Progressing our Club

There’s always lots of people working away to keep the Club humming and help it grow. Check out what’s happening here, and get in touch to lend a hand.

Centenary Celebrations

In 2023 our Club will be turning 100! A century of boating and good times with Plimmerton deserves a lot of celebration and there’s lots to do.

From creating a book of the Club and Plimmerton’s history together, to a series of celebratory activities, there’s all sorts you can help with.

Contact: Warren Coffey

Outdoor and structural facilities

Mother Nature ensures there’s ongoing work looking after and enhancing the Club assets that boats use as well as people: the Club grounds, buildings' exteriors, sheds and slipways etc.

From lawnmowing to plumbing, painting to seawalls – we’re keen to hear from helping hands, but especially from tradies or anyone with construction connections.  

Get in touch with:

  • Matt Hipperson, Planning Officer
  • Warren Coffey, Vice Commodore Sailing

Indoor spaces and welcoming facilities

 

Looking after and enhancing the gathering spaces of the Club for socialising: from the stairs and bathrooms, to the main bar and dining areas.  

Always seeking connections, materials and volunteers with a sense for making spaces feel welcoming.

Get in touch:

Hospitality services

 

Club Manager Gayle runs the main hospitality aspects of the Club – bar, venue hires, and restaurant.

The Coffee Haven, in the SlipwayBar, is a new initiative run by volunteers to fundraise for the Sailing Academy.

Get in touch:

  • General Club hospitality: Gayle Carmichael, Club Manager
  • Coffee Haven: Todd Olson, Sailing Academy director

Fishing Competition

The Plimmerton Boating Club Fishing Competition is the highlight of the local fishing year, drawing fishos from far and wide every March.

The pandemic scuppered the 2022 competition, so planning for 2023 is underway and helpers are wanted.

There's something for everyone – from promotion to prize management.

Drop a line to: Mike Sherring, Vice Commodore Powerboating

 

Unique events

From gin tasting to navigation courses, quiz nights to rescue flare training – there's a rainbow of possibilities when it comes to putting on great events for members – and for the wider community too.

Bring ideas and helping hands to:

  • Mike Sherring, Vice-Commodore Powerboating

Strategy and fundraising

The Club is fuelling its present and navigating its future!

Grants and charity are vital for a small local club, and fundraisers are heroes.  

Strategic planning is underway, building on previous Strategies and the 2021 Club and member survey.

Get in touch:   

 

Just keen to lend a hand?

 

Good on you.

People who put their hands up to help out are the lifeblood of Plimmerton Boating Club.

Get in touch with anyone on Committee, or drop a line to Club Manager Gayle.

We'll be delighted to hear from you.