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Des Kelly has been a member at CPBA since 1999 and has served on the Management Committee and Flag for most of those years.

He is a member of the Sportfishing group and has served on the committee of that group. He enjoys heading out “due west” for a day’s fishing and pulling his cray pots during the season. The club offers a safe harbour for boat, car and trailer when enjoying extended stays at Rottnest or Garden Island.

Des has retired from many years experience in the mining and accounting profession including being an accountant in public practice and holding various positions as a Director, Managing Director and Company Secretary with a number of public listed mining and industrial companies.

Now retired he is enjoying more quality time on the water.

My wife Diane and I have been members of the CPBA since 2006 and from the outset, chose to participate and support the Club functions and activities. We regularly attend the monthly Busy Bee and have enjoyed many social occasions at the Club. Di has recently qualified to serve at the Club Bar. We believe being members of this Club is a privilege and wish to share and enjoy the facilities and friendship offered.

I nominated for election to the Management Committee of the Club in 2014 as I wanted the opportunity to further demonstrate my willingness to participate in and contribute to the ongoing success of the Club.

With three adult children and four grandkids Cockburn Sound and the surrounding waters has been the boating playground of my family for as many years as I can remember. Treasured memories and family bonding sessions have been too numerous to count.

I am currently employed as the Customer Services Manager by a company which manufactures and supports mineral processing equipment. Recently, I have been fortunate enough to make some work and lifestyle “adjustments” to reduce the amount of time spent travelling and away from home. I am hopeful this will also allow for more time out on our boat.

I would appreciate your support and I look forward to continuing to enjoy the pleasure of your friendship and rewards of being a member of this Club.

I joined CPBA in 2012 as the location was perfect for the ease of launching boats. After a while I thought that the Club had huge potential to offer members and thought it would be a great idea to join the committee. Joining the committee is the best way to meet members and also give something back to the Club.

I am the electronic sales manager for Taylor Marine and look after the Western region (WA,SA & NT). It’s great to work for a Company that also forms part of my passion, boating, fishing and diving. I am a member of Royal Perth Yacht Club where a few years ago held the position of Captain – Power section. I am heavily involved in game fishing and I am currently the President of the Perth Game Fishing Club and also on the committee for the West Australian Game Fishing Association. I have been participating on committees, voluntary for over 25 years and I hope I can provide some new ideas and plenty of enthusiasm to see CPBA continue to grow in the future.

I own a 27ft Wellcraft “Ashram” which my partner – Viv and I are really starting to enjoy using.

I am looking forward to meeting the members and having a yarn. So if you see Viv and I on our boat or down the Club give us a shout.

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I joined the CPBA in 2007, I have over the years, taken full advantage of the club facilities and club activities, and attend, many of the Sports Fishing Group trips away, as well as participate in the Cruising Group which has been recently established. You will probably see me at a number of the club info exchange nights as well, I think it is important that all members support the club in one of the many aspects and groups that interest them, the CPBA has a lot to offer.

I enjoy time on the water, especially over the summer months, and generally enjoy taking my boat to Northern WA for fishing expeditions to some of my favourite locations in the Gascoyne and Pilbara. I’m a member of GIFAA and enjoy trips to Rotto.

Ive enjoyed boating from a young age, the family had an 13’ Quintrex , then a 21’ Fraser. I grew up in the northern suburbs, but spent plenty of time around Cockburn and Warnbro Sound’s in my younger years from Rockingham ramps.

I’ve been involved in representing the Rec Boat fraternity in many aspects, and have been a past President of Jet Sport West Boating Assoc (WA’s premier PWC Boating Assoc) I was appointed to the State Boating Council (WA’s peak body representing Rec Boating) by then Transport Minister, Murray Criddle, under the Court Government, I sat on Council along with the major boating groups for approx 10 years, I have also been on the Recreational Boating Facility Scheme (RBFS) for approx the last 14 years.

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I have been a member of the club now since 2007. The initial motivation to join CPBA Inc. was to be amongst like minded people that enjoy being on the water making use of their boats, and to avoid the “congestion” at the public ramps around the metropolitan area. We are very lucky indeed to have Cockburn Sound and the surrounding waterways as our aquatic playground.

I am lucky enough to be able to spend time on the water in my boat fishing, diving and enjoying the local island bays with my family and friends. I also crew on a friend’s yacht which we take ocean racing.

I was invited to become involved in the management committee to get the roof restoration underway. This initial casual involvement grew to being elevated to various positions as a Flag officer, which I treated as an opportunity to put something back into the club. This attitude will continue in my current role.
The recent completion of the renovations of our club rooms sees us with a first class facility. These facilities are available for the use of members. Feel free to go up the stairs to make a coffee or to have a refreshing cold drink after a day on the water. These facilities are also available for club members to hire for functions such as weddings and parties etc. at very reasonable rates. There have been some spectacular functions held in the rooms recently. Please contact Hazel our Club Manager if you would like to know more!

I encourage anyone who would like to get involved in the operation of this club to do so. New people with fresh ideas are always welcome. Without the time and effort of volunteers clubs such as ours would cease to function.

In order to take the club in the direction that improves the value of the club to members, the Management Committee welcomes feedback and ideas for improvement. Feel free to offer both.

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