Newsletters have been on the website as web pages for 9 years and as PDF documents,
which are identical to the printed newsletter except for having colour pictures,
for 3 years.
For this issue members were given the option of receiving the the newsletter by email;
30% of members have agreed to this. Thank you to everyone who responded as electronic
publishing is a considerable benefit to the club and those involved in distributing
Club Open Weekend
This year’s open weekend will be over the weekend of 10th & 11th May. It’s never
too early to start talking about this because it’s a major annual recruitment event.
We really need to introduce more youngsters to Aquarius and any ideas to this end
would be gratefully received. I’ve already been in touch with station manager at
Radio Jackie who has agreed to broadcast some publicity for us in the run up to the
weekend. I will also have posters and fliers available in good time, plus newspaper
What I need you guys to do is distribute this PR material in good time and talk to
friends, neighbours and family about the weekend. Encourage them to come down and
bring their friends. Posters and hand outs should be put in your local shops, schools,
libraries and anywhere else that you can think of. Scout, Sea Scout and Guide groups
in your areas should specifically be targeted. Let’s see if we can get a record number
of people down to the club (and afloat) this year.