Newsletter to Club Officials – September 2006
The Annual General Meeting of YV was held on Saturday September 23 at Sandringham Yacht Club. Minutes are available at www.yachtingvictoria.com.au under YV Committees / General Meetings.
Election of YV Executive at AGM. David Gotze, Royal Brighton Yacht Club was elected President and the following were elected as Executive Members, Gary Hosie, Mordialloc Sailing Club, Marilyn O’Brien, Royal Yacht Club of Victoria , Phil Coombs, Sandringham Yacht Club, and Graham Cunningham of Sorrento Sailing and Couta Boat Club. A new rule was also unanimously approved at the meeting enabling the Executive to appoint 2 independent members.
Rule 11 Affiliation Fees Review – No motions were moved at the annual meeting but there was general agreement that more clubs needed to provide more data for this review to progress. A full list of clubs who have and have not supplied data appears on our website under Club Manual – By Laws & Affiliation fees. Please also remember that for the current year the existing Rule 11 applies – and according to the current rules if it is going to change for 2007/8 it must be done either before or at the March 2007 half year meeting. A reminder that the data requested is at the end of June 2005
- total member numbers – all categories
- total subscription income (excluding GST, YA & YV Fees )
- total club income – all sources
Club Conference– The future of yachting in Victoria The annual YV Club Conference was attended by around 60 people from throughout the State who contributed to a presentation and discussion about the future of yachting in Victoria. It’s a vital issue for all club officials. The supporting presentation is at www.yachtingvictoria.com.au under YV Committees / General Meetings
Club Survey the Annual Club Survey that measures your views on YV’s performance was also distributed at the conference – it’s also available for download at www.yachtingvictoria.com.au . Deadline for us receiving them is Friday October 6. As soon as the results are compiled we’ll let you know how you think we are going. (otherwise we’re assuming club officials are happy with what we are doing.)
Membership Renewal Time – the YV office is starting to receive calls from members looking for their silver cards. As the cards are automatically produced when MyClub is updated, there is little we can do but refer them back to your club. (it takes about 3 weeks for them to be printed & mailed)
Sail Melbourne after over 10 years of dedicated leadership building Sail Melbourne to be Australia’s leading and only international ISAF grade 1 Event, Kevin Wood has resigned. Media announcements and farewell recognition are being organised. The search for a replacement is underway with discussions being held with several interested people for this high profile and important role for yachting in Victoria.
Upcoming Go Sailing day The Club Conference saw a excellent presentation to 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 Nicole by October 2 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Regional Clubs – Country Action Grants up to $5000 is available now for initiatives to improve your club, train officials and increase participation – details and applications are available at www.dvc.vic.gov.au/grants and close on October 27th.