From The Boardroom April 2023 Monthly Update

In April it was my pleasure to host our annual Volunteer Thank You Function. Around 80volunteers attended. I’d also like to thank CYCA Commodore Arthur Lane and CEO Justine Kirkjian for flying to Hobart specifically for the event and to add their thanks to our RSHYR volunteers. We are indeed very fortunate to have such a loyal band of volunteers who regularly support many RYCT events and activities.

At its April meeting, the Board approved the 2023/24 budget, which has been based on modest rises in membership and marina fees. Membership renewals will be issued in May and we look forward to as many members as possible taking the opportunity to continue their support of our great Club.

I am very pleased to advise that a contract with Bellingham Marine for our Entry Jetty andA Arm Refurbishment project has been signed and work will commence soon. There will be The 64th Boags RYCT Navigation and Seamanship Cruise was a huge success. Congratulations to Claire Cunningham and her crew on “No Limitations” for organising thecruise and to the “Beaver” crew for another win.

Our Finance Manager, Stephen Smith, stepped down from his position in April. We would like to express our appreciation for his contributions to the Club and wish him and his family all the best as they embark on new ventures.

In May we have our presentation events and finally the Pear Tree Picnic to finalise the 2022/23 sailing season.

See you at the Club!

Richard Bevan