The Executive Committee generally meets six times a year and is responsible for:
- Managing the affairs of the Club according to the Rules.
- Ensuring that the funds of the Club are used to promote & facilitate watersports, to encourage the enjoyment & preservation of Axmouth Harbour, and to provide social & other facilities for members.
- Ensuring that all surplus income and profits are reinvested in the Club.
The Club benefits enormously from the expertise of many members and cannot function without the support of the volunteers who form our Executive Committee.
Officers & Members Elected at AGM 3rd December 2023
President - Steve Biddle email@example.com
Commodore (Chairman) - Tom Preston firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice Commodore - Carl Northcott email@example.com
Rear Commodore Harbour Services - David Haywood firstname.lastname@example.org
Rear Commodore Activities Afloat - Michael Crees email@example.com
Rear Commodore Social - Steve Robertson firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary - Samantha Priestley email@example.com
Treasurer - Kevin Mercer firstname.lastname@example.org
Membership Secretary - Carol Evans email@example.com
Harbour Secretary - Sam Dove firstname.lastname@example.org
Communications Co-ordinator - Amanda Parker email@example.com
Member - Richard Mayo firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar Chairman - Matt Tubbs email@example.com
Member - Daryl Kirton firstname.lastname@example.org
SW Regional Ports Association Representative - Nigel Daniel email@example.com
Trustee Representative - Nigel Daniel firstname.lastname@example.org
Axmouth Harbour Management Co. Representative - Steve Biddle email@example.com
RYA Training Principal - Tim Dyer firstname.lastname@example.org
Retiring Commodore - Nigel Daniel email@example.com
Taking on a role does not mean you have to do all the work yourself! The majority of roles are supported by a sub-committee:
RC Activities Afloat is supported by the Activities afloat sub-committee - includes a secretary and the Chairs of the 4 working groups (bay sailing, cruising, motor-boats & fishing, cadet & family sailing). Liaises closely with RYA Training Principal.
RC Harbour Services is supported by the Harbour services sub-committee - includes representatives who are involved in maintenance of the harbour/yard and Club buildings, and liaise with other agencies & manage licensing (dredging etc). The harbour secretary deals with moorings in conjunction with the the membership/mooring waiting list secretary and representatives from mooring holders (cruisers & motor boats). Works closely with James Widger who provides Bosun services.
RC Social is supported by the Social sub-committee. RC Social is supported by a number of members who help with catering, advise re entertainment for specific events, and help with the organisation of events (laying tables, decorating the clubhouse etc). Liaises closely with the Bar sub-committeee.
RYA Training Principal is supported by the Training sub-committee - consists of a Training secretary (manages course bookings etc) and the leads for shore based, powerboat and dinghy RYA training courses.
The Bar sub-committee - consists of three members of the Executive Committee, including the Commodore and the Secretary, and one other member.
The Membership secretary chairs the Membership sub-committee consists of the president, commodore & secretary who consider any membership issues and refers to the EC as needed.
The Communications co-ordinator is supported by the Communications sub-committee manages website, production of newsletters, printed programme & yearbooks etc.
These sub-committees meet as and when necessary. Each area has a budget, which is agreed by the Executive Committee at the beginning of the financial year (1st October). Decisions made by the sub-committees are reported to the Executive Committee with requests for any additional funding and changes to Club policy as needed. This structure enables as many members as possible to be involved in the day-to-day running of the Club from the grass roots up.
Minutes of the Executive Committee meetings and the associated sub-committee reports are available to all members on the Club website - click HERE (only available if you are logged in).
Honorary Life Vice Presidents
Richard Stokes (Honorary Solicitor)
Roger Gillard (Honorary Auditor)