After more than FIVE (5) years in the job, our Treasurer, Sue Bell, would like to find a willing CBYA member to volunteer to work with her in order to learn the ropes, and hopefully, take over the role in due course.
The main duties of the treasurer are to oversee the financial administration of the organisation, review procedures and financial reporting, and advise the Management Committee on financial strategy.
These duties include:
Keeping up-to-date records as well as an audit trail for all transactions (for submission to an external auditor)
Protecting the organisation against fraud and theft, ensuring safe custody of money, and prompt banking
Presenting management reports at committee meetings
Preparing and reviewing a budget with the committee
The position requires the following attributes/skills:
A basic understanding of accounting
Good communication skills
Computer literacy – we use XERO accounting software.
The ability to speak Spanish would be useful, but is not a pre-requisite.
If you are interested, please contact Sue by clicking HERE.
Here is yet another chance to make a contribution to the on-going successful running of the CBYA!
During the early days of the CBYA, some of our founding members donated a number of Founders Cups to be presented to our members annually for best achievement in various categories.
We have now uploaded a Roll of Honour to the Trophy Room page on our website to allow us to maintain a full record of all awards. To view, click HERE, and scroll to the bottom of the page.
The Committee recently supported a proposal from Brenda Bates that the CBYA should disburse charity money earlier than usual to help the current CBYA-supported charities and organisations better weather the impact of the COVID-19 storm.
We have therefore paid €500 each to Make-a-Smile and the ISVH Bomberos. See their grateful responses in the images below….
Yes, we will soon be filling those empty seas again!
With our members undergoing different levels of lock-down and/or self-isolation around the world, I thought that a positive message might be appropriate at this difficult time…
We are indeed in uncharted waters, and many of us are worried about the future.
Some of us, who live alone, are finding the lock-down more difficult to handle than those who are lucky enough to have a partner.
We regret to advise that, due to the coronavirus pandemic, and ongoing total lock-down in Spain, we are forced to postpone all of our social and sailing plans for our special year-long event to mark fifteen (15) years since the official formation of the COSTA BLANCA YACHT ASOCIATION – our CRYSTAL JUBILEE!! We will instead celebrate a CRYSTAL JUBILEE PLUS ONE during 2021!
However, during this year we shall continue to look back at the CBYA history, and run a series of monthly articles in our newsletter with interviews honouring key individuals who have helped to create the current CBYA – some of whom are founder members, and some of whom have joined more recently.
So we will still celebrate the formation and continued growth of the biggest (and only) VIRTUAL yacht club on the Costa Blanca, but our celebrations will now (mostly) take place next year!