Here is what is coming up in our February newsletter:
Events in January
The weekends have been particularly busy in January with two weekends of 29er training , the Sprint 15 open and the Warwick Turtle.
Off the water we held a Club Development Meeting on Saturday 7th January where members and staff had an opportunity to get involved with ideas on how to help the club develop and progress in the future. A total of 21 people came and lots of ideas, suggestions and action points came from the meeting. Further meetings have and will be scheduled to progress some of the ideas with overall approval from the General Committee.
January has also been a time when we have had to say goodbye to some great staff members. Andy Felthouse has hung up his boots as one of our bosuns and is on his way to a new life in glorious France with his partner Jan. We wish you all the very best and thank you for your work here at the Club over the last year.
And, we say farewell to Lydia one of our long standing members of bar staff. Thank you Lydia for all your work here at Draycote and we all wish you well for the future.
Just in case you hadn’t noticed, the days are getting longer and it’s time to start planning your sailing at the club this year (except for those stalwarts who have carried on sailing through the winter!). This also means that it’s the time of year when your membership renews (1st April). This year, though, after bedding in the WebCollect system last year, the experience should be as easy as capsizing in a F5.
For the majority of our members, those paying by monthly or annual direct debit, there will be nothing to do at all as payments will automatically be taken at the new rate agreed at the AGM. Others will have to set up a one-off payment as usual.
Full details will be sent out in next month’s Mailchimp (beginning of March).
The one thing everyone will be asked to do is come into the shop during April to have your cards and fobs “refreshed” so they are all up to date.
A new set of the Club Regulations have now been produced and can be found on our website on the following link ‘Club Regulations‘ and are also displayed around the Clubhouse for information.
As you may have seen via Facebook our new weather station is up and running (at last we hear you cry!!) so if you want to find out what the weather is up to here at Draycote, log on and find out. Click here to see.
Bar Supervisor and Bosun positions
We are currently advertising for a Bar Supervisor position here at Draycote Water Sailing Club to start as soon as possible. If you are interested or know of someone who might be please click here to find out more.
During February we will be advertising for a Bosun position to replace Andy who has now left. If this may be of interest to you or someone you know then please keep a close eye on our website and our Facebook pages.
4th / 5th February 29er Winter Championships
4th / 5th February Topper training
11th February Optimist training
18th February Affiliates Day 10:00am till 12:00pm
25th February Solo Winter Championships
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