AGM 2019

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nick.beeton
Hi Rick,

Hi Rick,

Regretfully unable to make the AGM this year.

Regards

Nick & Sue Beeton

Navigation is a series of plots. In fog the plot thickens...

mike.mcnerney
Unfortunately we will be

Unfortunately we will be unable to attend this year's AGM as we will be abroad in February.

Best wishes to everyone

Mike and Bobbie

Hera

david.claassen
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Rick,

Rick,

Is it possible for me to stay for supper? I am less than 2 hours away, so will not be staying over.

Thanks!

David

David Claassen

"Logan's Run"

2006 26M

david.claassen
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Rick and all,

Rick and all,

I have been called out of town for this weekend so will very reluctantly be missing the gathering. I will certainly be joining in for a shared adventure this summer.

David

David Claassen

"Logan's Run"

2006 26M

quentin.sands
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Just got back from the AGM in

Just got back from the AGM in Stratford and while everything is fresh-ish I thought I would provide a brief, unofficial, update for those of you hungry for exciting news from the committee room.

We enjoyed an excellent talk from Paul and Lorraine from the RNLI who told us about the origins of the RNLI, it's present reach and the amazing rescues it performs almost every day of the week. Some association members have benefited from the assistance of the RNLI in the past and it is good to know the RNLI will be around, quietly in the background, should any of us get into trouble in the future.

We spent some time re-visiting the Big Mac event and I heard some interesting tales about the exciting conditions on the days following my departure.

Roly was awarded the Janita Shield for his sterling efforts over the years as a good egg and technical expert - I was surprised he hadn't won it before.

We discussed 2019, decided that Windermere would be this years 'Big Mac' and made several proposals that might require formal ratification in the future. One is to have the main MacGregor gathering/Big Mac on the same week every year and to try and plan at least two years ahead. So, Windermere this year from Wednesday 24th July to Wednesday 31st July, and then the equivalent week the following year will be a South Coast event - not sure precisely which venue but committee will confirm asap. We thought that we should try and choose venues that suit all abilities but particularly sailors who are new to their boats, perhaps new to sailing. We also thought it would be good to choose venues where their was alternative accommodation available locally for those wishing to visit, crew, build experience who might not wish to bring their boats and might not find berths easily on other members' boats.

We also discussed the idea of having the AGM during the Big Mac week. Turn out in Stratford yesterday was quite low, perhaps including it during the Big Mac week would make the meeting more meaningful and at the very least ensure we are, I think the word is, quorate....I heard Rick use it, anyway.

Although there weren't many of us there we had useful discussions that we hope will keep the momentum of the Association going strong through the website, newsletter and the Big Mac. We also hope that there will be other informal gatherings this year - for instance Roly and I are thinking of meeting in Largs during the last week in May (all welcome) - but the main focus will be on Windermere and we hope to get as many boats as possible there, for some, if not all of the week at the end of July. I will start a separate Windermere Big Mac 2019 thread sometime soon and hopefully people can start making plans.

Hope all is well.

Commodore Q

Quentin Sands

Mrs MacGregor 26C

david.kirk
That's great Quentin.

That's great Quentin.

I shall endeavour to join you at Windermere.

David Kirk

David Kirk
26X Glissando
Dumfriesshire, Scotland

rick.jones
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A little late - I forgot to

A little late - I forgot to post this last week! At the AGM, Quentin presented Roly with the Janita Shield.

The shield is awarded annually by the commodore to a member who has made an outstanding contribution to the Association. Roly has been a stalwart of the MOA for many years. and has been doing a sterling job as secretary since 2016.

Congratulations Roly!

Rick Jones (Treasurer) 1994 Mac 19 "White Lightning", Isle of Wight

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