Akuna Bay Cruising Club

HISTORY OF ABCC BY JANET AND FRANK GARDNER

Wednesday 16 March, 2016

HISTORY OF AKUNA BAY CRUISING CLUB
" THE AKUNA BAY MARINA WAS OPENED IN 1981
" CLIPPER'S ANCHORAGE WAS LOCATED IN ILLAWONG BAY AND IN 1981 MOVED TO THE AKUNA BAY MARINA
" ON SUNDAY 14th AUGUST 1983 A MEETING WAS HELD RE A PROPOSED BOAT OWNERS CLUB OR ASSOCIATION (Refer TAB 1)
" ON FRIDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER 1983 A SOCIAL DINNER WAS HELD IN THE AKUNA BAY RESTAURANT TO DISCUSS THE PROPOSED CLUB OR ASSOCIATION (THIS IS REFERRED TO AS THE FOUNDATION MEETING)
" AT THE FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING ON FRIDAY 7th OCTOBER 1983 THE FOLLOWING BUSINESS WAS DISCUSSED:
" A Bank Account was opened In the name of Akuna Bay Cruising Club
" The Club Constitution
" A club pennant
" Membership application form(Two classes of membership Foundation /Ordinary members)
" The Club join Penta Base
" Fees $50 Joining Fee $10 additional boat owners
" IN 1984 GEOFF THORNLEY OF CLIPPER'S ANCHORAGE AND REG HARRIS OF AKUNA BAY RESTAURANT WERE ELECTED HONORARY MEMBERS FOR ONE YEAR.
" ON FRIDAY 6Th APRIL 1984 THE CONSTITUTION WAS PRESENTED/DISCUSSED AND APPROVED BY THE COMMITTEE
" In 1989 THE CLUB SECURED TWO MOORINGS: THE BASIN AND REFUGE BAY
" FRANK AND JANET GARDNER (NOW LIFE MEMBERS) JOINED THE CLUB ON 1ST OCTOBER 1991
" SATURDAY 23RD NOVEMBER 1991 OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NEW CLUBROOM
" IN 1997 THE CLUB NEARLY FOLDED WITH ONLY 4 COMMITTEE MEMBERS

BACKGROUND
In 1983 Reg Harris Owner of the Akuna Bay Restaurant was approached by a boat owner about the suggestion of a club exclusively for boat owners and their guests. The proposal was that the restaurant make available areas on a regular basis so that a sense of community could develop between those of mutual interest in Akuna Bay.
" Exclusive use of the Cocktail Lounge 4:00pm to 7:00pm (Friday) 5:00pm to 7:00pm (Sunday)
" Exclusive use of the Function room for meetings on a mid-week evening basis regularly if desired
" The "Club" would be absolutely independent of Clipper's Anchorage Pty Ltd and of Akuna Bay Restaurant beyond the use of the restaurant facilities.
CLUB FUNCTIONS IN THE EARLY YEARS INCLUDED:
" Christmas Party -Akuna Bay Restaurant
" Picnic Day at Hallet's Beach
" Weekend Raft up at Pinta Bay in Jerusalem Creek
" Peat's Bite Restaurant for dinner followed the next day by a BBQ on Bar Island
" Cruise to Brisbane Waters
" Time Trials
" Pirate Night in Pinta Bay
" Snow Queen Party (Christmas in July)
" Black Tie Dinners
" Picnic Day Milson Island
" Island Day -Hallet's Beach

Compiled By Janet and Frank Gardner 2015

AKUNA BAY CRUISING CLUB LIST OF COMMODORES
1983/1984 CRAIG LISTER
1984/1985 CRAIG LISTER
1985/1986 CRAIG LISTER
1986/1987 BRIAN IRELAND
1987/1988 SID MASON
1988/1989 TERRY GALE
1989/1990 SID MASON
1990/1991 SID MASON
1991/1992 NEVILLE JONES
1992/1993 NEVILLE JONES
1993/1994 CARL RONNING
1994/1995 KERRY TIMMINS
1995/1996 KERRY TIMMINS
1996/1997 JIM STAFFORD
1997/1998 FRANK GARDNER
1998/1999 FRANK GARDNER
1999/2000 FRANK GARDNER
2000/2001 DAVID PRENTICE
2001/2002 DAVID PRENTICE
2002/2003 KEITH TURNER
2003/2004 KEITH TURNER
2004/2005 KEITH TURNER
2005/2006 STEPHEN SMITH
2006/2007 STEPHEN SMITH
2007/2008 STEPHEN SMITH
2008/2009 STEPHEN SMITH
2009/2010 JEFF SHEEHAN
2010/2011 JEFF SHEEHAN
2011/2012 JEFF SHEEHAN
2012/2013 JEFF SHEEHAN
2013/2014 BOB TAYLOR
2014/2015 BOB TAYLOR
2015/2016 BOB TAYLOR