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#1 2017-09-18 13:34:10

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Annual General Meeting and Luncheon

Sunday 26th November 2017
Linden House, 60-62 Upper Mall, London, W6 9TA

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of The Victoria Shadow Association will be held at 14.30 on Sunday 26th November 2017 at Linden House, Hammersmith, which is a charming four-storey riverside property currently, used as a sailing and rowing clubhouse.  Located beside the River Thames and a ten minutes’ walk from Hammersmith Bridge or Ravenscourt Park tube stations.  By car access is via Oil Mill Lane, and parking is very limited.

The Agenda for the Annual General Meeting will be as follows:

1.    Welcome from the Chairmen
2.    Apologies for Absence
3.    Minutes of the Previous Annual General Meeting
4.    Matters Arising
5.    Treasurer’s Report and Annual Accounts
6.    Secretary’s Report
7.    Website Report
8.    Waterlines Report
9.    Handbook and Newsletter Reports
10.    Regional Reports from the Thames, South Coast, and East Coast
11.    Election of Officers of the Association
12.    Presentation of Trophies
13.    Any Other Business for Discussion
14.    Closing Remarks by the Chairman Yachts

Members wishing to attend the AGM should contact the Honorary Secretary by e-mail at or by phone 01489 581622, prior to Friday 27th October 2017.  Those who wish to appoint a proxy to vote on their behalf at the AGM should notify the Honorary Secretary by the same date.  Members who wish to propose an additional item to the Agenda should inform the Honorary Secretary with the proposal before Friday 30th September 2017, together with the name of the Member seconding the proposal, and a short brief that can be distributed to all Members prior to the AGM. 

Prior to the Annual General Meeting members may assemble in the first floor bar and luncheon will be served in the Commodore’s Room.  Timings are as follows:

12:00    Assemble in the bar overlooking the River Thames for coffee or drinks and to purchase wine for lunch.

13:00    Move to the Commodore’s Room for lunch.

14:30    Move to the Captain’s Room, on the ground floor for coffee, and the Annual General Meeting. 

16:00    The meeting should be brought to a close.

Election of Officers of the Association

All officers of the Association, who also make up the Committee, hold office for one year only and are re-elected at the Annual General Meeting.  The following officers have agreed to serve for a further term if elected:

Chairman Yachts

Jon Spencer
(Jon also carries out the duties of Honorary Secretary)

Chairman Motor Boats

Ian Rycroft

Honorary Treasurer

John Cade

Website Editor

Paul Townsend

Journal Editor

Ian Rycroft
(Ian volunteered to take on the task during the Summer.  The next Waterlines Journal will be published early in 2018)

South Coast Regional Organiser

Richard Saunders

East Coast Regional Organisers

Alison and Peter Child
(Alison and Peter volunteered to take over from David Mcgregor in the Summer and Alison attended their first Committee Meeting on the 16th September 2017) 

Handbook and Newsletter Editor

Peter Cosker

The post of Honorary Secretary remains unfilled and for which a volunteer is required.  Peter Cosker has also expressed a wish to stand down as the Newsletter and Handbook Editor.

Members wishing to fill any of the above posts should be nominated by a member and notified to the Honorary Secretary Jon Spencer either by phone 01489 581622, e-mail or by post to the address below by Friday 20th October 2017.  There are also two “casual vacancies” available which members might consider filling prior to any succession process of established members.

Luncheon Preferences

Chicken Liver Pate with Caramelised Onions and Warm Toast
Red Onion and Goats Cheese Tartlet


Free Range Chicken Breast wrapped in Pancetta served with a Grain Mustard Sauce, Creamed Potatoes and Vegetables
Seared Salmon with Crushed New Potatoes, Green Beans, and a Tomato and Caper Salsa


Apple, Mango, and Banana Crumble with Vanilla Ice Cream
Chocolate Tart with Steam Ginger and Orange


Coffee or tea will be served in the Captain’s Room at the beginning of the Annual General Meeting

Wine or other drinks for lunch can be purchased from the bar prior to moving to the Commodore’s Room for lunch.

Members wishing to attend the luncheon should contact the Honorary Secretary prior to Friday 27h October 2017, and express their menu preferences from the choices above by e-mail to or telephone 01489 581622.  The cost of lunch will be £25 per head which can be paid to the Treasurer on the day.


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