Minutes UHBC AGM 1.10.18 

Present: RUMS, BL, SGH, GKT, ICSM, RVC, incoming UH captains, outgoing UH captains, President (Chair)
ULBH safety advisor (SP)

Apologies – Nil

Financial report 2017-18

UHBC made a modest profit from the various events in 2017-18, with break-even positions in the two regattas, profit in the bumps riverside being negated by a loss in the party, and a profit in the head and dinner (although the ratio of profit/turnover in the dinner in particular was low).

It was agreed that the operating surplus for 2017-18 should be split in the usual fashion between KCL and UHBC, taking into account the funding for HWR this year.

Vote of thanks to the outgoing captains.

Election of officers for academic year 2019-20 - ICSM nem con.

It was noted that RVC are next in the rotation for 2020-2021.

Safety - noted need for club safety audits to be completed before the end of November and these are a prerequesite for entry to the UH Novice Regatta.
Noted need for clubs to ensure that their coxes/steers are familiar with CPRT.
Noted need to ensure adequate lighting if rowing in poor visibility conditions.
Noted appointment of ULBH safety advisor and introduction to his role.
Agreed that we should consider introducing a system of testing coxes using a similar online test to that used by ULBC; agreed that this should be impelmented prior to the Novice Regatta and completion should be a prerequisite for any cox entering UH/UL events.

Events
Novice Regatta - confirmed, aim to run mostly (if not all) on ebb. We will offer usual UH/non UH categories as entries allow for 'novice' and 'intermediate' crews (intermediate 8o and 4+ if demand). We will keep the name 'novice' despite BR classification changes. To seek invitational entries.
Entries close by the next meeting (Monday 26th November).
Coxes MUST be experienced.

Allom Cup date noted (Saturday 8th December)

Winter Regatta - discussion about date and possibility of running this in the Spring. Following some debate it wa snot possible to find a suitable date in April or May and therefore the event will continue in the January slot as usual.

Head race - to seek invitational entries. Annual dinner that evening.

Bumps - agreed nem con dates Sunday 26th & Monday 27th May 2019 - times on website but relatively early due to tides.

HWR/HRR
To assess feasibility of viable crew for either, modest funding available as per last two years. Update at next meeting.

Next meeting Monday 26th November 2018, The London, 19:30 (exact venue TBC).

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Minutes UHBC AGM 02/10/2017

Present: RUMS, BL, SGH, GKT, ICSM, RVC, incoming UH captains, outgoing UH captains, President (Chair)

Apologies – Nil

Financial report 2016-17

UH is a non-profit making organisation with roughly a break-even position in the regattas. UH head was most profitable race assisted by the number of outside entries and Bumps the least (taking into account the outgoings for both the rowing and the party).

It is important to recognise that the balance held in the UH account is required for contingencies such as an event cancelled on the day which might lead to a substantial loss and so money must be held in the account to cover this.

There was an HRR scholarship offered this year.

The year-end position was confirmed and the percentage of the year profit reinvested in the club was agreed nem con.

Vote of thanks to the outgoing captains.

Election of officers for academic year 2018/19 – BL nem con.

Noted that ICSM are next in the rotation for 2019/20.

Constitution update

Proposed changes agreed nem con

Safety - noted that club safety audits need to be completed by 27th November. Race entries will not be accepted for the Novice regatta unless the audit is completed.

Discussion about navigation on the Tideway and clubs reminded to ensure all coxes are familiar with the Tideway code (link on website).

Events

Novice Regatta: 3/12/2017

Includes two tide changes. Coxes must be experienced due to both the nature of the event (mainly beginner rowers) and the difficulties presented by the flood tide especially at the finish.

Entries by Wednesday 22/11/2017 £40 per crew

Pub Crawl: Post Novice regatta Pub Crawl - details will be confirmed nearer the time and shared to all Social Secretaries.

Bumps 2018

The dates for the Bumps will be the weekend of the 27th/28Th May 2018 – agreed by all clubs. Due to tides the racing is late – see website for full details. We aim to start the party as soon as racing ends.

Henley 2018

The performance of last year’s crews were noted. We wish to award a similar scholarship to a crew(s) this coming year with the aim to enter HWR or HRR. However it will only be awarded under the advisement of the Captains and the President based on the competitive potential of the crew/squad. A more comprehensive discussion can take place at the next meeting.

Next Meeting: Monday 27/11/17 19:30 Guy’s Campus

The Agenda will be sent out closer to the time. The Novice regatta draw will be held as well as final details announced. If possible Fresher Captain(s) to attend.

 
 
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