Events Diary 2019

Commitee Meeting: Sat 2nd March 2019, Coventry

Crick boatshow: 24th to 27th May 2019

Crick Boat Show will celebrate its 20th anniversary with the 2019 Show.  

At this landmark event, there will be a Trade & Preview Day on Friday 24 May. The day will be open to inland waterway businesses and Prevew Day ticket holders, who will have more oportunities to view boats and to talk in depth to suppliers of boating equipment and services.

Visitor tickets will go on sale in early December 2018

AGM: Saturday 26th October, 2019, Coventry

                                                                                                                        
Archived Diary 2018
 

Sat 27th October: AGM

For your diary: The EBA Annual General Meeting will be held in Warwick Rd. Community Centre, Coventry (5 mins walk from Coventry Rail station) from 11am on Sat 27th October, 2018, together with a guest speaker well known to the EB community, Kevin Desmond , author of the definitive book on electric boating "Electric Boats and Ships", who will be coming over specially from his home in Bordeaux. Let us know if you plan to attend so that we can book lunch, plus any special requirements. 

AGENDA

1. Apologies for absence

2. Motion to approve the Minutes of the AGM held at 24th June, 2017, at Westview Marina, Earith, Hunts.

3. Any matters arising from those Minutes

4. To receive the reports of the Chairman, General Secretary and Membership

 Secretary

5. Motion to adopt the Accounts (Accounts to be presented on the day)

6. Motion to appoint an independent examiner of the Accounts

7. Election of a) The President and any Hon Vice President (President presides over the meeting for election of  b) Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary and not fewer than three or more than six Committee members. (Chairman then presides over meeting)  n.b. for clarification: The General Secretary currently combines the roles of Secretary and Treasurer, but valid nominations for Treasurer are also most welcome.   

8. Election of any Hon. Member proposed

9. Any Other Business notified to the General Secretary by the 13th October , 2018

Please indicate your intention to attend and any special requirements by email (mailto:Secretary@electricboatassociation.org)   or ansaphone: Tel: +44 (0)8707 605846

 

DRAFT
Minutes of the Annual General Meeting held on 24th June 2017

        at the Westview Marina, High St, Earith.

 

Present: Jeff Hide (JHi,) (Chairman) and Jacquie Hide, Tony (TD) and Janet (JD) Dunning, Barry Goldring (BG), Nick (NG) and Yvonne (YG) Goldring, John Hustwick (JHu) (President),  Les Fiddler (LF), Robert Kay (RK),  Cedric Lynch (CL), Barbara Penniall (BP) (Secretary), Pam (PT) and Trevor (TT) Thorn, Don Wright (DW) (Treasurer)

Business Members: Stuart James (SJ), Tim Knox (TK),

The Chairman, Jeff Hide, welcomed members and noted that as the quorum was 10, and 17 were present, the meeting was valid.

  1. Apologies: John Arnold,Hans Aysee, Ian and Sylvia Rutter,Ian McNab, Julia Briars-Filby, John Varian, Christopher Brown, Elizabeth Cussons, LEMCO, Henley Sales and Charter, Hybrid Marine, Torqueedo.

  1. Minutes. It was proposed by BP and seconded by JHi that the minutes of the AGM held on Sat, 25th June 2016 should be accepted. This was unanimously agreed.

