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Christmas 2015 Newsletter

So another year has flashed past, with much fun being had by all.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the outgoing committee for their support throughout the year. Thanks especially to John Scott who has stepped down from the committee after many years. John has made a huge contribution to the club and committee, most notably leading the club as Commodore for a number of years. 

Our first event of 2016 will be the New Year Cruise will be on 9th January leaving Brentford Dock at around midday. Please put the date in your diaries and see below for further details.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy New Year.

Best wishes
Andrew Kirkwood
Coming Up

Saturday 9th January 2016 - New Year Cruise  
With HW at around 14.20 we should be able to leave Brentford Dock around midday. We will plan to cruise up to the Anglers in Teddington for lunch, with a view to getting back to Brentford by 3.30/4pm. Clive and Christine will be taking their boats, and I hope that a couple of other boats will join them. If you would like to join this cruise with your boat or as crew, please let me know.  

8th -17th January - The London Boat Show at Excel
I will probably go to the London Boat show, although I haven't decided when yet. If you are interested in going and would like to meet up, please let me know.

Just Been


Minutes of Brentford Cruising Club Annual General Meeting, 2015
Held on December 11th at 1830 in the Snug, Brentford Dock
Present:          Andrew Kirkwood (Commodore), John Scott (Vice Commodore), Steve Tatham (Rear Commodore), Clive Evans (Hon Sec), Leslie Ferber, Christine Peppiatt (Hon Tres),  Dilys Matthews, John Yates, Roger Cook, Anthea Cook, Neil O'Dwyer, John Scott, Sally Scott, Liz Kovatzis, Kevin Newson, Jean Newson
Apologies:       Giselle Mansfield
Minutes of last meeting: Accepted by the meeting.
Commodore's Report: The Commodore recalled the many activities during the year including:
New Year Cruise to the Anglers; dinner at the Thames Restaurant, the photo cruise, a trip to London VTS; a joint trip along the Wey with Twickenham YC; Sunbury Fireworks; Great River Race BBQ (which raised 630 for the RNLI), London by Night and skittles at the Richmond YC. He reported a significant increase in membership to 69 - a record for recent years. He hoped that new members would step forward to assist with the Club, either as a member of the Committee, or not. He also felt that we should increase our presence on Social Media and hoped to find help with this.
Treasurer's Report: The accounts show a healthy increase both in Income and closing balance, largely due to the increase in Membership. They were accepted nem con.
Election of officers:   John Scott offered his resignation, which was reluctantly accepted. He was thanked for his long service to the Club. Steve Tatham was promoted Vice Commodore. The new committee is thus: 
Commodore: Andrew Kirkwood
Vice Commodore: Steve Tatham
Rear Commodore:  (Vacant)
Treasurer: Christine Peppiatt
Hon Sec:  Clive Evans
Committee:  Jan & Leslie Ferber, Giselle Mansfield

Christmas Party and Photo Competition 
Thanks to those of you who entered the photo competition. We had some fantastic photo's entered, and thanks to John Scott who judged. Congratulations to John Yates who entered the winning photo and to runners up Kevin, Christine, Vicci and Liz.

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