Following an extra-ordinary general meeting, we reviewed a draft constitution to enable us to convert to Charity status. Following some legal advice the Directors feel that the Foundation Model remains the best option to take AWSC forward. There have, however, been some adjustments to enable the formation of an Advisory Group. This group, consisting of members and trustees, will be empowered to appoint two trustees to the governing body. Coupled with a staged rotation of trustees, this also has the benefit of encouraging greater involvement of members in the affairs of AWSC – at least for those that want to.
The revised draft constitution is attached. Note that much of the draft is formed from a charity commission template. The sections relating to appointment of trustees are highlighted in yellow as are other areas that might be of interest. You may also wish to comment on the Charity Objects which are designed to be as all-encompassing as possible.
We will be holding an additional EGM in the near future to formally change our status but not before any feedback on our proposal is considered. Please could you therefore send feedback to Andy@altonwater.co.uk with 14 days.
Alton Water has just acquired some RS fevas and is now offering the RYA Sailing with Spinnaker courses. This is an exciting opportunity to get sailing with some more advanced boats with three sails in a safe and friendly environment. Sailors can work towards their RYA Sailing with Spinnakers certificate, learning both the practical elements and theory needed to enjoy sailing these speedy three-sail boats.
To book a course, go on to the 'Courses' tab on the Alton Water website, select 'Book a Course' and scroll down to select a Sailing with Spinnakers course.
If you would like to have a look at this course then please click here to view our video.
The member's series summer racing will take place every Sunday Morning until the end of August. If you are new to us at Alton Water then please don't hesitate to get in contact with us for more information or just turn up as it is FREE!
Many thanks to all of yesterday's competitors, the army of volunteers (including parents) and Alton Water staff, supporters and visitors who made the regatta such a memorable day for so many.
We look forward to seeing many of you back again next year.