Committee News

The WWA Committee meets regularly to discuss events, resources, current environmental and political issues and other concerns relating to windsurfing. We will keep you updated on the things we do on this page. If you have a topic you would like discussed or suggestions for the club please make a submission here.

The 2013/2014 season committee members are:

Chair Person: Eric Torvelainen
Treasurer: Alex Dean
Committee: Mike Bourke, Steve Kerr, Bruce Spedding
  • 18 Sep 2010 7:30 PM | Anonymous
    Meeting Held 18 September 2010, 7.30pm, Molly Malones, Wellington


    • Steve Kerr
    • Clare Brown    
    • Jonathan Newton   
    • Merel Rip   
    • Klaas Stijnen   
    • Bruce Spedding   
    • Lawrence Young    
    • Dave O’Donovan
    • Dave Rowe
    • Rob Harrison
    • Mike Bourke
    • Fabrice Baconnais
    • Craig Wallace
    • Chris Norris
    • Andy Galinski
    • Adam Marsh
    • Ala Roswadowska
    • Eric Torvelainen
    • Apologies: (Nick Hunn)

    1.0    1st Freewave Results 18/9/10

    1st - Clayton Dougan,  2nd - Tom Taylor, 3rd - Tim Bamford, 4th - James Court.     

    2.0    President Report   

    Eric tabled President Report.    

    3.0    Financial Report  

    Financial Report tabled by Dave Rowe.
    Dave received one question about our assets. Dave Rowe advised that there is a separate asset register but costs are accounted for in the year they are incurred. The issue of whether we should charge for the learner’s board was aired with lots of comment. There were no objections to a small weekly charge being instigated.
    Also a discussion about opportunity to approach Pubs Charity for support for events or gear.  Agreed that the committee could look into this.   

    WWA Fin Stmts Aug 2010.pdf

    4.0    Election of Committee  

    • President: Eric Torvelainen (nominated by Steve Kerr, seconded by Rob Harrison)  
    • Secretary: Andy Galinski (nominated by Dave Rowe, seconded by Mike Bourke). 
    • Treasurer: Dave Rowe (nominated by Eric, seconded by Dave O’Donovan)  
    Committee (responsibility):
    • Steve Kerr (Learner’s board)
    • Merel Rip (Website)
    • Mike Bourke (Website)
    • Dave O’Donovan (general)
    • Nick Hunn (general)
    • Rob Harrison (general)
    • Lawrence Young (general)
    Eric acknowledged the contribution of Carol Hinton, who stepped down from the Committee after 8 years.

    5.0    Special Report: Bruce Spedding President of WNZ    

    Main functions of WNZ: Advocacy, Ratifying Events, Raise the Profile   
    Goals: Contact with SPARC, Kids into windsurfing
    Noted currently Windsurfing Clubs in Auckland, Invercargill, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, Southern Lakes.
    Currently membership of local club gives you  free membership to WNZ.    
    Event Insurance:  WNZ are setting up Third Party Insurance for all affiliated windsurfing events. (cost at $2,500)    
    Website:  Windsurfing events on the WNZ website.     
    General Comment:
    Yachting Club provide environment for learning. Looking to have windsurfing as a class in the yacht clubs.
    Opportunity that we include activities for younger people in the Harbour Blast that the yacht clubs will provide support boats.
    Looking to have National Windsurfing focus week. Maybe tied in with a start with TWC. Also maybe an official windsurfing week in February.
    Potential for windsurfing event beside the Hutt Valley Seaview marina. One to consider.    

    6.0    General Business   

    Events for 2010/2011:   
    Basically planning to do similar range of events as done in the 2009/2010 year.
    Weekly events possibility in the ditch.    
    Rob keen to organise Thursday evenings in the Ditch commencing at 6pm once daylight saving kicks in. (Shark Bay side) See website for details.    

    7.0    Interface with Local Authorities    

    In response to a question there was discussion on our interface with local authorities. The general answer was that we have an interface on matters that affect us but that we often struggle to be heard.    

    8.0    New Website 

    Eric gave a short outline of the web site.    
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