The February AQSC Management Meeting was briefed by Nigel on the content of a submission
to ‘Grassroots grants’ which are available via the Thames Community Development Foundation
and funded by the Office of the Third Sector (very George Orwell).
The proposal was for a commercial dishwasher, oven and hob, two stainless steel hot
cabinets and a 125litre hot water system. These items to be installed by Bodgit &
Son as part of the overall galley refurbishment planned for this year and included
electrical certification costs. The club committee unanimously approved the proposal
which was emailed on 9 March and followed up with signed-off hard copy plus all the
required attachments a couple of days later.
A decision was expected by mid April so we awaited the outcome … The grant allocation
came through some six weeks later and although it was less than hoped for it will
provide a new hot water system and other items which are being re-negotiated at this
23 April - Dismantled the quarterdeck end of the ‘temporary’ winter conservatory.
Constructed trolley to move and store the conservatory panels and repaired electrical
connection to waterfront globe lights.
Various Wednesdays - General maintenance including ground work, electrics, installing
club boat mooring posts and erection of racking systems in the Bosun’s store.