MVS AGM 2017 held in Pimlico


The 2017 MVS AGM was held at Pimlico in London on Saturday November 18th.
The meeting was opened by the MVS Chair, Captain Tony Minns, before the Chief Volunteer Officer updated members on activities in the service over the last year.

Members voted on amendments to the MVS articles of association and the results of the postal ballot was announced for trustees on the MVS Council.
Chris Todd, David Dobson, Liz Glare and Angela Carrington were all confirmed as trustees.

Richard Dale MBE who served as Company and National Secretary for a period of six years until the end of 2014 was elected as Honorary Vice President of the MVS for the next year.

Vice Chair, Chris Todd said, “It was good to see members from across the MVS and really good to see new members for the first time.
Our theme of safety was complemented by one of our guest speakers when Captain Michael Lloyd warned of the problems of entering enclosed spaces and reminded us of the unlikely areas we may encounter them in our vessels.
Robust debate by the members reminded all of us about the raison d’etre of the day.
I look forward to next year’s meeting and meanwhile enjoy your MVS and stay safe.”