to everyone and a BIG thank you to those members who turned out on Tuesday morning – when it still seemed dark – to take down the Christmas decorations at the Club. There were plenty of volunteers and hopefully the labels on the boxes will ensure that Christmas 2018 decorating runs smoothly!!
Reminder of events in January/February
Some dates for your diaries –
Club re-opens – Wednesday 17 January
FILM NIGHT â€“ Friday 19 January at 8pm
The Club will be screening ARTHUR (1981). Starring Dudley Moore, Liza Minelli and John Gielgud. If you havenâ€™t seen the film – itâ€™s a Comedy Romance and the story of a Happy Drunk who stands to inherit a vast fortune but there are conditions â€¦â€¦â€¦â€¦. A good opportunity to catch a classic film and enjoy a laugh at this dreary time of year! Bar and Catering available too.
QUIZ NIGHT â€“ Wednesday 24 January at 7pm
First quiz of the year so get your name down quicklyâ€¦..Grant Walker is our quiz host. If you have not been to a quiz night before it is a lot of fun. Just Â£1 per person to enter, the money then forming the quiz prize at the end of the evening. Suppers are available to order and there are also some nibbles during the first round of the quiz, free of charge.
WALK â€“ Sunday 28 January, 10am
This walk will be around the Penrose Estate and might be an opportunity for you to shed a few unwanted pounds and start out on the road to a slimmer self! If you havenâ€™t taken part before do come along itâ€™s a great way to meet other members. Currently there are about 24 members who walk a predetermined route of about 4 miles (or less), as a group, before heading back to the Club for a roast Sunday lunch, which is not compulsory but enjoyable none the less! Watch out for full details coming soon.
TALK â€“ Friday 2 February at 8pm
â€œImages of the Past â€“ the Legacy of a Falmouth Familyâ€
with Peter Searle
â€˜Falmouth Sunbeams racing past Cutty Sark in Falmouth Harbour, c. 1920sâ€™
The talk will be a short â€˜Who do you think you are?â€™ of Falmouthâ€™s Osborne family who were photographers for over one hundred years (of which some ninety were in Falmouth) and spanned four generations. Many local residents today still recall their visit to Osborneâ€™s for their studio portrait or â€œthat Mr Osborne took my weddingâ€ This will be followed by a showing of some of his favourite, interesting old photographs of Falmouth and the local area from the Osborne Family collection. Peter has given his talk before at the Poly and the Club is lucky to have booked him. The talk is sure to be illuminating!
TALK â€“ Friday 9 February at 8pm
â€œPiloting in Falmouth â€“ Tall Ships to Super Tankers”
with Alex Head
Following on quickly behind, the next talk will be given by Alex Head, who is a pilot at Falmouth. The Falmouth Port boasts one of the worldâ€™s largest natural deep water harbours and Alex will give us an insight in to his experience both in his Merchant Navy and pilot careers.
As usual food and bar are open at 6.30pm and the talks starts promptly at 8pm. There is no charge for the talks.
NB As the club is currently closed if you wish to add your name to the list please ring or email the office.
VOLUNTEERSneeded for minor painting of Clubhouse 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.
SOCIAL COMMITTEE â€“ ADDITIONAL MEMBERS REQUIRED
In April this year there will be three vacancies on the Committee. Have you ever thought you could help out with organising the Clubâ€™s social events? Or are you a new member to the Club and want to help out and meet other members? The Committee meets just once a month on a Wednesday evening at 6.30pm throughout the year. The Committee would love to hear from any of you, male or female willing to swell our numbers. There will be a new Rear Commodore and Social Secretary this year too and it would be splendid to have some new faces and new ideas. If you have been on the Committee in the past and want another go feel free! On the other hand if you would like to come along to one of our remaining meetings and see what it is all about you would be most welcome. Please contact Rachel 01326 212185 or email her on firstname.lastname@example.org
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.