These minutes have been approved as a fair reflection of the key points of the AGM, by the KKC committee.
The AGM was on Thursday 21th March at 7:30pm at the Hawkins Arms, TR4 9HU.
Apologies were given in advance of the meeting by Denzil Williams, Paul Frost and Steve Townsend.
The chairman reported that membership is on the increase with the latest BKSA figures indicating 148 current KKC members which is up 3 on the previous year.
3) Local beach reps provided an update on locations as follows:
Par and St Austell area:
Denzil reported in advance of the meeting that there was little or no change.
Marazion Gwithian and The Bluff:
It was reported that the works to the waterfront to install rock armour are due to commence in Penzanace/Long Rock shortly and that there was debris at the Bluff.
It was noted that the bluff passes and parking permits are due to expire at the end of March 2019 and that replacement permits will be available for Down the Line and Lodeys from March 25th and will be Free to KKC members.
There is evolving coastal erosion, revealing localised hazards at The Bluff. Matt Taylor is going to write this up and will put this on the KKC Website page about The Bluff.
Perranporth and Perran Sands:
It was reported that there is no change and all is working well with current restrictions.
Again all reported as being well.
Daymer and Hawkers Cove:
Paul Frost, with his apologies had said all working fine.
Fistral and Crantock:
The chairman reminded everyone that kiting is not permitted during lifeguarding hours.
4) Club Events:
It was reported by Angus that the club had raised £200.00 for the RNLI.
A lengthy discussion took place about the Woo off. It was agreed that for the past year prizes would not be given. It was agreed that the competition would commence in 2019 with registration by the internet. It was agreed that for the coming year there would be a prize for the highest overall jump, the highest jump for each of the main kite beaches* and a prize for the best improved rider. Prizes will be made available for the coming year and it was decided that trophies should be obtained. (*no one individual can claim the highest jump for multiple beaches. Their best jump will win for the beach that was at, leaving other beaches for others.)
It was decided that for the coming year 4 advance event dates would be identified by the events secretary with final confirmation given on Thursday before the weekend based on the forecast; the type and nature of event will be selected based on the forecast. If there is no wind then a simple social may be arranged.
5) General Club Updates:
It was confirmed that there was one free place for someone to attend the Kite Armarda during the last week of June. It is hoped that a group will attend form the KKC. Jamie Crossman agreed to shepherd those attending and will be given the free ticket. Any members interested in attending should contact Angus Tobey who will coordinate transport, logistics etc.
6) Club Equipment:
It was generally noted that some of the club equipment (Woo & Piq’s) has been lost.
It was agreed that no additional expenditure would be used to purchase additional Woo’s or PIQ’s.
A tally is required to determine where the club equipment is being held.
7) Accounts Update:
The treasurer reported that KKC account contained £3,500.00, it was agreed to retain a reserve.
It was noted that the training subsidies approved for the previous year had not consumed a lot of funding.
It was identified that the bluff passes are paid for with club funds each year.
Generally it was reported that the club gains a surplus of funds year on year.
It was agreed that the board found at perranporth would not be auctioned and would be put toward the RNLI.
8) Woo prizes:
As reported above it was agreed that there would not be prizes awarded for the previous year. Although it was acknowledged that Matt Taylor was repeatedly flying higher that anyone else.
9) Training subsidies:
It was agree to retain the existing system.
The chairman reported Lee from Pasty Adventures suggestion that he run some club coaching days, at £300 for a half day (12:00 to 17:00). Perhaps one for advanced jumping, unhooking and loops and another for more intermediate skills of toeside, backloop and pop. He would need the date to be pre-booked. Maza, Gwithian or The Bluff. Lee has said it’d make sense to pre-book 2 dates and that if neither have any wind, so the coaching doesn’t happen, there would be no fee. There did not appear to be any interest from the members.
It was agreed to add the youth development to the system. See below.
10) AOB / Any Other Business:
Matt Taylor suggested a youth development scheme. The following items were agreed.
It was agreed that the club would subsidise training for under 18’s at 4 KKC schools, Ocean High, Atlantic Riders, The Hoxton Special and Pasty Adventures.
It was agreed that club funding would be limited to £200.00 per school initially and that this could be reallocated by the committee based on demand.
It was agreed that the club would fund 75% of the cost of lessons for under 18’s as children of KKC members.
It was agreed that parents would be required to stay with the child during coaching sessions.
It was agreed that the club would purchase 3 trainer kites, Lodeys agreed to provide the kites for the sum of £400.00.
Steve Townsend has asked if we can get a functioning wind meter at Lodeys. The members were told that the meter at Lodeys was being relocated. Purchasing a wind meter with club funds was discussed and it was decided that this was not a good use of monies.
Following the tragic report of the loss of a life at Saunton Sands, a discussion about kite safety took place. It was agreed that all sailors could learn from the details of accidents if available.
11) The election of club Officers for the coming year was completed and all of the current representatives were re-elected; the list is as follows:
Chairman: Rory Jenkins
Vice-chairman: Matt Taylor
Treasurer & Child Safety Officer: Lawrence Smith
Club Secretary: Simon Crabb
Beach Safety Officer: Matt Taylor
Race Officer: Jack Ridel
Events Officer: Angus Tobey.
BKSA rep local kite don: Pete Stephens
12) Beach representatives were re-elected, it was agreed that most representatives would continue their roles; changes are highlighted in bold font:
Par and St Austell area: Denzil Williams
Marazion and The Bluff area: Lawrence Smith, Mark Graham & Mark Pickup
Perranporth and Perran Sands: Rory Jenkins
Watergate: Craig Smith
Daymer and Hawkers Cove: Paul Frost
13) Additional notes from the secretary: Thanks to Adam at the Hawkins Arms for continuing to support the club and providing some great food. Thanks to the Chairman for keeping the club ticking.