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2nd December 2014

Thanks to everybody who has sent me their menu for the  Christmas party at the Weir. If you would like to come along, but have still to forward me your menu form, please send it to me as soon as possible so that I am able to provide the Weir with our requirements in good time. Its an excellent opportunity for new members to meet everybody, so if your new to the club please do come along. Dinner will be served at around 8pm, and pre-dinner drinks will commence in the bar from around 7pm onwards. 

Thanks also to everybody that came along to the AGM last Wednesday. I have included excerpts from the minutes below, which include details of next year's committee.

Finally, as the year draws to a close I would like to take this opportunity to thank the committee for their support and assistance throughout the year, and wish you all a very happy Christmas.

Best wishes


Andrew Kirkwood

2014 AGM

Commodore's Report: The Commodore recalled that there had been a late start to the season, due to flooding. There had been a PLA meeting (largely about rowers), a successful Launch Party at the Thames Restaurant, a visit by the TYC to Pappadums, an early cruise to Teddington (from which Club Claret had to be rescued by the RNLI), a successful trip to London VTS and Greenwich YC, a visit to the ATYC rally at which Joy Harvey broke her leg), a popular BBQ at Brentford raising 600 for the RNLI, and supper at Swami Spice.

AK has registered with some social media sites and seen some interest. The marina is full and some of the boats are very active - definitely prospects for membership.

AK appealed for support for cruises arranged in 2015.


Treasurer's Report: CP presented the accounts which show a rise in income, and a healthy balance in the bank. Some 10 new members had joined, and some old ones left. CP was happy to say that she was now in control of the BCC account, but that a fraudulent DD had been spotted and was being investigated.


Election of officers:   John Scott tried to get demoted, but was overruled. Steve Tatham was promoted Rear Commodore. The new committee is thus:
Commodore: Andrew Kirkwood

Vice Commodore: John Scott

Rear Commodore: Steve Tatham

Treasurer: Christine Peppiatt

Hon Sec: Clive Evans

Committee: Jan & Leslie Ferber, Giselle Mansfield

Coming Up

Saturday 13th December - Christmas Party
This year' s Christmas party will be held at the Weir, a fantastic pub nestled behind Brentford High Street. A three course supper is 25.00.

Please send in your completed menu form with a cheque made payable to Brentford Cruising Club, as soon as possible to me at 4 Kingsbridge Ave, W3 9AJ or e-mail it to me at commodore@brentfordcruisingclub.co.uk and make a bacs payment to the account below.
The Weir Bar

Christmas party booking form

2015 New Year Cruise
Its always difficult to predict whether the river conditions will be suitable for a New Year cruise, however I have penciled in the following possible dates:

Sat 17th January  HW 11.43   m3.67   sunset 16.24

Sat 31st January  HW 12.16   m3.92   sunset 16.48

Sun 15th Feb        HW 11.07   m3.65    sunset 17.15

Sun 1st March      HW 11.53   m3.8      sunset 17.40

Based on HW Richmond


Please renew your membership
Membership this year is 20, and covers the cost of running the website and newsletters. Our membership year runs from 1st January to 31st December and payment by the end of February would be appreciated.

Your subs may be paid by cheque which should be sent to the Treasurer, Christine Peppiatt, 30 Orchard Road, Brentford, Middx TW8 0QX. Alternatively, you can pay by BACS to account number 50198811 sort code 20 72 17. Attached below is a membership application and renewals form. Please complete this and send it with your cheque or e mail it to Christine if paying on line.

Please pay your membership as soon as possible so that you can be included on the membership list and continue to receive notice of events.

Quick Links
PLA Tide Tables 
River Conditions

March 2014
15th  - Saturday - BCC Launch Party at the snug then the Thames Restaurant

April 2014
13th - Lunchtime cruise to the Anglers or other pub

- TYC come to Brentford and visit Poppadums Restaurant

26th/27th TYC Cruise to Greenwich
May 2014
10th The Olde Swan, Thames Ditton

17th London VTS

25th-27th River Wey

June 2014
13th -15th - Trip to the Solent with George Rowell

July  2014
6th Day cruise Kingston or beyond

20th Greenwich and the Thames Barrier
August 2014
9th - Sunbury Fireworks

22nd - 25th AYTC Rally at West India Dock 

September 2014
27th Great River Race and BBQ

28th Night Cruise to Limehouse
- cancelled
October 2014
10th - Drinks in the Snug followed by a curry at Sani Spice

November 2014
26th BCC AGM

December 2014
13th BCC Xmas party