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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 MediaCaptain@kwsailing.org.

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
Commodore
clubcommodore@kwsailing.org


2020 Club Championship This Sunday!

This Sunday August 30 is the Club Championship. (no racing on Saturday this year) The skippers meeting will be on Sunday at 10:00am and first race at 11:00.  There will be a lunch break and we will finish in the middle of the afternoon.   Likely 4 or 5 races.

The Notice Of Race is posted, and a reminder that this is an opportunity for everyone to try out their sailing skills and have some fun.

While we can’t have a potluck meal and corn like we have in the past,  we can all bring our own meals and snacks,  we can all enjoy the day at the club and perhaps have a bit of distanced social interaction outdoors.


All Arms Regatta 2020: July 19

The All Arms Race will be held on Sunday July 19th.  This is a friendly club pursuit race, where all the boats start at a time based on their speed, and with the finish line at the 2 hour mark.  The marks are set up each of the three ‘arms’ of the lake, and we sail around the lake in a prescribed direction, so it’s an interesting sail.  The finish line will be set out where the lead boat is at the designated finish time: 4:00 PM.  In an ideal world, all the boats should converge on the finish line at the same time.  It’s a lot of fun and everyone, whether you are a novice or an experienced sailor, is welcome. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for candidates for our Broken Rudder award!

The Wayfarer class will start at approximately 2:00 pm.  Skippers meeting time TBA.  No need to register, just show up and join in. See also our Racing page. Current Start Times list can be downloaded here.

After the race we will gather to socialize, at a distance. Bring your own food & drink.

Last Updated: 2020-07-18 17:38 – New Start Times document


Covid-19 Update June 13 2020

  • According to Provincial Regulations, the  can be open, and is open, but physical distancing, hand-washing and wearing of face masks when physical distancing is not possible guidelines  must be followed.
  • Club boats may be used by members, but surfaces must be wiped before and after use.
  • Only one person or family unit or circle in the washrooms or the kitchen at a time.
  • Barbecues may be used by one family at a time. Utensils and handles must be washed/wiped prior and after use.
  • The club will not undertake any planned social activities.
  • The club will be holding its Wednesday night races commencing June 17th.
  • Family units/circles may sail together.
  • Our full guidelines are posted on the website and on the bulletin board.

Next Virtual Race MOVED to Thu. May 28!

An important update from our Fleet Captain:

Thank you to everyone who showed up for our first virtual race night!  Given the fun we had last week, and that we are not quite ready to gather for our regular  race nights, we are going to run another race night this Thursday May 28th at 7:00 PM.

For more information, visit the initial Virtual Regatta announcement, or read the CSC eSailing Guide, which is posted there.

If you have any questions, or to get the meeting info for Thursday, don’t hesitate to contact Graham at fleetcaptain@kwsailing.org.


2020 Tentative Event Dates

Spring AGM April 5 2020

Club opening April 18 2020 (inclement weather date April 25 2020)

Open House June 6 2020 Postponed

Warm Water Regatta June August 15 and 16 2020 Open class

All Arms Race Sunday August 23 2020 Wayfarer start at 2:00pm

Wellington Cup Postponed

Club Championships August 29-30 2020

Club Closing October 3 2020