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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, Martin Riddle, David Pittaway, Paul Frost, Mike Hewitt, Anne Holst, Peter Venning

Subcommittees:

    • Executive: Peter Laidlaw,  Rod Macfarlan, Richard Forster

    • Finance: Rod Macfarlan

    • Fleet Management and Maintenance: Paul Frost, Martin Riddle, Peter Laidlaw

    • Communications, website: Richard Forster

    • Tuesday Group, Shed: Paul Frost

    • Rowing: Mike Hewitt

    • Sailing: Peter Laidlaw, Martin Riddle

    • OHS, Training: Martin Riddle, Graham Rankin

    • Nancy: Paul Frost, Richard Forster, Brian Marriott (off committee)

    • Foreshore Development: David Pittaway, Anne Holst

    • 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.