Spring 2010


Commodore's Report

AGM and Prize Giving

Amusing Observations

Annual Dinner

Boaty Information

Bodgit Journals

Chapter 4 – not all over

Christmas Lunch

Club Open Weekend

Firework Night

Greece and the Rat

Mid-Thames Trophy  

Newsletter Printing


Pat Halling’s Musical

Programme March - May

Sailing Prog. Notes

Secretary’s Bit

Senior Moments  

SigneT Open Meeting

Start Of Season Party

Valentines Day Lunch

Working Party

You Were Warned


AGM, Prize Giving and End of Season Party

My reaction to AGM calling notices is a usually a bit unenthusiastic. Nobody ever seems to want to get involved and it usually falls to the same old stalwarts to keep the club ticking over. Would 2009 be any different?

This years AGM was held on Saturday 6 December. George Bray officiated and after ‘apologies’ & approval of the ‘minutes of the last meeting’ he invited The Commodore Tony Hopkins to give his annual report.

The Treasurers report, given by Graham Thompson, followed and it appears that the old club is in fairly good shape financially.

Next on the agenda was the election of Flag Officers and Management Committee members. Changes to the Flag Officers concerned Dave Jennings, now Hon. Boatswain, Nigel Knowles, now Hon. Harbourmaster and Diana Carpenter returning as Hon. Social Secretary. All the other positions remain unchanged.


A new and welcome addition to the Management Committee was Ken Ayers. Diana will confirm her Social Committee at a later date.

Graham Thompson was re-elected as Auditor. Any other business was quickly concluded and Richard Cannon was invited to get the prize giving underway.

For details of who won what please go to the clubs excellent website, however it is worth noting that Imogen, Edmund and Andrew Morris did very well winning several trophies. Well done them!

Following the prize giving Diana and her team laid out a brilliant ‘supper’ of party food accompanied by Joan Walkden’s celebrated mulled wine.

Overall a very good evening. Congratulations to our prize winners and thanks to Diana and her team for the outstanding catering.

Mike (Over Easy) Baker