NYC Commodore’s report for the years ending 31st March 2014
“The Biggest Little Yacht Club in the World”
Fakaalofa lahi atu
This report covers the Niue Yacht Club’s activities and achievements since last reporting, up until 31st March 2014
I submit the following information:
NYC thanks Ira and Brian Merrifield for the use of their premises for the previous season. This provides a focal point for yacht crews to gather and for the collection of mooring fees and selling of NYC merchandise. We have been based downstairs at the Backpackers for three years now. Initially Brian and Ira refurbished the downstairs area and equipped this with tables, chairs and a swap a book library.
The major plus for the Yacht Club is the 6 day operation of a staffed “drop in ‘ centre from 9:00 in the morning until 19:00. While Ira and Brian receive a small commission on the collection of mooring fees and sale of merchandise, and a small monthly payment as a rent subsidy, they offer so much more of their time to welcome and look after the arriving crews. Many yacht blogs acknowledge the support, help and “aroha” from Ira and Brian.
There have been fewer social occasions organised over the last season as with less members on the management committee , we haven’t had a convenor for social events. There have been a number low key “potluck” meals , and BBQ’s often organised by the crews in conjunction with Brian and Ira. Continue reading