Update November 23

Good morning, welcome to what I think is my three hundred and twelfth weekly Update, just two more to go.
With my meteorological hat on I can tell you that it got a lot colder this week! I expect you noticed yourself. It seems like today is going to be dry and cool but tomorrow there looks like there could be rain showers, a shame as we have a big day tomorrow.
Tomorrow is Christmas On The Quay, this is a big day in the club’s calendar and we are hoping for a good turnout to welcome Father Christmas who is being delivered to the club by Trevor and his merry crew on the Walton Lifeboat.
The lifeboat will be arriving at the club quay at around 1100 hours to the welcoming sound of the Emmanuel Community Singers singing carols with the support of a brass band ensemble featuring our own Paul Burnage.
Father Christmas will make his way to his temporary grotto in the BMW Room of the club where he will be pleased to greet all the children with a present.
There will be Christmas stalls and festive food available. There will be an opportunity to look around the impressive Lifeboat and of course the bar will be open all day.
Unfortunately the date clashes with an RYA conference in Suffolk so we will be without the presence of a number of club officers including Vice Commodore Anna and Club Manager Steve Gregory.

Last weekend we had the Town Hard Association in our function rooms for their Annual Dinner, there were some sixty five people for this and it was a good evening. On Saturday we had our Laying Up Supper and this was also an excellent evening. I was sorry to not be able to be here but I was in Norfolk celebrating my son’s birthday, (that went very well, thank you!)

Our ramblers had the first of their monthly winter rambles on Sunday, it was a good day for it and I am told it went very well. There is a report on the website.

OK. It is now lunchtime, I have been at the club most of the morning and have struggled to find time to get this week’s Update done. I apologise for the fact it is going to be a bit more concise than usual and late.

As already mentioned we have Christmas On The Quay tomorrow. On Sunday we have our usual Carvery served from midday through the afternoon.

We will be having a Steak Night on Wednesday and our ladies are lunching on Thursday.  We will also be hosting the Sea Cadets Mess Dinner on Thursday evening in our upstairs function rooms so the club will be nice and busy on Thursday.
A reminder that the Black Tie Dinner is coming up on the 8th December and we are still taking bookings for Christmas Dinners and parties. I attach details of the Black Tie Dinner.

I think I am just about finished for this week, it’s about time I passed this to Steve to send it out.
One thing I have been asked to mention is that the upper road between the gate and Bedwells is closed. There have been vehicles trying to use it which is unacceptable as there is no surface to it yet and use causes damage.
Please avoid using that section of road.
A reminder that there is a pre-entry list for the Snowball Race on Boxing Day, we are hoping to gauge if there are enough entries to make it happen.
Finally I am pleased to advise you that Peter Compton’s Treasurer’s report is now finished and is attached to this Update. I apologise that for logistical reasons it wasn’t included in the AGM pack we sent out.

All that remains now is for me to wish you a good coming week and I look forward to seeing you around your club.

Martin