8th August 2018
TO ALL DUC MEMBERS
Since our last AGM there have been many changes, the most notable being the massive upheaval with the change in venue to our temporary facility; and then the resignation after many years of Cuane Hall and Geoff Phillips after a long and successful tenure at DUC.
The move, initially met with the expected feelings of uneasiness, and unhappiness which comes with the unknown, however, the new premises have been nothing but amazing.
I am very humbled to be elected Chairwoman, with Butch Murray as vice, of such an exciting and vibrant club and I am privileged to have taken over and enjoy the support of a dynamic committee and dedicated staff.
I would really appreciate members support moving forward in the Club. We have many issues arising (inter alia a new club house, proposed changes to the DUC Constitution) in which I am sure you would like to have a voice. The only way to achieve this is to attend the meeting and have a vote. I urge all paid up senior members to attend.
You can find the following downloads below:
PLEASE TAKE NOTE :
1) PROXY FORMS / QUORUM
We will not be taking proxy forms this year as we are voting on changes to the DUC Constitution.
What this means is that unless we have an attendance of approximately 450 members (25% of senior members), we will not receive a quorum on 27th August. The meeting will held 2 weeks later on Monday 10 September 2018. (A change to the quorum clause is one of the items being put forward for amendment in the DUC Constitution).
2) NOMINTATIONS FOR THE COMMITTEE
Nomination forms will be posted on the Club notice board, (found on the wall near the cutlery/ serving area)
Please bear in mind that nominations for the committee close 48hrs before the meeting (7pm Sat 25th August) and any completed nominations forms need to be handed in to the club office before then.
No nominations can be accepted from the floor during the AGM.
3) ITEM NUMBER 13 ON THE AGENDA WHICH DEALS WITH CHANGES TO THE DUC CONSTITUTION
The main reason for the changes is to (last updated in 2007):
- Deal with changes to align more closely with Durban Ski Boat Club with whom we share facilities;
- With an eye on developing a future M.O.I for PWC which incorporates both DSBC and DUC
- Change membership categories to keep in line with changes in membership categories;.
- To enhance that management of the club by making the club decision making process more streamlined and inclusive.
The bar will not be open before the meeting but will be immediately after the meeting so you can catch up with acquaintances over a drink. Light snacks will be served after the meeting.
Thanking you and looking forward to a great 2018/19
LOUISA VAN STADEN