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Notice of AGM

Lisa Hopkins

Honorary Secretary

5 Shore Road




August 3rd 2015

 Dear Member 


 SFTD AGM is being held September 3rd 2015 7.30 pm at Manx Blind Welfare Society Onchan.

 Please find attached below a nomination form to be completed by any member 18 years or over, who has paid their membership fee due April 1st 2015, and who is interested in becoming part of the Executive Committee of our Charity.  This form should be completed and returned to me on or before Friday August 14th 2015.

 If you have any questions relating to membership of the Executive Committee, please contact me by email at secretary@manx.net or contact any member of the present committee.

 The Charity requires volunteers to drive it forward without an Executive Committee the Charity cannot function.  Paul Atkinson is prepared to go forward again as Honorary Treasurer, with Dave Killey, and Tony Skillen willing to be members of the Committee. That leaves Chairman, Vice Chairman, and Honorary Secretary and at least 3 max 6 more members to fill the committee places.  Please consider coming forward and volunteering your time to running the charity.

  Yours Sincerely

Lisa Hopkins  Hon Secretary

July sailing figures

The months are flying by and the days are already shortening, the schools having now broken up and as a consequence we are seeing a reduced demand from community groups to sail.

It’s unfortunate that final three sails which were programed for Queen Elizabeth the Second High School towards the end of July were cancelled due to reasons beyond our control.

In July we had 43 berths filled on sails by enabled crew members who comprised a mixture of our own members and people from the community groups.  These sails were supported by 23 of our able bodied members who filled 41 crew slots on the sails. This ratio resulted in 51.19% of the persons sailing being classified as enabled.

In addition to our standard local short and day sails two cruises were completed in July one being to the Belfast Tall Ships Rally and the other a weekend cruise to Strangford Lough.

Please have a look at the sailing programme and give Arne a ring on 471222 with your availability. We need our able bodied members to come forward and support the sailing programme.

As the AGM is normally held in September each year the annual sailing statistic period measured  runs from September to August, so only the August figures remain to be added to provide the annual figure for 2014/2015.   


The SFTD AGM will be held Thursday September 3rd 2015 at 7.30 pm at Manx Blind Welfare, Corrin Court, Heywood Avenue, Onchan. Members of the Charity are invited to nominate or be nominated to the Executive Committee at this time provided you are have paid on the due date and are 18 years old or over. This gives you the opportunity to play an active role in the day to day organisation and structure of the Charity. Please contact me at lisasteinhopkins@hotmail.co.uk if you have not recieved or have trouble reading your attachment and I will endeavour to get you a nomination form.  Lisa

Special Olympics competitors

The Special Olympics World Games, which are held every two years are being run  in Los Angeles this year and close today Saturday 2nd August  

Representing the Isle of Man are three members of SFTD. They are Luke Seed in swimming, Paul Clucas in gymnastics and Chis Hattersley in the cycling.

The island has won 4 gold medals, 2 silver and 2 bronze which includes Cycling - Chris Hattersley, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze and in Gymnastics - Paul Clucas, 1 Gold, 2 Silver, 1 Bronze

Well done everybody!

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