The Official Magazine of the Bluewater Cruising Association

BCA Annual General Meeting (2022) Report

K. Barrie Letts

Knot 2 Krazy
Pearson 385
January 10th, 2023

The Bluewater Cruising Association AGM was held on December 8, 2022, via Zoom, with 61 members in attendance and 23 proxies received, for a total of 84, exceeding the 72 required for a quorum.

Commodore David Mitchell reported on the years activities, the highlight being the Strategic Planning Session held November 25-26. (Details on this session will be covered by a separate article in Currents.)  An important outcome of the session was a new Value Statement that was proposed and then passed by the Board of Directors. The attendees at the AGM passed a vote of confidence for the adoption of the new Value Statement: Caring: Respecting our environment, the communities we visit and each other.

Treasurer Darryl Lapaire presented the Audited Financial Year End Statements. Even with the pandemic, revenue exceeded expenses by $5988. BCA is “weathering the storm” he advised. The statements were accepted as presented.

Secretary Dee Logan reported that all reporting required under the BC Societies Act is up to date, with the filing of the 2022 Annual Report to be filed within 30 days of the AGM. Significant 2022 motions passed by the Board of Directors included:

  • COVID-19 Protocol
  • Confidentiality and Privacy Policy
  • BCA Awards Policy
  • BCA Course List
  • BCA Value “Caring: Respect our environment, the communities we visit and each other.”

Dee also reported that the BCA Governance Manual was updated and can be found here on the BCA website.

Jennifer Handley, speaking on behalf of the Directory Team, reported that the 2022 Directory was successfully published and distributed. The team is in place for the 2023 directory. Members are requested to review and update their profiles and that of their boats before February 28, 2023 in preparation for its publication.

Jennifer Handley, acting for Currents Managing Editor, Rosario Passos, advised that:

  • Currents has 1328 subscribers
  • Received 88 photos for the 2023 Currents PDF cover contest

The Currents editorial team encourages BCA members to submit articles to the association’s official publication. There is a financial credit towards your annual Membership fee for every article published.

Commodore David Mitchell thanked the current Board and Reports to the Board for their service in 2022. The following Members were then elected or acclaimed to the 2023 BCA Board of Directors:

  • Commodore: David Mitchell
  • Vice Commodore: Vacant (those interested in serving in this capacity are encouraged to contact Leslie Hansen)
  • Secretary: Denise  (Dee) Logan
  • Treasurer: Darryl Lapaire
  • Calgary Chapter Vice Commodore: John Kortbeek
  • Vancouver Chapter Vice Commodore: Don Hutchison
  • Vancouver Island Chapter Vice Commodore: Scott Crawshaw

The Board recognizes the ongoing support of Leslie Hansen in her role as Past Commodore and welcomes Dani Tate-Stratton as a Board Report for BCA Communications.

Commodore David Mitchell closed the meeting with a big: “Thank you to the 2023 Board of Directors and Reports to the Board!”


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