At the Cluster AGM in November I agreed to gather thoughts on the future of Cluster, for discussion at the 2020 AGM in Nerja. I now attach (below) a first discussion paper.
Each club is asked to make a single submission to me. This should arrive before the end of May. BUT please do not rush this, and please do not send any input before the month of May. We want to be sure that this is given fair consideration by every club.
We in Calpe should discuss this at our March and April meetings.
If anyone has a contact in Gibraltar 41 Club, please request their input too.
My thanks and best wishes,
Iberian Cluster – The Future
A number of concerns have been expressed for the future of the Iberian Cluster. It has been suggested that the current format is “tired”. It has also been suggested that our own members are getting weary, as we get older and that fewer people are available to organise future Clusters.
At the 2019 event in Calpe it was agreed to develop suggestions and options for discussion at the 2020 Cluster in Nerja. Andrew Johnson agreed to coordinate this task. We need to consider both the organisation skills and resource, and the programme (delegate experience).
It was agreed the 2020 in Nerja and 2021 in Mallorca should be planned on the current model, and that any changes agreed would apply after 2021. Each club is now asked to discuss its ideas for the future, and during the month of May to submit to Andrew Johnson its suggestions and recommendations.
Andrew will then produce a discussion paper for the 2020 AGM to consider, and (hopefully) to agree the way forward.
It is worth reminding ourselves that the Iberian Cluster is an informal association of affiliated clubs, located in the Iberian peninsular and associated islands. Affiliation is the requirement for clubs to be included.
To help clubs’ discussions the following thoughts have been expressed so far. It is highly likely that this list is not complete, so please raise others in your discussions –
Input during the month of May please to Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org.