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Letter from Mike Howard

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:54 am
by Fredthecharlie
Graeme has received the attached letter from Mike Howard to be discussed at the AGM

AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017

Posted: Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:18 pm
by AYRSWebAdmin
The 53rd Annual General Meeting of the Amateur Yacht Research Society will take place on Sunday 22nd January 2017 at the Village Hall, Thorpe, Surrey, TW20 8TE starting at 4.00pm. The AGM is open to all paid-up members and their guests, but only members may vote.


1. Apologies for absence
2. The minutes of the 52nd Meeting held on 24th January 2016 at the Village Hall, Thorpe, Surrey.
3. Chairman’s Report
4. Treasurers Report and Accounts
5. Confirmation of the President and Vice- Presidents, Election of Officers (Vice–Chairman, Secretary and Editor) and Committee members.
6. Future of AYRS
7. Any Other Business
8. Vote of Thanks to the helpers of the Society
9. Formal Close of the meeting.

Fred Ball, Acting Secretary


Previous Minutes: The draft minutes of the 52nd AGM are on the AYRS website at

Chairman & Treasurer’s Reports and Accounts: These will also be found on the AYRS website (in due course).

Officers and Committee Elections: Sheila Fishwick has already resigned both as Vice-Chairman and Secretary, and has proposed that Fred Ball replace her as Vice-Chairman. We need a new Honorary Secretary!
Under our rules, the Editor (Simon Fishwick), and Committee Members Fred Ball, Kim Fisher and Tim Glover have also completed their current terms of office. They are all willing to serve again, although Simon would prefer someone else suitably skilled to take over as Editor as he is finding it difficult to give the job the time it needs. He is willing to continue on the Committee and manage the website. Any nominations should be submitted, preferably by email, to the acting Secretary as soon as possible. (Email:

Reporting Accountant: The Committee propose that Robin Fautley be re-appointed.

The Future of AYRS: We need to improve our distribution of articles and we need more members to write reports on their activities and items of interest; new theories, results of tests hints and tips repairs and responses to articles etc.

Any Other Business: Any items for formal consideration are to be submitted by 24th December 2016, but items for informal discussion may be notified to the Secretary up to two days before the meeting. Email:

Re: AYRS Annual General Meeting, 22nd January 2017

Posted: Fri Jan 06, 2017 10:04 am
by AYRSWebAdmin
The accounts for the year ending 30 September 2016 are on the AYRS website at ... report.pdf.