We would like to remind members that our AGM takes place on Saturday 17th March and the Queen Victoria PH, Theydon Bois, Essex. As usual we meet for lunch at approximately 1200 hours and the business of the meeting will begin around 1400 hours. Please check your Autumn Bulletin for full details. We also remind you that, as reported in the Bulletin, we will be holding a charity auction. Please be aware that all purchases made at the auction are to be paid for on the day. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the meeting.
At last it is here! A little later than usual so please accept my apologies.
Members will find, in this issue, a full report on the EGM that was held in September. The need to include this report is, in part, the cause of the delay. As I informed the meeting at the time, I was due to go on an extended Autumn holiday and would not therefore have time to prepare the magazine before I went but I promised to get the Bulletin to the members before Christmas. I am now pleased to report that I have posted it out this morning – it should be with you early next week.
Once again, please accept my apologies for the delay.
We would like to remind members about the EGM set to take place on 2nd September 2017 at The Queen Victoria PH, Coppice Row, Theydon Bois, Essex. Full details of this meeting can be found in the Spring issue of The Bulletin.
This is a very important meeting concerning the future direction of the EOA and we request that all members do their very best to attend. The proposals for the future are outlined in the Spring Bulletin. If you cannot make it to the meeting but have something to offer on this topic please contact the President or a member of the committee in writing (email acceptable) to arrive by 31st August at the very latest. All contact details can be found inside the front cover of The Bulletin.
I have just collected the Spring Bulletin from the printers and will be posting it out to members shortly, so it should be with you all by the end of next week at the latest. As usual it is full of interest and draws your attention to at least one important date for your diaries!
The Eventide Owners Association held their annual AGM on Saturday 28th January at the Bull, Theydon Bois in Essex where those in attendance enjoyed an excellent pub lunch. Attendance at the meeting was low although many apologies for absence were received. For this reason the usual raffle with proceeds given to the RNLI was not held, but the members agreed that the Association should make a small donation to the Walton and Frinton branch of the RNLI in lieu. The President had not received any entries for the annual Log Competition so no trophies were awarded.
The donation made to the Cirdan Sailing Trust by the Association last year was discussed. The groups using the Trusts services are responsible of their own financing of the trip and it is often difficult for them to raise sufficient funds. At our request the money we donated went into the trust’s ‘Voyage of Discovery Fund’, which grants bursaries to make up the short-fall for such groups. Shortly before the AGM our President received a report from the Cirdan Trust on how they had distributed our donation; two groups being the beneficiaries. One of these was a school for pupils with special educational needs and the other a youth group from a deprived area. Included with the report were endorsements from the group’s leaders and the young people who participated and it was very rewarding to read how much these children had benefited. We will be reporting further on this in the spring issue of the Bulletin and will be posting excerpts from the report on this website shortly.
As a result of the feedback from the Cirdan Trust is was decided to make another, smaller donation, this year with the beneficiaries being the same special needs school.
Several matters of significance to the future of the association were also discussed and members will receive a full report of these in the spring Bulletin. It is planned to call an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss this more fully in the late summer and it is hoped that more members will be able to attend on that occasion.