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25.01.2018 Volunteers Update

Great turnout at last night’s volunteer meeting with some sixty members – old & new coming along. Short presentations by Bob Wilkey (Commodore), Bob Holder (Training), Steve Roberts (Dinghy Sec), Nigel Bunker (Safety Boats) and Tony Brown (Chief Instructor) set the tone with particular emphasis on our investment on more dinghies for youth training. Many Thanks to existing volunteers and welcome to new volunteers in support of a full sailing and social program planned for the coming year.

Helpers are always welcome in any of our activities either inside with office work and social events, or outside on the water. If you feel the urge to get involved come along to the club where you will find a welcome.

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16.01.2018 St Patrick’s Night Do 17 March 2018

St Patrick’s Night Do 17 March 2018.  Live music from Sack the Juggler at 9pm.

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10.01.2018 Text of Commodore’s Letter 2018
Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club

Commodore’s New Year Letter 2018

 

Dear Member

Firstly, I would like to wish you and all your family a very happy and healthy 2018, and that it brings you everything you wish. In my case that would be a replacement boat! I hope, too, that you had a great Christmas and that Santa was generous with “Maritime Related Products” –  I hear he was seen in the clubhouse just before Christmas!

I am delighted and honoured to be your Commodore this year and to follow on from the good work that Steve Creek started, together with the club officers, to commence our transformation into a limited company. This is an important and historic move for our club and I will be working with the team to plan and deliver a business strategy that will aim to maintain the essential character of TMSC and bring sustainable, successful growth in the future. Management Committee has already made an early decision to prioritise our training effort and investment on youth sailing to create future membership streams and drive up activity levels. We also have to ensure we remain compliant with the array of legislation facing companies but I know we have the experience and determination amongst us to do this without interfering with the number one priority of Getting On The Water!

In fact in my 1st year on the committee, and looking around me, I can see that TMSC is built on the teamwork and strength of individuals – who never fail to surprise me with the amount and variety of work they undertake, as volunteers, to ensure our smooth running. However, we can only ask that they give so much. We are looking at how we might lighten that load and that includes allowing more volunteers the privilege of offering time and skills to the club! It is interesting work (usually), rewarding (in the sense of that warm inner glow), and helps us to keep subscriptions low (which gives us our well known inclusive culture and great social atmosphere). Whether it be club admin and finance, maintaining boats or facilities, rescue boat crew or race management or running the year round social programme, the club needs new input and energy from us all to keep up with the pace of change needed to stay ahead.

So….on 24th January at 7.30  we will be holding a briefing session at the club for volunteers, both new and existing, to  look at the opportunities on offer, and also to ensure that we are ensuring volunteer safety, and avenues for actively dealing with any improvement needs which arise. All welcome to attend and, of course, to volunteer!!

I should now get back to the main purpose of TMSC which is to say that we have had another great year both on, and under, the water thanks to section organisers and eager participants alike. Judging from the well-attended prize givings and reports over the year there has been significant enjoyment and achievement by individuals and crews at all levels -which is the point of it all.

This neatly allows me to end by offering tremendous congratulations from us all to Steve Wassell, Rachael Morris and their colleagues Steve Arrowsmith, Jim Slater and Dominic Hanley for another stunning Far Eastern victory in the Phuket King’s Cup.

Taking the honours in the IRC2 class again in challenging conditions, against the usual favourites, in the most prestigious regatta in the Far East is no mean feat, a great win for local clubs and certainly another one for the TMSC Hall of Fame. Well done all!

I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible for Commodore’s Drinks at 12.00 on Sunday 28th January where Steve Wassell will be filling the King’s Cup with gin and you can all get to meet me and talk about being a volunteer!

Have a great 2018, safe, fulfilling and successful times on the water, and enjoy your club to the full.

 

With Kind regards

Bob

 

Bob Wilkey

Commodore TMSC

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09.01.2018 First Aid Training

First Aid Training for TMSC members – 24th February 2018 0900 hours to 1700 hours at the club.

Three years have passed and many members will find their certification is out of date. Other members may also like to take the opportunity to enhance their skills.

The club is arranging to run a training course by Pat Dollard who as a member has agreed to provide the RYA course to other members at a huge 50.% discount. Those of you who have attended one of Pat’s previous courses will know just how positive his courses prove to be.

The cost for the day will be just £60 to include certification and manuals. If you want to participate, please e-mail me at [email protected] or put your name on the list on the notice board at the club

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08.12.2017 Cadets Party 2017

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Lovely Christmas party with the TMSC sailing cadets….fantastic group of children x Merry Christmas. thanks to Ronnie Carter, Vicky, Alex Smerdon and Bob, all our lovely helpers, Dave Kilby for great food and Neville Griffiths for the drinks.

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21.11.2017 See report on dinghy prize-giving

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20.11.2017 New commodore for 2017/18

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Following the AGM on 20 November 2017 TMSC has a new commodore Bob Wilkey,  pictured left.

Below are committee members from L to R:

Bernard Jones, diving rep, Steve Roberts sailing secretary – dinghies, Jamie Watts rear commodore, Ralph Smith committee member, Bob Wilkey commodore, Bob Holder hon. treasurer, Allen Adams windsurfing rep, Laurie Ingram committee member & Jane Harris-Wood social secretary.  Not in the picture are Karl Field vice-commodore, Dee Casey-Brown sailing secretary – yachts, Phillippa Smerdon cadet rep.  The post of Hon Secretary is vacant and there are two committee vacancies.

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20.11.2017 Congratulations to Nev

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Congratulations to club steward Neville Griffiths on his long service award presented tonight 20 November by club president Tony Ayers at the AGM.

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30.09.2017 Incorporation Newsflash

Great News for TMSC members!

It is with pleasure that your management committee can announce that Torpoint Mosquito Sailing Club is now incorporated and formally commences trade on the 1st October 2017.

Following the Special General Meeting  on 12th June and a lot of work by the management committee and the trustees this brings to an end some two years of investigation and deliberation on the best way to organise the club to safeguard members and provide a platform for the future.

Without all of our volunteers, our club and its full programme of events would not exist in the form we know it. TMSC would not want to see any of those volunteers unnecessarily running financial risks because of their involvement in club activities, and so to operate through a company limited by guarantee makes perfect sense.

Our club is in good health and your committee continues to plan carefully for the future.

There is still some legal paperwork to get through to transfer assets from the trustees to the incorporated company but our various volunteers are now protected from financial risk.

To provide members with full information, we have posted three important documents on the club Projects Page:

  1. The Incorporation Summary, this highlights the main changes arising from incorporation
  2. The Management Document, this provides information on the company and club organisation and includes the Club Constitution which remains unchanged and the core document for operations as agreed by members
  3. The First Board Meeting minutes following incorporation where trustees have delegated their powers to the management committee

All of this provides a seamless continuation of business.

If members have any questions they are encouraged to speak to one of the committee members.

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29.06.2017 New small ads page

New small ads page

Small ads:crew wanted; items for sale; etc

Send your items to [email protected] We can include ads for kit for sale, crew wanted/offered, local events, etc.  Please include your contact details.  We reserve the right to edit or refuse items if necessary.

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