Notice of an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Cambridge Gliding Club Limited at 6pm in the clubhouse on Saturday 12th August 2017

 

Dear All,

We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) of Cambridge Gliding Club Limited at 6pm in the clubhouse on Saturday 12th August 2017.

The purpose of the EGM will be to agree the change of the Club’s subscription year to the 1st April.

We need a quorum of 25 voting members to make this change, so we have chosen the second Saturday of the Cloud Rally as the date of the EGM, when we hope many members will be present after a good day’s flying and before a good evening of socialising and barbecuing! The meeting itself should be very short, so should not interrupt the flow of the evening’s drinking / entertainment.

Further details about this change are attached below from Andrew Hulme, Club Treasurer.

Looking forwards to see you there.

Kind regards,

Michael Samuels

Secretary, Cambridge Gliding Club Limited

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Dear All,
At the AGM on the 9th March 2017 there was overwhelming support for changing the Club’s subscription year to the 1st April but no formal vote was possible as appropriate notice of the change had not been issued prior to the meeting.

This change will suit new members and existing member alike and the club committee  believes that payment of annual subscription renewals are likely to be made more promptly.  A practical way of changing has been suggested by having two consecutive 9 month subscription periods with appropriately reduced subscriptions.

For example, the annual subscription (twelve months from 1/10/2017) was agreed at the AGM as £595 or if the period change is agreed then this would be £446.25 for 9 months.  Similar pro-rata figures were agreed for all other classes of membership.

The proposed change has been embodied in a replacement rule 9.1 which needs to be approved at a General Meeting and will be implemented if the rule change is passed by the EGM on the 12th August.

The existing rule:-

9.1 Annual membership subscriptions are due at the beginning of the Club’s financial year which shall run from 1 October to 30 September inclusive. A General Meeting of the Club shall determine each year, or more frequently should the need arise, the subscriptions to be paid by the following categories of members:

Full Flying

Overseas

Solo-flying spouse

Young Adult

Tug pilot

Associate.

The suggested new rule:-

9.1 Annual membership subscriptions are due at the beginning of the Club’s subscription period which shall run from 1 October 2017 to 30 June 2018 (9 months) then 1 July 2018 to 31 March 2019 (nine months) and thereafter annually from 1 April each year to the following 31 March inclusive. A General Meeting of the Club shall determine each year, or more frequently should the need arise, the subscriptions to be paid by the following categories of members:

Full Flying

Overseas

Solo-flying spouse

Young Adult

Tug pilot

Associate.

A J Hulme

Treasurer, Cambridge Gliding Club Limited

Single Seater Scheme 2017

Our CGC Single Seater Scheme offers members an excellent opportunity to enjoy some of the benefits of syndicate or private glider ownership without the initial capital outlay. Your flying costs are reduced and the booking facility offers you the certainty of having a glider available for your sole use on the days of your choosing.

You can purchase from one to three shares.  Each share gives you the right to make an advance booking for any of the high performance single seat gliders (DM, FVV and FLY).  One share is ideal if you expect to fly only occasionally but want to ensure you have access to a glider.  Three shares entitles you to unlimited solo flying and the ability to hold three advance bookings – ideal if you plan to fly a lot, or want to maximise your chances of having a glider available when you have a few days holiday planned.

The scheme year runs from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018. In order to allow scheme members to use any unused hours towards the end of the season, flying in Juniors and solo flying in two seaters taken on or after 1st September 2017, will be rebated at end of scheme year (31st March 2018)

This year we are offering two methods of payment for shares. The usual, four instalments in April, May, June and July are unchanged from previous years. However, we are also offering a substantial discount for pilots who wish to purchase all of their shares in advance and before the 1st April 2017. The costs of the two payment methods are set out below:

Number of Shares

Payment in full

(To be received by 1/4/17)

Monthly Payment

(1st April, 1st May, 1st June and 1st July 2017)

1

£600

£175 pm

2

£1000

£290pm

3 £1400

£375pm

Full details can be obtained from the office or found on the club website.  Links for Scheme Rules, FAQs, and the Application form can be found under Members / Booking & Duties / Single Seat Gliders.

If you have any questions, please contact Pete Joslin (pete319@me.com).

To sign up, simply complete the application agreement, indicating the number of shares you wish to purchase, and return it to the office.

Flexible cross-country training 2017

This summer we will again be offering flexible cross country training which, it is hoped, will enable us to make more use of days when the weather turns out to be suitable. This training is open to all solo members but will be particularly valuable for those with little or no cross-country experience. It will operate as follows.

Thursdays and Fridays during the summer (from April 1st through to September 30th) will be prioritised for cross-country training. On these days, whenever the weather is suitable, Robert Theil or Andy Beatty, will take aspiring cross-country pilots on cross-country flights. Normal ab initio and general training will also be available on these days, and bookable via the website in the normal way, but fewer slots will be available.

Members interested in this training should now register their interest (and any limits on their availability such as Fridays only) with the office. At the beginning of each week members wishing to book a cross-country training slot for the coming Thursday or Friday should book directly with the office.

On Tuesday or Wednesday when the forecast is looking good for the end of the week the office will confirm the cross-country training with those that have booked. If there are still spare spaces, others on the list will be contacted to offer them a slot.

If the forecast is poor the office will send out a general email to members to say that extra general training slots will be available on the coming Thursday and/or Friday and these can then be booked via the website.

Cross country training will be bookable (via the office) a week in advance but please register your interest with the office now.

Additional cross-country training opportunities

As an addition to the flexible cross country training described above, Andy Beatty is making his Duo Discus 871 available for cross-country training flights on most weeks from Monday through to Wednesday. You will fly with either Andy or Robert but availability will depend on other instructors being able to take over their 2 seater training bookings.

To make use of this, about a week in advance, let the office know that you’d like to book 871 on a particular day. If a volunteer instructor is able to take over their current bookings for that day, and the forecast for the day remains suitable, the office will confirm your booking nearer the proposed date.

These flights in 871 will be charged at standard club 2 seater rates.

Obviously, these additional opportunities for cross-country training will not always turn out to be available so please be prepared to learn that your request cannot be met on occasion.