The EGM and AGM, Election to Board of Directors took place on Friday, July 1st at Amara Hotel, Limassol.
Directly after the EGM, Capt. E. Koch opened the AGM with his Annual Report in which he has shared his feelings about the presidency so far :
“It is with great pleasure that I address you for the 6th time with my speech as President of the Cyprus Marine Club, a position I gratefully have been elected to since 2018. To welcome the happy faces at our events and representing the Club is an honour that gives me a lot of personal attainment. “
Despite Capt. Koch reference to the difficulties in Europe (ongoing Covid, and war in Ukraine), the President’s conclusion was, as always, hopeful :-
“Considering myself an optimist, however, I believe or, at least, I truly hope that as with all difficult challenges we will be able later this year to embrace the future with a positive outlook”.
Capt. Koch thanked Members and Board Members for their support in the last two years which contributed to great success. Furthermore, Capt. Koch shared his warmest appreciation for his fellow Board Members.
“ By all accounts, despite the mentioned challenges last year has been a very successful one for the Club. This would not be possible without the hard work and perseverance of the Board and the volunteers, all of whom have contributed their time and skills to improve and sustain our Club” .
A very special Thank You was given to all Club’s sponsors’ thanks to which the CMC may continue to be in solid financial health:-
OL Shipping Group as Titanium Sponsor; UMAR-WSR, Tototheo Maritime, Steamship Mutual (Europe) Ltd – our dear Platinum Sponsors; Marlow Navigation and Onenovation – Gold Sponsors; Iridium Sponsors: DP World, KVH, newest Sponsor BALUCO Limited, Prestige Group, DESMI, and Last but not least our Dear Silver Sponsors: Deloitte, FML Shipmanagement, TMH (Eastmed) Ltd, and EPSCO (Cyprus) Ltd.
“As a non-profit organization, our goal is to provide a value-added event that is affordable for members while maintaining the financial strength, and flexibility of the CMC” – the President concluded.
Capt. Koch reported that the Club counts now 135 which was 6 more since the last AGM in July 2021.
The great closure of the AGM was the announcement of the newly elected Board Members for the years 2022-2024.
Board of Directors of the Cyprus Marine Club:-
Capt. Koch Eberhard – President ( Re-elected and Appointed)
Mrs. Paczkowska Julia – Secretary-General ( Re-elected and Appointed)
Mr. Filippou Michael – Treasurer (Re-elected and Appointed)
Mr. Attas Nicos – Vice President (Re-elected and Appointed)
Mr. Charalambous Lazaros – Vice President (Re-elected and Appointed )
Mr. Chrysostomou Andreas- Vice President (Re-elected and Appointed )
Mr. Kapoor Sunil – Vice President (Re-elected and Appointed )
Mr. Kleanthous Athos ( Re-elected Board Member)
Mr. Jan Meyering ( Re-elected Board Member)
Mr. Hamatsos Loucas ( Elected Board Member)
Ms. Vourgos Anna (Elected Board Member)
Mr. Kasapis Kostas (Elected Board Member)
Mr. Harris Rupert (Elected Board Member)
The president announced the new Board of Directors during the beautiful CMC Annual Dinner in the splendid Amara Hotel Garden near the sea. A total of 150 Members and guests have joined to celebrate with Cyprus Marine Club, including H.E. Shipping Deputy Minister to the President , Mr. V. Demetriades, and H. E. Permanent Secretary of the Deputy Ministry of Shipping, Mrs. Liana Charalambous Tanou.