SLS Cornwall Annual General Meeting 2014


Minutes of Surf Life Saving Cornwall AGM, Thursday 20th March 2014 at Newquay Sport Centre.


PRESENT President Tim Higham
  Chairman Nigel Bowden
  Vice Chairman Adrian Parsons
  Secretary Diane Green
  Sport Com. David Green
  IRB Com. Dave Parker
CLUBS Bude Adrian Parsons
  Gyllngvase Melissa Casey, Matt Stone, Matthew Trebilcock
  Harlyn John Broad
  Hayle Dave Parker, Graham Williams
  Holywell Bay Adam Coad
  Lusty Greg Dolan, Olly Monk
  Newquay Sue Butler, Julia Sharland
  Perranporth Nigel Bowden
  Polzeath Lindsey Anderson
  Portreath David Green, Diane Green
  St Ives Drew Stewart, Jamie Otham, Christina Stewart
  Tintagel Les Freke
  Watergate Bay Jack Middleton, Brogan Latham, Chris Latham
Apologies   P. Winter, D. Lawrence, B. Whayman, W. Taylor, J. Pearce, S. Garner, G. Hughes, S. Elliot,             R. Phillips, E Phillips, N. Kendall, A. Bowden.




Minutes of the last meeting were accepted.


Matters Arising: David Green, Glen Eldridge, Andrew Byatt and John Martin attended a meeting in Germany to discuss the European Championships, it was agreed to revert the European Programme to the same as the World Champs programme until 2018 when it will be reviewed. This means that the surf ski remains in the programme and there will also be a Club event.


Most members felt Olympic inclusion was not a priority but the Sport of Life Saving does need sorting out properly. The World Championships are now offered to Cities to bid for the event and they can then appoint an Association to run the competition; this may be copied by the Europeans.


It has been agreed that 13yr olds will no longer tow a full manikin in the Stillwater event.


Financial Report: A very good set of accounts were submitted. The question was raised as to why the reserves were so high, the Chairman explained that the only income we had was from competitions, although it has built up the last couple of years we do have a wish list of items needing replacement and projects to be undertaken. The ipad has been purchased for competitions and quotes have been obtained for a new region tent and new flags. The region wishes to purchase a new top of the range manikin and igel packs to be used by club trainer/assessors for lifeguard training – Alex is in the process of obtaining quotes. The Region would like to be in the position of running courses for trainers and officials.


Reports from the Region Officers: as in the annual report.


Secretary Report: Nigel emphasised the importance of more commission members coming forward from the Region.


Les Freke has concerns that there is a vast difference in the standard of training and it is important to re-establish the Region Life Saving Commission so that standards are addressed.


To consider Amendments to the Constitution: non this year


Election of officers:



Election of officers for Surf Lifesaving Cornwall






President  John Broad Nigel Bowden Adrian Parsons yes
Chairman  Nigel Bowden  Adrian Parsons  Adam Coad yes
Vice Chair  Christina Stewart Diane Green Adrian Parsons yes
Secretary  Diane Green Nigel Bowden Adam Coad  yes
Treasurer  Nikki Kendall Diane Green Adrian Parsons yes
 RLSO  Alex Bowden      
Life Saving Commission  Jock Paton      
 Chris Rowlands      
.  Jenny Rowlands      
   Dave Parker      
 Jamie Otham      
 Julia Sharland      
Competition Comm.  David Green      
 Chris Hewitt      
 Matt Trebilcock      
Regional Commission  Diane Green      
 IRB Officer  Dave Parker      
Disciplinary Rep. Rob Phillips
 Safeguarding Officers  Andrea Hewitt, Lyn Bowden, Nikki Kendall

Can be called upon if needed at events



The new Region President John Broad took over the chair from Tim Higham. Nigel welcomed John and Christina Stewart to the committee and thanked Tim and Adrian for all the work they had done in the Region.


Meeting closed 8.30pm


Any other Business:Question raised on competing for a different club at the World Champs – Nigel confirmed that you compete for your 1st club at domestic competitions, if you wish to compete for a 2nd club at the World Champs you need to join through SLSGB 90 days before the event starts.


Nigel and Alex will set up the Regional Updates for all trainers who did not attend the National Update in Bournemouth. Dates and venues TBA.


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