Present: Those recorded, Rick Hogendoorn, Rod Davies, Phil Mannes, Terry Clough, Alsion Clough, Ray Harvey, David Beeson, Elaine Wilson, Max Wilson, Jane Storey, Liz Thomas, Graham Thomas, Tonia Vertigan, John Underwood, Bill Bennett, John Lynch, Diana Lynch, Jonathan Storm, Annie Storm, Graeme Vertigan, Michael Tonkin, A. Trethown, Noel Heyes, Greg Martin, Richard Trembath, Barry Mills, Jackie Harrington, Grahame Holmes, Kellie Knowles, Anderw Whitbourne, Karl Baker, John Best, Steve Young, Sheryl Schumacher, Bill McDonald, Bret Levenspiel, Tim O'Grady, Lisa O'Grady, Murray Hine, Stephen Bolton, Lynne Sunderland, Graeme Alexander, Rod Austin, Chris Jackson, Jon Phillips, Stephen Bardsley
Apologies: David Eickmeyer, Simon Purcell, Tim Melville
In addition to presentation and from the Floor:
1. Achievements - Graeme Alexander GA
T. O'Grady, Loans - Please explain in more detail the total figure and the merge.
The loan total is the merging of
2010 CBA $75,000 Safe Harbour Loan
2011 CBA $175,000 2001 Rocks Loan
Members Loans $340,000
Capital Works $180000 - Office, Quartermaster, Back Deck and Front Entrance, Marine Engines and Slipway improvements
Balance being the additional Capital Works for future use.
Jane Storey - Can Peter De Lange still work at the MYC and did he volunteer to leave or was he asked to leave? GA: All accredited contractors are still most welcome to work in the Yard and especially Peter due to the respect he has at MYC. In terms of the second part Peter was asked to leave as it was felt the right time for a change to occur.
Thanks were given to the great work by The Historical Committee and the Soiree Committee for two really successful events this year.
Additional thanks to Michelle Pickford for getting up and running the Girls Out Social Sailing initiative.
Greg Martin - Thanked the committee for what has been achieved under the leadership of Graeme Alexander.
2. Finances - Jon Phillips JP
Terry Clough: Could the members receive a copy of the Budget? JP - No as a budget is an internal working document for the committee to manage and to distribute to all for them to comment on would not be controllable. Jon was not aware of any club that supplied the budget.
Grahame Holmes suggested a summary that highlighted some of the features of the Budget. This was thought to be a good idea and one that could be shared with members.
Grahame Homes asked whether the cash projection to improve in the next 8 years had any addition revenue items other than the current Business as Usual. JP - Yard Shed Rental + ability to lease additional space, i.e Shops , Dive Ctr etc..
3. Sailing - Chris Jackson CJ
In addition to Chris's report he spoke of:
The fantastic number of MYC Youth Members in the Victorian Sailing Team.
Winter Series at MYC starting this year.
To make the 2017 Schnapper Point regatta bigger in 2017
Sydney 38 and Super 11 State Championships possibly being at MYC in Feb 2017.
The huge amount of volunteers that assassinated at the recent Club Marine Championships
Sophie Jackson and Ella Sharman were heading to the 420 Worlds in Italy in August to represent Australia.
4. Constitution - Stephen Bardsley SB
Grahame Holmes - An excellent first draft document and complimented the Governance Committee for their work as having read the Corporations Act and the current Memorandum of Articles it did appear to be consistent and cover what was required. He also raised that the new Constitution is much needed document to bring the club into compliance with the Corporations act.
He asked had the Governance committee considered more prescriptive changes to ensure there was no area that all previous good work could be spoilt. Such as the size of the quorum of an AGM being only 15 voting members.
Ray Harvey asked whether Yachting Victoria could assist in this regards. SB replied that the other Yacht Club constitutions were the best references and especially those that have been amended recently and are also a Public Company Limited by Guarantee.
David Beeson asked what changes had already been received. SB - Formatting was common but in terms of significant changes they were the
Term of the Commodore being restricted to 2 years
the number of Board members that could call a general meeting and
the Secretary no longer being elected but rather appointed by the General Committee.
Jane Storey - Believes 1.2 and 1.7 in reference to The Common Seal is now an obsolete requirement.
5. Additional Questions
Liz Thomas - Recently attended the U3A course operated by Michelle Pickford and had a wonderful time. As a new member she complimented the good work of the committee and was excited about being part of this club.
Chris Jackson asked for a show of hands whether they read Tattler and /or Facebook. It was evident by those present that E Tattler and the Web was still the predominant source of information.
Graeme Alexander asked those that would prefer to receive their information in hard copy could they please let Sarah in the office know.
Graeme thanked all for coming and very happy for these General Members Meetings to continue.
Notes - Rod Austin and please advise any changes required.