AGM Minutes 5 Feb 2015

 

Present

Geoff, Andrew, Myles, Chris, Tony, Martin, Tess and Nick Pike, Joanne, Peter Melling, Colin Norman, Derek Stevenson, Paul Croker, Martyn Browitt, Jack Sharples, Mike Sunderland

Apologies – Ian and Geraldine, Jeff Clegg

ACTIONS – All encouraged to turn up for Workday on March 15th

Previous minutes – agreed

Matters Arising – NIL

Chairman’s report – spoke to his letter circulated with membership renewal – No questions arose

Treasurer’s report - see accounts below

Pointed out some key features – no grant income in 2014

But membership income held up well

Expenditure was “standard”

Site works included harbour wall, double glazing units replacements, tiling in showers, door lock, fence and edging

Please notify if any member spots any defects of building or craft – sooner reported, sooner dealt with

Question – what was basis of canoe club membership? It’s a group member so all members of Canoe club get access via canoe club membership. Questioner (Mike Sunderland “Best sailing club in the Country for welcoming canoeists”)

Membership report

Membership is healthy

Since the AGM we have had 18 new members (2014 9)

Between them they have brought

10 dinghies (2014 2)

1 windsurfers (2014 0)

16 canoes (2014 0)

20 members have no craft. (2014 20)

In total we now have 94 active members of whom 4 are honorary members (2014 92 and 4). The breakdown of membership is Honorary – 4, Family – 74, Group – 11 and Unwaged – 5

Our anticipated revenue from present membership is £13445 (2014 £13245).

1. Members need to be advised that a new code for the Dinghy Park gate will come into effect on 15th March 2015. Members will not be issued with Membership cards or Berth stickers. The new code will be advised to members via email when they renew.

2. Cumbria Canoeists will again be holding a British Canoeing Coach update from 2pm on Sunday 28th Feb followed by a “Sea Kayak Open Day” on Sunday 8th March – all members are welcome. (28th Feb needs booking in advance… see attached flyer with email circulation)

3. I have received one request to hold a Laser Open meeting on Saturday 11th April 2015.

Event reports

Laser Wednesday series has continued healthily though numbers dwindled as evenings drew in. Will continue in 2015 once the clocks change

Enterprise Open held successfully with 6 boats and good racing

Topper Junior event held successfully with 12 teams and will be held on June 6/7th 2015 – teams of 3 year 8 and below welcome

24 Hr race came 22nd with a small team – hope to raise a team again in 2015

Family days had been successful under the care of Neil Richardson and will continue this year

There will be a Laser Open on April 11th as part of the Rooster Lakeland and Far North Laser Grand Prix series

Grant applications

Sport England small grants application had been submitted for Windsurfing equipment and initial tuition –(4 boards each with 2 rigs, b’aids and helmets) outcome awaited. Careful husbandry of this equipment will be needed along with storage facility. Once (IF) it arrives, it will need iinsurance and Andrew King will need to be informed to put that insurance in place. Thanks for Nick Pike and Chris Bell for all their work on this application

New Jetty proposal and associated grant application from “Inspiring Facilities” Lottery funding - Proposals had been sent out to all membership and survey had been completed by 44 of the members expressing approval of the plan. A new jetty to be built to the S of the existing one alongside and parallel with the short slipway. A “L” at the end of it will form a harbour protecting from the prevailing wind. If we keep some of the existing jetty then a complete harbour will be formed. Questions were raised about whether a floating section could be incorporated to compensate for the fluctuating level of the lake. That would be significantly more expensive but will be explored. A proposal to incorporate a winch into the design caused some discussion but if it was demountable then it should be feasible. To be explored. {since the meeting 2 buoys have been sited on the approximate position of the two outer corners of the new jetty so that people can see the size/location of the new jetty. A question about dredging the enclose area was raised to retain “deep water” access – this will be explored….

A proposal to continue with this plan was made by Tony Longworth and seconded by Chris Bell. A vote was taken and it was unanimously approved.

Elections of committee –

No member of the committee had expressed a wish to resign so they were re-elected

{After the meeting Peter Melling expressed an interest in becoming a committee member and he has been invited to attend the next meetings}

Any Other Business

Myles Ripley raised a query from Clive Sumpter as to running a RYA RTC at Killington. Some reservations were expressed eg If this was a commercial operation then a change of membership would be required esp as Clive is not a member in his own right. Use of club craft would not be possible with our current insurance. The secretary will contact Clive to enquire further.

 

Accounts summary 

 

Year 2014

Year 2013

Year 2012

 Year 2011

Income

 

 

 

 

Subscriptions & Misc. income

13,570.00

13,043.20

13,320.80

14,423.25

Lottery Grant

 

10,000.00

 

 

Grant from Banks Ltd

 

5,000.00

 

 

Sale of old Safety boat

 

1,700.00

 

 

Total Income

13,570.00

29,743.20

13,320.80

14,423.25

 

 

 

 

 

Expenditure

 

 

 

 

Canals and Rivers Trust - Land rental

684.08

684.08

662.22

553.84

Canals and Rivers Trust - Sailing rights

3,079.40

3,079.40

3,079.40

2,685.74

SLDC Rates

132.55

129.53

125.95

114.02

KSA Club Insurance

1,179.78

1,179.78

1,303.80

1,268.82

Insurance for boats

693.13

859.10

496.89

525.97

RYA subs

115.00

110.00

105.00

0.00

Electricity

1,064.11

1,083.38

791.79

846.24

Phone

280.72

265.50

243.59

230.11

Cleaning

456.00

619.45

1,006.97

1,390.32

Cess pit emptying

0.00

0.00

160.00

0.00

Site works

1,671.65

387.84

718.73

347.48

Building works and repairs

570.00

931.50

1,402.00

0.00

FTS Fire & Security equipment maintenance

498.86

901.86

346.13

496.36

Sundry expenses

150.00

127.00

0.00

0.00

Racing costs

334.00

295.98

629.76

0.00

Admin expenses incl. postage and internet etc.

168.00

126.00

218.29

171.91

Boat Purchase (new dinghies)

0.00

10,000.00

0.00

800.00

Safety Boat Purchase / Service

644.90

11,963.83

644.72

0.00

Dinghy maintenance and repairs

236.90

1,083.66

0.00

482.00

Charitable Gifts/'Fees' for grants

0.00

500.00

50.00

0.00

Training courses paid by KSA

 

270.00

0.00

0.00

Total expenditure

11,959.08

34,597.89

11,985.24

9,912.81

 

 

 

 

 

Net income / (expenditure) for the year

1,610.92

-4,854.69

1,335.56

4,510.44

add Balance brought forward

13,545.45

18,400.14

17,064.58

12,554.14

 

 

 

 

 

Represented by Cash at Bank at 31 December

15,156.37

13,545.45

18,400.14

17,064.58

 

 

 

 

 

  Prepared by Andrew King (Hon Treasurer) 07 Jan 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                                       

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