AGM Minutes 2006

Draft Minutes of Annual General Meeting 2006
6 January, 2006 at Fremantle, Australia


Meeting started at 1845 hrs and ended at 2046 hrs
The 2005 Minutes were approved.



Chairman's report

 
Søren Andreasen reports:

  • Commitment Dutch Sailor
  • Ready for Austrian Europeans
  • Rule book
  • Stickers: 500 went
  • ordered 1000 in Italy, 2 per member
  • Advertising: Richard Buttner
  • Canadian Inquiry -money club dinghy?
  • 100% growth Denmark - bought 5 in U.K.
  • US$500
  • Destroyed moulds from Rondar obsolete, considered unmarketable
  • DVD 1500 Euro,  Ian Mollatt may help find unlicensed music. Each paid up person should get a copy
  • Photographer - Pictures here (Fremantle)
  • Reproduce Garda Video

















Treasurer's report

Tim Holden reported:
Assets:   Euro 14977   Sterling £422
Debt:  
Australia AUS$9500 for moulds
Associations:
Den, USA, UK, Italy owe to ?, Ger owes 3 years fee, Austria, Serbia Montenegro



Technical Report


  • ISAF agreed change rule changes - not posted
  • 2 new builders
  • New Challenges Perth, Australia
  • Dinghy Sports
  • U.K. 1 proto
  • Italy. 3 builders
  • Jan new point system request ISAF
  • Championship--Championship & regatta












President's report


Apologies Manfred Kieckbusch



Secretary's report


Currently there are 664 members of yahoo-groups compared with 559 members in 2005 and 386 members in 2004. Note, we count email addresses. There are certainly duplicate and/or abandoned email addresses.

New boat sales figures   Used boats
43    2005                            9
28    2004                            7 (fewer advertisements on the Internet)
16    2003                            27
26    2002                            37
50    2001                            39
18    2000                            47
33    1999                            19
25    1998                            -

2317 boats have been issued plaques representing new boats since the inception of the Contender class in 1969. (Through the end of 2005)

Builders new in 2005/2006:

  • None now in North America, an issue limiting potential





Business Arising

  • Annual fees. no comment
  • ISAF rules changes
  • Digitize plans
  • Measurement Form. Available
  • Sail changes adv require further measurement form changes.
  • John Cassidy
  • Rodger White: Sail form to Graham Scott, North and other sail makers











Election of Officers

Treasurer:
Tim Holden - willing
Technical Chairman: Mol Mollatt - willing
Secretary: Gil Woolley - willing
Chairman: Søren - willing
President: Manfred Kieckbusch - willing
All reelected



Upcoming Events

Worlds 2007:
Medemblik July 13-20, Nationals at Workum prior
100+ Competitors.  Committee to decide fleet split? - up to 120 no split.

2008:
Kingston, Ontario, Canada - Last week August 2008. CORK

2010:
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia



Rules changes

  • Cheating, ISAF rule change must sail the last race.
    Will wait until unanimous.
  • Rule change: Allow wire, fax email
    Helm
    sail #
    vote to remove “postal” - all in favour. Unanimous.









Submitted by Gil Woolley, Secretary dated 24 June 2006

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