A huge turnout gathered on Friday night for DBSC’s 61st AGM. There was suspense and anticipation in the air as members assembled to find out who would take over from our fearless Commodore, Luke Parker, who was stepping down to spend more time with his family. Before the question of the night was answered, Commodore Parker made the most of the night by celebrating the season past.
In 45 minutes, we held the Presentations for Lasers and Big Boats and heard reports from each of the executive (abridged version: all’s well, finances are sound but tight, please help with fees and donations).
A highlight was the presentation of Clubman of the year – Peter Collie. As we all know Peter is a regular at the club, always there with a smile, ready to help. He holds the tongs at every BBQ, he rustles people up for twilight and winter sailing, and he looks after our function hire. Everyone agreed that DBSC would not be what it is without Peter’s help. Congratulations!
Finally, the moment of truth was upon us – the election of our new leader. After 10 seconds of hearty discussion, it was unanimously agreed that Andrew Cox would become DBSC’s new Commodore. Andrew’s vision for the future will be the subject of next week’s newsletter.
For now, let’s thank Luke for 4 great years of leadership. You can check out his entire farewell address here.
There were certainly many toasts to Luke’s reign during the post-AGM dinner. Thanks to Paul, Shirley and Deb for the wonderful food and thanks to all those that came and helped make the transition of power a smooth and festive affair.