Jan 24

Ergo Update

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Jan 24

Ergo Update!

In our Xmas newsletter we announced that we had been successful in securing £4200 of funds from Sport England to buy two Ergo indoor kayak training machines, known as Ergo’s, and we thought we’d let you know our progress and start to tell you what we are going to do with them.

U Canoe and Indoor Kayak Racing

When we have everything in place and have trained our coaches, we will be able to deliver Canoe England’s U Canoe and Indoor Kayak Racing initiatives. More details will be announced later, but in the meantime you can find out more here:

Equipment latest

The Ergo’s themselves are due in February and we have been spending the rest of the grant money on the  associated equipment we need to be able to deliver U Canoe sessions. We now have the laptop, screen stands and carry bags, as can be seen below.

Other Uses for the Screen

The screen is 42″ HD TV and we will be able to display photographs and videos from club events and all show kayaking and instructional videos. Please note that we DO NOT HAVE a TV licence so will not be able to watch any live television.

Jan 17

Management Committee 2015

The following Management Committee Position does not have any nominations:


The Company Secretary does not have any voting rights at meetings. The secretary’s responsibilities are:

  • To be responsible for the organisation of the meetings of the Management Committee,

  • To be responsible for the recording of the minutes relating to the  Management Committee meeting and all the correspondence relating to the club.

  • To be responsible for the collecting of mail and correspondence  from the mailbox.

  • To be responsible for transmitting to the sub-group representatives  correspondence  relating to the particular activities of the representative concerned at the earliest opportunity

 General Committee Members

At the last committee meeting on 15th January, the committee voted to create two more committee positions for 2015 (as allowed to do so in the Constitution). The successful nominees will:

  • Hold a general position with no specific role.

  • May assist any other committee member in their role

  • May volunteer to perform any task to help develop and the club

  • Will participate fully in debates and will have full voting rights.

Extended Date for Nominations

The closing date for nominations for these positions is Thursday 29th January.

Jan 12

Annual General Meeting

Thursday 12th February

Scawby Village Hall

6:30 pm


Jan 9

Stafford and Stone Canoe Club Mini Slalom

To see a poster for this event, click here. If you are interested in going, contact Neil Marley (at the pool on Saturday night or post on our facebook page)

Jan 3


Election of officials 2015We are inviting nominations for all Management Committee positions for the new committee year starting in February 2015. Anyone wishing to put their name forward for any of the posts below should fill in a nomination form and return to the Secretary by 14thJanuary 2015. Proposer and one Seconder must be over 18. None of the Sub Group Representative positions are up for re-election this year.

Management Committee:

Company Secretary, Treasurer, Welfare Officer, Membership Officer, Coaching Officer, Publicity Officer, Disciplines Officer, Building/Equipment/Access Officer, Fundraising Officer.

  • The Chairman is elected by the committee at the first meeting after the AGM

  • The Company Secretary does not have any voting rights at meetings.

  • GSCC is a Limited company by guarantee and so all successful nominees will have to meet the company law criteria, though do not necessarily need to become directors of the company.

  • For details of Management Committee roles, see the club’s Model Articles, Constitution & Club Rules 2014, which can be downloaded off our website.


We are also inviting you to submit motions for discussion at the AGM. It is YOUR club and this is your chance to have YOUR say, so please let us know what else we can do, or what we can do better.

motion proposal form 2015

To download the Nomination form and motion Proposal form, click here.