Annual General Meeting on January19th, 2020

The Pender Island Junior Sailing Asociation AGM is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Sunday, Jan 19, 2020. The location will be the Pender Island Community Hall Lounge.

Below is the Agenda for this meeting as well as the Commodore’s Report covering the calendar 2019 season. A Board of Director’s meeting will follow immediately after the AGM.


Pender Island Junior Sailing Association


10 am  Jan 19th, 2020

Community Hall Lounge



  1. Welcome to Members.


  1. Approval of the Agenda


  1. Approval of the Minutes of 2018 AGM


  1. Report of the Commodore

Past year’s program


Boats and Engines

Better Financial Status


  1. Financial Report

2019 Statement

2020 Proposed budget


  1. Questions from the Membership


  1. Nomination Committee

7.1.  Nomination of Directors for a 2-year term


  1. Other Business


  1. Adjournment. Board Meeting to follow.

Directors and Nominations:

Directors fulfilling their 2nd-year term in 2019: John Ackermans, Margaret Alpen, Rick Mudie, Dave Reed, Don Williams

Nomination of Directors returning for a 2-year term: Allyson Coffey, Peter Hinton, Tim Underhill, Bob Vergette, Bruce Waygood

Nomination of new Directors for a 2-year term: Tom Caston, Bob Coulson.



 Commodores Report

 It was a busy year.  The newly acquired Pirate boats took more work to “assemble” than had been anticipated, but in general, they were an improvement on the Flying Juniors.  Our outboard motors caused a number of problems, leading PIJSA to purchase for 2020 a new 8Hp Yamaha motor and to retire the 2-stroke motor which produced too many noxious fumes.  PIJSA thanks Tom Caston for the loan of an outboard motor for one week. The seams of one of the red Zodiac’s bladders split, and it has been retired and replaced by a smaller and lighter used Walker Bay zodiac purchased on the Island. Another byte was acquired, and after the season, another Pirate boat has been donated to PIJSA.  Thus, no major purchases are anticipated for 2020.  While PIJSA incurred significant equipment expenses, fundraising and donations were very successful.

The biggest problem in 2019 was getting instructors for the Level 3 & 4.  For two of the 4 weeks, PIJSA could only offer “fun sailing” which was restricted to 5 students as one director had to be on the water for every student; an insurance requirement. Fun sailing was offered at a discounted rate ($50 less) as no instruction was provided. PIJSA started to look for 2020 Level 3 & 4 instructors in the fall of 2019.  Satya Underhill provided 3 weeks of Level 1 & 2 instruction and Tara Golonka the other week. Brooke Jungula and Kaiden Richardson provided a week each of Level 3 & 4 instruction.  All the instructors were keen and enjoyed by the students.  However, it became clear that the standards for passing the various levels have been tightened, and it will take many students 2 years to complete each level if they are not sailing in between the courses.  Despite the difficulties in being able to confirm the senior-level courses until the last moment, over 65 students participated.

Delivering the PIJSA’s program requires the contribution of the Directors and volunteers.  On behalf of the Board, I would thank the following volunteers: Tom Bon, Dennis Budnyk, Jerry Folk, Rob Gordan, Lani Harris, Mathew Hinton, Leone Mudie, Margaret Vergette, Ross Warneboldt, and Kate Waygood.

Delivery also requires money, and the following are acknowledge and thanked for their support; CRD, Tru-Valu, Boating BC, Nu-T-Yu, Port Browning Marina and Pub, Green Angels, Parks and Recreation (CRD), Pender Island Yacht Club, and Magic Lake Property Owners Society.



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