Nominations for Director Vacancies 2015/2016

July 06, 2015

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The nominations for the 2015/16 vacancies created by resignation of Directors are:

Liesl Duffy - member for 5 years
    Liesl will bring a broad range of organisational and management skills to the committee which have been developed in her roles as Program Officer for the Sydney Health District Unit and as Director of Operations for the Schizophrenia Research Unit. Attendance at Board meetings have given her familiarity with Governance bodies and management roles have taught her basic financial management skills. She has been successful in securing funding from several Government and non-government agencies.
Liesl says she brings a positive and friendly approach and the ability to form and maintain positive relationships with people from all walks of life. She has a passion for sailing and for the Balmain Sailing Club, which has taken her from a complete novice as a sailing school participant and has launched her on a lifelong and very humbling journey of learning to sail.
She says that the club is in an excellent position, following several years of change and improvement, with a vibrant and engaged membership and is  a wonderful place to sail and the perfect place to enjoy a quiet post race lemonade with some of her favourite people.
She is looking forward to working with the committee and members to keep making the BSC a better place to sail.

Geoff Ford - member for several years
    Geoff has extensive sailing experience from dinghy and skiffs through to offshore including Sydney to Hobarts, Sydney to Noumea and every east coast race in between. He has also competed in Australian and World Championships in Thunderbird class.
Geoff joined Balmain Sailing Club when it was a small and friendly club and believes he can bring not only his sailing experience but also his management experience and enthusiasm to see the club progress into the future.

Alena Abrosimova - member for 4 years
    Alena has extensive experience in information technology and customer relationship management systems. She joined the club as a sailing school student and since then raced consistently as a crew member and (recently) a boat owner. Together with Benjamin Williams, Alena has been responsible for the club’s social media presence, newsletters and website updates for over a year.

Lindsay Fletcher - Director since 2014
    Lindsay has been a Director of Balmain Sailing Club and has resigned as per the constitution that requires 50% of the directors to resign each year. He will recontest the vacancy created.

Simon Oliver - Vice Commodore since 2013
Simon has been the Vice Commodore of Balmain Sailing Club and has resigned as per the constitution that requires 50% of the directors to resign each year. He will recontest the vacancy created.

Michael Meehan - Secretary since 2013
    Michael has been Secretary of Balmain Sailing Club and has resigned as per the constitution that requires 50% of the directors to resign each year. He will recontest the vacancy created.

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