As we come to the end of the year, we need to start thinking about the Eastern District AGM which will be in early November as usual, venue and agenda to be advise by the end of this month.
However, there is an issue regarding the District Committee that needs to be considered now, so that we do not find ourselves floundering at the AGM.
Currently the Eastern District consists of the following:
Chairman – Vernon Appleton (Coalhouse Fort RYC)
Vice Chairman – Vacant
Secretary – Malcolm Schaffer (Coalhouse Fort RYC)
Senior Measurer/Racing Secretary – Henry Farley (Lee Valley)
District Councillor – Geoff Appleton (Coalhouse Fort)
Web master – John Newton (Coalhouse Fort)
As you can see, not only are the members all based in the south of the district, but four out of the six are based in one club, which can not be regarded as a healthy situation and should not be continued.
It is our understanding that Vernon Appleton and Geoff Appleton intend to stand down at the AGM and as such at least three vacancies will exist. It has also been suggested that perhaps Henry Farley, who has been in position since forever, would like to reduce his workload.
So, this is a plea for members to think about stepping up to the mark, since this is your District and it needs your support. Without people in position, the District, which is currently regarded as one of the better ones in the MYA, will start to suffer and our reputation will be severely diminished.
If you would like to be considered for any of the above positions, please feel free to contact either your Club Secretary or Malcolm Schaffer (firstname.lastname@example.org)