FSMBC SEPTEMBER 2014 UPDATE
Hope you are still enjoying some wonderful sailing trips near and far all be it a tad cooler in the evenings! The Club has enjoyed a higher number of visitors especially at the weekends and the feedback from them is how friendly and welcoming FSMBC is, lovely to hear. Thank you to all existing Club members who make our visitors so welcome.
The Ocean Youth Trust South Charity evening on is 30th August in the Workshop and tickets for this great event are now available from the Social Ladies or Dee. Music, food and raffle as well as lucky ticket will be available so how many tickets do you want?! It’s going to be lively!
On 3rd August an induction meeting was held and 16 people attended all of whom have been offered Club membership and a warm welcome is extended to them. Club membership is growing which is fantastic and enquiries of how to join are being received on a regular basis, a great reflection of all the hard work several Club members are doing to advertise FSMBC and what the Club has to offer.
A few updates for your perusal:-
Its been great to see members Nina and Charlie Coxwell with their grandsons using the Club
Picos recently, lovely photos and write up on the Clubs Facebook page and website so be sure to have a look.
Sailing dates to look out for are:
Sat 30th August Trysailing
Sun 7th September Dinghy Racing
Sat 13th September Lugger winter series 1 & 2
Sat 20th September Day sail to Seaview YC
Sun 21st Dinghy Racing – Barts Bash – contact Chris Hare for further details
Sat 27th September Cowes Interclub
Southampton Boat Show is on 12th – 21st September – Premier at Swanwick are doing park and ride, a great way to do the show. Contact them directly for further details.
Perspex sheets have been secured to the railings on the balcony for added comfort on breezy days and maintenance around all Club areas continues a pace. The Workshop roof has been repaired thanks to Bill and Alan - no more leaks!
Social events have been quiet over the summer due to holiday time and folks going sailing! However, with the onset of autumn social events kick in and Laurie Hazlewood is taking names for Trafalgar night on 18th October so don’t miss out as spaces are limited.
N.B During the day of 18th October will be the annual Boat Jumble in the Work Shop so please let Dee know if you require a pitch via email email@example.com
The Dinner Dance with prize giving this year will be at Lysses Hotel in Fareham High Street on November 15th – tickets for this great event will be available soon from the Social committee. Do come along for this as it is a wonderful evening and it be great to have as many Club members attend as possible.
The day after is the AGM and there will be a few Committee positions that need to be filled as people step down from their roles so if you want to help with Club matters, please let Kevin Abbot know by the end of September.
Planning permission for the folding doors across the back of the Club saloon has been approved so watch this space for further updates.
If you have any news/items you wish to include in the monthly updates, please let me know via email and I will include in the next issue.