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
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.