Date(s) - 12/09/2021
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ZOOM details
Topic: RCC AGM 2021

Time: Sep 12, 2021 05:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 815 7113 1639



Sunday 12th Sept 2021

ZOOM details
Topic: RCC AGM 2021

Time: Sep 12, 2021 05:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 815 7113 1639


Meeting opened 5 pm
Presidents opening & welcome

Simon Wilkes

Roll call of attendees & apologies Present: 


Acceptance of 2020 AGM minutes

  • confirm & move
Committee report

Club Annual Report 

accept & moved

The Club’s committee has led the club over the last 12 months. Working with members, the following has been achieved:

  • a wide range of paddling trips around NSW
  • a wide range of paddles around Sydney – 
  • Plenty of local paddles – up to 10 paddles in a week.
  • a successful beginner program.
  • Prepared and adopted flatwater framework.
  • Prepared and adopted new Communications Policy
  • Continued website development
  • Lead for Cooks River Litter Prevention Strategy
  • Secured grant for balcony replacement
  • lodged grants for further clubhouse upgrades. 
  • Finalised negotiations with Inner West Council for new 5 yr lease. 
  • Prepared and lodged pre-DA package for new river access. 
  • Cooks River Clean Up 2021. 
  • Regular ‘mullets’ clean up paddles. 
  • Registered as a Covid-safe business. 
  • A number of intensive busy bees – including new painting, shelves, canoe racks. 
  • restoration of club whitewater gear. 
  • We finished the year with 200 members.

A sincere appreciation to everybody for their efforts. So while Covid meant that some trips/plans have had to be postponed, it was a successful year having fun and setting the club up for future success. 

Financial report – Russell 

Accept & move

Committee stand-down & election of Returning Officer All members of the 2020/21 Committee to stand down

Returning Officer: 

pre-nominations for the Committee President: Simon Wilkes 

Treasurer: Russell Miller 

Secretary: Stephanie Forsmann

Web Master & Splash Editor: JP Collins 

Boat Captain/Maintenance: Scott Brunero 

Membership Officer: Gary Strahan

Social Events: Katie Vanderdonk & Samira Bachir 

Whitewater Convenor: Kevin Songberg 

Safety & Training Officer: Rob Walker 

General Commmittee: Mary Cooper 

Election of members for the 2020/21 Committee Committee positions:

  • President:  
  • Vice President:  
  • Secretary:  
  • Treasurer: 
  • Accountant: 
  • Flatwater Convenor:
  • Whitewater Convenor:  
  • Openwater Convenor: 
  • Safety & Training Officer:  
  • Social Secretary: 
  • House Officer: 
  • Webmaster:  
  • Splash Editor: 
  • Education and Partnerships: 
  • General committee: 
President’s concluding comments

Simon Wilkes

Meeting closing 




AGM -5pm All welcome!!