THE AQUARIUS SAILING CLUB NEWSLETTER
The Vice Commodore Jottings -
By tradition this is normally the Commodore's "slot" -
But at the moment we have no Commodore! HELP! Faced with an impending empty white
page, your desperate editor approached the Vice Commodores "Troika" for assistance.
Perhaps they could write it together -
On the contrary, Aquarius has plenty of people with ideas to steer us forward. At the other end of the ship we have a new "figurehead" i.e. a new President in Rodger Wheeler who has graciously agreed to assume the role from George Bray.
Pursuing the nautical metaphors, on the Bridge we have competent navigation officers,
aided by look-
In the absence of a Commodore, the day to day tasks of running the Club have been
assumed by the Management Committee. In theory this has always been the case-
While asserting that we can manage, at least temporarily without a Commodore, it would be remiss not to acknowledge the sterling efforts of last year's Commodore, Rodger Wheeler (aided in no small measure by Linda). Rodger agreed to take on the role for one year only and he fulfilled it, leading from the front, with his customary energy and vigour. Thank you Rodger! An enormous "thank you" also to Joan and George Bray who stepped down as Secretary and President respectively at the AGM.
George and Joan go back longer than anyone can remember (and since they still have
the Club records no one can actually check when they started in the Club!), but we
do know that their service to the Club is unmatched. George himself took over as
President from "Mac "McCoy -
In contrast to last year when we were able to enjoy sailing throughout the winter
months, conditions have been miserable this winter and there has been no sailing
activity whatsoever. The river seems to have been in near permanent spate and has
been over the bank and into the cellar on several occasions. Lets hope that things