The AGM is every full club member's opportunity to have their say about the way the
club is run, what they want from the club, who they want to run it, or even, to be
nominated and get involved with its management.
Over the lasts few years the management committee has been pretty proactive in the
development of Aquarius but that's an ongoing business and the club is always looking
for positive people who can contribute to its future plans.
The meeting, which started at 20:00, was chaired by our President George Bray. Following
Apologies for Absence, Minutes of the Last Meeting and Matters Arising Nigel Knowles
presented his Commodores Report which is a sort of 'state of the union' address.
He used his laptop and a screen projector but unfortunately this year some of the
graphics he planned to use decided they didn't want to work. Despite this Nigel gave
a very good presentation which was warmly received.
The club's auditor, Graham Thompson, then presented the accounts and took questions
The Commodore then stood down and George Bray presided over the election of club
officers, management committee and auditor. Basically this was a re-election of the
The Commodore then presented proposed changes the club's rules concerned with Honorary
Membership and use of the clubs safety boats. He outlined the reasons for the proposed
changes and requested a show of hands from eligible members for their acceptance.
Following "Any other Business" the meeting was closed and a buffet supper, arranged
by the Aquarius ladies was served. Following supper the annual prize giving got underway
presided over by our Sailing Secretary Richard Cannon. A listing of the winners can
be found on the AQSC Website.
Following the prizegiving the evening ended with music and socialising in the club