MAC AGM 2020/2021

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (AGM) 2020/2021
Ahoy All Members,

Hoping you are all in good health and keeping well.

Due to current social gathering, social distancing, facility access and sanitization regulations stipulated in National and Local lockdown regulations, it is not possible to hold physical meetings at the club at this time.

The Management Committee (Mancom) have agreed that the meetings will be conducted in the digital space using “Zoom” the web-based video conferencing tool will be used to conduct virtual online meetings via the internet. How to join a Zoom meeting.

Invitations and access details to Section and Club AGM’s will be sent closer to the meeting dates.

Please see the AGM schedule and call for nominations below.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) Schedule 2020/2021 Season:
A.G.M Sail – Monday – 20 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Power – Tuesday – 21 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Boardsailing – Wednesday – 22 July 2020 at 19H00

A.G.M. Club – Wednesday – 05 August 2020 at 19H00

To be held online using web based video conferencing tool Zoom
Joining a Zoom meeting:
https://www.youtube.com/embed/hIkCmbvAHQQ?rel=0&autoplay=1&cc_load_policy=1

Call for Club Officer Nominations.
Nominations to be submitted by 15 July 2020

for the positions of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer & Communications Office

Submit Nomination Online:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScoVigJYkvYVwCQpbXMhkziHJ5BEPLMdPtOxL8aJNbtEh9SJg/viewform

OR

Print, complete, scan, and submit via email:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5cwy4md2dqvn0gb/NOMINATION%20FORM.pdf?dl=0

Extracts from the Club Constitution for Nominations & Election Criteria:

-(from #44. b) – Nominations for the offices of Rear Commodores, Representatives and Committee Members of each Section shall be proposed at Section Annual General Meetings.

-(from #36. b) – The notice calling for nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be posted on the Club’s Notice Board 30 days before the Club AGM and sent to the last known address or email address of each member. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36.c) – Nominations for the offices of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Honorary Treasurer, Honorary Secretary, Conservation Officer and, Communications Officer shall be lodged with the Honorary Secretary, duly proposed and seconded, and with the nominee’s consent, 21 days prior to the Annual General Meeting. The names of the nominees, their proposers and seconders shall then be posted on the Club Notice Board for scrutiny 14 (fourteen) days prior to the Annual General Meeting. In case of needs, the Management Committee shall be empowered to accept late nominations. (as amended August 2017)

-(from #36. d) – Nominations for the offices of President, Vice President/s and Honorary Life Members shall only be made by decision of the Management Committee in accordance with paragraphs (b) and (c). (as amended August 2017)

-(from #44. c) – Only participating members of relevant sections may vote at their section’s Annual General Meeting.

-(from #28. a) – The qualification for election of the club officers detailed in Rule 26, with the exception of the Treasurer, shall be a minimum of two years membership of the club.

-(from #28. b) – The Commodore and Vice-Commodore should have served at least one year on the Management Committee and Rear Commodores at least one year on their respective Section Committees.

-(from #28. c) – The Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Rear Commodores must be nominated and elected each year.

Keep Safe and Healthy, Regards

William Gravett – Honorary Secretary
On behalf of Mancom.

MAC NOTICE

 

Dear Members

Due to some confusion this last week we clarified some issues with Table Bay Nature Reserve. We have received confirmation from Charline, in writing, that members are allowed to check on their boats & the garden service may operate. We are not allowed to open the restaurant, bar & clubhouse for activities under regulation 3. We are not allowed in the water as yet, & unfortunately the reserve remains closed in this regard for now. We are trying our best to get the reserve opened, which is managed by the City of Cape Town. We have published an open letter to both Mr Wiseman & Dan Plato requesting that our members be allowed to use the water. Please can the members obey the current rules, as we do not wish members to sabotage our efforts in attempting to re-open the water. Please remember to wear your face masks when visiting the club when checking on your boats & equipment.

Kind regards

MANCOM

MAC Management Committee

Fact Sheet: Blue-Green Algal Blooms

Dear MAC Water users
 
Every person wishing to use the potentially affected Rietvlei water will be required to sign a Risk Statement after reading the fact sheet provided below. Please sign this form via the MAC Office. Only people who have signed this Risk Statement may go on the water, be they sailing, windsurfing, paddling, power boating or water skiing etc. Please see the Blue-Green Algae Risk statement & the Fact Sheet: Blue Green Algal Bloom, below.

Water Notification Warning

 

UPDATE ON RIETVLEI WATER QUALITY

Dear Members

We received the following feedback from Nature Conservation/the City regarding the latest water test results (7.9.2019). The blue green algae bloom is transient in terms of location and moves around the vlei and shoreline according to wind direction. The results from samples taken at different spots in the North Vlei show a low risk (at one point slightly moderate risk) according to World Health Organisation´s standards. Warning signs have been put up, in general swimming is not allowed in Rietvlei and we recommend to rinse well after being in the water.

Users are reminded to avoid areas with visible scum accumulations.

The vlei remains open and the City will continue monitoring the water quality.

Kind regards

MAC Management

Please note: see pic as a reference guide. (Pic not taken at MAC)

Dear Members

As a precaution, we would like to inform our members that latest test
results show cyanotoxins in Rietvlei, caused by blue green algae. The
water body is under surveillance and remains open.
Enter on your own risk. Parents to supervise their children.
Avoid areas with visible algal concentrations or blue-green algal
scums (‘blooms’).
Cyanotoxins can cause skin, eye and ear irritations. Uptake of high concentrations of
cyanotoxins can cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, flu symptoms etc.
As a precaution:
● Don’t sit downwind of any algal material drying on the shore to avoid inhalation.
● Wear close fitted clothes or wetsuits.
● After coming ashore, shower or wash yourself down to remove any algal material.
MAC Management Committee

We do still have our social events happening, so do please join us today for our MAC Live Music Sunday – Bob & Ted Duo at 14h00 – Bar & Galley open. Come and cool down in our Swimming Pools & Bring n Braai.

Kind Regards
MANCOM

MAC Management Committee