Commodores Blog Sept 2019
Published 16:15 on 2 Oct 2019
Well done to all our juniors that have recently undertaken exams. It can be a stressful period, but I hope results matched or bettered your expectations and if not that the outcome provides a useful barometer of what has been achieved and where to focus going forward.
I must commend all those that took part in the recent dinghy park tidy up. Its amazing what a difference a couple of hours hard graft can make spread amongst an enthusiastic pool of volunteers. A fantastic outcome for the enjoyment of all members. For those unable to attend on this occasion there is a follow up work party event 'dinghy tie down' on Saturday 26th October, once again at 10.00hrs. Please put the date in your calendar, further details to follow.
Following an invite from EDF a group of members attended the EDF Family day in Leiston. The intention was for SSC to engage with the local community, make them aware of our existence and share information in terms of participating in the sport of sailing. We towed down and displayed 3 boats, put up signs and flags and dealt with several enquiries from the public. The afternoon was a good success with at least 3 new memberships and a list of potential members. A big thankyou to all those club members that supported the event.
If you were around at the club over the weekend of 14th / 15th September, you may have seen the stunning sight of 8 Gaffer sailing rigs launching from Slaughden. The club entertained the Old Gaffer Association (OGA) East Coast Region over the weekend, as visiting sailors. A big thankyou to Stephen and Anne Foxall who volunteered to act as hosts for this occasion described by OGA as a 'Perfect Weekend Event Aldeburgh Rally 2019. Have a look at the following link where you can read a brief report, photos and a YouTube video link. https://oga.org.uk/eastcoast/news/aldeburgh2019
Finally, a BIG reminder that the club AGM is on Saturday 9th November. This event is combined with Prize giving and the AGM supper. Please look out for details and convince yourself to attend as this is a very informative session about the progress of your club which allows members to ask questions on the day.
A key feature of the AGM is to appoint volunteers to fulfil Committee and Non-Committee posts. All positions are traditionally vacant at the end of every year, so this is an opportunity to perform a more influential role in the running of the club. Having churn of Committee positions is healthy for the club so it would be great to see some applications from recent and new members, so don't be shy!
Role profiles exist for all positions whilst existing Committee members would welcome any approaches to outline the requirements of the job. Please contact me if you would like more information.
What can we look forward to in October?
Club Talks – On most Wednesday's throughout October there are club talks planned. Wednesday 2nd / 9th / 16th 23rd.These all start at 7pm and cover a wide range of interesting topics. Details have been published and are on the website. Bookings via the website would be appreciated to get a feel for numbers for catering.
Friday 25th October at 7pm Committee meeting
Saturday 26th October Dinghy Park Tie Down Work Party from 10 am
Saturday 26th October Laying Up Supper 50th Anniversary – Please book attendance via the website.
SSC race programme refers to Calendar
Last updated 16:15 on 2 October 2019