Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club Trustees
The structure of our club is such that our continued use of the land and lake for the purpose of sailing is governed by a Lease drawn up between our landlords; Bristol Water and Chew Valley Lake Sailing Club.
In accordance with that Lease, Club Rule 10.1 dictates that there shall be at least two and not more that four Trustees of the Club who shall be appointed from time to time as necessary by the General Committee of the club from among the Single, Family and Honorary members who are willing to be so appointed. The Trustees are entrusted to ensure that the Club is run in accordance with Bristol Waters Standing Regulations. Thus it is important that the Trustees be a part of the formal group that periodically re-negotiates the Lease and then endorses the new Lease with their signature.
Currently we have three trustees but the trustees do not have any voting rights with regard to the day to day management of the club; this activity being the responsibility of the General Committee.
Who are the current Trustees?
David Macklin– a founder member of the club who, for 40 years, has served on the General Committee in various roles including that of Commodore for two terms of office. He is a professional man who worked as a Quantity Surveyor handling contracts that ran into many millions of £’s. His specific skills have been of significant importance to the development of this sailing club both on and, equally importantly, off the water
David Casley– a founder member of the club who has served on the General Committee for 10 years as Hon Treasurer and then Hon Secretary; the later included a second term of office. He is a professional man who runs his own company as a Consultant Engineer. His very valued contribution to the club parallels that of David Macklin’s. His accomplishments for the club – there being far too many to mention here – can be witnessed in all areas of the clubhouse, slipways and grounds.
Brian Brooks – has been a member of the club since 1979 and has served on the General Committee for 13 years; part of that service as club commodore. A Propulsion Engineer employed by BAe (Sys), he was the Project Engineer and then Programme Manager for the Prime Contractor to the MoD on significant defence contracts. Amongst other things his contribution to the club was the negotiations with BW that led to the conditional year round access to the extended sailing area of the lake.