Meeting held at MHYC 11 January 2011
Simon Grain (National President), Peter Stevens (National Measurer, National VP), Arthur Crothers (NSW), Terry Wise (NSW), Paula Shires-Clarke (NSW), Hank Boyer (NSW), Janette Syme (NSW).
Luke Mathews, Sean Wallis, Alyn Stevenson
President’s Opening Comment
President outlined the years activities and noted that it had been a very successful year for the J24 Class. From the Nationals at Melbourne, the SA and Vic states, through to the NSW States and Legends Regatta being an enormous success, the class has seen a good profile and number of boats racing in general.
Thanks also to the various organising State committees for each of these events. Thanks once again to Luke Mathews for his ongoing work on the website, also to Pete Stevens, Terry Wise, Arthur Crothers and Paula Shires-Clarke in particular for their ongoing involvement and work.
The advertising program with Sail-World has been suspended as decided by the committee, thoughts on this were varied from negative to enthusiastic positive and it may be looked at again in the future.
The Constitutional review is underway with a comments deadline by the end of February and a presentation of the revise by the Vic States.
Upcoming regattas are the possible Asia Pacs in Adelaide, 2012 Nationals in Adelaide and various State Champs with plenty of talk of more interstate involvement in these this year.
The next nationals format is to be changed and the proposal is that it be conducted as a 3 day long weekend regatta in March.
Matters arising from previous minutes that are not already on this agenda
No matters arising from last meeting minutes
Election of Officers
President (Simon Grain), Vice President (Peter Stevens), National Measurer (Peter Stevens), were re-elected unopposed. Paula Shires –Clarke was elected in the role of National Secretary, Kirby O’Brien was unable to confirm her availability for re-election as National Treasurer and this has been put in abeyance till she can be confirmed or otherwise.
The following points were raised:
Terry Wise moved a motion to finalize the Constitution by the end of March.
Change of Ownership forms to be put on the website
Welcome info pack to be developed for new owners.
SG informed the meeting that the IJCA had sent us an email about running another Worlds in 2016, feeling about this is generally positive.