Minutes of Brentford Cruising Club Annual General Meeting, 2015
Held on December 11th at 1830 in the Snug, Brentford Dock
Present: Andrew Kirkwood (Commodore), John Scott (Vice Commodore), Steve Tatham (Rear Commodore), Clive Evans (Hon Sec), Leslie Ferber, Christine Peppiatt (Hon Tres), Dilys Matthews, John Yates, Roger Cook, Anthea Cook, Neil O'Dwyer, John Scott, Sally Scott, Liz Kovatzis, Kevin Newson, Jean Newson
Apologies: Giselle Mansfield
Minutes of last meeting: Accepted by the meeting.
Commodore's Report: The Commodore recalled the many activities during the year including:
New Year Cruise to the Anglers; dinner at the Thames Restaurant, the photo cruise, a trip to London VTS; a joint trip along the Wey with Twickenham YC; Sunbury Fireworks; Great River Race BBQ (which raised £630 for the RNLI), London by Night and skittles at the Richmond YC. He reported a significant increase in membership to 69 - a record for recent years. He hoped that new members would step forward to assist with the Club, either as a member of the Committee, or not. He also felt that we should increase our presence on Social Media and hoped to find help with this.
Treasurer's Report: The accounts show a healthy increase both in Income and closing balance, largely due to the increase in Membership. They were accepted nem con.
Election of officers: John Scott offered his resignation, which was reluctantly accepted. He was thanked for his long service to the Club. Steve Tatham was promoted Vice Commodore. The new committee is thus:
Commodore: Andrew Kirkwood
Vice Commodore: Steve Tatham
Rear Commodore: (Vacant)
Treasurer: Christine Peppiatt
Hon Sec: Clive Evans
Committee: Jan & Leslie Ferber, Giselle Mansfield
Thanks to those of you who entered the photo competition. We had some fantastic photo's entered, and thanks to John Scott who judged. Congratulations to John Yates who entered the winning photo and to runners up Kevin, Christine, Vicci and Liz.