GENERAL MEETING – 2004
5TH – AT KSA
- Geoff Pardoe,
Myles Ripley, Ian and Geraldine Downs, Pete Lawson, Shaw Brown, Dave
Barker, Andrew King, Mike Kelham, Andy Trull, John Moor, Aidan Howlett, Arthur
Moss, Jack and Zoe Pickup, Catherine
– Chris Bell, Maurice Burns, the Chetwood Family, Robert Blair, Peter Barker,
YEAR’S MINUTES – were approved without amendment – Prop – Geoff Pardoe,
Sec. Andrew King – nem. Con.
ARISING – Mike Kelham enquired of their distribution – they had been
published on the website and e-mailed to all the committee. He remained concerned by their lack of circulation.
The Sec. Agreed to ensure that a copy was posted in the clubhouse.
REPORT – Any questions? - No
Within this report was notice of Dave’s intention to resign in favour
of Geoff due to continuing and expanding pressure of work.
to elect Geoff Pardoe to Chair – Prop. Ian Downs, Sec. – Andrew King
nominations invited – none forthcoming.
HANDED OVER TO GEOFF PARDOE
announced that Ian Downs had agreed to take over as membership sec. – prop
Dave Barker, Sec – Geoff Pardoe – nem. Con.
SECRETARY REPORT – (from the retiring memb sec)
members of all sorts- which was fairly stable
21 new members
72 dinghy members
47 board members
thanked all and sundry for being patient with his paperwork and asked all to
give their support to Ian.
had a balance of c. £5500 in the bank which made us stable and secure for the
present. Sufficient funds were
available for new buoys and finishing the rest of the dinghy park.
could contemplate replacing one of the garage doors with more windows.
were no outstanding financial concerns.
enquired of whether we could afford to landscape the lake frontage near the
jetty as a picnic area.
Kelham enquired of the long term plans to fund a rescue boat for the club, which
was felt by all to be necessary. In
the medium term, Myles had offered to loan us a boat providing the RN came up
with a promised rescue boat for the school. Ian suggested formalising an arrangement with Myles, which
Myles was somewhat resistant to. However
it was agreed that paying for servicing and fuel use was acceptable.
Andy Trull pointed out that communal use would tend towards abuse, not
just by schools. It was very clear
in the constitution that power boats could only be used for coaching and rescue-
not for pleasure boating!
ideas beyond those above (dinghy park, picnic area) were solicited. Shaw
enquired of resurfacing 2nd ramp into ex-harbour area.
Andrew informed us that Maurice wanted to examine fate of the shingle
that had been loaded into that area post-demolition, after the winter.
Pickup enquired of car parking – could we afford to buy an area of field
behind clubhouse? Or, chew into the
bank by south of clubhouse? Enquiries
would be made.
park places – there was a waiting list, but until the 2004 membership
applications had been received it would be difficult to assess how many places
would remain. Demand for places has grown.
– Shaw reported of the evening series – mainly lasers though the occasional
Miracle had been sighted. He was
keen to encourage other classes to participate.
the spring series Dave Lawson had won, 2nd Jem Hart, 3rd
the summer series Jem Hart had won, 2nd Dave, 3rd Shaw
the autumn series Dave had won, 2nd Peter Lawson, 3rd Shaw
Dave Lawson had won.
healthy number of participants had been present.
Summer Sunday series had been a success under the mastermind of Ian with Shaw
winning, Peter Dowker 2nd and Ian and Geraldine 3rd
Winter series had been successful as well- spurred on by the excellent catering
provided by Geraldine and Ian Inc.
weather had been variable (hairy on occasions) and the numbers also but Peter
Lawson was overall winner, with Shaw 2nd and Peter Bowker 3rd.
It had been good to see quite a healthy number of young sailors esp.
those from Roa Island thanks to Pete’s good influence, but also including
Lancaster sea scouts and Sedbergh School. Westmorland
Gazette had shown interest and published weekly reports including photos.
three race events were proposed to be run again this year. The summer series
would start on 1st Sunday in June – 6th June
laser Open was proposed for the August Bank Holiday w/e – 28/29th
to join the committee were issued and unlike many years there were responses!!
was proposed by Shaw and seconded by Dave Barker
Blair in his absence was proposed by Shaw and seconded by Ian Downs
were elected nem.con.
Pickup enquired whether we could install a remote wind speed and direction
instrument. Mention was made of “Wendy Wind Blow” – a concern who financed
installation of such by phone charges. It was suggested that someone should look
proposed a formal thank you to Dave Barker concerning his long and loyal service
to the Assocation, especially in his work driving forward the building of the
clubhouse, and proposed him to Life Membership- Nem. Con.
thanks were also proposed to John Moor for all service to the committee over the