Spring 2011


Commodore's Bit


AGM And Prize Giving

Annual Club Dinner

Annual Programme

Bodgit & Co

Burns Night & Video

Cheats Xmas Lunch

Club Open Weekend

Environmental Agency

Financial Problems

Financial Crisis (Solve)

Great Sailing


Kempton Park Fireworks

Ladies Lunch

Newsletter Printing

Out Of The Mouths Of

Pantomime March - May

Post Code (New)



Sailing Prog. Notes

SigneT Open Meeting  

Something Special

Start Of Season Party


Valley Gardens Visit

Web Site

What's Been Going On

Winter Water Front

Work Party

Work Party (Special)


Annual General Meeting And Prize Giving - 4 December 2010

Most organisations having accounts and an elected management committee hold an AGM. It's the members opportunity to review the clubs financial situation and to ask questions or voice any concerns over the running of the club. It is also their chance to elect new flag officers and management committee members for the coming year; even to put themselves forward for election should they so wish.

Attendance this year was a bit of a worry, given the weather in late November/early December, but some 40 people managed to dig themselves out of the snow and turned up, which given the current 'full' membership number is down to 52 (i.e. entitled to vote) is not bad.

Following Tony Hopkin’s opening speech, a sort of state of the union address, Graham Thompson delivered his financial report. This indicated that the club is in good shape and that no increase in fees are planned for the coming year.


George Bray, AQSC's President,  then took over the chair and presided over the election of club officials. With a distinct lack of new nominees the existing club officials were re-elected virtually en-bloc; it's obviously thought  they are doing a halfway decent job. The only new 'volunteer' to the social committee was Helen Barnett. For a complete 'who's doing what' go to the club website.

Following the AGM, supper, in the form of mulled wine, mince pies and tit-bits was served. Many thanks to Joan Walkden for 'the brew', well up to standard Joan, and to Diana and her helpers for the very tasty munchies. Munch appreciated (sorry about that). Just as an afterthought … as we were cleaning up Linda Rowley pointed out that one of the extractor cowls in the kitchen had turned a sort of pinky-red colour! It turned out that it was the one directly over where Joan had been brewing her mulled wine. What on earth was in that brew Joan!

Supper was followed by Richard Cannon presenting the prizes. Richard keeps meticulous AQSC sailing records together with boat and personal handicap data. His results have never been questioned, mainly I suspect because nobody else understands what the hell's going on! The main thing is that Richard does it well and that's all that matters.

So who won what? Well, Graham Thompson just about walked away with everything going having sailed the most number of races. However, John Panting won the Cruiser Cup for the Spring/Autumn PH series and the Capsize Trophy (I'm sure Brenda will be thrilled with the Water Rat). Charles won the Spring/Autumn Saturday Trophy, and Trudi Hilton won the Most Improved Helm Trophy. There was so little difference between Imogen and Edmund Morris they were both awarded the Junior Helm Trophy for them to share..

Full prize details and helm rankings for the season can be found on our excellent website, which is also maintained by Richard.

Mike (Must go faster) Baker