Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2017
Last site update: Monday 18.09.17 (MJD: 58014)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board
A place for notifying members of important matters.

It is with very great sadness that I have to inform you that Bob Lee passed way on the morning of Friday 15th September. Bob was one of the founder members of the DSMBC and until recent times when his health began to deteriorate he was one of its most energetic and enthusiastic members.  He will be very sorely missed.  His family will let us know about funeral arrangements in due course.

The winner of the 2017 Photographic Competition is Trevor Coveney.  His winning photograph appears below.  The brief was to capture the Bodenham 'atmosphere' with members enjoying our hobby.
The judging panel (namely me and myself) felt that Trevor's photograph best achieved this.   Congratulations Trevor; a very imaginative effort!  You can see all the entries here.

Bodenham Arboretum
have offered us use of their water every Sunday until the AGM on 26th November. This includes Sundays when other events are also in the diary, for example the International Model Boat Show on Sunday 12th November.  If you'd rather go to Bodenham on that day, it will be open! 
There's just one problem date: Sunday 24th September, when road closures around the arboretum due to a bike race mean that we won't be able to sail at Bodenham on that day. 
As Bodenham have been so supportive through this difficult time it's important to be on our best behaviour, in particular to keep the entrance to the walk clear, leave no litter, clean boats before and after sailing (see below), support the café, and return chairs to the tables you 'borrowed' them from before you leave.

In order to do our bit to prevent the possible transfer of blue-green algae from one site to another, please disinfect your boat hulls before and after you sail.  Antibacterial wipes or spray will do the job, or alternatively a suitably diluted disinfectant solution (e.g. Dettol, or similar) in a pound-shop spray bottle, then wiped dry with kitchen roll would do the job admirably. Please note that this action is a requirement, not a request, so please come prepared!

The pumps are back on and the contractors have started dosing the pool. However, the water is still horribly green and algae levels are high.  There is hope that the situation will improve in due course; we will just have to wait and see.  In the meantime please do not sail at County Hall because you
may jeopardise future use of County Hall for all our members. You also run the risk of becoming seriously ill.
The committee will keep members advised of progress.

Sailing venues   July, August, September, October 2017:

23rd July Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
30th July Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
6th August Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
13th August Worcester Flower Show (see below) or Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
20th August Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
27th August Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
3rd September Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
10th September Vines Park, Droitwich 0930 - 1600 (helpers needed!)
17th September Top Barn
24th September No sailing venue available this weekend
1st October Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
8th October Bodenham Arboretum - Club Exhibition (see below)
15th October Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200

 Bodenham Arboretum                                                          photo: Trevor Coveney (2017 photographic competition winner)


Events for 2017:

Key to entries:
Entries in normal text are standard club meetings.
Entries in green italics are meetings to which we have been invited as guests, but do not have a club stand.
Entries preceded by this red 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Sunday 29th January:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 12th February:  informal gathering at the Countryside Centre Cafe

Sunday 26th February:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Friday 10th March: Skittles evening

Sunday 12th March:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 26th March: sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd April: Coalville Model Boat Show

Sunday 9th April:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Sunday 23rd April:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle.

Sunday 30th April:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 30th April:  Mid-Thames Model Boat Club open day 10.00 - 17.00

Saturday 13th May: Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 14th May:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle, 0930 -1200.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May:  Model Boat Mayhem Weekend

Sunday 11th June:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 11th June : Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 18th June: King Lear lifeboat day

Sunday 2nd July: Knightcote Navy Day (Surface Warships Association)

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th July: Hereford Society of Model Engineers open weekend

Wednesday 26th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

Sunday 30th July: King Lear Friends and Family Day

♣  Sunday 13th August: Worcester City Flower Show

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August:  Ragley Hall Model Exhibition

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August: 28th Model Boat Convention

Sunday 27th August: King Lear Warship / Grey Ships Day

Sunday 10th September :
  The PLANK RACE  (This event was cancelled)

Sunday 17th September: Knightcote Club Lunch
Booking required

Sunday 8th October:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Friday 10th to Sunday 12th November:  International Model Boat Show
Venue, as usual, is the Warwickshire Exhibition Centre, Leamington Spa, CV31 1XN.

Sunday 26th November: Club A.G.M.
Venue is Perdiswell, booked 0930 - 1300


2016/17  Committee

Your committee members until October 2017 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                    (trevorcamping72@gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                    (graspov@aol.com   Tel: 01905 923514)
Treasurer - Keith Blackall
Events Secretary - Andrea Povey
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
George Aldridge
Adrian Taylor








A typical Sunday gathering at County Hall                                                                                         Photo: Dave Stratford

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