As members of the club you will by now have received the notice of the EGM and the AGM to be held on November 25th starting at 12:30. The papers for the EGM and AGM will be published on the Club Website, once I have checked on a few items for clarity. 

The issue

Update: Comment from the Commodore

Following a discussion I had with Nigel Dennis the Commodeore I have had this response: 

"....As we are so close to the date when all the information re the EGM and AGM are to be sent out, we think its best for all the members to receive the official club documentation first. Hopefully many questions will be answered when people have the full facts to read."

The lack of detail being published about the EGM Proposals is causing concern amongst the membership. Back in August in an email from Holyhead Sailing Club members were told:

“... immediately prior to the AGM, we will be having an EGM to vote on whether to change the structure of the club from an unincorporated Members’ Club, to a Community Interest Company, limited by guarantee.”

To date there has been no publication of any further details and there are now some important questions being asked about this proposal to change the structure at an EGM in November. Prompted by a very timely question from Ken Naylor and responses from Craig Hughes on the Holyhead Sailor’s Facebook group page,  I thought it would be appropriate to publicise this on the Club Website to help members understand the issues involved in the proposed changes to the Club's structure. The feedback so far is developing into a considerable discussion document which is available on this LINK

One of the member's comments provided a link to the RYA "Legal Structure of your club". This is a very comprehensive document and worth reading in full. 

The views and opinions expressed here are solely those of the original author and other members of the club who have contributed. Content on this website does not necessarily represent the views of the management committee.

Written by Mark Rosenthal 2017-10-21

Current Feedback: 

“I think it is high time this motion was explained in detail by the management committee so that the negative aspect can be discussed in detail with the club members”.  Anon

"I feel the positives of becoming incorporated far outweigh the negatives, which are few. The ageing clubhouse is one such liability that concerns me. If a yacht is damaged through negligence of the club, or a staff member suffers a workplace injury and sues then currently we are very exposed. Becoming incorporated is a no brainer." Jonathan Fox

"Please can we have a list of the people standing as candidates for Directors" Anon

"What form of Limited Company is being considered?" Anon

You can make comments or raise questions using the form below. The form is also available at this link. You can use the form as many times as you want to record your feedback and if you prefer not to be named, you may leave your feedback anonymously.

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