Award To Long Serving Committee Member At AGM On 23rd February
Many members were present to help shape the future of the sailing club at the AGM held at the Deeside Royal Naval Association Club on 23rd February. During the meeting a sound financial performance and high levels of club activity were reported and the new race format introduced in 2015 was ratified and will continue into 2016. The new committee was elected – Tim Bowden (director & Commodore), Bill Duffield (director & Treasurer), John Hargreaves (director & Company Secretary), Mark Heaton (director & Membership Secretary), Tony Forster (director and RYA Training Principal), Ron King (director) and the following were co-opted onto the management committee – Jayne Rowland, Jeremy Cooper, Les Perry, Phil Gallagher & Stuart Hopson (Sailing Secretary).
At this meeting Ron King stood down as Membership Secretary after serving in this role for over 20 years. In that time Ron has done sterling work in administering our membership and in “meeting and greeting” anyone who has set foot inside the compound as prospective members, or even as just visitors. His dedication and friendly, down to earth and welcoming nature have certainly helped in maintaining strong membership numbers over the years and he will be a hard act to follow. At the end of the meeting Tim Bowden (Commodore) presented Ron with an award to recognise this long service and to show the gratitude of the members. Well done Ron.