2017 Nomads Committee

Dear Members and Friends of Nomads

As we move into the 2017 chapter of deep sea fishing, we would like to start with a massive thank you to the outgoing chairman, mentor, friend and angler extraordinaire – Dave Martin. Dave has been at the helm of Nomads for the past three years and has done a sterling job for the club, club spirit and angling development.

Thank you Dave.

Dave will not be withdrawing from the committee completely, his valued involvement will continue through a new position created in line with most sporting codes and clubs. Dave has agreed to fill the post of Club Captain for 2017.

At the recent AGM, we also said goodbye to the services of Bianca Juchau as secretary. Bianca has been an absolute rock for the club and her service to the club as a non-fishing volunteer has been nothing short of exemplary. The good news however is that Bianca will not be leaving the committee and has agreed to continue in a less demanding portfolio.

Thank you again Bianca, and at the same time welcome back.

We would like to welcome Craig Shorter onto the committee. Craig as most of you know is responsible for the club’s headline sponsor, Hollards Insurance. In addition to this role Craig will be taking over the Treasure’s position from Colin who moves to the Vice Chairman role.

Another big thank you, again to Craig, who has volunteered the services Jackie Janse van Vuuren as an able replacement for the secretarial post. We welcome Jackie to the committee and trust that you will enjoy the camaraderie that is Nomads Game Fishing. With Bianca’s assistance we hope to have the hand over complete by the end of the year to maintain the continuity of correspondence in particular.

Your Nomads committee and portfolios for 2017 is as follows:

Mark Cockcroft – Chairman

Colin Green – Vice Chairman and Safety Officer

Jackie Janse van Vuuren – Secretary

Craig Shorter – Treasurer

Werner van Rooyen – Assistant safety officer, Interclub co-ordinator, clothing.

Kevin Allardyce – Development

Tyron Gruar – Competitions Office

Johan Mare – Club house, trophies and records

Bianca Juchau – Fund raising and social events

Sean Cockcroft – Social media, news letter, PRO

Dave Martin – Club Captain

Ian van Zyl – Website

The committee will meet on the second Tuesday of each month.

Rosebowl:  we have only registered two boats for the Rosebowl. Watermark and Shaya lo Manzi have submitted entries. However a number of boats have booked accommodation at Shaya Moya so we know you are committed. Please guys we need to submit entries to Makeira urgently for their planning. Skippers please can I ask you to make this a priority.

Finally: For those travelling over the holidays, please travel safely and return to us in one piece. On behalf of the new committee I wishing you and your families a merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and if you are going fishing (as we do) tight lines and share the photos on the chat group.

Yours in angling

Mark

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