As we have members from Scotland to the South of France, the Broom Owners Club is organised into ten geographical regions which broadly reflect the popular cruising grounds.
The larger regions have a coordinator who is responsible for welcoming new members to the club, maintaining good communications, and organising local events, both on and off the water. These coordinators are part of our overall committee and are an important channel of communication. Some regions, like the Thames region, represent nearly a third of our total membership, whilst others have only a handful of members.
What they share is the opportunity to grow and develop at the rate that local members want. Smaller regions now have a regional representative who acts as a point of contact for that area, and can offer advice to visitors.
If there’s no coordinator for your area then think about volunteering. We only have four committee meetings a year, and most of our communication can be done electronically.
Our Vice Chair, Tashia Scott, looks after those areas without their own coordinator.
Some Regions are geographically self-evident – ‘Scotland’, ‘The Channel Islands’ etc. But the definition of mooring Regions in England and Wales is based on post-codes, which is best shown by means of a map: