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GavinParson - n/a
11-Feb-06, 07:03 AM
I reckon it's time that our committees had some new names....

Well, the "Competitions Committee" do not control all competitions, the "Cruising & Coastal Events Committee" do not control any coastal events, so what should they now be called?

Any suggestions?



It's interesting that before the advent of the coastal championship we had so many committees (Council, CACEC, Comps & its sub committees, racing scrutineers and cruising scrutineers, I guess around 50 people, and none of those groups <u>actually organise any events!!</u>

People, local governments and statutory bodies I deal with find it weird that we don't have organising committees for each of our events. Yes, it's all down to the efforts of individuals. Even within branches it's probably only 2 or 3 people who do most of the work organising events.

If all those dedicated individuals decided not to bother for one year, what would those 50+ committee members have to talk about? Just a thought http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_razz.gif



Gavin

Russ Pullen - n/a
11-Feb-06, 12:04 PM
You make some valid points Gav.



My suggestions would be along the lines of



Cruising Commitee

Inland Championmship Commitee

Coastal Championship Commitee (already got that one!)



It is important to point out however, that tho the actual commitees may not orgainse events, many of the people sitting on them are instrumental (and in many cases, the backbone of) the organisation of various events.



The structure of the event planning does seem remarkably 'uncentralised' - approaching venues as an individual rarher than as part of a recognised body within the club does seem unprofessional and like you say, site owners would rather deal with the organising body.



Interesting thread, lets hope it gets the replies it deserves....!

team black - n/a
11-Feb-06, 05:30 PM
the "Cruising & Coastal Events Committee" do not control any coastal events,

Gavin




Says who- when did you last look at the calendar?

Russ Pullen - n/a
11-Feb-06, 06:13 PM
i think gavins point is that CACEC only organise cruises, rather than race or competitive events. So it may as well be called the 'crusing commitee'.

team black - n/a
13-Feb-06, 09:17 AM
Again- not so, we plan reliability trials, treasure hunts etc, all of which have competitive elements. Do make an effort to be less elitist chaps http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif

Russ Pullen - n/a
13-Feb-06, 11:16 AM
all of which have competitive elements. Do make an effort to be less elitist chaps http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_smile.gif




??????



care to expand on that?

team black - n/a
13-Feb-06, 01:50 PM
Which bit do you need explained?

GavinParson - n/a
13-Feb-06, 05:40 PM
Wow, when is this going to happen then?





I look forward to seeing more events on the calendar, even more choice for everyone.

The best way to have reliability trials is to do a one hour endurance race then go for a four hour cruise in the same craft. Oh, we're already doing that aren't we? http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_biggrin.gif



Gavin



BTW, "Ewan" is a Filipino word meaning "I don't know". http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

team black - n/a
14-Feb-06, 05:44 PM
BTW, "Ewan" is a Filipino word meaning "I don't know". http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif


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According to one children's names book, my names mean "Youthful, Warrior, Leader of Men"- I think I prefer that!



Incidentally, just in case I wear my kilt to the rather posh AGM dinner- Ewan as spelled is scottish and the Black clan are septed under Maclean of Duart- now let's see how long it takes for Chris Barlow to make a comment!!

GavinParson - n/a
14-Feb-06, 08:03 PM
team black wrote on Tue, 14 February 2006 18:44

According to one children's names book, my names mean "Youthful, Warrior, Leader of Men"- I think I prefer that!





Lol, shouldn't it be Warrior Leader of Youth!!!??? http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif

Apparently my name may descend from the Welsh name Gwalchgwyn, which means White Hawk. Cool (except the Welsh bit!) http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_lol.gif



Gavin (White Hawk)

team black - n/a
16-Feb-06, 08:02 AM
gwyn/wyn is an interesting suffix, it can also mean blessed or sacred. The feminine is gwen/wen hence Bronwen (white or sacred hill)



Gwalch can also translate as rogue or rascal http://hovercraft.org.uk/images/icons/smiley_icons/icon_twisted.gif