Spring 2006
Contents 7Mar2006

Commodore’s Report
Achieve Inner Peace
AGM, Prize Giving, Party
Annual Dinner
Boat Show 2006
Christmas and New Year
Ferry Meadows
Ice-Box Sunday
Last Working Party
Lunch & Frostbite Cruise
Mascheranda Menu
Masheranda Ball
Open Weekend
Place for Books
Start of Season Party
Thoughts for Today


Masheranda Re-Masquerade Ball
    February 14th Valentines Day, but on Saturday 11th the ladies of AQSA were given their own special valentine evening and “Wow” what a night to remember.
    As we arrived at the club we where greeted at the door by Mike of Bodgit & Son, “with your late guys!”  Whoops I thought it was 7-30 pm for 8, I was wrong again, will I ever listen.
    On entering the club Rodger gave me a carnation, at least I think it was him behind the mask?, And a drink by Peter resembling a gondolieri, gonzo from the muppets, and a bird of paradise. As I looked around it was hard not to notice the trouble the men of the club had gone to, to make this a very special night.
    We all sat down to dine by candlelight with a meal cooked and presented by the gondolieri of the club, lets make this evening the AQSC Olympics, first on the starting blocks was garlic bread, pizza dips, vegetables, marks out of ten - eight.

Keith and Madeline Hatton
     Next to go was the chicken with vegetables and potatoes au gratin, half way through this there was my husband Keith resembling Zorro causing a commotion at the far end of the table when he lost his beard, was it in the vegetables or did it go on to the floor ?, Lyn went to his aide and found it by his chair, but unfortunately he lost it again, only to find it stuck to the bottom of his shoe, I can’t take him anywhere. Marks out of ten for the second entry nine, nil pts for Keith’s performance.
    Lets take a break and have some entertainment. The moment had come for the ladies to be serenaded by the magic of Pat with his violin and Michael on the piano, what a wonderful performance, superb, fantissimo, ten plus for a first class act.
    Next on was ballet Bodgit, have you ever seen two sugar plum fairies gone wrong, they bought the house down. Entrance was by their very own gondola M.S.Bodgit, and the outfits had to be seen to be believed, they were great!
    Can we have a repeat performance please, marks out of ten- ten plus joint first place, but one point added for costume design.
    And so we come to the end of the evening, and what an evening we had, thank you one and all for all the hard work, wonderful meal, and great entertainment. We will never forget it.
    On a final note – An amazing £125 pounds was raised for Paul’s “White Peaks Challenge” (Scope Charity Ski), thank you to everyone who gave their support to this very worthwhile charity.
    Madeline “Powder Wig” Hatton