Minutes of AGM held at Kelsey, 10:00 on 1 Dec '18
Present: Ron White Chairman
Phil Parsons Secretary
George Younger Treasurer
Plus 12 additional Members
- Chairman's Welcome and Introduction: Good turnout for the AGM, with the club meetings routinely well attended with enjoyable atmosphere at all events. The problem of low membership still hangs over the long-term future of the club.
- Treasurer,s Report: Details of the account were read out. Club has 20 paid-up members. Balance at 30 Nov 18 was £1078:54, about £100 net improvement on last year.
- Secretary's Report: Summed up tasks undertaken during the year. Update on the website. Asked for more input from members re: happenings, photographs etc.
- Award Ceremony: Trophies and certificates were presented for the competition winners. Categories were IOM, R-65, F500, Peapod Challenge Cup and Peapod Kelsey Cup. Full details and photographs published on the website.
- Election of Officers: Proposal (Tom) that we retain current Committe Members. Seconded (Dick). Carried unanimously.
- Communications: Some members are not receiving all the information which is invariably generated by a club. Secretary asked all to use the website as a primary source of information. Also, members asked to keep their email addresses up to date. More detailed information and duplicate where appropriate also to be kept on the A board.
- Membership Fees: There has been an increase in the rental charge by Kelsey Lake to reflect their continuing financial support of Wednesday sailing. In order to maintain this facility, a further charge of £10pa per member would be necessary. The Membership fee for 2019 would therefore be £50 consisting of £20 Club membership and £30 Kelsey Sat and Wed launch/recovery fee. Prop (Dick), seconded (Pete T). Carried by majority vote.
- Diversity: In order to make the Club more attractive to new members, it was proposed that we advertise and run events both for model cars/trucks (Crawlers) and model aircraft. The name of the club would not change, but creation of both facilities and their advertising would be researched by Geoff (Crawlers) and Ron (Flying).
- Disability Access We still have a significant problem in launching and recovering models from the water for those who are disabled, especially as the water level drops. Kelsey are unwilling to make any further improvements. The club's favoured solution has been to fit a bannister rail to the wall of the slipway and/or to manufacture a launch pier at the south end of the cafe area. Neither proposal can be considered by Kelsey. The only option now is that the club members drive some scaffolding piles into the ground on the slipway to make a bannister rail. None of the club members are in favour of this so Mike and Bill were asked to make further representations to Kelsey to see if a better solution can be found.
- Quarterly Club Meetings: It was agreed that 4 Club meetings per year, including the AGM would be held. Dates would be published but likely to be around the beginning of each month Mar,Jun,Sep and Dec.
- East Park: Sec stated that in the search for new members, we need a routine presence at East Park. New members are unlikely to come from Holderness but much more likely from Hull itself. The Club has a long association with East Park (1933) and the pond was left in perpetuity by Sir James Reckitt for the exclusive use of model boats. The pond has been neglected in recent years. If it is to be brought back to its original style of use, the club needs to have a routine presence there. Sec was to approach Hull City Council to research what can be done and report back to the Club at the next meeting.
- Meeting Closed at 11:15