Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2018
Last site update: Sunday 18.11.18  (MJD: 58440)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters

2018 AGM - next Sunday, 25th November
The 2018 AGM will be held on Sunday 25th November at the Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, Droitwich Road, Worcester WR3 7SN, in room number Activity 5 (same venue as last year). Please note that this is not part of the Perdiswell Leisure Centre complex.
Turn off Droitwich Road between two prominent stone pillars opposite its junction with Checketts Lane. Follow the road round to the left, then left again.  The Young People's Club car park is opposite the skateboard track.


Please arrive from 09:30 for a 10:00 prompt start.

Subs payment at the AGM
As usual, it will be possible to pay your subs for 2019 immediately after the AGM, and all members are encouraged to pay at this time, if possible.  We don't yet know how much the subs will be (this will be decided at the AGM), so may I suggest that you bring one 20 note, one 10 note, one 5 note and four 1 coins. You will then be able to accommodate whatever fee is decided.  Please note that queuing priority will be given to those who have the correct money:-)

A number of members have requested club caps.  These can't be ordered individually from the manufacturer because the machine takes too long to set up, so we have ordered a batch of about a dozen.  This will be enough to satisfy those who are waiting, and will also give us a few 'spares'.  So if you would like one please see Graham or Andrea Povey. There are still a few left!

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 at any site.  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! 

CLUB SAFETY RULES (updated December 2017)
The DSMBC Safety Rules have been updated to reflect recent changes and developments.  Please read and familiarise yourself with them.  They can be viewed here


Sailing venues  August, September, October and November  2018:

12th August

Worcester Show, Gheluvelt Park

19th August Bodenham Arboretum 1000 - 1200
26th August County Hall  0900-1200
2nd September County Hall  0900-1200
9th September Droitwich Saltfest 
16th September Lakeside  1000-1200
23rd September County Hall  0900-1200
30th September Plank Race - County Hall 
7th October County Hall  0900-1200
14th October Bodenham Arboretum
21st October Lakeside  1000-1200
28th October County Hall  0900-1200
4th November Lakeside  1000-1200
11th November International Model Boat Show 
18th November Lakeside  1000-1200
25th November A.G.M. Perdiswell  (see Notice Board above)

County Hall is available every Sunday if you'd prefer to sail there rather than at other sites.
If you sail at County Hall on these dates it is essential that boat hulls are properly disinfected, as usual.

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

  University of Worcester Lakeside Campus                                                                                     photo:  Alan Gregory



Events for 2018

Keep an eye on this section, it will grow as the weeks pass by, and more information will be provided about each event.

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 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Friday 9th March:  Skittles evening

♣  Saturday 6th May:  St. Richard's Canal Festival

Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th May:  Beale Park

Saturday 12th May:  Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 10th June:  Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 10th June:  Knightcote Open Day

Friday, Saturday and Sunday 6th, 7th and 8th July:  Hereford Society of Model Engineers Summer steam-up and boating regatta

Sunday 8th July:  Knightcote Navy Day

Wednesday 25th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

Friday 27th July:  Summer Skittles evening

Sunday 12th August:  Worcester Show at Gheluvelt Park

Sunday 9th September:  Droitwich Salt Fest

Sunday 30th September:  The 2018 Plank Race

Sunday 14th October:  Bodenham Arboretum

♣ Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November:  International Model Boat Show

Sunday 25th November: AGM
Venue: Perdiswell Young People's Leisure Club, WR3 7SN, room number Activity 5 (same venue as last year)  Please arrive from 09:30 for a 10:00 prompt start.

2018  Committee

Your committee members until November 2018 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                  (trevorcamping72(at)gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                  (graspov(at)aol.com   Tel: 01905 923514)
Treasurer - Pete Thornton
Events Secretary - Andrea Povey
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
George Aldridge
Adrian Taylor
Membership Secretary - Jim Cook (co-opted)



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A typical Sunday gathering at County Hall                                                                                         photo: Dave Stratford

Click Here  for a link to Tony Holt's model boating site - one of the best there is!

Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2018