2016 Annual General
The Annual General
Meeting for the Gauteng Model Boat Club was held on the 31st
of January at Doppio Zero in Greenside.
Andreas, Tersius, Neil, Arthur, Bruce H, Dean, Irving, Simon, KC,
Bill (from CMBC), Peter and Owen.
Apologies: Bruce T, Robert, John, Derek.
Andreas Lemmerer (Chairman, Treasurer and Secretary), Arthur
Collett (Scale), Bruce H (Sailing), Neil Hacking (Ordinary
Member). The committee members will have keys to the chain and to
It was decided to push for the improvement of the facilities,
chunk by chunk. The continuing dam wall repair means the water
level will sink even lower (estimated 1.7 metres). So there will
be a perfect opportunity. A contractor named Audun came to visit
the club. The most immediate items are the leveling of the jetty,
the removal of some vegetation, filling the harbour with blue chip
stones and the repair of the bunker doors. After this, the jetty
on the right will be tackled next to make more space for launching
and sitting. Audun is aware of our financial constraints and will
quote us. The contractor Bernard that was used before will be
involved with work not involving the jetty/harbour area and for
maintenance around the bunker area.
Mission and vision
for our club
The aim is to attract more members with first class facilities.
There were a number of interested visitors at the club after the
AGM. Also, it was decided to not allow any type of fast electric
or non-scale speeds at the club.
The official in charge of the entire Emmarentia Deam area assured
us that members of the public who use/abuse our facilities will
not reflect on our club. This means that people running fast
electrics or any other activity out of our club times and by
non-members is not our responsibility.
Andreas had a meeting with the Chairman Tony and Operations
Manager Jason of the Dabulamanzi Canoe Club. Tony will inform his
members of our sailing times and will encourage/instruct members
to give way to us at the buoy and to not go around it. The canoe
club has races and other events ONLY in the mornings, and the
understanding is that in the afternoons the canoeists are mainly
training or canoeing on their own accord and should respect our
water space. However, there are also members of the public who are
not affiliated and might act irresponsibly. The stand-up paddlers
we see are often not members of the canoe club and appear to be
Membership and Fees
The membership fee stands at R220 for 2016 and any increases will
be decided at the next AGM in 2017.
Bill from CMBC also attended the AGM and has become a paid up
member of our club. He reflected that in his 16 years of
Chairmanship of the CMBC the club went through many initiatives
and growing pains similar to ours and is happy to offer
Considering that our
water level will become difficult to launch boats from or become
quite shallow for a number of months, the CMBC club is always open
to all of us for free. There meetings are on first Saturday and
the third Sunday of the month.