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 !
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.
The next Awareness training will be on the 25th November and will be held at the Manx Blind Welfare Centre in Onchan. Its a part 1 course which will be run by our Awareness Officer David Killey.
The course will run from 1900-2100 please contact David on 409345 to book places and for further information.
If you have not done your awareness training please make the effort to attend this course.
This course provides the opportunity to give helpers practical advice and understanding of what is involved in working alongside disabled sailors.
- Rationalise and alleviate fear of working with people with disabilities
- Train students to facilitate activities for people with disabilities
- Provide practical advice & knowledge of working alongside disabled people
Course objectives - To be aware of and able to demonstrate knowledge of:
- The needs of disabled children and adults
- Improve essential communication skills
- The use of current terminology used to explain disability
- Understanding of disability and its challenges in the sailing environment