of these appointments can be be found on the website. After George closed the AGM Diana Carpenter, Linda Wheeler, Joan Garrett, Linda Rowley, Janet Edwards and Joan Bray served a buffet supper together with mulled wine and mince pies.
     This was followed by the presentation of the annual sailing 'pots' overseen by the Sailing Secretary Richard Cannon. Graham Thompson seemed to have done particularly well this year winning just about everything. Catharine Bridger was awarded the 'most improved helm' trophy.
The evening ended with socialising in the bar. Pete's cappuccino machine worked overtime and the smell of both mulled wine and fresh coffee made the old place feel quite Christmassy. I must be getting soft in my old age!
     Mike (Over Easy) Baker