  2. Matters Arising. There were no matters arising that were not covered under later items on the agenda.
  3. Retiring Secretary's Report.  BP noted good progress introducing a PayPal facility for new members on our  website, attracting around one new member per week, and thanked NG for his work on the new system. She noted that some recent 'cruise in company' invitations have not attracted a viable response, and that whilst Crick had been a great success in the end, arrangements had been complicated by unforeseen events. Originally elected in 1996, she was proud to have served the EBA for 21 years, but felt that it was time to pass on the baton. However her enthusiasm for electric boats was undiminished: 'We are on the next big surge forward and of course the EBA will benefit from this' .. 'good luck to you all' !
  4. Treasurer’s Report.  DW presented the accounts for the year ended 31st March 2017. The increasing costs of attending shows and print publishing were becoming prohibitive, and actions have been taken accordingly. Whilst overall income had fallen from £12,416 to £11,202, expenditure had been reduced from £13,208 to £10,412,  mainly by changing from paper to electronic publishing and reducing show fees and expenses, resulting in a net trading surplus at year end of £790. The magazine had cost £1481 to produce, and generated approx £886 in advertising revenue. Accumulated assets minus liabilities had risen to £19,791, an increase of £10,000 in ten years. The accounts have been independently certified and are available to members on written request. EF proposed the adoption of the accounts, seconded by JHi
  5. Membership Secretary's Report  TD reported that we currently have 312 private UK members, 33 UK business members, 17 overseas private members, and 3 overseas business members, a grand total of 365. There was a small reduction of last years private members total of 342. In the last year, 39 private members, and 2 business members had taken advantage of the PayPal facility.
  1. Retiring Chairman’s Report
    JHi
    reported on his activities during the year, giving warm thanks to all officers and volunteers for their work, with special mention to Les and Elaine Fidler for hosting this years AGM and helping with the Crick show arrangements.
    The Ouse Cruise and 2016 AGM had gone very well. Our EBA stand and Trevor and Pam Thorn's 'Sunflower', at the Crick show, with 26,000 attendees over three days, had received a constant stream of new visitors and old friends.
    Meeting Richard Parry, the CEO of the CRT and his team had enabled us to promote the benefits of negotiating license fee discounts for electric boats. Finances over the year had remained relatively robust with prudent management and tight controls in place to reduce excessive costs and overheads by using digital communications and publications.
    Thanks were also due to BP (secretary) and DW (treasurer) who had also intimated their intention to retire at this AGM. Very careful consideration and thought had been given to managing the transition to new office bearers, and he was confident that SJ and RK would prove well capable of steering the organisation forward in future.
  2. Elections of office bearers: Appointment of Chair.   Stuart James (SJ) was proposed by JHu and seconded by BP: elected unanimously.
  3. Appointment of Secretary and Committee. Proposed en-bloc by JHu and TD: RK was elected as Secretary. DW would continue as Treasurer for an interim period until new arrangements were put in place. TD, NG and BG and JA to continue in post. TK was co-opted as a new member. Hon. Members continue to be members of the Committee All elected unanimously. JHu to continue as President.
    Presentations were made by JHu to BP and DW in recognition of their outstanding years of service.
  4. Independent Examiner of the Accounts for 2017/18 to be determined by the incoming Treasurer. Proposed TD and BP : approved unanimously.
  5. Any Other Business  As incoming Chair, SJ gave a short speech of thanks, outlining his vision for the way forward. His view was that clean electric boating was the future, that it was becoming increasingly viable and that EBA was well-placed to continue promoting the move away from diesel engines. He welcomed feedback and views from members in the coming year.
    There was general discussion, followed by supper.


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Adoption of Minutes @ 2018 AGM

Minutes proposed: ….....................................................
Minutes seconded: …....................................................

 

Signed (Chair) :  ….........................................................

Dated:                        …...................................

 

Proxy form for nominations:

 

I, (full name in capitals)

of (Address)

Being a paid-up Member of the EBA, hereby appoint either

a) The Chairman of the meeting to act as my Proxy and vote on my behalf in favour of / against (instruction on a motion) or

b) (Name and address of Proxy)

 

being a paid up member of the EBA, to act as my Proxy and to attend, speak and vote as directed by me at the 2018 AGM of the EBA.

 

Signed ...………………………….

Dated ...………..2018

 

NB: Members unable to attend an AGM in person may opt to exercise a proxy vote by registering the duly signed Proxy Vote in the format provided above by mail or email with the General Secretary , Robert Kay, 104 Stirling Rd., Kilsyth G65 0HY to arrive by Saturday 20th October 2018, allocated to a named member of the association who will be and is present to vote on the absent members behalf in accordance with his/her instructions, or by 10:30 am on Thursday 25th October 2018 for the Chairman to exercise the absent members vote as indicated by the absent member on motions circulated in advance. Any such legitimate motions will also be published on the Diary Page of our website and on our Facebook Page.

 

ELECTION OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

AGM of the EBA on Saturday 27th October at 11 am.

 

I, (Name) ………………………

(Signature) ………………………..

being a current member of the EBA, nominate the following member(s) for the Officers of Committee positions as shown in para 4.2 of the EBA Constitution available on the website or by request.

 

Member nominated (Name) ……………………..

 

For the position of …………………………………

 

Member seconding the above nomination:

(Name) …………………………………………...

 

(Signature) …………………………………………

 

Dated: ……………………………………………….

 

Please return this completed slip by mail or email to reach the General Secretary by the 20th October 2018

 

Our mailing address is:

 

Electric Boat Association

 

104 Stirling Rd,

Kilsyth,

Glasgow, North Lanarkshire G65 0HY,

United Kingdom