Committee Meeting Report – 2017 – November 10

Saturday 25th November, 2017
Stan Jackson


Craig Begbie was introduced to the Committee and confirmed that he was putting himself forward for the position of Rear Commodore. He was duly appointed by the Committee to hold office of Rear Commodore and welcomed onto the Committee by the Commodore


The Commodore accepted the resignation of Phil Seymour from the Committee (position of Editor of Quarterly Magazine) and thanked him for the many years of tireless work as Editor. Phil’s offer to continue to edit the magazine and assist in its publishing is gratefully appreciated.  As the Future Planning process carried out in 2016 indicated the need to improve communication within the Squadron and to attract young members and families, it was decided to create the Committee position of Communication & Promotion Officer.  This position was allocated to Stan Jackson, who was previously the Training Officer.  Consequently, the Training Officer position became vacant, and the Committee will seek a member to fill this position

NEW MEMBERS               

We welcome aboard:  Nick Kane            Terry Chinook                    David Veith                  Graeme Wells                                                             Paul Deboni                        Adam Segota

A working party has been formed to review the membership categories


The Summer Series is underway.  The Commodore’s Cup will be held on December 9


The faulty safety switch on the tower at berth 308 has been replaced

De-silting and sheet piling around the Maintenance Yard: Bass Coast Council now require a building permit application for the wall as we intend to place more than 100 cubic metres of silt behind it; and DWELP advised they need detailed engineer’s calculations.  The feasibility of the recent offer to dispose of the silt at a member’s Kilcunda property is still being considered.  The obvious problem to be addressed is how we store and de-water the material in order to truck it to the farm

Recent power outages resulted in the marina access gates, boat ramp, and clubhouse doors becoming inoperative. This was resolved by replacing all three 12V back up batteries

The recent fire drill exercise conducted by the San Remo Fire Brigade demonstrated the need for us to continue an ongoing process between the two organisations to continue to improve our emergency response readiness

An immediate change to our present fire response procedure relates to Paragraph 27.11, which states that when a fire on a boat cannot be contained it should be pushed clear of other boats. Recent expert advice now suggests that the boats alongside should be the ones to be moved away

Member Geoff DeJong has kindly donated 4 floating pontoon sections.  These will be of great use as a moveable pontoon to be used for maintenance work around the marina

Repairs are needed to several sections of the central and southern arm pontoons near the eastern entrance. Bellingham Marine has been contacted to inspect these areas and to advise as to what needs to be done


A second recycle waste bin has been obtained from council and our thanks to Helen McCrimmon who will ensure all club bins are put out for collection as per the new system


2 of the 3 new Hansa dinghies have arrived.  The third one will be delivered on December 1

Alen and Denise Garrett attended a forum involving 6 Sailability clubs in Shepparton.  Much was learnt

The Sailability Dinghy Shed will be completed and formally opened on December 1 by the Bass Coast Shire mayor.  There will be 40 participants and their carers, and a number of other guests and volunteers in attendance

The annual Golden Oldies afternoon and dinner will be held on Thursday, December 7


It was confirmed that an application to the Committee for using shore power for a greater length of time than 48 hours is not an automatic approval.  Each application will be assessed individually

A meeting was held with Rick McKay from San Remo Fire Brigade on November 8.  Rick is assisting us to review our Emergency Management policies and procedures and with our infrastructure enhancement program


The Melbourne Cup event was an outstanding success with around 70 attendees


A showcase to display the club merchandise will be purchased

Due to the poor quality sound produced by the old portable public address system, a new one will be purchased

Wanda Stelmach, the author of our historical document, “Mud Flats and Flowing Tides”, has volunteered to be our new Archivist.  The Committee accepted Wanda’s fantastic offer

The Committee will seek to re-introduce the position of Officer Of the Day.  The Commodore will write an article for the magazine and website seeking interest from members

It was suggested that a cruising email group be established so that sailing and motor boat members who are interested in cruising can communicate to organise group cruises

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