Buchanness Radio Yacht Club
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting
For the Year 2018
Held at the Living Waters Meeting Hall, Peterhead
30 November 2018
Cathy Reid, Commodore/Sec Steve Herridge, Treasurer, IOM & DF Captain
Ian Thomson, Fifie Captain Brian Crawford Ali Law
Alexander Lemon John Moir Bill Reid
Brian Robertson David Ross
The meeting was chaired by Cathy Reid
1. Welcome and introductory remarks
Cathy Reid opened the meeting, thanking all for attending.
Apologies were received from Carl Burrows, John Gildea, George Noble, John Owens, Steve Taylor, and George Whelan. Sadly, when offering his apologies, George Noble also announced that he was no longer able to sail and was resigning from the club; he wished all the skippers well for the future and said he would visit the reservoir when able to do so.
3. Minutes of the 2017 Annual General Meeting
The minutes were accepted as a true and accurate record of the meeting
4. Matters arising from the 2017 minutes
1. ICE Card up-date – it was decided that the medical details form distributed by John Owens, as Councilor for the MYA Scottish District should be used by all members on a voluntary basis and therefore the ICE cards would not be taken forward.
5. Appointment of Club Officials
Commodore/Secretary – Cathy Reid
Treasurer – Steve Herridge
IOM and DF Class Captains – Steve Herridge
Fifie Class Captain – Ian Thomson
There being no objections to the above continuing in post and all of the above being willing to continue in their current positions there were no changes to the Club Officials.
6. Treasurer’s Report
Steve Herridge presented the accounts as at September 2018.
Action: Ali Law is to arrange an external audit
7. Alteration to annual Club Fees
The meeting agreed the club fees would be – £30 for full members, £44 for family members, £16 for associate members, and £20 for Fife only members. All monies to be paid to Club Treasurer before 31 December.
8. Fifie Sailing Programme 2019
The programme will be similar to that of last year, commencing at 6.00pm on the first Tuesday evening after the clocks go forward, and ending in October when the clocks go back. It was also decided that, should there be favorable conditions on other days skippers would be contacted on the day and if there was enough interest sailing would take place. Skippers please keep an eye on your emails next year!
9. IOM Programme 2019
This will run from February to October, on the last Saturday of the month, with the top five results being counted.
Action: Steve Herridge to email out a calendar once dates have been checked
10. Dragon Force Programme 2019
This will run from February to October, on the first Saturday of the month, with the top four results being counted.
11. Club Sailing Report 2018
Please refer to the report provided for the MYA Scottish District AGM on 10 November and attached to these minutes.
12. Any Other Competent Business.
i) Living Waters do not want payment so Cathy Reid will send them a letter of thanks for the use of the Hall.
ii) A brief discussion decided that presentations would be made after the meeting.
iii) Ways of improving the grip on the launching ramp are currently being investigated by David Ross and Ian Thomson.
iv) Cathy Reid took this opportunity, on behalf of the Club, to recognise and thank Steve Herridge for all of his hard work for and commitment to, the club over the past year. Due very much to Steve’s attitude, helpfulness and flexibility (and doughnuts) Buchanness has become a club valued by all of its members, from the dedicated and competitive sailors to the more casual and social inclined member.
13) On completion of the AGM presentations took place.
There being no further business the meeting closed at 19:20.
Cathy Reid, Commodore/Secretary