Published 12:38 on 8 Dec 2021
We're into December already and it's downhill all the way to Xmas and 2022. It's been a busy time at MLSC as always, with our Laying Up Supper and Xmas Cruise over the last two weekends and it's great to see so many of you involved.
Our RYA Yachtmaster Course is now underway & I'd like to extend a warm welcome to the students and wish them all the best for on the course, and also invite them to get involved in the other aspects of the club.
There are a couple of places available on our RYA First Aid course this Saturday - 11th December. If you are interested in joining this incredibly valuable one day course, or would like more details, please contact Jo Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org
MLSC Sponsored Row in Aid of the RNLI
Our annual sponsored row in aid of the RNLI is back this year and planned for Bank Holiday Monday 3rd January. Full details, entry forms and sponsorship forms are available from our website. Please support this great event by taking part, spectating, or helping. For more information please contact Jeanette at email@example.com
Recently I was contacted by David Pigram the nephew of Ken Walker, who was a club member for many years. David was in the process of downsizing house and wanted to donate the collection of books that he inherited from Ken to the MLSC. There are books of all kinds; novels, navigation, instructional, autobiographies etc, 105 in all, which will be sold to raise money for the RNLI.
The books will be upstairs in the club, from Wednesday evening this week and are available on a first come first served basis for anyone to take, for a minimum donation of £1 and as much as you feel is appropriate. The list of books is attached to this email and a collection box will be with the books. There are 2 copies of some books.
Just in time for Xmas we have changed our dry goods supplier to local company Spectrum Merchandising. The refreshed and improved shop can be found via our website with a wide range of great clothing & items supplied with our club logos that will make great Xmas presents. Thanks to Peter Collings for arranging this.
On Sunday 19th December the Basin Oars will be holding their 200 Club Extra Big Oars Draw at the MLSC. The Oars will be rowing round from Heybridge to Maldon for the event so it would be great to support them at the club for the draw.
As ever the Social Team are working hard to keep us supplied with great events this month. Keep a look out for Barry's reminders on these upcoming events:
Laying Up Supper
Our Laying Up Supper at the end of November was a great success and I'd like to thank everybody involved in delivering our first formal dinner since the pandemic started. It was great to be able to present our traditional trophies and also to welcome Jo Robson to present the John Robson memorial trophy for the first time. Jo would like to share a few words about John and the Trophy which follow below.
All the best
Last updated 10:18 on 19 January 2022