TONIGHT: Talk – Bristol S&R Helicopter – 8.00pm;
Suppers from 6.30pm
Saturday 7 Oct Diners
Wednesday 11 Oct Gardening session 9.30am
Wednesday 11 Oct Special General Meeting 6.30pm
Friday 13 Oct DNW Valuation Event 10.00am – 2.00pm – Oak Room
Sunday 15 Oct Sunday Carvery
Wednesday 18 Oct Quiz Night – 7.00pm – Grant Walker
Friday 20 Oct Talk – David Pollard – Cutty Sark – 8.00pm
Saturday 21 Oct Trafalgar Night Dinner – 7.30pm – Black Tie
Friday 27 Oct RCYC prize giving
Sunday 29 Oct Walk & Carvery Lunch
Friday 3 Nov Talk – John Head – Wear & Tear of Horses in the Boer War
Saturday 4 Nov Diners
Wednesday 8 Nov Meanderers Post Season Lunch
Friday 10 Nov Talk – Susie Greenslade – Truro Cathedral
Sunday 12 Nov Sunday Carvery
Wednesday 15 Nov Quiz Night – Nick Woodley
Saturday 18 Nov Charity Coffee Morning & Yot Grot
Thursday 23 Nov RCYC/RNSA Laying up Supper
Sunday 26 Nov Walk & Carvery Lunch
** Ladies Keep Fit – Wednesday 10.30 – 11.30am **
** Meanderers – Thursday meet at 10.00am **
** Bridge – Thursday at 2.00pm **
SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING
A reminder that the Special General Meeting (SGM) is taking place next Wednesday 11th October at 6.30pm in the Marquee. You should already have received the notice and agenda by email (or in the post for those Members without email). The papers are also on the Members page of the website.
We will be serving suppers after the meeting and it would be helpful if you could sign up on the list in the bar (01326 311105) if you intend to have a meal afterwards to give us an indication of numbers. As a Member of the RCYC it is hoped that, if you are in a position to do so, you will make every effort to attend the meeting.
Wednesday 11 October at 9.30am
The last session was definitely rained off! Although Eleanor and Rachel managed to take out the old bedding plants from the tubs before calling it a day! The new bedding and bulbs are now in place â€“ hopefully they will recover from being blasted by the winds and rain in the last few days. To make up for lost time there will be another working party on Wednesday 11 October. This will allow a general tidy up of several areas before the gardening year comes to a close. If you can come along and give just a couple of hours of your time it would be really appreciated. Rig of the day will be gloves, sensible footwear and if you have them a few hand tools. As usual old and new faces always welcome and coffee will be provided. See you there â€¦â€¦.. Any questions in the meantime please contact Eleanor 01326 318351 or Rachel 01326 212185.
By the time you read this the first talk of the season will be imminent. So here is a little taster about the next two talks which will follow on Friday 20 October and 3 November –
The Cutty Sark – Speaker David Pollard
Friday, 20 October
David Pollard, who lives in Cornwall, is well known for his lectures on board cruise ships, including Cunard. He will be giving us an insight into that grand old lady of the sea which was an exceptional and highly successful tea clipper built in 1869.
The presentation starts with going back in time to the maritime developments of the early 19th century and why such an amazing sailing ship should be built, when steam was taking over and the Suez Canal was opening. Backed up with illustrations, this non-technical talk also looks at life on-board, the reason for her name and some of her amazing Captains. The lecture about the most famous of the Tea Clippers finishes, by bringing the story right up to date.
There is also a significant link for the Cutty Sark with Falmouth which was her homeport from 1923-1938.
The Wear and Tear of Horses in the Boer War
Speaker John Head Veterinary Surgeon
Friday 3 November
Johnâ€™s grandfather, also a veterinary surgeon, fought in this war and kept an extensive diary of events. This will be an illustrated talk with something for everyone. Be prepared to be both shocked and occasionally amused.
There will be a one question competition during the talk with a Mars Bar for the winner!
This is bound to be a popular night so get your names down early!
Sunday Walk – 29th October, 10am
Chacewater – WhealBusy – Penstraze – Chacewater
This walk takes us along the byways of Chacewater, a long-ish climb up to Wheal Busy and then follows roads and tracks up and down through quiet countryside that will one day become part of Greater Truro. The route back down through fields from Penstraze to Chacewater is quite steep. Two stiles. Some road walking is necessary. Under 4 miles, but muddy and uneven ground in places – sturdy footwear essential!
Meet at the entrance to the free Car Park in the centre of Chacewater for a 10.00 am start. To get there from the Truro direction, turn left after the Kings Head, TR4 8PY, into The Square. If the car park is full, there is on street parking on side roads, up the hill towards the school, also near the bottom of Kerley Hill. Please park considerately.
We will then return to the Clubhouse at approximately 1pm for a Carvery Lunch.
Eleanor Williams (01326) 318351 or 07763 783112
We are very sorry to inform Members that Elizabeth Tetley passed away peacefully on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2017.
Elizabeth was very much loved and known to many of you, in particular for her ladies fitness classes â€˜Move to Music, which she ran for over 20 years.
The funeral will take place on Monday, 16th October, 12 noon, King Charles the Martyr Church, Falmouth, followed by a Wake at the Club.
2017 CARRS Land Rover Flying Fifteen National Championships
Now that the Carrs Land Rover Flying Fifteen National Championships have finished we can look back on what was a really great event – our thanks to everyone who helped both on and off the water. The Clubhouse was really busy throughout the championships, and particularly in the evenings. We have had some good press coverage in the Falmouth Packet and Western Morning News this week, including an article from our very own Nick Woodley who decided to go for a swim!
Check out the full results, racing reports, drone footage and pictures on our website
Our Autumn/Winter opening hours have now come into effect – the bar and catering times are listed below