Notice of General Meeting

A general meeting of Exeter Rowing Club Limited will be held on Wednesday 22nd August at 7pm prompt.

The meeting is asked to consider the comments and proposals of Exeter Canoe Club which will be considered at a Special General Meeting of Exeter Water Sports Club on 17thSeptember 2018

Summary of the proposals are:

  • A substantial increase in the EWSA levy charged to members to replace possible loss of rent support grant (+£18/year)
  • A further increase to support the employment of staff to address the management of the buildings (+£35/year)
  • Loss of current advantageous tax status (+£5/year)

THESE PROPOSALS IF ADOPTED WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON OUR CLUB, AND YOU ITS MEMBERS.

PLEASE ATTEND AND LET THE CLUB DIRECTORS KNOW WHAT YOU THINK SO YOUR VIEWS CAN BE REPRESENTATED AT THE EWSA SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING

FREE BBQ TO FOLLOW

Background

At the recent EWSA (Exe Water Sports Association) AGM a paper was presented by the Associations Treasurer highlighting a number of issues with the current operations of EWSA.
EWSA exists to manage the shared facilities that we occupy, but is struggling to meet a number of legal, contractual and operational requirements for both its current day to day operations and further new build plans. If these problems continue and EWSA is no longer a viable organisation, this will directly impact the Rowing Clubs ability to operate.
As a result of the Canoe club having advanced sight of this report, they decided to not put forward their required number of representatives and plan to call a EWSA Special General Meeting to discuss the issues, and put forward a suggested solution.
As a result of this the Rowing Club directors have decided that an EGM is required to present these issues to the membership due to the direct impact that they will have on them. At this EGM is is appropriate to present the committees reactions to the issues, and their suggested approach to the problems presented.