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February 2016 Newsletter

Thanks to those of you who have responded promptly to our annual subs demand. Collecting subs isn't Christine's favourite job and it's made much easier if everybody pays promptly. If you haven't yet paid your subs for the year, we would be very grateful if you would do so as soon as possible. If you would like to join the club, you will be very welcome. Please see our website for details Join Brentford Cruising Club

We have sketched out a schedule of events for the year, including a couple of longer cruises, the London Ring and the QE2 Bridge/Medway and a number of social events. We have also highlighted a number of other dates with good tides for shorter cruises, which we will aim to fill in as the year progresses.

It is my intention to increase our presence on Facebook and Twitter this year. Although these media aren't for everybody, they are a good way of generating interest in the club. I also plan to start using WhatsApp as a way of transmitting more immediate messages to the group. This will enable trip organisers to advise the  group of last minute changes, and skippers who decide to go out at short notice when the weather is good, to find some crew to keep them company.        

Best wishes

Andrew Kirkwood
Coming Up

Friday 19th February - Film Night at Richmond Yacht Club  
Richmond Yacht Club have kindly invited our members to a free screening of 'London By Water'.  
This special screening of watery vintage films, presented by film archivist Louise Pankhurst, and sampled from the BFI National Archive and London's Screen Archives, includes some rare footage of the landscape of the capital. In this unique experience, films drawn from across the whole city over the last 100 years will show the city's ever-changing riverside and cultural melting pot.
Free screening plus complimentary ice cream and popcorn 
Supper from 7.30pm cost 5.00
At Richmond Yacht Club, Eel Pie island 
London By Water Poster

If you would like to attend this screening, please let me know.

Friday 11th March - Drinks in the Snug and dinner at the Thames Restaurant   
Join us from 6pm for drinks in the snug followed by supper at the Thames Restaurant in Brentford which is an eat-all-you-like Asian cuisine buffet style restaurant, with a set price of 15.95 per person + drinks. We plan to get to the restaurant for 7.30pm if you would prefer to meet us there. It's useful to have an idea of numbers, so please RSVP if you plan to come along. Everybody is invited, berth holders, new members, old members etc so it's a great opportunity for everybody to get to know each other.
Just Been
New Year Cruise
Although the weather looked uncertain up to the last minute, the rain held off and the sun even broke through briefly. It was fantastic to see 24 people join the cruise aboard 6 boats, which we somehow managed to squeeze on to the pontoon at the Anglers in Teddington. 

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