We look forward to another busy and exciting year in 2017/2018 at Waikawa Boating Club.
We have started the year with a great AGM with lots of discussion and ideas floated that your Executive Committee will look at over the coming months. It is great to see the commitment and passion people have, to spend their free time coming to our AGM with positive thoughts to help make the club stronger and better.
Activity wise we have another busy year ahead of us with lots of opportunities to join in and participate for all.
John Jackson is wearing two hats this year. He is Vice Commodore and Rear Commodore Moorings and Assets and no, he hasn’t been genetically modified to wear two hats! We are already aware of issues that will need to be addressed. These include asking members to make individual submissions to council re: the new proposed rules on discharge of waste water. When this comes out please act on it to help make your and everyone else’s lives on the water a little easier
We now have a great network of moorings in the Sounds for members with new moorings in high use areas to help with peak cruising periods. Enjoy them and the wonderful area we cruise in!
Clive Ballett has come back onto the Executive this time as Rear Commodore House. Clive has a team of enthusiastic committee members and a full social calendar planned.
The Racing Rear Commodore role is currently vacant, however with sub committees organising the WineWorks Wine Race and Lawson’s Dry Hills New Year Regatta , our regular racing programme is well looked after by the sailing committee members.
We look forward to another year of good weather and great fleets for our ever popular twilight series. Get involved, have fun, then back to the club for socialising. Your support in the club afterwards helps keep the club financially viable.
Your committee members this year are Hiram Taylor, Mandy Carpenter and Brett Cammell . All bringing their expertise to the executive.
As is usual the club relies on a group of volunteers to help and run our events – please pitch in and help if asked. We are very grateful for the efforts our volunteers put in.
Similarly we would not be able to offer anything like as good or extensive program and prizes without our family of sponsors. Thank you to our sponsors and members, please support them so they can continue to help your club.
To our members, have a great year out racing, cruising and socialising – the more you get involved the more you will enjoy the beautiful Sounds and the year.