Holyhead Sailing Club is currently looking for Moorings Assistants/Launch Drivers for this season April to October.
Please apply through Indeed.co.uk
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Following discussions over the last few weeks the Management Committee have reached a decision on a new contract with Caernarfon Harbour Trust to service our club’s moorings for 2018.
We are still looking at options for the future but it was decided, during these discussions, that in order to achieve maximum use for our moorings for this season we would draw up a contract with the CHT. The work is anticipated to take about 3 - 4 days and is programmed to be completed during the first two weeks in March.
The options we have been considering include:
- The club obtaining a suitable craft for the Bosun to carry out this work in future years. A number of vessels have been considered but a full business benefit study will be required along with an analysis of how well the contract with Caernarfon Harbour Trust works.
- Possibility of contracts with other contractors who own suitable craft
In reviewing the options there are concerns over suitability, responsibility and insurance cover as well as costs and reliability.
The contract with CHT provides suitable insurance for the vessel and the planned works; our Bosun, Brett, will be tasked with checking and photographing the mooring risers and connections; the trots will be straightened and repositioned so that all our moorings are in the prescribed area.
We are looking forward to a great season with well spaced moorings!
Our heartfelt thanks to all involved in making this happen.
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One of the club's directors, Mike Ripley, has asked for this information to be shared with all our members.
Mike said “We want to generate as much publicity as possible to assist HHCG by reducing CH16 to them for radio checks. You can find details of The National Coastwatch Institution on our national web site or those specific to Rhoscolyn NCI the Rhoscolyn Site”.
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For the second visit to the Holyhead Coastguard Station this year a small group from the club arrived and were welcomed by Paddy (Dave) Corcoran.
We were introduced to the inner workings of the building with the customary Safety Briefing so we all knew how to escape when the building catches fire!
It is a superb building with fabulous facilities which allow for the officers to join with other emergency services for disaster planning, to catch up on a bit of rest during their break periods and most importantly to manage their main areas of operation. Paddy explained that the area covered by the station here is huge, stretching from Mid Wales right up to past Blackpool with its western edge on the Irish/UK border.
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A quick update on the Club’s order for EU45 Antifoul paint. We have now reached our target order of 40+ tins! Thanks for all your orders...
Remember members of the club can still join in this order for this great product which has had outstanding reviews from those who used it last year. The price is now on the maximum discount of £59 per tin! (We will be asking each order to make a small donation to the club for admin).
If any of our members are interested in a free ticket for the London Boat Show then call Stuart from EU45 on 07738664038 today and he will book you in for tomorrow!
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This is a quick artcle from notes by Mark to cover the important points of the meetings. We hope that the official minutes of the 2 meeting will be available for viewing shortly.
Introduction by The Commodore
Nigel Dennis the retiring Commodore Introduced the members to the proposed order of the meetings and was pleased to note that the turnout was more than sufficient, this time, to be quorate.
On arrival the full members had been given two different coloured tickets and Nigel explained how the members were to use these tickets to vote. He further explained that full members can vote but social members can’t and that at this point in time Proxy Votes were not allowed under the constitution.
Handing over the microphone to Sue James he thanked Sue for her work in getting to this point and asked her to explain why the change to an incorporated status of Community Interest Company is being proposed.
Explanation of why CIC and CASC by Sue James
With her excellent slides up on the big screen she explained the main reasons for the change. The RYA had been helpful in support of this change with a concern that should a major incident occur on an event hosted by HSC that substantial claims might be made against the club, and thus the individual members and this needs limiting.
The Community Interest Company is the closest fit to our values and principles with no opportunity for directors to sell off the assets without a unanimous decision of the members who therefore retain control. The CIC and CASC formation comes with favourable access to grants.
But does have some come additional paperwork although this is not beyond our capabilities as a fairly large organisation.
The existing constitution will get replaced by the new Articles of Association and the Bye Laws which will be deposited with Companies House. The current constitution is out of date whereas the boiler plate from RYA is more current and allows us to discuss in the AGM our proposed changes.
The following key points are:
- Liability to £10 per member
- Objectives stay the same
- Power of club managed by the members
- Number of directors - Not specified
- Flag officers - Not given specific roles but become directors who hold a minimum of 10 meetings per year with a quorum of 5 all clubs committees will include 1 director.
- Club membership must be open to anyone; a selection process is still valid
- Membership fees must not be too high for normal humans.
- Quorum to go down to 40.
- Comms can be electronic and Proxy.
Open Discussion and voting
There were no comments and the proposal was adopted unanimously.
The Articles of Association were also adopted unanimous
End of EGM
Nigel thanked the members for their attendance and their support for the proposals and handed over to the New Commodore Kim Argyle
Kim Welcomed all the members to the AGM and thanked Nigel for his efforts in pulling the Club back together.
As there was no requirement for a vote for individual directors due to the list only containing 9. All the proposed Directors were adopted.
Kim asked for volunteers for roles in a working committee for sharing work to setup the company.
Review of the Bye Laws
Full - [voting] and Associate - [non voting]
It was confirmed that there was no longer a need trustees.
Bye laws accepted unanimously
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