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Spring 2004


Commodore’s Bit
AGM & Prize Giving 2003
Annual Club Dinner 2003
AQSC Clothing
Kempton Fireworks 2003
Last Sail of 2003
New Consumer Unit
Open Weekend Notice
Out Comes ‘Aquarius’
Quiz Social 2004
Replacing Things
Sail With the Vikings
Sailing Program 2004
Saint Comes Out
Start of Season Party Note
Valentine’s Dinner, Lyn
Valentine’s Dinner, Mike
Work Party

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2003 Annual General Meeting, Prize Giving
and End of Season Party

The AQSC AGM was held in the clubhouse on the evening of Sunday 7 December 2003. Although this is one of the more serious annual club events it somehow always manages to retain a humorous and light hearted balance. I think that’s quite important as there are far more sombre things in this life to get wound up about.

To the smell of simmering mulled wine and warming mince pies the club President George Bray duly got proceedings underway at around 8:00pm. Apologies for absence and the acceptance of the last AGM’s minutes where quickly dealt with. George then invited Mike Baker to present his Commodores report. This is a bit like a state of the union address and summarizes past/present plans and progress together with future policy.

Graham Thompson (Auditor) was then invited to present the financial report. He went through the accounts in detail, highlighting cash flow, profit, loss and projections for next year. Copies of the financial report for anyone requiring them are available from the club Secretary Joan Bray.

George Bray then conducted the elections for the AQSC 2004 Flag Officer and Management Committee positions. Major changes include Pete Carpenter, standing down as Rear Commodore but taking over as bar manager from Mike Rogers. Rodger Wheeler and Pat Irving also join the Management Committee.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mike Rodgers for all his work behind the bar last year. Mike’s easy going nature has masked a number of problems he and Maggie have had to overcome. All the best for the future guys!

Next the Social Committee was re-elected en bloc. Any Other Business passed with a number of questions from the floor being dealt with by Mike Baker and George Bray.

On completion of the AGM Richard Cannon was invited to announce who had won the 2003 ‘Pots’. Following Richard’s Sailing Secretary report Linda Wheeler presented the prizes.

After the prize giving Joan Garrett and Joan Bray served a superb cold supper complemented by hot, spicy mulled wine. Not a bad AGM, it’s never going to be the highlight of the year but it is a necessary evil and important for the well being of the club. Thanks to George for chairing the meeting and to the ‘Joan’s’ for the excellent supper.

Mike Baker