Newsletter to Club Officials – August 2006
Rule 11 Affiliation Fees Review – the explanatory webcast is still available for viewing and listening by clicking here (it’s different to the one to club members about what YV does).
Annual General Meeting Notice – to be held Saturday, September 23 at Sandringham Yacht Club at 2pm. Notice has been mailed to your Club and is available at www.yachtingvictoria.com.au – under YV Committees / General Meetings. Your club has also been mailed confirmation of voting delegates for updating if required. Click here to register your attendance.
Election of Yachting Victoria Executive and Nominations – nominations for the Yachting Victoria Executive include current members David Gotze (Royal Brighton Yacht Club) for President and Gary Hosie (Mordialloc Sailing Club) and Rik Arendsen (Sandringham Yacht Club) for executive members.  New nominations include Marilyn O’Brien (Royal Yacht Club of Victoria), Phil Coombs (Sandringham Yacht Club) and Graham Cunningham (Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club). Details of the nominees will be posted on the Yachting Victoria website on September 16 with the annual reports.
Club Conference – The future of yachting in Victoria The annual Yachting Victoria Club Conference will happen on the morning of the AGM (Saturday, September 23 at 9am at SYC). Click here to register – there’s no fee (but there is a late fee of $25 for bookings after September 15).  A draft agenda for the Conference is available by clicking here
Club Survey a copy of the Annual Club Survey is also available by clicking here . In previous years we have only made the survey available to the attendees at the conference – but this year we want maximum input from club officials about how we are doing.
Membership Renewal Time – don’t forget that in the Club Manual there’s a model membership renewal form with appropriate legal conditions. Also this is a great time to capture all your members’ data in MyClub so you can use it for all your newsletter mailings etc.  It’s also the time when all people with MyClub passwords need to renew them! And clubs don’t need to tell Yachting Victoria about their changes in office bearers if they update them in MyClub.
Upcoming Go Sailing day We will have a fresh approach this year to the “Go Sailing Day” scheduled for Sunday, November 12. If your club would like to know more or participate contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Upcoming Training Courses for Club Race Officers – 9 & 10 Sept at Chelsea. It’s likely to be the last one before the season. Details from Yachting Victoria’s Heather Cameron (email@example.com), or on our website under training.
2006/07 Sport Leadership Grants for Women The ASC is now offering grants in five key categories including general sport leadership, high performance coaching and officiating & women in disability sport. The Program provides successful applicants with a one-off grant of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for incorporated organisations. Applications for the grants close on Friday 15 September 2006. For grant application forms and guidelines please go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/women/grants.asp.
2007 Sports Development Grants for women are also available from the Department of Victorian Communities – with details at www.grants.dvc.vic.gov.au
Community Facility Funding program – Sport & Recreation Victoria have released details of this important funding program – if you are planning a major facilities development you should investigate this at www.grants.dvc.vic.gov.au . Member clubs have been successful with major projects in the past.
Channel Deepening project – Yachting Victoria has been invited to participate on behalf of member clubs in the supplementary Environment Effects Statement – Social Impact Statement. If any clubs have issues they want represented please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Junior Sailing Research project Yachting Australia is conducting research into junior sailing participation – all clubs and training centres have been mailed a survey – details at http://www.yachting.org.au/default.asp?MenuID=Recreation/3/0,Junior_Sailing/13865/24244
Want to know more about the many successful things Yachting Victoria is currently working on?  Yachting Victoria Executive and staff are available and willing to come to your next club committee or general meeting to answer questions, explain issues and tell you more about the many good things that are happening at Yachting Victoria – just ask .