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Cheques & awards presented at AGM

Published 11:12 on 9 Dec 2021

The Commodore began last Sunday's AGM by presenting two cheques to the RNLI, the Club's nominated charity - £5909.65 raised over the Charity weekend was presented to Sarah Armstrong, Community Manager for the RNLI Southwest and a further £500 was presented to Wendy Cummins, Secretary of our local branch (Seaton, Beer & District).

Following the AGM, various awards were presented:

Clubhouse Redevelopment

Awards to recognise members of the Executive Committee who made significant contributions towards the Clubhouse Redevelopment:

  • Tony Hinton (clubhouse redevelopment sub-committee chair)
  • Kevin Mercer (fund management)
  • Amanda Parker (fundraising)
  • Sam Priestley (project secretary)

and also to Carl Northcott (project manager) & NBC's architect Ruta Kreivyte.

Volunteer awards

  • Richard Hawkins for his contribution to Harbour Services, Cadet and Family Sailing, and Dinghy Racing.
  • Bob Golds for his contribution to Club Social Events.
  • Pete Poulson for his work on the electrical systems on the new dredger.
  • John and Linda Widger for providing and tending to the many planters on the Club site.
  • Simon Day for his outstanding contribution during the Clubhouse development.
  • Steve Hawkins for his contribution to Cadet and Family Sailing and to Dinghy Sailing.
  • Paul Washbrook and Terry Sharp for providing RYA Safety Boat Course instruction over a period which has produced around 50 trained support boat crew.

The Achievement Cup

This was awarded to David Haywood, Adrian Clarke & James Widger for designing and building the new dredger, Nobby.

Charity Awards

Awarded as a one-off recognition for the efforts that went into the Charity Weekend and the amazing amount raised for the RNLI.

  • Carol Evans & Amanda Parker (organisers)
  • Tom Preston (auctioneer)

The Lloyds Bank Shield

The Commodore awards this each year to recognise someone who has made an outstanding contribution to the Club. This was presented to Sheila Crees who has been the Club's Training Secretary for many years and has done an outstanding job, particularly this year with the pandemic inevitably affecting courses, with many cancelled, re-arranged and even a few re-rearranged.


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