Newsletter to Club Officials March 2006
Central Coat Region (Breamlea to Inverloch including the two bays) Draft Boating Coastal Action Plan. Whilst submissions have closed, and are now being considered, Yachting Victoria continues to work with interested clubs on the key issues raised. However to ensure that this vital plan for the future of boating is actually on the State government agenda it is important for all clubs to be talking to their local members and opposition candidates about current inadequacies and the importance of the plan particularly in an election year. Yachting Victorias submission Click Here gives a good explanation of the issues you should be discussing.
Affiliation Fees Review Rule 11. Because Yachting Victoria had received insufficient response from Clubs to the request for information about their membership numbers and fees the previously discussed options for changing Rule 11 could not be evaluated and no proposal could be taken to the half year meeting. The meeting discussed the situation and agreed YV should write to all clubs again about the next steps. This letter will be posted to all Commodores this week and a special meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday June 6 to discuss this further. (Details next month).
Affiliation Fees for 2006/7 For the next season the current rule 11 was agreed by the members meeting with combined YA & YV fees set at $58 for senior members, $32 for a partner, $17.50 for a members junior and $23 for a junior not related to a senior. Details Click Here
YV Half Yearly Meeting March 21 2006 held at Hobsons Bay Yacht Club, was successful with 43 attendees. For Minutes Click Here
Club Marine Boat Show promote your club or class. Yachting Victoria has a stand at the Club Marine Sail Boat Show on April 8 & 9 and its available to all clubs and classes who want to promote themselves by providing information or manning it. If you are interested please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Don Cullen on 0421 088 576
Club Marine Sail Boat Show Junior and Youth Classes. Many clubs face the question of the appropriate boats for juniors and their progression into youth classes. YV has been working with the Club Marine Boat Show to assemble all the appropriate classes at Sandringham on Saturday 8 & Sunday 9 of February to view the boats and talk to their class representatives.
Public Land Licensed Operator Reform Project The Department of Sustainability has recently released a request for submissions on a proposal to reform the current licensing arrangements for use of public land by tourist operators and other activity providers. Yachting Victoria has made a submission on behalf of clubs that member clubs should be specifically excluded from this requirement. Full details www.dpi.vic.gov.au/dse
Request for Major Events Yachting Victoria is now seeking requests for recognition on our 2006-7 Calendar of Major Events. This is for all the Yachting Victoria events that appear on the middle pages of the 'Go Sailing' magazine including overall State Championships for each Division the Youth Regatta and Schools Team events. Applications close on May 1. Details Click Here. This is an opportunity for your club to host a major event in 2006/7
Request for nominations for Yachting Victoria Awards Nominations forms are now available on our website Click Here and close on May 1 2006. This is your chance to see a member recognised for their achievement.
Yachting Australia Awards date for nominations has been extended to end April and will be presented at a dinner in Sydney in July.
For Yachting Victoria Training Courses please refer to our website under Training /Course Information for the dates and venues of up and coming courses
Safety and Sea Survival Course including revalidation. This is also under Yachting Victoria's website under Training/Safety and Sea Survival.
Vicsport Awards a reminder that nominations close on April 13. Details at <http://www.vicsport.asn.au/content.asp?contentID=249&topic_ID=630>