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November Newsletter

As Christmas approaches your committee's thoughts have turned to our annual Christmas party. As the Weir looked after us very well last year, we will be returning again this year. Do come and join us - everybody is welcome - including non-members. Please try and send me your menu options (please see details below) promptly so that we can pass our details to The Weir in good time.  
We had planned to hold our AGM on 3rd December however as the Christmas party will now be on Friday 11th December and the two dates are so close, we have decided to combine the two events. As such we will kick off with a short AGM at 6.30pm, followed by drinks in the snug, before heading to the Weir for a festive supper at around 8pm. Please come along to the AGM and help us plan the way forward for next year.

At the start of the year I suggested that we revive the traditional Christmas photo competition and I know that some of you have been snapping away ever since. Our pre-dinner drinks in the snug will provide a great opportunity to display your photo's and choose a winner, so please see below for details of how to enter.  We need a few entries to make a competition, so please do try and send in some photos, regardless of whether or not you are able to come on 11th December.   

Best wishes
Andrew Kirkwood
Coming Up!

Sunday 15th November - Skittles at Richmond BCC  
BCC members have been invited to join Richmond Yacht Club for an afternoon of traditional skittles. BCC could
form a team or join one on the day.
  Tickets are just 5  which includes a hot dog. A roast lunch is also offered at 2pm for just 7. If you are interested in Skittles and or lunch please let me know as you need to book by Thursday 12th November latest.  
RYC Skittles Poster

Friday 11th December - BCC AGM and 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 27.00. The evening will kick off in the snug at 6.30pm with a short AGM, drinks and the photo competition, which will be followed by dinner at the Weir at around 8pm. 

Its always useful to have an idea of numbers for our Christmas party so please do 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. Alternatively you can e-mail me your menu choices and make a BACS payment to the club account 50198811 sort code 20 72 17 using your name as the reference. 

Photo Competition 
To enter the photo competition please send me a your photo's printed to approx A4 size to 4 Kingsbridge Avenue W3 9AJ by Wednesday 9th December. Alternatively, you can e mail me a digital image, which I will print out, although I cannot guarantee that my printer will do your photo justice. Entries are limited to 5 photo's per person and the winner will be announced on Friday 11th December with the winner and runners up will all receiving prizes. Entries must have been taken in 2015 and be club/boating/water related.  

Just Been!
Cruise to the Barmy Arms then fish and chips in the snug
Hebe III, Club Claret and Flying Squid headed upriver on 17th October, conveniently reaching the Barmy Arms after the rugby crowd had left for Twickenham Stadium. There was just time for a quick pint before heading back to Brentford for fish and chips in the snug. Clive was pleased to welcome Dilys aboard Club Claret for her first cruise for a few years and I was pleased to welcome  Wanda, Liz and Assumpta on board Hebe III their first cruise with BCC.  
Fish &  chips 15 01
Fish and chips 15 02

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