The Management committee is the main formal committee that runs the club, chaired by the President (Trish Ordsmith) and focuses mainly on Strategy and financial control and management and a few other things we have to do as a limited company. The voting members are the President (Trish Ordsmith) Commodore (Mark Jacot), Rear Commodore (Mike Scott), Operations Director (Tom Powers), Treasurer (Arthur Wilson), Company Secretary (Martin Lilley) and Dave Burnham as a non exec member. The Vice Commodore (Chris Smith) and Secretary (Maurice Walker) also attend.
We had a long and productive meeting and agreed the following
- An outline 3 year plan focused on growing membership from our current 249 to 299 (why 299, well its 20% growth and takes us back to where we were exactly a few years ago)
- To set up a financial strategy sub group to put together a financial plan to support this and also consider how we invest the club reserves (we have reserves saved for significant items such as road repairs and work on the clubhouse)
- Approval of a number of updates to key policies
- A proposed budget for this year including allocating budget for projects which will potentially include an extra pontoon (subject to successful grant applications) and updates to the committee/training room
We also looked at governance structures of the club and will discuss that further at the next meeting. We are aiming to make sure we have the right number and structures of committees to make sure we effectively run the main aspects of the club.
We covered a few other matters including agreeing support for model boat racing and closed the meeting just before midnight. Hopefully future meetings will be shorter. If you would like to know more, ask any of the committee members.
Lastly a request – if anyone knows who set up the @RLSCOfficial twitter feed a while back, please let me know.