LYRA Annual General Meeting at Whitby Yacht Club
The 2015 LYRA AGM will be held at Whitby Yacht Club on Saturday November 21. Delegate check-in will begin at 1030 and the meeting will begin at 1100. There will be a break for lunch (tickets sold at check-in) and the WYC bar will be available for post-meeting debriefs.
The agenda will include
- reports from the executive including the financial report and approval of fees for 2016
- a report from Sodus Bay Yacht Club, host of LYRA 2015
- a report from Whitby Yacht Club, host of LYRA 2016
- presentation of trophies for the LYRA Handicap Racing Boat of the Year and the LYRA One-Design Boat of the Year
- election of officers for 2016
Full member clubs are entitled to three voting delegates. Associate member clubs and affiliated organizations are entitled to one voting delegate. Delegates should bring a letter of authorization from an officer of their organization. According to the LYRA Constitution proxies are not allowed. Past Presidents of LYRA are voting delegates-at-large at the AGM; they don’t count against the delegate entitlement of their club or organization.
Although they may not vote, interested persons who are not delegates are welcome to attend.
Call for Nominations
Elections for LYRA executive committee positions will be held at the AGM. Terms are for one year. Nominations for the following positions will be accepted until 2359 October 31:
- Vice-President (four positions)
Candidates must be members in good standing of a LYRA member club or organization. Their nomination must be signed by three members of their organization and must be accompanied by a statement from the nominee that they are willing to serve.
Nominations may be sent by email attachment to 2015 President Dave Steenbergen
We are also looking for people to take charge of LYRA trophies, our newsletter and this website. If you are interested please email Dave.
2015 Boats of the Year
We have made some changes to the Boat of the Year program for 2015. Last year we made two awards: one for Handicap Racing, and the other for One-Design. We have decided to continue this approach for 2015. As well, we have eliminated the distinction between Tier 1 and Tier 2 events. For details please go to the Boat of the Year page.