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Commodore's Message.

posted 13 Dec 2017, 09:10 by eric strudwick

The last dinghy race of the Winter Series is imminent, the cruisers are safely ashore or tucked up on the pontoon and the calendar year is nearing its end. Wivenhoe Sailing Club was established in 1925 so next year will be our 93rd year, quite a long time for anything to last, especially nowadays where everything is here today and gone tomorrow, or maybe it just seems like because I’m getting old. The club year begins and ends with the AGM in March, when the committee reports to the rest of club members, and the flag officers and committee members are elected for the following year. It is looking as though we will have quite a few vacant posts on the committee to fill at the next AGM. As with most things in the club the committee members and flag officers are unpaid volunteers. At times being  on the committee can be a bit thankless task, but mostly its not too bad and sometimes its fun, but someone has to do it otherwise the club will cease to function.

On The evening of February 2nd the current committee will give a short presentation to inform those members who don’t already know how the club is run and what being a member of the committee involves. If anyone thinks that they can help out in any way with the running of the club please come along on February 2nd. If you can’t make it on the 2nd February but would still like to help with running the club speak to me or another member of the committee. I seem to say this quite a lot but, YOUR CLUB NEEDS YOUR HELP.

On a lighter note, I hope to see you all at the Christmas Gathering on Friday 22nd December and at the row and Ramble on Saturday 6th January. Have a very happy Christmas and a prosperous and fulfilling new year.