Acting Commodores Address

The majority of you will by now be aware that an Emergency Meeting of the Club Management Committee took place on Saturday 6 April 2013. The purpose of the meeting was to decide interim management arrangements for the club until the AGM in October, following the resignations of five members of the committee including the three Flag Officers

The meeting resolved that:

  1. The Interim/Acting Officers of the club until the next AGM be, Commodore – Tony Mead, Vice Commodore – Harry Thompson, Rear Commodore – Martin Bushnell, Secretrary – Tony Mead. It was noted that Gordon Byrom would continue his elected position as the Club Treasurer, that Steve Gorst would continue as Sailing Captain and, that Harry Thompson would retain his role as Membership Secretary. The other members of the committee that continue to serve it are, Terry Worthington, Alan Courtney, Llewelyn Williams, Peter Wrigley and Ken Robinson
  2. The proposed change of the club’s name and, all other recently decided upon changes to the way in which the club is managed, be reconsidered at the meeting of the management committee to be held on Saturday 20 April 2013.
  3. The membership of the club be informed of decisions made by the committee in respect of item 2; above, following the meeting.

Yours In Sailing

Tony Mead
Acting Commodore

Up River BBQ

We’ve had feedback from several club members now and it looks like the BBQ is the most popular option. Terry W has kindly offered to be the officer of the day and is currently researching suitable dates. I’ll post a firm date shortly.

Bethesda Zip Wire

Fancy a go on Europes longest and highest Zip wire? It has been suggested as a possible event and I thought a small group of us could go and try it together. Let me know if you’re interested and we’ll arrange a date. Three definites so far.

Bridgewater Visit 13/07/2013 – Cancelled

The Bridgewater visit has been cancelled this year as they can’t fit it in with their programme.

I’m looking for alternative things to do and throwing it open to everyone for suggestions.   One event that we used to run was the up river BBQ, does that sound like something we would be interested in trying again this year or would you like to do something else?

All comments welcome.

Facebook Integration

I had a go at this today but it keeps wanting to point to my own facebook page instead of the clubs.

I’ll have another go tomorrow, need a coffee now and the kids are coming for dinner.

Membership Database

The current position with the membership database on the website is that it is being merged with the Membership Secretarys database so there is just one database.  This means that there will be no login facility for the members for the time being.  However we are striving to get it up and running as soon as possible.

The current login is for Administrators only.

New additions

I’ve added an events calendar to the home page which makes it very easy to see what events are coming up.  Very pleased with the way it works.  Any dates with events are highlighted.  Hovering the mouse over them brings up a description and clicking on them tales you to the event.

New website

Well I think i’m getting the hang of this wordress now.  Certainly to set up the structure of the site and navigation has been a lot easier than the old Joomla content management system we used to use.  I hope you like what you see so far.  The events are all in but I will flesh them out more with tide times and sailing times.  I’ve done this for the first sailing event and will do the same for the rest.

The next jobs are connecting this to our facebook page, setting up a members database, emailing system, contact form etc

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