MAXI OWNERS ASSOCIATION
Annual General meeting – 21st February 2016
Held at The Phoenix Inn, Twyford. Meeting Opened at 12:00hrs
Amylou ~ Gary & Carole Heward
Asante ~ Andy & Sara Horwood
Blue Lightning ~ Peter & Sarah Sands
Blue Rider ~ Peter & Sue Stonestreet
Looking Foor Klos ~ Julian & Carolyn Trimming
Neroli ~ Rod & Carole Minkey
Magewind ~ John Skipper
Misty ~ Nigel Chilcott
Atlantide ~ David Lack
Good Time Girl ~ Kevin & Annie Brown
Apologies were received from the following:
Fenix Flyer ~ Graham Bremer
Suive ~ Richard & Lorraine Sams
Caribou ~ Tim & Sarah Phillips
Leda ~ David Brown
Orinoco ~ Ronnie and Jane Harris
Moonshine Blues ~ Robert & Sally Ledger
Vouvray ~ Chris & Helen Wildey
Aloni ~ Jim & Jackie Burns
Copies of the minutes of the 2015 AGM were distributed
It was unanimously agreed that they were a true and accurate account of that meeting.
Julian Trimming opened the meeting by thanking those members attending and summarised the events of 2015.
A significant milestone was the advice that Maxi Yachts had a new UK distributor “Regatta Yachts”
Regatta Yachts would be offered membership of the Association conditional on them undertaking to respect that Membership Data was classified and not available for them to use for marketing purposes..
There was intent to confirm a rally program as early as possible in the hope that getting the events in to Members diaries would encourage wider attendance.
In discussions with Chris Wildey, it was believed that changing the website to a “Wordpress” format would make site maintenance easier and allow the site to be kept up to date without the reliance on everything needing to be processed by the webmaster.
Program for change and budget costs were discussed and it was agreed that Chris Wildey would be given the authority to proceed.
Chris has expended a great deal of time and effort in researching and proposing plans for the website and the Association formally recognises his work, expresses a vote of thanks and will present him with a token gift of wine to show appreciation.
A survey has been conducted by the “Dufour” Owners Association looking at various aspects of Boat Owners Associations.
One of the areas highlighted is the difficulty that smaller Associations are having in maintaining support from their membership. Giving some reassurance that the difficulty the M.O.A is having in engaging its members is not unique.
The Memberships ideas and opinions are again sought to try to boost Association activity.
Sarah presented a summary of the years accounts and had the accounts available for review by the members.
Balance of our accounts at the end of the 2015/16 year was:
Current account: £278.30
Savings account: £4655.32
Income (Subs & Sales) £817.77
Website hosting £128.00
AGM Costs £26.00
Sara provided an updated membership list which showed that membership is slightly down on that of previous year, although the distribution is generally unchanged.
It was agreed by those present that “Honorary” memberships should be removed from the Association
It was agreed by those present that the following “Associate” Memberships would be granted for one year
John Haskins Marine – technical advisor
Proposals for the Committee are set out below.
In addition it was proposed and agreed that Three (3) additional General Members would be elected on to the Committee.
Chairman Julian Trimming
Vice Chairman Vacant
Secretary Peter Sands
Treasurer Sarah Sands
Web Master Vacant
Membership Secretary Sara Horwood
UK Rally Coordinator Peter Stonestreet
South Coast Rally Coordinator Graham Bremer
East Coast Rally Coordinator Vacant
General Committee Members (3) Andy Horwood
Signatories to the Association bank accounts remain as Sarah Sands (Treasurer) and Sara Horwood (Membership) and Peter Sands (Secretary)
The proposed committee was unanimously approved by those members present at the meeting
Volunteers are requested to fill the two vacant positions
Graham Bremer was sadly unable to attend the meeting so a report of activity in the Solent area was given by Peter Sands
The Solent area are circulating invitations to attend rallies to all Association Members to both demonstrate what is going on and welcome any Member to an event should they be cruising in the area during a planned event.
No reports were given of activity in any other area
Rally Co-ordinators are requested for all other regions in the hope activity can be encouraged.
Preliminary Rally Program Solent Area
26 / 27 March ~ Ocean Village / Mercury Marina
9/10/11 May ~ Bembridge
4 / 5 June ~ Lymington
13 / 14 ~ August Chichester
3 / 4 September ~ Poole
16 / 16 October ~ Cowes
Joomla to be replaced by “Wordpress” to make it easier to maintain the site and add items.
See Chairman’s report
No items were tabled and the meeting was closed at 1430hrs.