The Commodore and Flag Officers wish everyone a peaceful and merry Christmas. We hope to see some of you at the Punch Party and Draw tomorrow but if you are unable to make it we look forward to welcoming you in 2018. A reminder that the Club will be closed until Wednesday 17th January.
By the time you receive this last newsletter of the year Christmas will well and truly be upon us. The last month has been really busy in the Club. Firstly the Annual Dinner/Dance at the Duchy. It was a splendid affair with nearly everyone wearing Masquerade Masks â€“ just the members who wear glasses finding it difficult to participate!! Next came the Carols â€“ an absolute sell out. Over 70 members and guests squeezed on to the Upper Deck together with the Cadgwith Singers. Our voices must have been heard all over Falmouth. Then last Sunday saw the Childrenâ€™s Party take place with entertainment laid on by The Party People and the Social Committee. There was magic, balloon modelling, dancing and even Santa, Funny Bunny and a live rabbit put in an appearance. Not sure who enjoyed the event the most â€“ the children or their parents!!
So the last event before Christmas and the annual closedown period will be this Saturday, 23 December from 12pm – the Punch Party and Raffle. Mulled wine/mince pie or food from the kitchen will also be available. Do come along for a last minute get together.
The Club will close after the Punch Party and re-open on Wednesday 17th January. We will of course be open for the New Yearâ€™s Eve Party!
But now for something completely differentâ€¦â€¦â€¦
Just around the corner in January the full array of regular Social Events will start again in earnest. There will be walks and quizzes. Three good talks, the first to be given by Peter Searle about the Osborne Family of Falmouth. If you are Falmouth borne and bred the chances are your family have photos in their albums taken by the Osborne Family. Peter also has a good selection of old photos of our town. The second talk is to be given by Alex Head who is a pilot here in Falmouth. His talk is titled Piloting in Falmouth – Tall Ships to Super Tankers. The last talk of the season will be given by Mervyn Wheatley. The Club is particularly lucky to have Mervyn, who has taken part in the AZAB Race and as you may recall was rescued from his yacht Tamarind, by the Queen Mary, whilst taking part in the Trans Atlantic Race in 2017. So as you can see something for everyone. Lists will go up shortly in the bar. And to wet your appetite a couple of new ideas which will be coming up soon â€“
CHINESE NEW YEAR – Friday 16 February
For those of you who were partied out over the Christmas Period- â€œBah Humbug” – a chance to celebrate the Chinese New Year, the Year of the Dog, with a more informal affair. There will be a Chinese buffet and prizes for best costume on the night. More details to follow. â€¦
PUDDING TASTER EVENING ‘naughty but nice’ â€“ Friday 9 March
And lastly to those of you with a sweet tooth the Club will be hosting a Pudding Taster Evening. There will be an array of gooey, some stodgy, some traditional and some just down right naughty desserts to tempt you. There will be 5 sweets to choose from â€“ taster portions of course! A certificate to those who manage all 5! Dessert wines to compliment the sweets will also be available. Watch this space for more details â€¦â€¦â€¦
HELP REQUIRED PLEASE â€“ Tuesday 2 January 9.30am
Christmas decorations need to be taken down and helpers would be appreciated to enable all the carpets to be cleaned through the Club House. The decorations also need to be stored away in the roof area ready for next year.
VOLUNTEERS also needed for minor painting of Clubhouse â€“ Monday 8 January 9.30am
If you can spare an hour or two of your time in the New Year, whilst the Club is officially closed and you are a dab hand with a paint brush or similar please contact Gary who is organising some working parties to touch up various areas of the building. Contact email@example.com for more details.
SEWING MACHINE – invited bids
We are inviting bids in excess of Â£100 for the sewing machine which is a Read’s Zig Zag Sailmaker.
Please send these via email to firstname.lastname@example.org before the end of the the year. Proceeds from the sale of the sewing machine will go to the Commodore’s Charity.
The History of the Rigid Inflatable Boat, its Development at Atlantic College and the Future
We regularly host talks for Devon and Cornwall RINA and the IMarEST – their next talk is taking place on Wednesday 17th January at 7.15pm. Both members and non-members are invited to attend and there is no charge for the talk. For further information please see the flyer. Food and drinks available to order from the bar.