Thanks to Brett Barker, now confirmed as the Club Bosun, for the splicing party held November 11th. Well doen those who tured up to help out with making new strops for next year's moorings. I got very confused which tail to use next!
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An opportunity to visit Holyhead Coastguard Operations Centre
Following on from Dave Corcoran's talk, 2 visits have been booked for anyone interested in seeing things from the inside.
Both are on Thursdays at 2pm - either 30th Nov or 7th Dec. Limited to 10 people on each visit.
Please let the office know if you want to go. Tel: 01407 762526
From Kay Lauden
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As members of the club you will by now have received the notice of the EGM and the AGM to be held on November 25th starting at 12:30. The papers for the EGM and AGM will be published on the Club Website, once I have checked on a few items for clarity.
Update: Comment from the Commodore
Following a discussion I had with Nigel Dennis the Commodeore I have had this response:
"....As we are so close to the date when all the information re the EGM and AGM are to be sent out, we think its best for all the members to receive the official club documentation first. Hopefully many questions will be answered when people have the full facts to read."
The lack of detail being published about the EGM Proposals is causing concern amongst the membership. Back in August in an email from Holyhead Sailing Club members were told:
“... immediately prior to the AGM, we will be having an EGM to vote on whether to change the structure of the club from an unincorporated Members’ Club, to a Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee.”
To date there has been no publication of any further details and there are now some important questions being asked about this proposal to change the structure at an EGM in November. Prompted by a very timely question from Ken Naylor and responses from Craig Hughes on the Holyhead Sailor’s Facebook group page, I thought it would be appropriate to publicise this on the Club Website to help members understand the issues involved in the proposed changes to the Club's structure. The feedback so far is developing into a considerable discussion document which is available on this LINK.
One of the member's comments provided a link to the RYA "Legal Structure of your club". This is a very comprehensive document and worth reading in full.
The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the original author and other members of the club who have contributed. Content on this website does not necessarily represent the views of the management committee.
Written by Mark Rosenthal 2017-10-21
“I think it is high time this motion was explained in detail by the management committee so that the negative aspect can be discussed in detail with the club members”. Anon
"I feel the positives of becoming incorporated far outweigh the negatives, which are few. The ageing clubhouse is one such liability that concerns me. If a yacht is damaged through negligence of the club, or a staff member suffers a workplace injury and sues then currently we are very exposed. Becoming incorporated is a no brainer." Jonathan Fox
"Please can we have a list of the people standing as candidates for Directors" Anon
"What form of Limited Company is being considered?" Anon
You can make comments or raise questions using the form below. The form is also available at this link. You can use the form as many times as you want to record your feedback and if you prefer not to be named, you may leave your feedback anonymously.
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There are two upcoming event notices for you to look at:
WInter Talks taking place on Thursdays through the winter.
Our first event is 19th October at 20:00hrs with Paddy Corcoran talking about The Coastguard.
Our second event notice is for Halloween; there are two parties, one for the kids (not including Cogger) and the other for the rest of us...
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Following the very high wind conditions at Holyhead Monday evening and overnight into the morning of Tuesday 17th October I am pleased to inform you that only minor damage to sail covers and furled jibs was caused to yachts on the moorings. A great confirmation of the benefits of our moorings here at Holyhead Sailing Club.
Brett is keeping me informed and we will be notifying the owners who have incurred some damage during the course of today.
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Running Your Club
Can I remind club members that we need to plan for the running of Holyhead Sailing Club next year.
At our AGM on 25 th November, members will need to elect the committee to run the club. This time
around it is more complicated because immediately prior to the AGM, we will be having an EGM to
vote on whether to change the structure of the club from an unincorporated Members’ Club, to a
Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee.
Therefore, the Notice Board, which is always ‘up’ in the club bar during the month of August, calls for
nominations for the 2 possible outcomes at this EGM.
If we vote against becoming a Ltd Company then we will need officers plus a management
committee. On the Board, this is on the left hand side and headed as OPTION 1. If we vote to
become a Ltd Company, we will need Directors, and in order to give some continuity, the 3 flag
officers. This is on the right hand side of the Board and headed OPTION 2.
There is still [just] an opportunity for members to be proposed for the forthcoming year. It is quite a
challenge to try and get the club functioning for the best interests of all the members, while staying
financially sound, compliant with everything we have to do, and still moving forward with members’
Lots of you like a challenge.
Please consider standing. Names must be entered on the board by close of play on August 31st.
Signature of the proposer and seconder are needed. If your proposer/seconder are not able to
physically sign the board, Nigel Dennis (Commodore) and/or myself are happy to propose or second
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