Annual General Meeting 2018


Dear Member,

In accordance with the constitution i am writing to inform you that the Annual General Meeting of Rossendale Valley Sailing Club will take place on the 4th November 2018 (2PM) at the Clubhouse, Clowbridge Reservoir. Notice of this meeting has been placed in the clubhouse since 13th September and has also been emailed out previously to all members on the club database.

The Agenda for the AGM 4th November will be as follows:

  1. Welcome
  2. Apologies for Absence
  3. Minutes of the last AGM
  4. Commodore’s Report
  5. Hon. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Membership Secretary’s Report
  7. Election of Flag Officers
    • Mark Girven – Commodore
    • David Hudson – Vice Commodore
    • Gill Garner – Secretary
    • Steve Booth – Treasurer
  8. Election of Council Members
    • N.Girven, D.Forbes, M.Green, R.Glowa, S.Booth, M. Ashby-Smith, M.Morgan, G.Stones, J. Blackburn, E.Davis
  9. Proposal of Council – to offer, based on continued and past support to the club, the category of Life Membership to Doug Forbes. Also based on past support to the club the category of Honorary membership to Joan Forbes.
  10. Proposal of Council – adoption of working document on Increased Participation by Club Members. With agreement on recommended proposals.
  11. Closure of meeting, followed by Race Prize Giving and refreshments.

Annual general Meeting

The Annual General Meeting for 2018 will be held on Sunday 4th November 2pm – 4pm.

Nominations are invited for Adult, Life, Honorary and Adult Family members to serve on the Council for the season 2018 – 2019. Nominations will close on Saturday 20th October. Please ensure that all nominations are willing to serve on the committee before entering their nominations. Proposers and seconders must be Adult / Life or Family Members.

There is a list in the club house (Membership board) where any interested parties can add their names together with Proposers and Seconders.

Election of Council Members – if the number of candidates duly proposed and seconded exceeds the number of vacancies to be filled, election shall be by ballot, by members present at the AGM and entitled to vote.

As per constitution, David Hudson has served three years as Commodore, and is not eligible for re-election. This position is therefore open to any member who wishes to apply. In addition Derek Spedding wishes to stand down as Treasurer, again this position requires filling.

Any queries – please contact David Hudson via email:

RYA Day Skipper (Shore Based)

Currently gauging interest in members who wish to achieve RYA Day Skipper (Shore Based)

Numbers are limited due to size of training room. Cost is £190 and includes 40 hours of tuition plus 3 hours of assessment.

RYA Course Material is approx. £65 and Plotter and Dividers £24.

We are looking to commence course on Wednesday 25th October 7pm – 9pm

For further details and to register interest please contact Frank Lee :


Position of Principal for 2018

The post of RTE Centre Principal reaches the end of current tenure at the end of 2017. RVSC council wish to finalise selection of RTE Centre Principal for 2018 at the earliest opportunity. Thus, allowing a short period of time to work alongside the existing post holder, and witness an RYA Annual inspection. The period of office is limited to a maximum of three years, after which the post will be re advertised.

The principal must be aged 18 or over and show sufficient authority within the organisation to manage activities. Post is open to Club Members, and position reports to the Club Council.

The Principal is required to give a personal undertaking to ensure compliance by the Centre with the RYA Recognition Guidance Notes, subject to terms and conditions of recognition.

A Principal need not be a qualified Senior Instructor, but where the Principal is not a qualified Senior Instructor, a Chief Instructor must be appointed for each discipline. For clarity roles are split as:

Club Committee Finance / Staffing / Child protection / Buildings and Maintenance / Purchasing / Domestic and Teaching staff
Principal Administration / Equipment replacement and repair / Inspections
Chief Instructor (CI) Manage staffing for all disciplines and activities / co-ordinate all the centre activities / oversee all programmes / Carry out risk assessments / Produce or have major input to the SOP’s / Report to the Principal / Monitor teaching standards through practical observation / provide feedback to staff
Lead Senior Instructor (SI) or CI (If individual CI’s) All activities afloat / activity programmes / training and devlopment of instructors / Instructors daily tasks / mentor / Staff Development / Train assistant instructors


The Centre Principal is primarily a management role, overseeing paperwork, liaising and facilitating contact between the club and RYA. The principal holds overall responsibility for compliance with the RYA Recognition Guidelines.

Any interested parties should indicate their intentions to be considered for the role by Friday 15th September, accompanied by a brief supporting statement, to the club secretary by email to: