Welcome to the November Issue
The clocks have changed and the first really big storm of the autumn has hit us, though fortunately without the catastrophic consequences of 1987. It is the season boat buying dies back and members can catch up on reports, filing, tax returns and other such items.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the Training event on 18 November – there is a free morning so you can choose which exhibit you wish to see including the new Mary Rose Exhibition and then in the afternoon we have trainings for you in Action Stations! which is also in Portsmouth Dockyard.
There is a Members’ dinner on the Monday evening to which partners are welcome and then Tuesday is our AGMs. We have revised the Articles of Association in line with current practice and advice from solicitors as to how to achieve this. In 2014 we will look at the Codes of Practice to bring them up to date with any changes since they were last revised.
Thank you to all the Committee Members and particularly to the officers who do a lot of unseen work behind the scenes on behalf of the membership. This is a year when the Chairmen and President all change – so many thanks to those who are moving out of these jobs (but not out of the committees) and welcome to those moving into these positions.
I hope to see you on 18 and 19 November in Portsmouth!
Jane Gentry - CEO of YBDSA, ABYA and YDSA
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