The New Cadet Committee - Meet The Team
Monday, December 15, 2014 - 17:07
It was great to see so many of you at the Cadet and Otter AGM last Sunday 14 December. After a warm welcome by the Gunfleet’s new Cadet Officer Simon Clarke it was the turn of Cadet Commodore Rob Gutteridge who presented a specially engraved glass tankard, plus a few sweets, to retiring Cadet Officer Chris Williams. Rob particularly thanked Chris for giving the Cadets and Otters so much fun, both on and off the water, and arranging for some superb training to improve everyone’s sailing technique.
Chris replied accordingly and went on to look back at a full and varied 2014 for the Cadets and Otters – he particularly looked at SOS – Sailing On Saturday, Cadet Day, and the Cadet Week which, despite the very mixed weather, was a huge success; the 40 places selling out within seven days of the booking form going out. As well as the main Club newsletter the Cadets and Otters also got their own electronic newsletter - Splash!
There then followed the election of officers to the Cadet Committee, with a number of positions, including that of Commodore, being hotly contested. Just to ensure everyone who voted knew what the candidates could bring to the role, each one gave a brief presentation. The following were then elected:
Commodore: Daisy Swinbourne
Vice-Commodore: Conor Williams
Rear-Commodore: Beth Ford
Sailing Secretary: Harry Swinbourne
Social Secretary: Beth Elliott
Compound Officer: Tom Philpot
Main Committee Vice-Commodore Dave Fowell gave a brief presentation on the coast protection works heading the Club’s way and reassured the Cadets and Otters that there would still be plenty of water based activities in 2015 with the promise of some superb beaches for sailing from, once the works had been completed.
The last item on the Agenda was an opportunity for the Cadets and Otters to discuss possible ideas for consideration in formulating the 2015 Fixture List and the suggestions proved both stimulating and useful; Simon promising to take them forward to the Steering Group when planning the 2015 programme.