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AGM 2020 & Club Awards

Last update: 2020-11-10 23:22

The season has gone quite well with many new members, almost sold out adult lessons and even though we had to scale back the numbers for the youth camp, we were able to provide a solid and safe program. Financially we are in the black with a very strong balance sheet. Here are relevant documents for this year’s meeting:

2020 Agenda
2019 AGM Minutes
2020 Balance Sheet
2020 Profit & Loss

Because of COVID-19 restrictions we will hold our AGM through ZOOM this year. The link has now been sent out via Email.

The AGM is an opportunity to gather together to reflect on what the club has done well, what we should be doing better or differently, review our financial position and select our board members who will guide us for the next year.

A few years back when we updated our by-laws we introduced term limits for the board members. There will be a number of vacancies this year that need to be filled, and we were short two positions this past year. Its best for everyone if we have a full board.

It works is as follows:

At the AGM, a slate of 9 board members is voted upon. This board then meets and their first order of business is to determine who will take which role. This will include your interests, experience and time availability. The board is supported by many active members who help get the work done, “many hands make light work”. Our role as a board, for the most part, is to coordinate the activities and reach out into the membership to get things done.

To strengthen our board and provide continuity, we are looking for some particular interests and skills:

  • Managing our website, event/camp registrations, membership lists etc.
  • Social Media
  • Accounting/Book keeping
  • Legal
  • Social activities (as may be permitted)
  • Shore Captain
  • Secretary

If you are interested to be on the board, please either let me know by email, or be prepared to nominate yourself, or have someone nominate you for a position at the AGM. If you know of someone who you think would be good and might be interested, please also let me know. They can always decline.

If you have time to help in these areas but do not want to be on the board please let me know. If you’re interested in helping with web site management, please (also) contact David von Wahl at

As I will be stepping down as Commodore and moving into the role of Past Commodore, part of my role is to help bring on new board members. Please feel free to give me a call/email me if you have any questions about volunteering for the board. We, the club, need your help.

The board meets once per month for about 90 minutes, currently through ZOOM.

Watch this post for updates. The Zoom link has been sent via Email. For anyone who wants to review other 2019 info, check the 2019 AGM Agenda post, and preceding announcement post. If anyone has any questions or didn’t get the Zoom info, please Email me.

Jan d’Ailly