We at RYA Cymru Wales are about to embark
upon a comprehensive
review of our strategic objectives. We want to engage the boating community in
a wide ranging conversation that will reflect on our achievements over the last
few years and establish those areas we need to address for the future.
We want to understand
what our members and key stakeholders see as being the priorities for our
organisation over the next four years so we can together formulate a clear
strategy that will guide all our activities.
To do this we will be
undertaking a Wales-wide series of evening meetings to engage
directly with individuals, Clubs and Training Centres throughout the months of
June and July. The CEO and members of staff will travel to every corner of Wales and want to hear from as
many people as possible.
If you are a member of
the RYA, a member of an affiliated Club, involved in a Recognised Training
Centre or an active RYA instructor, coach or race official you are invited to
attend one of the evening sessions. These sessions are structured to
enable everyone present to take part in small group discussions which promise
to be informative and engaging and will help shape the future for our sport in Wales.
Phil Braden, CEO of RYA Cymru Wales
said, “We want to give all our stakeholders the chance to input directly into
this important strategic review. To make this both easy and effective,
we’ve decided to run consultation sessions across the whole of the country that
are open to all stakeholders as well as engaging directly with our clubs. We have also launched an online survey for those that may not
be able to attend. This is going to be a great opportunity to meet
so many of our boating community and hear as many views as possible. This will then form the basis
of our activities for the next four years. It is important that we hear
about what people feel we do well, areas where we could do better, things we should be doing and perhaps not
the aim to make boating even better across Wales.”
Chairman of RYA Cymru Wales stressed the importance for everyone to get
involved saying, “RYA Cymru Wales is the governing body for boating in Wales.
We need our members and partners to play a crucial role in this review process
so that the organisation continues to do the very best for our members and the
wider boating community.
"The evening sessions across the country will be
a great opportunity for people to meet our staff. The online questionnaire is quick to complete and will make
sure everyone can have an input. Of course we will be happy for people to drop us a note directly
if they prefer.”
RYA Cymru Wales has
moved forward significantly over the last four years and seen a sustained
growth in membership. We want our organisation to continue to flourish
and deliver on our purpose to protect and promote safe, successful and
rewarding boating in Wales. This is your opportunity to
help us do so.
Details of the dates and venues can be found here
The online survey can be