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2021 Ordinary General Meeting

April 2020


Dear Member,

Notice of Ordinary General Meeting & Notice of Motion 19:30hrs Tuesday 11 May 2021

In accordance with Rule 17 of the Constitution, notice is hereby given to Members that a General Meeting of the Sandringham Yacht Club will be held in the clubhouse (Port Phillip Room), Jetty Road, Sandringham on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 19:30hrs.

Please come along to get a comprehensive update on Club matters. We will be delivering brief presentations from the Commodore, Treasurer and our three boating club captains. We will also be launching our plan for the future 2021-2026. We are also putting one motion to the meeting – the proposed purchase of a new travel lift to replace the existing one. The duration of the meeting is normally a maximum of 75 minutes and will be followed by complimentary refreshments.

Notice of Agenda

1. Welcome

2. Apologies

3. Mark of Respect

4. Confirmation of the Minutes of the previous General Meeting

5. Matters arising

6. Commodore’s Report

7. Treasurer’s Report

8. Chief Executive’s Report

9. Club Captains’ Reports

10. Plan for the Future

11. Notice of Motion – Travel lift

12. General Business

13. Close the Meeting

Notice of Motion – Purchase of a new travel lift for the boat yard

The following motion has been proposed by Commodore Garry Anderson and seconded by Vice Commodore Sue Bowes. General Committee recommends this motion to Members.


The current travel lift was purchased in 2002.  It has been worked hard for the last 19 years and is approaching the end of its useful life.  The travel lift is used 6 days per week and lifts in excess of 1200 boats per year. The average income from yard related activities over the last 5 years is $750k per annum.  The yard is an essential service to members and, without a reliable travel lift, its operation would become unworkable.

General Committee tasked the Commodore, Marina & Yard Manager and Chief Executive to source a suitable replacement machine.  After much research and investigation, the Boat Lift BL50-TL90o has been identified as the preferred replacement machine.  The lead time for this machine is 150 days plus transit time.

Key features of the Boat Lift BL50-TL90o are as follows:

  • 50 tonne lifting capacity
  • 2 tonne jib crane
  • all wheel drive and steering
  • wireless remote control
  • Iveco 75hp diesel engine
  • wire lifting mechanism

Boat Lift is an Italian company with excellent credentials. If you would like more information on Boat Lift, please click here. The price for the travel lift is in euros. At the time of writing, the total price in AUD is $550,000+gst.

Motion 1

Members approve the purchase of a replacement travel lift (Boat Lift BL50-TL90o).  To allow for exchange rate fluctuations, such approval be for a sum up to $600,000.


Proposer: Garry Anderson (2062)                                              Seconder: Sue Bowes (3182)

If approved, it is our intention that once the new machine is up and running successfully, to then sell the existing travel lift.

If you cannot attend the OGM, then please note, in line with the Constitution, proxy voting is now provided for, and can be downloaded here.

We hope to see you on the night.

Warm Regards & Stay Safe


Yours Sincerely,

Richard Hewett
Chief Executive Officer