The AGM had an excellent turn out and was very successful. All the constitutional changes were accepted with only some minor amendments. We are now called the “S&S34 Association”.
It was nice to see several new S&S34 owners present at the meeting. The greatest asset of the Association is it members and the wealth of experience they have. One of the main aims and reasons to join the Association is to share our experiences and knowledge. Cruising 34’s were well represented at the AGM, with round the worlders Jim and Margaret Putt, John Woolhouse (recent 34 owner who circumnavigated on his Spacesailor 27) and Fletch whose yacht Miss Cath is currently in Trinadad. The racers weren’t outdone with new member and shipwright John Holder having a superb race history in other classes. John’s currently refitting Morning Menace but is very keen to reinitiate class S&S34 racing in W.A.
The new committee consists of Dick Newnham (President), Barbara Newnham (Secretary), Jim Putt (Tresurer), John Holder (Yachting W.A. delegate) and Steve Laws (Grapevine and website).
A few members had to leave straight after the AGM but they missed out on a great lunch. The fifteen members who stayed for lunch enjoyed a long afternoon in the newly refurbished galley at FSC. It must have been good since the stayers didn’t depart till 1700.