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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 McFarlan
  • Ordinary members:  Ros Barnett,  Graham Rankin, Karen Corbin, Brett Doubleday, Lorrie Harrison, Brian Marriot, Jilly Archer, Martin Riddle, David Pittaway


    • Executive: Peter Laidlaw,  Richard Forster, Rod McFarlan

    • Governance: Graham Rankin, Brian Marriott, Martin Riddle
    • Finance, bookkeeping: Rod Macfarlan, Richard Forster, Lorrie Harrison, Ninka Laidlaw (off committee)

    • Fleet Management: Laidlaw, David Pittaway, Graham Rankin, Martin Riddle

    • Communications, website: Richard Forster

    • Training: Graham Rankin

    • Shed Build: Brett Doubleday

    • Tuesday Group, Shed: Brett Doubleday

    • Wednesday Group: Graham Rankin

    • Insurance: Lorrie Harrison, Richard Forster

    • Rowing (BOWWOW): Karen Corbin, Lorrie Harrison

    • Sailing: Richard Forster, Peter Laidlaw, Mike Dredge (off committee)

    • OHS:  Martin Riddle, Graham Rankin

    • New Pontoons: Peter Laidlaw, Richard Forster, David Pittaway

    • Nancy: Brian Marriot, Richard Forster, Hans Sipsma (off committee)

    • Events, Catering, Fund Raising: Jilly A, Karen C, Endra O'May (off committee)

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.
  • Any further action required is noted and delegated.

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