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Home / News / Commodores Blog September 2020

Commodores Blog September 2020

Published 09:58 on 1 Oct 2020

Following a great summer, it feels like we are turning a corner with some high winds, rain, and a chill in the air. Even so, as COVID continues to impact our lives, the clubhouse is a great place to be for a change of scenery particularly watching the impact of rough weather.

Thanks to all of those that agreed to update their contact details on the website by changing their profile from Private to Members. This enables other members to communicate with each other internally through the site. If you have not already made the change and wish to do so then please follow the instructions shared or drop a note to clubcoordinator@slaughdensailingclub.co.uk

The club received positive feedback from the Old Gaffers Association who had a great weekend sailing from the club during September. The weather was not as kind as 2019 but nonetheless the event went well with a request to return in 2021. OGA kindly provided a donation to the club which was well appreciated. Further thanks to Stephen Foxall and Anne Dowden who hosted OGA over this weekend and to Richard Pilgrim for the loan of a marque.

Well done to all SSC members that took place in the recent Brach clean from Martello Tower to Fort Green. 23 kilos of rubbish along this 100-metre stretch of coastline. A second beach clean is planned at some time, details to follow. Refer report on the website

During the year Committee have been making a few tweaks to the Club rules. It is a worthwhile exercise to revisit the latest version of the rules (September 2020) to ensure members are up to date with the current practice. These can be found on the home page of the website at the foot of the page.

AGM several discussions have taken place regarding arrangements for our AGM. COVID has severely impacted these arrangements so whilst Committee intend to continue to deliver an AGM the format will be quite different. A notice will be issued and posted in the clubhouse regarding arrangements for a virtual AGM on 7th November 2020.

Linked to the Constitution a listing has now gone up in the club of all the Committee and Non-Committee roles for population. In addition, there is a facility on this listing to offer your services to support nominated members, help is always welcome. You would have also received a notice requesting members to signal their interest in being part of running the club. Please do not hesitate to step forward and make your intentions known.

Please make a note in your diary re the last Dinghy Tie Down Work Party for 2020. A great time to ensure that your boat is safe and to finish on a high with regard the image of the club.Saturday 31st October 2020 from 10am to 12am.

What to look forward to October 2020

  • Dinghy Racing The start of the Frosties Series Every Sunday 4th / 11th / 18th/ 25th October
  • Committee Meeting Zoom Thursday 22ND October from 6.30 pm
  • Dinghy Park Tie Down Work Party - Saturday 31st October
  • Wednesday evening talks have been cancelled due to COVID

Last updated 09:58 on 1 October 2020

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