There are various ways in which members can (and do) support the Club. There are roles supporting racing and sailing: either in a safety/mark-laying boat or on a Committee Boat, for Club Racing, Open Meetings, or Leisure Sailing. But there are a number of onshore duties which are equally important. These include car park marshalling, tractor marshalling and shrimping control at our large events, and working parties (both mid-week and weekend) to help maintain the site, buildings, Club boats, Committee Boats, and safety boats. All of these are important. Members are invited to express a preference, at the time of joining or membership renewal, as to which of these duty types they would prefer to do.
The voucher scheme will continue. This is a way of saying thank you from the Club, on behalf of all members, to those who volunteer. Currently vouchers may be used in the bar, to purchase regalia, and since November 2017 in the café. Their use has now been extended to Jonti.
This year we introduced annual awards for volunteers who have given most generously of their time, and we will continue with this.
2017 Volunteer of the Year Award
The Commodore’s Award for registering the most duties on Dutyman over the year went to David McNamee.
2018 Volunteer of the Year Awards
The Commodore’s Award for registering the most duties on Dutyman over the year went to Ian Wilson.
Other awards went to:
Barry Wyatt for his contribution as Webmaster and before that in many capacities.
Ann Davies for her contribution over several years making flags for the club.
Barry Holden for taking on the considerable task of restoring the benches in the gents’ changing rooms, before that refurbishing the external notice board and also other valuable contributions to working parties.