Thursday, March 11th 2021
I am sure I do not need to remind you that we have been through an extraordinary year! Whilst we have understandably not been able to fish throughout, I hope you will agree that the Officers and Committee have done their best to communicate with you and maximise our opportunities to fish safely under the changing covid regulations. Under section 5h of the Rules and Regulations of BCAA, the Senior Offices of the Association will continue to take action and an update you as the covid regulations are reviewed and hopefully lifted.
Our longstanding treasurer Derek Foster has decided to stand down from the post as of the 1st May. The role is often unsung and a thankless task, but Derek has carried it out with a smile and dare I say ‘military’ precision. I am sure you will join me in thanking Derek for his sterling and meticulous work that has placed the Association in a secure financial position. I have agreed to ‘cover’ the post of Treasurer from 1st May until the AGM (more of which below). I have also expressed my wish to stand down as Chair but would be happy to take up the vacant treasurer role if we receive no nominations and the membership are content to vote me in. As such, if there is anyone interested in standing for the officer posts of Treasurer or Chairman, please do get it touch (I can’t do both!).
As things stand (11th March 2021) we will hopefully enact the following schedule agreed at the BCAA Committee on the 8th March:
We are planning to hold the AGM as soon as possible following the expected lifting of covid regulations on the 21st June. Members will be sent a formal notice of the AGM no less than three weeks before the arranged date.
For the second year running it will not be possible to hold a presentation event in the normal May slot. With uncertainty as to the lifting of covid regulations the Committee are investigating the possibility of combining a presentation event with the annual Fur and Feather in December. Further details will be announced as soon as we are able to commit to dates.
Membership Renewal 2021-22
You have until 31st May to renew your membership which will run from 1st June 2021 to 31st May 2022. Membership will be as follows:
Full Senior £40
Full Senior OaP £20
Full Associate £30
Full Associate OaP £20
You can pay via any of the following (NB: Steve our Membership Secretary, will not accept any personal payments direct to his door, please respect this)
1. Cheque made payable to ‘Bude Canal AA’ and posted to:
Mr S Brown
3 Bede Haven Close
2. By online bank transfer, or via Post Office Counters, or via TSB Bank counter Bude to the following account:
Account Name: Bude Canal Angling Association
Sort Code: 77 09 09
Account Number: 21197060
Reference: Your initial, Surname and ‘subs’
(i.e. JR Hartley subs)
Anyone not renewing by the 31st May will have to re-apply for membership.
NB Places will be offered to those waiting for membership as of 1st June and it is therefore unlikely there will be any places available for 2021-22, so please renew asap to avoid disappointment.
The expectation is that competition angling will be able to resume after the 29th March. The Match Secretary will draft a 2021-22 fixture list shortly which will be posted on the website as soon as it is available.
I sincerely hope we will be back to normal by the end of the summer. I will send an update as soon as we are in a position to agree an AGM date. Please take care and stay safe.