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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
  • Treasurer: Rod Macfarlan
  • Secretary: Richard Forster
  • General Members:  Jane Johnson;  Endra O'May; Michelle Crawford; Mike Hewitt; Jean-Pierre Scheerlinck;  Martin Riddle;  Andrew Ritchie, David Pittaway


  • Executive: Peter Laidlaw, Richard Forster, Rod Macfarlan
  • Finance: Rod Macfarlan, Andy Ritchie
  • Grants, Fund Raising: Andy, Michelle
  • Events: Endra, Jane, Peter, MIchelle
  • Nancy: Richard Forster, Andy Ritchie, Martin Riddle, Michelle Crawford
  • OHS: John Pierre Scheerlinck, David Pittaway
  • Shed Futures: Rod Macfarlan, Jean Pierre Scheerlinch, Martin Riddle, Andy Ritchie
  • Tuesday and other shed work groups: Peter Laidlaw, Endra O'May
  • Rowing: Mike Hewitt, Barb Dawson (seconded), Dennis Muscovich  (seconded),Lorrie Harrison (seconded), Mandy Whyatt (seconded)
  • Communications:  Richard Forster, Rod Macfarlan, Michelle Crawford
  • Sailing: Peter Laidlaw, Endra O'May
  • Fleet Management:  Peter Laidlaw, David Pittaway
  • Foreshore Management: Richard Forster, David Pittaway
  • Tawe Nunnugah (Expeditions): Martin Riddle, Jean Pierre Scheerlinck, Endra O'May, Peter Laidlaw
    To communicate with the committtee:
    • send an email to the secretary: sec@lbt.org.au;  
    • write a letter, which can be placed either in the orange box beside the door, or posted to 3337 Huon Hwy Franklin Tas 7113; 
    • speak to a committee member.

    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.