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2020-21 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 2020-2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in the clubhouse lounge (Building 1031 Work Point) on Tuesday 11 February 2020 at 1900 (7:00 PM).

Agenda

  1. President’s CALL TO ORDER – Adam Choi
    • Count Proxy votes
    • Confirm that a quorum exists to conduct the AGM
    • Proceed with meeting
  2. Review Minutes of Special AGM
    • Motion and Vote to Accept Minutes
  3. Reports from the Executive
    • Treasurer – Graham Chamberlain
    • Membership – Hugh Pollard
    • Wharf Master – Dan Morgan
    • Compound Custodian – Albert Lacharity
    • Clubhouse Custodian – Richard Tessier
    • Entertainment Chair – Walter McInnis
    • Fishing Derby Coordinator – Robin Quenet
    • Environmental & Safety Officer – Steve White
    • Plans Coordinator – John Joly
    • Web Master – David Grant
  4. New Business
  5. Fiscal Year 2019-20 Budget Report and Proposed Fiscal Year 2020-21 Budget – Graham Chamberlain
    • Motion and Vote to Accept Minutes
  6. Club Survey Findings – John Joly
  7. Wharf Replacement Plan – John Joly
    • Motion and Vote to Approve Wharf Replacement Plan
  8. Wharf Module Construction – Albert Lacharity
  9. Membership, Moorage & Compound Fees – Hugh Pollard
  10. Fishing Derbies Dates – Robin Quenet
  11. Work Parties – Albert Lacharity & Dan Morgan
  12. Club Planning Calendar – Special Events
  13. Election of New Executive Committee – Adam Choi
    • President – Adam Choi
    • Vice-President –
    • Treasurer – Graham Chamberlain
    • Secretary – Dan Duguay
    • Membership Chair – Hugh Pollard
    • Wharf Master – Dan Morgan
    • Plans Coordinator – John Joly
    • Nominations to fill new executive positions (if any)
    • Motion and Vote to elect members to each of the executive positions with more than one nominee.
    • Motion and Vote to elect by acclimation the remaining incumbent Executive Committee members who have volunteered to serve the Club in their current appointments.
  14. New Business from the Floor
  15. Proposed Goals for Fiscal Year 2020-21 – Adam Choi
  16. Next Annual General Meeting – Adam Choi
  17.     Adjournment
    • Motion and Vote to Adjourn

The AGM Minutes and any important highlights will be placed here in due time.

The Competency of Operators of Pleasure Craft Regulations require operators of pleasure craft fitted with a motor and used for recreational purposes to have proof of competency on board at all times. This has been effective since 15 September 2009 for all operators, regardless of craft type or age.

Be warned that there will be checks made on the water and violators will be fined 250 dollars if they cannot produce their card.

For more information, please go to the National Pleasure Craft Operator Competency Program Website (opens in new page)

All members are strongly urged to check their boats on a regular basis, and if there is an issue, contact the Military Police at 250-363-4032 to commence an investigation, as well as informing the President or another member of the Club Executive.

Important News Items:

  • Vessel Contact Information Card - As a reminder, anyone with a boat in the water must have a card with the owners name and contact information, including a local telephone number, clearly visible. If you need a card, there are plenty in the clubhouse. Just drop by any Thursday morning and someone can get you one. The wharf master will …

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Marine Forecasts - Juan de Fuca Strait:

Juan de Fuca Strait - Marine Weather - Environment Canada

Forecast for Today Tonight and Saturday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Wind south 5 to 10 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 near noon and to west 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind west 15 to 25 Saturday. Showers this afternoon and tonight.
Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2020

Forecast for Today Tonight and Saturday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon then veering to west 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind west 10 to 20 Saturday. Showers ending Saturday morning.
Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2020

Forecast for Today Tonight and Saturday. - Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 early this evening and to west 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming west 25 early Saturday morning. Showers this afternoon and tonight.
Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2020

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Sunday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25.
Tuesday: Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2020

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Sunday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25.
Tuesday: Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2020

Extended Forecast - Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Sunday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Monday: Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25.
Tuesday: Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2020

Important Safety Items:

  • What to do with Out-of-Date or Damaged Flares - Webmaster note: This page is copied directly from https://anchorline.ca/index.php/disposal-of-expired-flares, it is highly recommended that you consult that page for up-to-date information when you are preparing to dispose of flares. Pyrotechnic flares are used to signal distress at sea and help pinpoint a boat’s location. You need to check flares regularly to make sure they are …

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  • Hazardous Materials Notice - All club members or OPIs having inflammable or hazardous materials stored in the yellow steel lockers beside BLDG 1061WP in the compound or on the lower patio of the clubhouse are to remove same ASAP or, if there is a valid requirement for continued storage, label the container(s) with name, contact information, contents (if not …

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  • Victoria Harbour Traffic Scheme - All members of our club are to be familiar with and follow the rules and requirements of navigating in the areas of the water airport runways shoreward of the Ogden Point breakwater as detailed in the following link: https://www.tc.gc.ca/eng/pacific/marine-1521.html
  • Safety is Everyone’s Concern - Safety of our members is of paramount importance. Please ensure that you have made yourself aware of the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in use at the CFB Esquimalt Power Boat Club. A hard copy is located in the upper entrance to the clubhouse, Bldg 1031 WP. If you see something amiss, or have any questions …

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  • Don’t mess up your nest!!! - Hazardous Material There have been several instances of hazmat and garbage being left sculling around the boatclub launch ramp and compound enclosure/building over the past months. Included items have included used oil, partially empty paint cans, used paint rollers and brushes, hardened fiberglas resin buckets, dead batteries, unmarked fuel containers and empty outboard motor fuel …

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All members are to go to the Safety & Environment Page to read Important Safety Notices.