Commodores Blog End January 2019
Published 16:42 on 30 Jan 2019
Welcome to a New Year which started in fine form with our New Year's Day race attended by 12 dinghies, a good wind and the joy of no moored boats on the river. This was followed by mulled wine, soup and mince pies.
I hope that you are all getting used to our new website and have found navigating around, processing of your renewal, selecting duty rosters and booking events not too onerous. The platform gives the club a lot more transparency and access to information significantly quicker.
Keep dialling up every now and then to catch up on the latest news. If you have not picked up your pocket size calendar listing all events then please talk to Andrew Freese. Copies of these can be made available for you at the club.
By the time you read this article our new security fence will be in the process of being erected along the parameter of the extended dinghy park. Our aim for Phase 2 of this project is for the costs to be funded from the commissions you will help us earn from Easy Funding- (see below). The faster we can generate the funds the sooner we can complete this phase.
Membership numbers from renewal data are looking really strong thanks to the efforts of Andrew Freese our membership secretary. Given that this is a volunteers club what we now need is a high turnout for the Dinghy Park Work Party on Saturday 23rd March. A theme for this year is to improve the image of the club and this is a perfect event to make this happen. Please make the effort to come along and you will be rewarded with a free lunch!
For racers and non- racers there is a OOD training session on Friday 15th March at 19.00 hours. We need more members to learn how to cover OOD for race events so please book yourself in via the site for this event. We have 2 booked places so far and we would like to increase this to 20 !
Finally and relevant to the future of the club and facilities we can offer is the need to find somebodies who are willing to investigate Fund Raising opportunities and someone able to manage the promotion of the club as Press Officer. These key roles can help bring funds into the club and swell membership numbers. They can really make a difference – YOU can really make a difference. Please get in touch with me for a discussion.
Have you signed up to Easy Fundraising yet – don't hesitate it an easy way for the club to generate funds. If you are not sure how to then let me know.
Last updated 11:48 on 21 February 2019