Commodores Blog End February 2021
Published 16:16 on 28 Feb 2021
We are closing out the few outstanding renewals for 2021 allowing the Committee to gain a clear view of our financial position for 2021. If you have not yet renewed your membership please access the website and review your invoice. We have some expenses coming up that you can read about below.
It feels like the big thaw in more ways than one as we approach Springtime. On the COVID front if you are visiting the club after the 29th March please continue to sign in online http://visit.slaughden.com or complete the book that is kept in the club. There continues to be a limit in terms of groups, no more than 6 individuals whilst Social distancing remains. Please adhere to the signs that are in and around the club. In the meantime the stay at home rule applies.
Two very sad items of news to report this month. The loss of Peter Downing, a member of SSC for many years and brother of Leslie Downing. Peter kindly donated one of our training Wayfarers 'Pluto' to the club which has helped qualify many students over the years.
We were also shocked to learn of the death of Andrew Smith who had a tragic accident whilst out kite surfing off Walberswick beach. Andrew was an RYA qualified kite surf Instructor and an expert in his chosen sport. Andrew has been a member of SSC for several years and often helped on our open days.
Our condolences go out to the families of both Peter and Andrew at this difficult time.
For those that receive and read the RYA Magazine you may have noticed in the Spring publication an article celebrating the achievement of Leslie Downing who was awarded the RYA Francis Elkin award for services to disabled people, that was well deserved.
The modification to the entrance into the Ladies changing room has been completed, we hope that you like the result.
The big project on the drawing board at the moment is to protect our foreshore and tidy up this section of the club. This is a complicated project due to the number of agencies that need to be consulted. However, we are fortunate that this project is in the very capable hands of Robert Tindall, our V. Commodore, qualified in dealing with such matters.
Finally, we are intending to repair and replace the fence alongside Upsons yard. This will be a volunteer driven project so keep a look out for an invite to support.
Last updated 12:56 on 1 April 2021