Slipper Happenings October 6th
A few updates....
Here we go. Before Bomber was shoe-horned into the small cockpit!
I don't think Bomber was at the helm!
A close-up taken by Vince Lavender.
Biggles Wells, that well known Spitfire Ace, takes to the Sky: A small group of us congregated dutifully at 0915 at the club to enjoy Bomber's Flypast in a Spitfire. One hour later, after Bomber had eventually been shoe-horned into his compact cockpit, we were all treated to a display of rolls, steep climbs, loop the loops and the promised Club Flypast.
During the flight from Lee on Solent (not Goodwood as originally reported) Pete flew over the Needles and around the Isle of Wight before putting on his show over the clubhouse. During his eventful flight Pete took the controls for a spell, his seat collapsed and he enjoyed moments of queasiness! The next day when I finally got to speak to him, he was still on a massive high!
That is one major tick off Bomber's bucket list!
Catering: Yippee! Den and Lesley are proposing to start catering on Friday 30 October with orders taken between 1800 and 2045 (to ensure a prompt close at 2200). To start with, Friday evening catering will be in the Function room only, tables must be booked through the website and club Covid rules will apply. Friday, Saturday and Sunday lunchtime catering will be in the bar on the usual first come first serve basis.
More details on how all this will work will follow shortly.
Bar and Quiz night: Paul's quiz on Thursday 15 October is again sold out. All I can say is that there must be a lot of gluttons for punishment out there!
Do support your club's bar and please, follow the rules and it will continue to be one of the safest and friendliest places to go out for a drink in Emsworth.
Refurbishment: The Gents are now operational. The Galley is awaiting its deep clean and new work tops for the extension. By the end of this week the remainder of the refurbishment works will be substantially complete and soon our function room should be operational. This will also need a good clean and its annual treatment of the floor before any major use.
Dinghy Racing: Contrary to the dire forecasts, Saturday's race was a light wind affair in warm and bright conditions. After a general recall the race officer wisely opted for the black flag on the second start to get us away. The patchy conditions stretched out the fleet of 40 entries with the usual suspects heading the leader board.
Sunday's race was cancelled - it was too wet and windy!
The next New Normal series race take place on Saturday 17 October and Sunday 18 October.
Ann Howell, a note from Dick: There will be a cremation service for Ann on 12th October at 11.30 a.m. You will be aware of the restrictions we have to
operate within and we will have to issue personal invitations to the cremation and sadly will not be able to congregate before or after the service. I know you will understand.
At some future date we hope to arrange another way of remembering Ann.
Commodores note: Our thoughts will be with Dick and the family on 12 October and we will look forward to celebrating Ann's life at the club sometime in the future.
RNLI Christmas Card Sale: As the Souvenir Secretary of the Emsworth Branch of the RNLI it has been very sad to see all our summer and autumn events cancelled owing to the Covid 19 pandemic. I am keen to be able to provide Christmas cards and 2021 calendars to all our supporters in a way that is both simple and safe, and I think I have a plan which I hope will work!
I have a supply of last year's cards which will be selling for £2.50 for a pack of 10 instead of the normal £4/4.25p and I will also be able to provide this year's new cards and calendars at normal prices. I will order these from the RNLI HQ in Poole and I will receive 3 or 4 deliveries in the run up to Christmas, so the sooner you can place your order with me the better. If you are interested in buying, please contact me at email@example.com or call me on 01243 377186 and I will send you a list of cards from last year and this year. Each card will be numbered and priced so you can send me a list of your choices, along with your name, contact number and address and YOU will know what your order will cost. I will call you to arrange delivery and will accept cheques or cash for your goods at the same time, although cheques will be preferable. I will wear a mask and gloves.
Many of you have been so supportive over the years so I look forward to hearing from you in the coming days.
With thanks, Rona Musker.
Canoe/Paddle Board storage on racking: Storage for these craft will be offered next year on top racks only at a cost of £40 per season. Craft will need to be secured by the owner to help deter theft and prevent the craft being blown off in strong winds.
If you wish to store a Paddle Board or Canoe on a top rack please amend your membership profile accordingly to book a slot and enable the correct invoice to be sent out at renewal.
Old news but still relevant:
The Bar: With effect from Friday the following rules will apply:
These are all sensible measured precautions, in line with the current government rules, to ensure everyone's safety.
If you have a problem with any of these rules please do not visit the bar.
We want to remain the safest bar in town for members to enjoy a drink!
ESSC Centenary: Covid has taken some 'wind out of our sails' with regards to planning. We are hoping to get this back on track shortly.
Please let Sarah Thorsby know if you have any great ideas or plans for this year of celebrations!
More details of the activities proposed will follow shortly.
Membership Renewals: Invoices will be sent soon after the AGM. Please take your time to review your membership profile on the website and check your details are correct, including boat storage and lockers etc..
Your renewal bill will reflect the profile you have submitted/updated.
Anyone with problems accessing the members section of the website (you will need to sign in) please contact Dave Cooper or Jon Keefe if you have problems.
AGM Heads Up: It is looking very unlikely that things will return to normal any time soon! We propose to carry out this year's AGM online using Zoom or similar software. We will give you plenty of notice about the software we propose to use for the meeting. Joining instructions will also be sent nearer the time.
Our intention will be to e-mail our Finance, Retiring Commodore and Incoming Commodore's full reports before the meeting. We will then present condensed reports and take questions and queries on Zoom (or similar software).
Decisive votes may be conducted through the software, survey monkey or some such app. Close votes may require a follow up e-mail.
More details will follow shortly with clearer more specific instructions.
General Club Guidelines: Following our recent committee meeting activity to consider the recent lockdown easing of restrictions, Mark Riddington, (our Chairman) has kindly put together the following matrix to explain the club's current position. In conjunction with all current government guidelines please read the matrix carefully and follow these club guidelines, in both in spirit and in rule:
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Last updated 12:12 on 18 January 2021