The Douglas Club of the worldwide organisation Soroptimist International GBI has been working since 1952 to improve the lives of women and girls in local communities and throughout the world. They are part of a global organisation with 109,403 members in 28 countries!
Together they are all committed to a world where women and girls together achieve their individual and collective potential, realise their aspirations and have an equal voice in creating strong and peaceful communities worldwide. The Douglas club fundraises for projects globaly but they also have a focus on our Island community and Manx charities, which resulted recently in their support of Sailing for the Disabled with the fantastic amount of £2000.
We can't thank them enough for this generous donation.
With a new year ahead we are aiming to get more people out on the boat. To make this possible we need our crew to be confident and up to date. For an update on training, please check the Training section on this website.
WISHING YOU ALL SMOOTH WEATHER AND MANY HAPPY SAILING DAYS !
December winners of The 100 Club draw
1st prize - Number 9 Bettie Cooke
2nd prize - Number 3 Ian Mccauley
3rd prize - Number 50 Margaret Brierley
Would you like to support your charity and become part of the 100 Club then simply download the application form here. With increasing membership numbers also the prizes will increase. Membership is only £24 per year. More than 50% of your donation will go towards the charity.
The committee has updated the Code of Practice. The updated Code of Practice will be implemented on 1 January 2018. According the Constitution any member having objections to any of the adjustments may register their objection to the committee in writing prior to the implementation of the change.
The updated Code of Practice can be downloaded here.
Code of Practice and Rules
The Charity shall establish a Code of Practice and Rules, which will govern all members (irrespective of class of membership) during activities organised for or on behalf of the Charity. Any change to the Code of Practice and Rules will be approved by the Committee and will be notified via the website, by e-mail and where appropriate by post to members no less than one month prior to implementation. Members having objection to any proposed change may register their objection to the Committee in writing prior to the implementation of the change.
Upon receipt of any objection, the Committee will consider the objection and will decide whether to continue to implement proposed change.
Disputes may be settled by calling a General Meeting for the purpose. Any General Meeting so called will delay the implementation of the proposed change until the matter is decided by the General Meeting.
(More information regarding a General Meeting can be found in the Constitution on the website.
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
If you are interested in improving your skills as crew for the charity, have a look at the training section (to be found under ’sailing’) for the latest news.