FFSC Weekly News 3rd Febuary 2021

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The General Committee have been listening to the membership in these difficult times however we are aware that there are plenty of questions out there. We have created a new email address askthegc@ffsc.co.uk and invite you to ask any questions for response here. We will collate the questions and post responses on the club website so that an answer to your question can help others. We welcome these questions in advance of the virtual AGM in March where there will be a limited capability to ask/respond to questions. You can use this address to make suggestions to the GC, if you have concerns or a problem. 

Membership Renewals

Thank you to those who have already renewed their membership. 

Please be aware that those of you who wish to pay by Cheque or BACs will not receive an invoice. If you choose to pay this way please calculate your renewal fee and make the payment using the details on the form. 

To renew please click on the following link 

Online Membership Renewal Form

Boat Stickers
Please note that boat stickers will not be sent out with your membership packs, they will be attached to your boat at a later date.
 

AGM 2020 (previously postponed) Notice

 

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of Felixstowe Ferry Sailing Club will be held online on 21st March 2021 at 1430 hours.

In accordance with rule 2.2.1 candidates for Officers for election at the AGM shall be nominated and seconded in writing by members entitled to vote and the nomination, together with the nominee’s written acceptance of the nomination, shall be forwarded to the Club Secretary, or added to the nomination form included in the Club Newsletter, no later than 28th February 2021.

In accordance with rule 3.2 any proposal from the Membership in respect of changes to the Rules of the Club shall be signed by any ten members and submitted in writing to the secretary by no later than 7th February 2021.

ONLINE GENERAL COMMITTEE NOMINATION FORM
 

Here is a list of NOMINATIONS so far…

  • Commodore – Colin Lister
  • Vice Commodore – Max Evans
  • Rear Commodore (Sailing) – Sam Rowell
  • Rear Commodore (Training) – Alan Rutterford
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary – Alison Candy
  • Membership
  • Social – Lynda Skelton
  • Publicity – Lyn Gameson
  • House – Andy Robinson
  • Sailing Captain – Matt Read
  • Yacht Captain – Chris Ball
  • Ordinary Member– Mark Swain
  • Ordinary Member – Paul Smith

If you or maybe you and a friend (jointly) are interested in helping with one of the above posts then the existing GC members would be only to willing to talk you through what each job entails.
Please do reply to this email with your contact details and which job you are interested in and we will call you back.

 

Jenny Simpson (many will remember her as Jenny Deighton)

It is with great sadness that we report that Jenny passed away suddenly on 29th January 2021. A well-known yacht sailor and club member back in the 70s and 80s, she came to live in Felixstowe a few years ago with her late husband Tony and became an active social member. She will be deeply missed by her many friends. Our thoughts are with her two sons Jim & Tom.

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Things you might have missed

FFSC 5 year Business Plan

During Last year the committee held some workshops to develop a strategy for the club in the future. The work will not be completed by the end of this current
committee and the body of work including a member’s survey and post COVID-19 issues will need to be considered or completed by the next General Committee.
The commodore elect, Colin Lister, has expressed an interest in a working group to take a fresh look at the Club’s mission, vision, business model and how best sailing and other activities can be effectively delivered to the membership.
To that end he has spoken to Ed Candy, as a Club member who is an experienced businessman with a track record of delivering business potential in competitive markets. Ed has kindly offered to volunteer his time as a Consultant to develop such a plan for FFSC Ltd in consultation with the Directors, General Committee and Club members. It is proposed that this work will commence after the delayed March AGM, and that the resultant plan will be published to all members prior to the November AGM.

Your thoughts on how you would like to see the Club re-establish post Covid will be welcomed by Ed who can be contacted by email on edwincandy@btinternet.com or by phone on 07782 345678.

The General Committee and Colin Lister
 

Blast from the past!

Thanks to Rosemary Nunn & Wendy Wakeford


 

Stay safe and well
Jane B & Jane W

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