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News

New Committee elected

Our sincere apologies for the earlier article published with last years information, due to technical problems. Please find below the updated information.

At the AGM held on Thursday 26 September, which was attended by 24 members, the following matters were voted on; the details on the proposals were included with the notification of the AGM which was issued to members by the Secretary.

  1. Change to the Constitution                          Accepted   The new constitution can be downloaded by clicking here

The election of officers resulted in the following persons being elected to serve for 12 months.

  • Chairman           Arne Dahn
  • Vice chairman    Neil Johnson
  • Secretary           Gerry Morley
  • Treasurer           Paul Atkinson
  • Committee members
    • William Paterson
    • Adrienne Sanderson
    • Carole Quayle
    • Peter Crebbin

The new committee will be meeting in the near future and further information on relevant matters will be released to the members via the website following this meeting.

Flag day Port Erin

On Saturday 23th September we have a Flag Day collection at Port Erin. We are looking for some enthousiastic volunteers to make this day as succesful as the last one. 

If you are willing to help, please get in touch with Adrienne or Margaret via secretary@manx.net or margaretbrierley@hotmail.com

Part 2 of the Awareness training

Part 2 of the Awareness training will be on Sunday the 24th September and will be held on the boat Pride of Mann III. Part 2 is the more practical part of the awareness course and will be run by our Awareness Officer David Killey with assistance of Simon Lumb. This course provides the opportunity to give helpers practical advice and understanding of what is involved in working alongside disabled sailors.

Please contact David on 409345 to book places and for further information.

 

AGM 2017 - Documents and postal voting forms

Nomination forms for election of the new Committee were circulated last month. Details of the nominations can be downloaded here. The proposed changes to the Constitution can be found here. If you are unable to attend the meeting and wish to vote by post, please complete the attached Postal Voting forms.   This should be returned to the Secretary, Sailing for the Disabled, 36 Laurel Avenue, Onchan, IM3 3JF before 12.00 noon on Monday 25th September 2017.  Votes received after this time will not be accepted. 
Also the Minutes of the 2016 Annual General Meeting and the Agenda can be downloaded. Any questions to be raised under “Matters Arising” or “Any other business” must be notified in writing or by email to the Secretary no later than 12 noon, Tuesday, 19th September 2017.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, would you please let the Secretary know by email, secretary@manx.net or by post.

Sign up for the course Day Skipper now !

If you would like to learn more about sailing and everything involved, Rodger Clague is running a Day skipper course at the IOM college starting Wednesday 13 September from 7-9pm. Over the winter you will learn in 22 weeks about tides, weather, navigation, passage planning etc. To sign up contact Rodger via Rodger.clague@talk21.com or via the website http://www.ucm.ac.im/course-…/leisure-and-recreation/sailing where you can download the application form. The costs are £294 including books and exam fee.

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