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The REYC is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), Charity Number 1178311, overseen by the Charity Commission.

The REYC has a Constitution dated 23 September 2022 (superseding the original version dated 9 May 2018) in which the Club is overseen by a Board of up to five trustees. Three trustees are elected by the membership, two of whom are normally previous flag officers of the Club; one of these three is normally the Chair of the Board and these trustees retire annually in turn (but may be re-elected twice). The other two are ex-officio trustees, the Commodore and Vice Commodore, who are themselves elected in those roles by the membership. The Board meets four times a year and additionally if required. Following AGM 23, the Board is currently:

Maj Gen (Retd) A E Whitley CMG CBE (Chair)

Brig (Retd) S P Hodder

Col J Robinson (Cdre)

Lt Col C W Battey

Lt Col T E Ives (VCdre)

The Board sets a Strategy for the Club to achieve its objects and owns the Rules under which the Club conducts its operational business under the Commodore's Main Committee. The Rules have been refreshed in 2023 to reflect current ways of doing business and are downloadable below. The Board also submits an Annual Report and Accounts to the Charity Commission, which is also published on their website (link above). The Board sponsors the Club's Annual General Meeting, which is normally held in the autumn alongside the Annual Dinner. The Board is supported by a Board Secretary, currently Lt Col (Retd) J D Lewis, in order to assist the Hon Secretary in the administration of the Club.

This page includes the minutes of AGM 22. which were endorsed as-is, but were the subject of discussion that will be recorded in the draft minutes of AGM23. AGM 23 was held at the Hornet Services Sailing Club, Gosport on Friday 6 October 2023; the meeting papers remain available at the AGM 23 link in the right hand panel. The draft minutes of AGM 23 have been provisionally agreed by the BoT and are accessible below pending final endorsement at AGM 24.

AGM 24 (at 1530) and the Annual Dinner (1830 for 1900) are now booked at the Hornet Services Sailing Club, Gosport on Friday 27 September 2024. Announcements, administration and supporting documentation concerning AGM 24 will build over time on its own page once material is generated. A virtual attendance option will be available.

Polling. Our Constitution allows that democratic processes such as elections, resolution decisions and surveys can be undertaken electronically, at the discretion of the Trustees; we have such a capability built into our website for current eligible members. The Polling link in the sidebar of this page (or the Polling link in the Comms section of a member's portal) will take a logged-in member to the Polling landing page. Polls will normally be advertised separately in the lead up to a voting window in order to make the object of the exercise clear and to maximise participation.


Last updated 12:22 on 2 April 2024

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