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
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'
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!