Annual General Meeting (Friday, 22 May 2014, 7pm)
Unlike the annual general meetings of public companies where where is always a long "bitching session" at the end of formalities, our abridged version of democracy allows for people who want to make a difference to get on the management committee: you just have to email a nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org, or speak to the People's Prince (+61 419 224 795 or email@example.com).
We rarely have enough volunteers for positions, so sometimes the press-gangs needs to operate. If you are not already on the committee, and we expect you to be the next CEO of a public company, or leading professional in your field of choice, don't be surprised if you get a call.
If you have limited time, however, you don't need to be on the committee to help. Many of our members just roll up their sleeves and do stuff without being on the committees, in particular, the Sunday 18s helpers (John and Peter), the regular canteen crew (Andrea, Deb, Shirley and Carolyn), The Wise Master, LTR crew (Blackie, Craig, Justin, et al), to name just a few.
While some prefer the benevolent authoritarian regimes, it is the club's policy to encourage democracy based on the model first espoused in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Please participate by attending the AGM which usually goes for only 30 minutes before the Annual presentation and the post-AGM supper commences. It's a night to celebrate our club's successes, both on and off the water.
(NB: consider this circular the notice of meeting. Please click here for last year's minutes.)