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Committee

The Living Boat Trust is administered by a committee which is elected at the Annual General Meeting (usually in August) and which meets on the second Thursday of the month.  Minutes can be viewed here.  The committee is contactable through the secretary Richard Forster, sec@lbt.org.au .  It has the following members:

  • President:  Peter Laidlaw
  • Secretary: Richard Forster
  • Treasury: Rod MacFarlan
  • Ordinary members:  Graham Rankin, Brett Doubleday, Lorrie Harrison, Brian Marriott, Jilly Archer, Martin Riddle, David Pittaway, Karen Corbin

Subcommittees:

    • Executive: Peter Laidlaw,  Richard Forster, Rod McFarlan

    • Governance: David Pittaway, Brian Marriott
    • Finance, bookkeeping: Rod Macfarlan

    • Fleet Management: Peter Laidlaw, Martin Riddle

    • Communications, website: Richard Forster

    • Training: Graham Rankin

    • Tuesday Group, Shed: Brett Doubleday, Liz Marshall (off committee)

    • Rowing: Lorrie Harrison, Karen Corbin

    • Sailing: Martin Riddle, Peter Laidlaw, Mike Dredge (off committee)

    • OHS:  Martin Riddle, Graham Rankin

    • Waterfront Development: Peter Laidlaw, Richard Forster, David Pittaway, Anne Holst (off committee), Bruce Willes (off committee)

    • Nancy: Brian Marriott, Richard Forster

    • Events, Catering, Fund Raising: Jilly Archer
    • Tawe Nunnugah: Martin Riddle



Proceedings of the committee are recorded in the minutes  .  Issues to be resolved should be communicated directly to committee members, or emailed to the secretary: sec@lbt.org.au

The general procedure for issue resolution is as follows.
  • Issue is raised (by whoever) and delegated to a subcommittee.
  • A response is devised and the subcommittee ratifies it.
  • If it’s simple and cheap action is organised.
  • If a quick decision is needed an email poll with the rest of the committee can be held.
  • If it’s more complicated and agreement from the committee as a whole is required, a summary is prepared and forwarded to secretary.
  • Secretary circulates and includes it in the agenda for the upcoming meeting.
  • Item gets considered by committee at meeting. In most cases it will simply be rubber stamped.
  • If there is a larger issue at stake, once committee is basically satisfied canvas membership through the newsletter, Monday night dinners etc, soliciting input. Use this input when making any final decision.
  • Any further action required is noted and delegated.