CGig ClubThe Board of Directors and Hub Club Members are here to represent you. Find out more about the management of Weir Community Watersports here.
Board, Members, Club Representatives and Supporters as at 06/09/2016
vacant – Sailing Club
Chris Dill – Gig Club
John Harris – Sailing Club
Doug Hinge – Sailing Club Becky Masters – Gig Club
Graham Reed (Company Secretary) – Sailing Club
Lynn Renton – Gig Club
Tricia Stewart (Chair) – Gig Club
Chris Coomer – Sailing Club
Simon Howes – Gig Club
Steve Kirby – Sailing Club
Chris Miller – Sailing Club
Brian Nobbs – Gig Club Jonathan Overnall – Gig Club
Robin Riddett – Sailing Club
Christine Roberts – Gig Club
Chairman and Commodore
Mark Cocking – Gig Club Chairman
Graham Reed – WQ Sailing Club – Commodore
vacant – Accountant
Mike Benson – WDBC
David Blackman – Projects
Robin Musgrave – WDBC
Peter Nicholson – Projects
Ewan Rae – Fundraising
Pete Sillcock – Groundwork
Mike Street – Projects
Read the current Weir Quay Community Watersports Articles of Association
Hub Club beginnings and more about the management
The joint development group was formed in 2009 with a remit from both sailing club and gig club to explore options for a joint shore base. Both clubs were represented on this group in equal proportions, under the independent chairmanship of Peter Key.
A working constitution was agreed.
Draft plans were developed and agreed with the committees of the two clubs, and the committees kept regularly informed.
In November 2010 a not for profit company limited by guarantee was formed. This is called Weir Quay Community Watersports Hub Club Limited. The Board has agreed this should be known as Weir Quay Community Watersports.
The Hub Club is controlled by the Sailing Club and the Gig Club through the nomination of Directors and ‘Members’ (see more below).
It enables the Sailing Club and the Gig Club to work together in doing those things which are best done in partnership. In particular these are to:
- Secure and manage shared shore-based facilities
- Promote watersports within our local communities
- Raise funds
We applied to the Charities Commission to register as a charity. This was granted in June 2011. Our Charity Registration number is 1142195. This changes some of the detail, for example directors of the company become trustees of the charity.
The initial ‘Subscribers’ to the company became its legal ‘Members’ on incorporation. They control the company through their votes at Annual and Emergency General Meetings (AGMs and EGMs), at which Directors / Trustees are appointed and changes may be made to the Memorandum and Articles, which control how the company operates. These ‘Members’ of the company are the formal representatives of the gig and sailing clubs and control the company and composition of the board on the clubs’ behalf. (Note, this concept of a legal ‘Member’ of a legal body has nothing to do with ordinary membership of a club, and is more akin to being a shareholder).
All directors of the hub club are volunteers from the local community, each with interests, skills and experience that are relevant to the project. There are usually four nominated by the Tamar and Tavy Gig Club and four nominated by the Weir quay sailing Club, operating under the guidance of an independent chairman.
The board has benefited from the considerable combined expertise and commitment from both past and present trustees in reaching our present position. There has been the inevitable turnover of trustees as other demands are made on them, and the board has been recruiting new trustees as required.
The first Members of the Company were:
- Simon Howes – T&TGC
- Hilary Jane Bussell – T&TGC
- Robin Riddett – WQSC
- Stephen Kirby – WQSC
Simon has since resigned as a member to take up an appointment as a trustee, to replace Rod Atkins, who retired on health grounds.
The first Trustees were:
- Peter Key – Independent Chairman
- Rod Atkins – T&TGC
- Mike Street – WQSC – Co Secretary
- Caroline Dawe – T&TGC
- Pete Silcock – WQSC – sites and plans
- Mike Poole – WQSC – funding
- Bob Turner – T&TGC – Treasurer
Councillors Robin Musgrave (WDBC) and the Chair and Commodore of the Gig and Sailing clubs are invited to attend the Board. They are not Directors and do not vote.
From the first development group meeting Friends of Weir Quay participated in our meetings, and were invited to the early Board meeting. They did not vote.
The Board meets monthly
The first AGM was held in May, within 18 months of incorporation. See the News section