Summary of 2008 Annual General Meeting


David Staley, Friday, 26 September 2008

The 2008 Annual General Meeting of Docklands Yacht Club was held at The Hub @ Docklandson the evening of September 23


Outgoing Commodore David Staley outlined some of Club's key achievements:

  • The twice monthly community sailing program is growing
  • Funded sailing programs were run for the City of Melbourne and Lend Lease Victoria Harbour
  • Come & Try activities were held during the Summer Boat Show & Skandia Geelong Week
  • The Inaugural DYC Short Course Series was conducted over six days for the Access Classes
  • The Tasar Victorian Short Course Championships were held in February
  • Docklands was the venue for Schools Team Racing Regattas in February, March & April
  • The club has purchased a 3.8M Aluminium Safety / Race Management Boat
  • A busy program is already planned for 2008-09
  • Membership is growing steadily and the club is in a sound financial position
  • The clubs first formal volunteer training day was well attended
  • The amalgamation of Sailing For Everyone Docklands Inc with Docklands Yacht Club has now been completed

He expressed his sincere thanks to all members of the DYC Committee for their enthusiastic contributions to the development of the Club, and to all of the club volunteers for their support over the past year.


Also at the meeting:

  • The new schedule of membership fees was decided
  • The 2008-09 Sailing Program was confirmed
  • Two amendments to the Rules of Incorporation were passed
  • A Vision and Mission Statement for Docklands Yacht Club was agreed


The Club's new Office Bearers are:

  • Commodore - Leigh Dunstan
  • Vice Commodore - Cadeyrn Gaskin
  • Rear Commodore - Terry O'Donnell
  • Club Captain - Faye Hickson
  • Secretary - David Staley
  • Treasurer - Steve Bulman
  • General Committee - Roy Jewell, Sonya Staley, David Ashburner


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Docklands Yacht Club overlooks Victoria Harbour with sweeping views of the Melbourne City skyline and the ever changing Docklands precinct.  From January 2016, sailing will take place from the 60 metre pontoon at our new premises - the Community Boating Hub, 912 Collins Street, adacent to the Library at Dock Square.  Community Sailing days are normally the second and fourth Sunday of each month year round from 11am but are subject to change (check Calendar page for more details). Everyone is welcome. We supply the boats, lifejackets and instruction.

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