Therole of Treasurer continues to involve setting and managing the Committee’sbudget, processing Committee members’ expenses and liaising with the RYA Headof Finance, Dave Strain.
Thebudget for this year covers team member travel expenses, funding for sub-groupto meetings. The budget for this from April 2018to March 2019 is £4000. There is inaddition £200 allocated for membership of the Exe Estuary Management Partnershipand £150 for the maintenance of the ex-British Sailing Olympics race marks.
Thetotal expenses claimed during the year was £3,885.76, therefore just within budget.
TheRegional Fund at the beginning of the year stood at £13989.53 and has notchanged during the year. Discussionshave taken place during the year as to how this fund can best be used, with theconclusion that it should be used to provide grants towards setting up newOnBoard events within clubs. That is to promotegrass-roots sailing among young people. The plans for this have not yet reachedfruition.
Withuncertainty concerning the future roles of the Regional Committee, I felt itprudent to increase the budget for 2019 to 2020 by £500, anticipating thepossible extra involvement of team members and extra travelling required.
Treasurer, SW Regional Committee