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NOVEMBER 2019 NEWSLETTER

BJSC
BJSC

This must be the final reminder about tickets for our annual Prize Giving at the Brixham Cricket Club at 1900 on Saturday November 23rd. Tickets will be £5 a head to include food and MUST be pre-booked with Tim at timcorbett@brixhamjsc.co.uk to be paid for on the door. There are only 90 tickets available and we now have only 12 tickets remaining so it will be on a first come first served basis and no one can be allowed to attend without a ticket.

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We have now been advised that the Co-Op will announce our total grant donations on November 4th so we will be able to update everyone in the next newsletter.

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ANNOUNCEMENT BY TIM

It is with great regret and sadness, I have decided, due to my age (73 ¾ ) and health problems, that I must resign from my position as Principal of BJSC, and also as a trustee, director and committee member of the club as of 2020. This will then allow my successors to have a completely free reign to progress the club as they see fit. I do hope that I can continue helping the club as a volunteer and powerboat instructor in the future but without the commitment and responsibility that has been with me for the past 10 and more years. We now have a very willing and enthusiastic team ready to progress the club into the future.
Neil Pearce will be my stand-in from now until I officially hand over to him on January 1st 2020, allowing two months for a hand over. I wish him every success and all the very best with the club in the future. Neil will now be making all the decisions and be the contact point as from today’s date. Please contact him on neilpearce@brixhamjsc.co.uk. There may be some changes at BJSC in 2020 which will have been decided by the committee and which are now outside of my control.
I shall be very sad to be standing down as I have really enjoyed and treasured the feedback from both the young club members and their parents and I take great delight in seeing the children become more and more confident on the water with some progressing to become RYA instructors and even national competitors.
A great deal of the success of the club has been due to the help of all the dedicated volunteers through the years, and I must thank them all for their support. This especially applies to Mike, our Chief instructor over many years. I would also like to thank the parents and children for making my time at the club a really life fulfilling period
I have been involved with BJSC since 2005, and became vice principal in 2010 and principal in 2012. During that time the club has been through some very dramatic changes, such as leaving BYC in 2017 and being granted a temporary home in Oxen Cove, and taking on board independent RYA registration for training. Also in 2017 we also become a fully registered charity in order to assist with fund raising. Then most recently, negotiating a more suitable area in Oxen Cove with sufficient space for all our boats and equipment, where we hope to get a lease and a permanent base for the club.
Since 2013 we have applied for, and have received, over £43000 in grants and donations from many local and national funding organisations. This demonstrates that we are now a well-recognised and worthwhile charity organisation. The funds have enabled us to expand dramatically and our fleet of boats has more than doubled, with most training boats now having new sails (recently funded by Brixham Town Council) and refurbished equipment. We currently have a fleet of twenty four sailing dinghies and three safety boats (one funded by Sport England). We have increased youth membership to over 60 children and we now have 40 regular volunteers. We also have upwards of fifteen dinghy instructors available at times.
So I believe that we have all managed to progress things so that the club will now have a very bright and sustainable future, and it is time for me to step back and let a younger team take over.
The final newsletter written by me will be dispatched at the end December.
So that the club can start the new 2020 season as smoothly as possible, I hope to process and dispatch all the applications for the 2020 season and generate the diary as directed by the committee to enable the season to start without too many complications. So all communication about membership should be directed to me for the time being at timcorbett@brixhamjsc.co.uk
(I can still be contacted via my personal email address timcorbett@blueyonder.co.uk)

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Sad news also, Peter Bartlett MBE, our club President has said that he will also be standing down at the same time, and much for the same reasons. Many of you will not know him, but he and his daughters were actually involved with the club in the very early days in the BYC “school house” (The Gin Factory) along with Steve Linley-Shaw back in the 1980’s. Peter was a past commodore of BYC, past Hon. Secretary, Chairman of the RYA South West region for 15 years, along with a lot of other organisations such as the Lakes Trust (He sponsored the Roadford Regatta for many years). He has been a very substantial supporter of the club over the many years; we can only thank him for his help and wish him well for the future.

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Suggestions for any changes or ideas from our members and volunteers are always welcome.

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We can also announce that we have yet another instructor on our team. Jim Churchill joined Chris Bubbear, Jade Hill and Ollie Chaplin in attaining his DI  certificate recently.

 

All the best from Tim and the team of volunteers and committee