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ARMY SAILING ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING & OFFSHORE SYMPOSIUM WEDNESDAY 22nd MARCH 2017, AT THE ARMY INSHORE SAIL TRAINING CENTRE, BAKER BARRACKS, THORNEY ISLAND

DATE AND VENUE

The Annual Members Meeting of the Army Sailing Association will be held at the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre (AISTC), Baker Barracks, Thorney Island, Emsworth, Hants PO12 8DH from 1045 hrs to 1300 hrs on Wednesday 22nd March 2017. The meeting will be chaired by the ASA Commodore, Maj Gen J F P Swift OBE. Coffee will be available from 1000hrs.

OFFSHORE SYMPOSIUM

The Offshore Symposium will be held after lunch at 1415hrs. Full details of this will be posted on the ASA website, www.sailarmy.co.uk

ATTENDANCE

The attendance at the Annual Conference is open to all members of the Army Sailing Association including Affiliated Club members.  The ASA Council look forward to seeing you at the meeting. Those attending are asked to email hockeysailing@ascb.uk.com or call the office by Monday 6th March.  If you are travelling by car please supply your vehicle registration number and type.

REPORTS

Rear Commodores of each discipline, Germany and the Deputy OIC JSASTC are requested to prepare a short but interesting brief on their discipline, lasting no longer than 10 minutes each. We require your report by no later than Monday 6th March. A copy of your reports will be placed in the AMM pack.  Please request early, if any electronic equipment is required to support your presentations. If you wish to make use of the equipment at the AISTC, it must be with the Centre Manager by First Parade Monday, 20 Mar 2017. This can be emailed by using the following address: sailarmy@btconnect.com

SECURITY

All those attending the meeting are asked to be in possession of either an MOD Form 90 (Forces Identity Card) or an Army Sailing Association Membership Card.  Those driving to the AISTC please supply your vehicle details when confirming your attendance.

LUNCH AND REFRESHMENTS

There will be coffee from 1000 hrs and lunch at 1315 hrs – 1400 hrs in the Officers Mess at Thorney Island.

DRESS

Dress is civilian clothes with tie, which may be either suits or blazers etc.

TRAVEL

It is regretted that assisted travel for this meeting under the Army Sport Board Travel Authority is restricted to Council Members and Flag Officers only.

PUBLICITY

Regional Sport Boards, Affiliated and Local Club Secretaries are asked to give this meeting the widest possible circulation. All those attending are asked to email hockeysailing@ascb.uk.com or telephone the ASA office at the earliest opportunity. As stated previously these replies give the Secretary a good indication regarding the catering arrangements required for lunch etc. and your co-operation would be much appreciated. (Please note there is no charge for lunch).  However entry will not be denied if the form has not been received by the Secretary. A 2017 ASA Journal and management plan will be given to all those attending the AMM.

ASA MEMBERSHIP

This meeting forms a forum for the ASA membership and for those who are members of Affiliated and Local Clubs to be able to hear direct from the Flag Officers the previous seasons results and the Flag Officers plans for the future. The membership is invited to comment on these plans and decisions. Your support for the annual conference is always appreciated by the Flag Officers who wish to know the feelings of the membership regarding sailing in the Army and the facilities that the ASA are able to make available to its members. A direct debit membership and gift aid form is enclosed for those who have not joined the ASA (The cheapest by far of all three services). Membership is the ASA’s life blood.

GENERAL

The postcode for the AISTC is PO10 8DH. If travelling by train the nearest station is Emsworth; if travelling from Emsworth rail station you should arrange transport and follow directions on the enclosed map in Annex A. If you anticipate problems getting to the meeting please call the ASA office and we will help where we can.

On behalf of the Admiral, Commodore, ASA Council  and ASA Flag Officers, thank you for supporting the ASA and we do hope you can make this year’s Annual Members Meeting.

 

Lt Col (Retd) A Flavell
Secretary
Army Sailing Association
For the Commodore

Annex:

AISTC Map

 

ASA Contact

ASA Staff

Army Sailing Association
MOD ASCB
Mackenzie Bldg, Room G23
Fox Lines, Queens Avenue
Aldershot
Hants GU11 2LB

ASA Secretary: Alan Flavell

Email: hockeysailing@ascb.uk.com

Tel: 01252 787091 Mil 94222 7091

Admin:

Tel: 01252 787093 Mil: 94222 7093

Email: lwinchester@ascb.uk.com

 

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