Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2017
Last site update: Sunday 19.11.17 (MJD: 58076)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters.

A.G.M. VENUE - Sunday 26th November
The A.G.M. will be held in 'Activity Room 5' at the Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7SN starting at 1000 prompt.  Doors open at 0930.
The map below shows the exact location:















Travelling north from Worcester City Centre on the A38, cross the Bilford Road roundabout and at the next set of traffic lights (Checketts Lane) turn right between a pair of prominent stone pillars. 
Keep following the road round to the left and park in the car park opposite the skateboard track. 
The entrance to the club is clearly marked and is in the position of the final 'e' in 'Leisure' on the map.

As usual, it will be possible to renew your club membership immediately after the A.G.M. next Sunday.  In order to speed up the process it would be really helpful if you could bring the correct money.  As we don't yet know how much this will be, please come armed with a 20 note, a 10 note, a 5 note and four 1 coins. This will accommodate any amount up to 39 (which should cover it!)  People brandishing the correct money will be invited to come to the front of the queue:-)

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!  Disinfection is particularly important now that we are back at County Hall.


Sailing venues   October, November, December 2017:

8th October Bodenham Arboretum - Club Exhibition 1000-1600 (see below)
15th October Top Barn 0900-1200
22nd October Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
29th October County Hall 0900-1200
5th November Top Barn 0900-1200
12th November County Hall 0900-1200 (also Leamington Show - see below)
19th November Top Barn 0900-1200
26th November A.G.M., Perdiswell 1000  (for details, see Events section below)
3rd December T.B.A.
10th December County Hall 0900-1200
17th December T.B.A.
24th December County Hall 0900-1200
31st December County Hall 0900-1200

 Bodenham Arboretum                                               photo: Trevor Coveney (The 2017 photographic competition winning photo)


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

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

Sunday 26th November: Club A.G.M.
Venue is the Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Perdiswell Park, Droitwich Road,
Worcester WR3 7SN.  The meeting will be held in Activity Room 5.  Doors open 0930.
AGM starts at 1000 prompt and will finish not later than 1300.

Thursday 30th November:  Carvery lunch at Bodenham Arboretum
Places for this lunch are now fully booked.  For those who have booked, arrival time is 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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Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2017