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A Vision for the Future

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									KWSC
May 2009 Commodore and Committee

Mid Term Progress Report
“BUILD, IMPROVE, INNOVATE”
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BACKGROUND
As Commodore, and as a Committee, it is important that we provide periodic feedback to the membership on: • • • • what we are trying to achieve on your behalf; what we have actually achieved; and what we have left to do, but importantly; that we do this at times other than just the AGM

This presentation sets out to report back to you, the membership, on these points. You are welcome to contact me, the Commodore, or any member of the Committee, on any of the issues raised in this presentation, or indeed, on any other points at all. Suggestions and constructive criticism are always welcome.
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Objectives
• As Commodore I set out some personal objectives at the AGM in 2007 and reported on these at the AGM in 2008. These are listed in the following slides with a report on progress to date.
• As a club and committee we have a business development plan dated October 2006 which we are still using as our guide for the Club’s development. We will be refreshing this for next year as we do periodically. • There are other issues and information to bring you up to date on. • Some of this news will be known to some of you but some will be new to many of you.
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Successes to date (1) 11/07 – 05/09
          A new Constitution Web site redevelopment Boat Park / boat identification and tagging Transfer of accounts – continual good financial management Social/cruising e.g. start of season quiz, away cruises, Drascombe Rally Training – continued success and attraction of new members Tractor purchase Removal of dumped/broken trailers Training of 6 RYA Level 2 Club Race Coaches Additional Dinghy Instructors (7 assistant, 2 Senior), Additional Power Boat Instructor (1)

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Successes to date (2) 11/07 – 05/09
             Club database consolidation/ improvements More accurate email lists Youth Council established Grants – RYA Volunteer Grant and Tynedale Council Topper Fleet refurbishment to race standards Gain of 2 Mirrors to club fleet Hoist move, raising and refurbishment Move to primarily electronic communications Move to electronic annual renewals Maintenance of membership levels (but no growth currently) CRO Course for members 2009 Coaching Programme – Topper Squad and Adults Replacement of all showers with new ones

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In Progress
          Container replacement and additional containers Tractor training Garage refurbishment Asset replacement plan – 10 year replacement plan in progress (2nd year) including RIB replacement this year RYA Volvo Champion Club Status – in progress Move of Year Book to printed folder with fixed and variable parts to reduce ongoing effort and cost of production Revamped Regatta with KYC and K Water Ski Club Negotiations with Kielder Water Club and NWA on a revamped Boat Registration Process and Fee Summer Camp planning More Junior racing and involvement
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Disappointments
 Fire and Risk Assessment Failure - remedied  Jetty breakage over the winter of 2007/8 of the joint between the only two sections left in the water (now fixed of course)  Hoist collapse and damage • NE Inter Club attendance not as good as hoped • No running of a CRO+ or RRO course yet for Race Officers • Failure to run Power Boat courses over the Winter and Spring 2008/9
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Issues
 Space as a consequence of successful growth:
– Car parking – Club house – Boat park

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The Boat Park
    Minor revamp Issuing of Tags Additional 17 spaces created (all taken up) Total 170 spaces (excluding club boat spaces) for 171 member units currently  Perhaps one of our most immediate problems together with parking space
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What next
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Windsurfing Strategy to be considered More parent/child days More junior sailing and youth council involvement More land for expansion Further development of the web site – wiki Expansion of Topper Squad to potentially 2 squads plus an Oppie Squad and later a double hander squad Further and wider development of our volunteer base
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Judgement
 These successes and disappointments need to be judged against the vision from the 2007 AGM and the Business Development Plan from 2006…….

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The 2007 Vision (1)
Build, improve, innovate, support - sailing at its best, sail Kielder

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 To continue the current club welcoming ethos and family friendly atmosphere;  To continue to grow the membership as per the previous business plan with a target of 200 membership units by approx 2010/11  To continue to review our sailing programme to keep it fresh and to meet member's needs  To continue to use the business plan as a means to develop the club  To establish some key measures which we can track to help measure and manage the club's performance
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The 2007 Vision (2)
Build, improve, innovate, support - sailing at its best, sail Kielder

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 To expand training (sailing, patrol boats and RO) at least in line with our growth and to reduce the burden on individuals in the training team by spreading responsibility  To progress Junior sailing to regional squad level for as many juniors as possible  To offer more for Juniors than just training  To establish a junior forum/committee to elicit the views of our junior membership and to feed this to the full committee - this will potentially replace Tom's role as Junior Rep as he reaches 18!
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The 2007 Vision (3)
Build, improve, innovate, support - sailing at its best, sail Kielder

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 To develop a strategy to attract more experienced sailors to the club - to be the regional club of choice - as well as to continue to be attractive to novices. (This is NOT poaching please note!)  To prepare for overcoming the bottlenecks we will encounter at a membership of 200+ e.g. boat park space, car parking and club house facilities especially if Tower Knowe develops and we lose access to the bottom car park.  To take advantage of any growth opportunities which may present themselves e.g. should part of the Tower Knowe site become available due to redevelopment.
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The 2007 Vision (4)
Build, improve, innovate, support - sailing at its best, sail Kielder

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 To continue to improve the club's operations - specifically as we grow.  To annually seek membership feedback in a consistent way via surveys so we can measure membership feeling  To expand our publicity so we have a higher profile in the region  To seek funding assistance to assist our growth and specific projects  To build on the previous base provided by the outstanding leadership of Alec and Viola to whom I/we are indebted

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BDP Progress
     Last Issue Distributed in October 2006 21 key priorities 8 achieved…. 7 in progress…. Others planned subject to priorities and finances….

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BDP Progress
Achieved since (10/07)
Expansion of DI capacity Expansion of Powerboat training capacity Identification of additional boat park space – move gantry Replacement/ Refurbishment of RIB (P5) Refurbishment of Jetty Replacement of high visibility race marks Encouragement of cruising and other social events Purchase of tractor/4wd for Jetty and Powerboat management or equivalent facility

In progress
2 * 40 foot containers or equiv. Additional club house space, refurbishment of Garage Identification of selected additional Open events Liaison with other clubs re Open Events calendar Identify/train race officers to next level Feasibility study into wind generation Promotion of Young Sailors towards Squad Training

Planned ?
Expansion of Junior Offering Expansion, further site development Continued investment in training including more Instructors (Dinghy and Powerboat) Reduce turnover, contact leavers with a view to rejoining

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The longer term?
 Our real potential problems are those of expansion in the next few years to overcome our problems with boat park space, car parking, foreshore space and clubhouse space.  Immediately we hope to be able to further develop the land between the club house and the Tower Knowe Jetty  We have seeded the possibility of interest in taking over the Tower Knowe site and buildings with both NWA and the Kielder Partnership (KP)  We hope this may be recognised in the forthcoming development plan for Kielder being produced by consultants on behalf of the KP

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Feedback
 If this presentation raises any questions or suggestions then we would be pleased to hear from you  Please contact the Commodore or any member of the committee  Many thanks for taking the time to look at this report
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