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January 14, 2014 News No Comments

FILM CREW – Saturday 18th January – 9am onwards

We have been asked by David Morton, resort manager if the club can host a film crew this coming weekend. They will be filming most of the day and will use the club as a base for preparation of cameras, make up etc.

We have been asked if we will supply refreshments throughout the day and I have agreed to do so. We do however need some assistance. So far Gay Watt, Tim, Will and yours truly will be around but it would greatly help if others could volunteer their services. If you are free and can come along please let me know.

 

REBUILD UPDATE

Last sunday saw a few of us upstairs deciding on priorities for the winter months. We expect to make a decision this week on a new swipe card entry system (this will act as a membership card also) and the first fire escape. We have sufficient build money left to meet the costs of one fire escape at this stage. This will enable ‘in house’ work to commence as soon as it is in-situ. We will be plasterboarding the ceiling once we have the detailed schematics for the electrical systems in place. We will also be fitting out a bar area and the kitchen.

If any member has the skills to help in these areas then please do make contact with me or a member of the committee asap.

The final snagging details are about to be addressed by the builders and will include changing round the entry doors to the showers to afford more privacy, as well as the entry system referred to above.

 

FURTHER NATIONAL REQUESTS

I am delighted to say we now have 4 separate dingy / catamaran classes wishing to avail themselves of our services over the next two seasons. This is a direct result of the regenerated clubhouse and bodes well for the future and income generation, which all goes to keeping our membership fees at a reasonable rate. Talking of which, we all have till the end of April to renew membership – but do remember that if you renew before the deadline then you get the existing rate not next years uprating as agreed at AGM last year.

 

YOUTH WEEK SECTION

Will be detailed very soon. Tim Starling is working closely with Richard Brown, Bob Panrucker of the sea cadets and Robbie Bell of RYA.

 

DEBRIS IN LAUNCH AREAS

We are all aware of the problems caused by the recent storm / sea surge. David Morton, resort manager is doing his best to ensure the waste bins that are half buried in the sand will be dealt with hopefully this week.

 

That’s it for now folks

Happy watersports and a prosperous New Year to all

Mick


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