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Roll of Honour - Tony Slade Memorial Trophy 2015 Ian Frogley Posted - 16/08/2014


The Tony Slade Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the person who, in the view of the President of the Class Association, has made a significant contribution to the Class Association in the previous year or years.


Tony Slade was the inaugural Chairman of the Laser 2000 Class Association but became terminally ill during his first year in office. Tony had been central to the creation of the Association and in particular the drafting of the Class Rules and Constitution. Before his death Tony asked his wife Sue to present a memorial trophy to the Association.

Nominations for the recipient of the trophy can be made by any Full member of the Association and the nominee's contribution may be judged either in a single area or across a wide spectrum of involvement in the Association.


Roll of Honour - The Tony Slade Memorial Trophy

2002Russell EdenChelmarsh SC
2003Trevor BradleyLittleton SC
2004John CoxChichester YC
2005Andy BaldwinGrafham Water SC
2006Helen PhilipsCardiff Bay YC
2007John CoxChichester YC
2008Tim HulleyWeir Wood SC
2009Liz SaguesDell Quay SC
2010Simon HorsfieldArmy Sailing Association
2011Eric RobertsonEast Lothian YC
2012The FrogleysThorney Island SC
2013Phil Morrison2000 One Designer
2014James and Jenny MacgregorSailing Sec & Secretary
2015Helen PhilipsCardiff Bay YC
2015Helen PhilipsCardiff Bay YC
The citation for the award of the Tony Slade Memorial Trophy in 2018 reads as follows:
The 2015 winner of the Tony Slade Memorial Trophy is Helen Phillips.

"Helen stepped into the breach as Acting Chairman in 2003 when the current incumbent was unable to fulfil the role due to personal circumstances. At the following AGM in August 2004 she opted for the more demanding role of Treasurer for the Laser 2000 Class Association. She has been a steady hand on the financial tiller ever since.
This has been particularly appreciated during recent years when the membership of the committee has changed relatively rapidly, and having someone with experience of how the Class Association had been and should be run has been invaluable. Her opinion on the difficult questions, which have faced the committee over recent years has always been carefully thought out and constructive. She has also been instrumental in safeguarding the future of the Class by ensuring that sufficient funds were being saved in the Class
Association accounts to, for example, buy the mould for manufacturing the 2000, should that have proven necessary.
Having said that, she has always encouraged spending on the membership as a whole, for example, by the upgrading of Millennium Mutterings to full colour, to ensure that members receive value for money. All of the above is done with quiet good humour and efficiency.
Helen and Andrew have been regular fixtures on the travelling circuit, and Helen has provided both formal and informal training for many Class Association members. She is very generous in this respect even when having sailed up the beat behind someone, she has been known to congratulate them on their speed, and offer the advice that if they kept the boat flatter, they would go even faster!
Helen has been nominated for, and been awarded the Tony Slade trophy previously, in 2006, but in view of her remarkable length of tenure as Class Association Treasurer (and we hope it will continue for many years to come!), and for the reasons outlined above, we feel she is once more thoroughly deserving of the award."

 
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