AGM – option for Zoom

Dear all

Given the latest Covid concerns and availability of key Club members, the decision has been taken to offer the option of dialling in via Zoom to tonight’s AGM in addition to meeting face to face at QAB. Log on details are

Topic: Mel Brown’s Zoom Meeting Time: Dec 14, 2021 19:00 London
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Look forward to seeing you tonight, Guy (Chair)

PDCSAC AGM – Tue 14 Dec 21

The 2021 Plymouth Defence Community Sub-Aqua Club (PDCSAC) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Tue 14 Dec 21 in the Conservatory of the Waypoint Bistro, Queen Anne’s Battery (QAB), starting at 1900 (with a Committee pre-meet from 1800).

This is an opportunity for the Committee to update you on Club business over the last year (and in this case 2 due to Covid) and plans for the future, and for you to ensure that your views on the running of the Club are aired. Also as a Club we are always on the lookout for willing volunteers to step forward as Committee members or more generally help out with the running of the Club – If you would like to put your name forward so that this can be discussed (and if necessary voted upon at the AGM) please email me using the address below.


Guy Balmer – Chair PDCSAC


Hi all , just a quick note on our current diving program, we trying to get out at least twice a week but are struggling to fill boats and make this happen if you can try and dust of your kit off and come along it would be great to see you back in the water. Also we will try and organise some social events around diving so if anyone has any ideas for one please contact either Nat our social secretary or my self and will will try and get it sorted. We know it’s been difficult with our current situation but diving can still be achieved every week weather Gods permitting. Hope to see as many of you in the very near future . Cal

Vote on keeping the Tornado at QAB.

Thank you to all those who voted on the motion to spend £1160 on keeping the Tornado at QAB for 6 months to facilitate diving whilst the Dockyard still has Covid restrictions in place. Whilst there weren’t sufficient people voting to meet what’s written in the Constitution, of the 19 Club Members that did vote all were in favour of the move and so after consultation with the Committee the motion has been carried (and for info at the next AGM there will be a proposal to change both the Constitution voting details and amounts of money that can be spent by Committee approval!!)

The Club still needs your vote!!!

Many thanks to the 17 Members (names below) who have voted on whether to spend £1160 plus an increase to the Insurance to keep the Tornado at QAB for 6 months to facilitate Club diving.

Unfortunately, as per the Constitution, we need at least 34 Members to vote to approve the spend of over £1000 so if you haven’t voted already YOUR VOTE COUNTS!!

(Votes received from – Rob, Mark K, Chris B, Eric, Steve B, Dennis R, Cal, Graeme H, Doug, Eddie, Raymond, Steve C, Joe, Nick, Bruce and Jason).


As part of the plan to get back to diving the plan is to move the Tornado from the Boathouse and then store it at Queen Anne’s Battery for 6 months.

However this will cost £1160 plus a small increase in insurance. Whilst the Club has the funds to do this, as per the Constitution any spend over £1000 needs a ‘Membership Decision’ (i.e. 80% of the Members (so 36 out of 45 Members) need to take part in the vote and the motion needs a 2/3 majority (so at least 24 of those 36 votes) to be passed).

Therefore PLEASE VOTE NOW by responding back to me at ASAP so we can confirm the booking with QAB.


Guy Balmer (Chair)