Annual General Meeting held at Wriggleswade Dam, Stutterheim district on 18
December 2003 at 20:00
1 The Chairman, J Lochhead,
welcomed all to the meeting and a special welcome was extended to R. Bartholomew
who is from SAS. The Chairman read out the Notice of AGM.
Thanks was expressed to Sue Barker who agreed to take the minutes.
2.1 Attendance : Annexure “A” Bronwen Klaas, Dean Vortster,
Bridgit Clayton, Megan Clayton, Kerry Peers, Jessica Hogg, Scott Quarmby, André
Vorster, Ross Dyer, Martin Struwig, James Hogg, Michael Bissett, James Barker,
Bevan Galloway, Gareth Lochhead, Tamaryn Bennett, Alyson Whitburn, Robert
Jones, Sth Dunlee, Richard Dann, Kevin McIntosh, Finn Fitzsimons, Claudia Meek,
Ricky Robinson, Carla Dyer, Cathy Largier and Alexander McClarty.
2.2 Observers : J.G. Lochhead
(Chairman) S.Barker (Minute Secretary), R. Bartholomew, C. Fitzsimons, V.
Dunlee, J. Vorster, K. Vorster, A. Rynhoud, R. Hill, L. Klaas, M. Peers, S.
whitburn, C. Whitburn, P. Clayton, I Hogg and D. Hogg. (all parents and past
3 Apologies : None Received.
4 Confirmation of
of the previous meeting held at Aeolians was read. Proposed by Colleen Fitzsimons seconded by Lothar Klaas for acceptance.
Matters Arising from
wanted to know if any further development had come forward on the fibre-glass
hulls. The Chairman answered that not further progress had been reported.
read his report which is attached as Annexure “B” to these minutes
reported Dabchick sailing in this area is virtually dead and that most
post-Optimist junior sailors are moving into catamarans.
7.2 Eastern Cape.
reported from Knysna that they currently have 5 Dabbie sailors and
post-Optimist sailors are coming over to the class. They also have a
development programme which has been successful. Gareth Blankenburg and Davey
James have done some coaching with them and they have travelled to Western Cape
for some training.
at Redhouse YC has all but come to a standstill. Only two Dabchicks were
attending from the P.E. area.
from Ian Hogg is attached as Annexure “C”
from Peter Clayton is attached as Annexure “D”.
Fitzsimons reported that numbers are down a few (from the twenties to the
teens). The older sailors are moving over to Extras.
“Points Series”, Finn Fitzsimons, Ross Dyer, Carla Dyer and Cathy Largier had
been sailing well. There are thirteen dabbies at Zeekoeivlei. IYC is quite
active, but not much is happening at Theewaters.
There is hope
that the numbers will swell after the Optimist selection regatta has taken
are also promoting two-up sailing for the smaller sailors, with a trophyto be
are planning for a super Nationals at the end of 2004.
Financial Report Annexure “F”
Copies of the Financial Report were
available at the meeting. Subs had been increased to R60,00 per season in 2003
and no increase for the forthcoming year was proposed.
Prize money (cash) is to be awarded at
all four Provincials and at the nationals. This is in line with the proposal
accepted at the 2002 AGM. Members are happy about this.
handed out prizes for the 2003 season as follows:
Regattas: 1st = R250 2nd = R150 3rd = R100 and 1st Under 15 = R100
Regatta 1st = R750 2nd = R450 3rd = R300 and 1st Under 15 = R300
prize of R800 is to be awarded to the sailor with the best results after two
Provincials and the National Regatta.
Martin Struwig suggested that the
funds be used to buy a new Dabchick to be awarded as a bonus prize. This
suggestion was not accepted.
Colleen Fitzsimonsn raised concern
that the subs list received from SAS was incorrect, as some names of paid up
members did not appear. Colleen offered to contact SAS in Cape Town to clarify
Election of Office Bearers
John Lochhead said that he would be
standing down as Chairman, and nominated Mr. Ian Hogg to take up the challenge.
Lochhead’s proposal was seconded by Nadine Dunlee. Ian Hogg accepted and was
duly elected as Chairman for the forthcoming year 2004.
The election of Secretary took place.
John Lochhead was proposed by Ian Hogg and seconded by Peter Clayton. John
Provincial Measurers : I Hogg (KZN), R
Waters(E. Cape), Cor Langhout(Northvaal) and Casey Wolters(W. Cape).
Provincial Chairmen: P Clayton(Northvaal),
I Hogg(KZN), J.Lochhead (E Cape), and C. Fitzsimons(W Cape).
Technical Committee: Cor Langhout,
Mike Sadler and Neville Norton.
Vote held in October 2002.
been no report back from the Technical Committee with regard to this matter.
10.2 Venue of next year’s Nationals.
Bartholomew of SAS (Western Cape Chairman) addressed the meetingabout the
Nationals to be held at Hermanus from 11 to 18 December 2004. He painted a
picture of good planning, excellent sailing and shore facilities. Roger urged
all to make early bookings – these can be made through the SAS website early in
2004. Roger handed out information packs to those present.
some discussion about the proposed dates and Roger asked that anyone who may
have a different proposal to please submit this via the Provincial Reps within
10.3 Mrs Vorster from Knysna commented that the Dabchick website is
difficult to access through the SAS website, and she requested an improvement.
The incoming Chairman, Ian Hogg agreed to look into the matter.
Fitzsimons proposed a vote of thanks to the outgoing Chairman, John Lochhead.
As there no
further business to discuss the meeting closed at 21:05.