Notice of AGM
Notice is hereby given that the 25th Annual General Meeting of the UK Ballad Association will be held at 7.30pm on Saturday, November 25th, 2017 at Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club
Janie Smallridge, The Willows, Ludwell Lane, Exeter EX2 5AQ
Present: representatives of the following boats: Matui, Windwhistle, Duchess, Poppin, Summertime, Shara of York, Sixpence, Khadine, Shebeen, Vivacious, Arabesque
1 Apologies: Happy Hour, Afrodite, Gancia Girl, Balu
2 Minutes of the 23rd AGM were circulated and agreed.
3 Matters Arising: None
4 Report by Secretary and Treasurer: Janie apologised for not managing to arrange a Winter Dinner, when she failed to organise a speaker. It was agreed that members would enjoy a dinner without a speaker. However, Chris and Katie Jackson have agreed to give a talk, with photos, on their three sailing experiences in Thailand.
An email will be sent out with the order form for fleeces with the Ballad Logo which was in the newsletter, so that more orders can be prepared at once. Action: Janie
5 Report by Webmaster: There are currently three Ballads for sale on the website, and Mick Pindar requested to be informed when boats are sold so that they can be removed.
6 Report by Newsletter Editor: Ken Morgan was thanked for the lovely Autumn newsletter and he asked for more photos and articles for the next one.
7 Chairman’s report: Tim Burne thanked the Committee and in particular, Cathy Noakes for helping with the organising of a very enjoyable Championships run by Royal Western Yacht Club. He handed over to Chris Jackson for his proposal of a new trophy to encourage more boats to attend the Championships, who might otherwise be put off by the out-
8 Election of Officers for 2017: Cathy Noakes, Chris Tyrrell and George Whetman were happy to continue on the Committee.
Tim Burne continues as Chairman and Janie continues as Secretary/Treasuer, but again asked whether anyone would take on this role.
9 It was agreed to keep Subscription Rates at £6 per boat, and £5 for ex-
10 Arrangements are in place to hold the 2017 Championships in Fowey over the weekend 26th -
Usual Skippers' Briefing on Friday evening, two races Saturday and again Sunday, and a Pursuit Race on Monday. It is hoped to have a meal at Fowey Gallants on Saturday evening and Prizegiving Dinner at Royal Fowey Yacht Club on Sunday evening. Action: Tim/Chris Tyrrell
11 2018 Championships: It was agreed to hold the Championships in the Yealm, after investigating the tides. Action: Janie
12 AOB: Geoff Wheeler (Arabesque) has offered to organise the Royal Plymouth Corinthian Yacht Club to donate a Corinthian trophy for the 'White Sail' group.
13 Date of future AGM. To be notified.
Janie Smallridge Hon Sec/Treasure
Ballad AGM supper
Saturday 25th November 2017
£18 per person
Pan fried chicken breast on bubble and squeak patti flavoured with smoked bacon served on chive cream sauce
Salmon fillet with parsley, prawn and lemon stuffing with parsley sauce
Vegetable and cheddar pie with toasted pine nuts and sesame seed glaze (v)
Milk chocolate Panna cotta with caramel dipped strawberry
Warm cherry Bakewell tart with custard
Fresh filter coffee/ tea
Notice of AGM 2017
Minutes of AGM 2016
Menu for AGM Supper