Loch Broom Sailing Club
Annual General Meeting
6pm for 6.30pm
Saturday 15th March 2014
LBSC clubhouse

(NB Please arrive promptly as we intend to start without delay)


1                        Apologies for absence
2                        Minutes of previous AGM  (16th March 2013) attached
3                        Commodore’s report
4                        Treasurer’s report
5                        Committee to stand down (chair to outgoing vice commodore)
6                        Election of Committee
Vice Commodore
Committee members
7                      Sailing programme and proposals for 2014 season
8                  Junior programme plans
9                    AOB

 Loch Broom Sailing Club
AGM 16 March 2013 Royal Hotel 7.00pm

Present: Jill Bruce, Lisa Osborne, Karen Reeve, Shona Osborne, Martin Shairp, Andy Reeve, Sandy Osborne, Tope Dawson, Robert White, Paul Driver, Ishbel Hartley, Dougie Matheson, Donald Buchanan, Rona Johnson, Iain Boyd, Ruby Coe, John Coe, Paul Copestake, Adrian Morgan, John Osborne, Kate Copestake, Jason Leon, Gilly Meighan

Apologies: Mike and AnnLowson, Mike Armitage, Fiona Macdonald, Sue Evans, Chris Steventon, Mike Connor, Margaret Steventon

Previous AGM Minutes 07 04 12 approved: Kate Copestake; Dougie Matheson

Commodore’s report
·        Another successful year, with lots of sailing, and lots of activity.
·        Membership numbers steady, and new finance system worked well
·        Strong run of meetings and actions from committee.
o   Club refurb at start of year – new hatch, new cladding, new shed
o   Active Blog !
o   Resurfaced car park; more work needed to stabilise
o   Big new temporary shelter now 2/3 built
o   Much discussion on wee pier – decide to go small and get further small fixes done (concreting, stabilisation, etc)
o   Two successful curry nights
o   RIB refurbished by Chris Steventon
·        Cruising was successful with following trips:
o   Sound of Harris in May
o   Trip around Skye in June
o   Heb Fest in July.
o   Sally’s 75th @ Isle Martin
·        Most active year yet on Flying Fifteens, with up to 9 boats going head to head. Moorings currently under refurb.
o   FF races moved to successful Saturday 2 pm slot
o   Very competitive with close starts and close finishes
o   First ever tuition session held (John Simpson)
·        Pico week held and a number of weekend sessions
·        Loki had a steady year raced at Coigach and prizes were taken at regatta in June. Various tweaks throughout year.

Treasurer’s Report

The treasurer’s report showed a healthy bank balance, which stood at £4,882.32 as at 31 December 2012. This is due in large part to the simplified, all-in-one fee regime devised and implemented by the outgoing incumbent, John Coe who had been in the post an unprecedented six years. For his work over that period he was given thanks by the commodore and a round of enthusiastic applause.

With a total income of £6,618.41, and expenses of £4,457.39, the surplus for the year to 31 December 2012 stood at £2,161.02, before an insurance premium of around £1,500 (currently being renegotiated by Sandy Osborne). Thus, it appears, the finances have been left in rude health for the new treasurer, Paul Driver**, to run with.

The only major capital expenses to come will be the lean-to at around £1,000.

Proposed/seconded: Ian Boyd, John Macrae

Election of committee

Commodore:  John Osborne
Vice Commodore:  Paul Copetake
Secretary:  Adrian Morgan
**Treasurer:  Paul Driver
Membership Secretary: Rona Johnson
(all elected or re-elected by unanimous show of hands)

Committee: Robert White, Sue Evans, Jill Bruce, Paul Driver, Bobby Osborne, Seamus Nairn, Sandy Osborne, Robin Campbell, Donald Buchanan, Mike Connor, Gilly Meighan, Sue Evans (plus club officers)

It was suggested that the committee co-opt some of the younger members.

Smartie Amnesty
The Smartie Scheme which had a potential to raise £500, netted a disappointing (but still highly lucrative) £106. Members who have scoffed the drops and failed to stump up the dosh are urged to search their consciences and report to Paul Driver.

Meeting closed     19.47pm

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