Droitwich Spa
Model Boat Club

        Founded 1988                                                                                                                       2017
Last site update: 1915, Sunday 10.12.17 (MJD: 58097)
Web page maintained by Jim Cook

Notice Board     A place for notifying members of important matters.

It is with great sadness that I have to announce that Keith passed away, with his family round him, at 11pm on Monday December 4th at Primrose Hospice, Bromsgrove.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife Jenny and their family at this sad time.
All DSMBC members are invited to attend Keith's funeral, which will be held at 1300 hrs on Friday 22nd December at the Wyre Forest Crematorium, Minster Road, Stourport-on-Severn DY13 8DE. 
Afterwards, there will be a 'wake' at the Stourport Royal British Legion Club, 9 Lichfield Street,
Stourport-on-Severn DY13 9EU.  The entrance to the (small) RBL car park is at the junction of Lichfield Street and Severn Road, or alternatively there's a large Tesco car park a bit further up Severn Road.

Many thanks to the 58 members who have now renewed their subscriptions for 2018. If you are not one of those, you will be able to renew at the poolside any Sunday from now until the end of DecemberWhich particular 'poolside' can be determined from the Sailing Venues section below.  Fees are unchanged from last year, i.e. 21 for single membership and 32 for joint; please bring the correct money.  If you pay by cheque, make it payable to Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club
If you can't get to a Sunday meeting before the end of the year please post your cheque to:
Jim Cook, DSMBC Membership Secretary, Jars Cottage, Charlton, Worcestershire WR10 3LE. 
Your membership badge(s) and car sticker will then be posted to you.
Please note that if you haven't renewed your subscription by 31st December your membership will terminate on that date and you will have to go on the waiting list to re-join.

Many thanks to those members who dug into their pockets on Sunday 3rd December at County Hall and purchased items of all sorts from Bob's workshop; we collected 126. There are still quite few items to sort and price up, so there will be at least one more 'table top' sale at County Hall in the New Year; exact date(s) to be advised - watch this space!  Items will range in price from 50p to 50 (or more!) so if you are interested in taking home a bit of 'our Bob' please come armed with some ready cash. Proceeds from sales will go to Bob's granddaughter, Zoe, with a contribution to club funds.

In order to do our bit to prevent the possible transfer of blue-green algae from one site to another, please disinfect your boat hulls before and after you sail.  Antibacterial wipes or spray will do the job, or alternatively a suitably diluted disinfectant solution (e.g. Dettol, or similar) in a pound-shop spray bottle, then wiped dry with kitchen roll would do the job admirably. Please note that this action is a requirement, not a request, so please come prepared!  Disinfection is particularly important now that we are back at County Hall.

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Sailing venues   October, November, December 2017:

8th October Bodenham Arboretum - Club Exhibition 1000-1600
15th October Top Barn 0900-1200
22nd October Bodenham Arboretum 1000-1200
29th October County Hall 0900-1200
5th November Top Barn 0900-1200
12th November County Hall 0900-1200
19th November Top Barn 0900-1200
26th November A.G.M., Perdiswell 1000 
3rd December County Hall 0900-1200
10th December County Hall 0900-1200 
17th December Lakeside*  1000-1200
24th December County Hall 0900-1200
31st December County Hall 0900-1200
* the place we used to know as 'Top Barn' is now called 'Worcester University Lakeside' or
just 'Lakeside' for short, and that's how it will appear in this list from now on.

 Bodenham Arboretum                                               photo: Trevor Coveney (The 2017 photographic competition winning photo)


Events for 2017:

Key to entries:
Entries in normal text are standard club meetings.
Entries in green italics are meetings to which we have been invited as guests, but do not have a club stand.
Entries preceded by this red 'club' symbol are meetings at which we have a manned club stand.

Sunday 29th January:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 12th February:  informal gathering at the Countryside Centre Cafe

Sunday 26th February:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Friday 10th March: Skittles evening

Sunday 12th March:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 26th March: sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Saturday/Sunday 1st/2nd April: Coalville Model Boat Show

Sunday 9th April:  sailing at Ockeridge Lake Fishery

Sunday 23rd April:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle.

Sunday 30th April:  sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 30th April:  Mid-Thames Model Boat Club open day 10.00 - 17.00

Saturday 13th May: Knightcote Lifeboat Day

Sunday 14th May:  sailing at Springridge Nursery, Crowle, 0930 -1200.

Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th May:  Model Boat Mayhem Weekend

Sunday 11th June:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 11th June : Knightcote Open Day

Sunday 18th June: King Lear lifeboat day

Sunday 2nd July: Knightcote Navy Day (Surface Warships Association)

Saturday/Sunday 8th/9th July: Hereford Society of Model Engineers open weekend

Wednesday 26th July: Bromsgrove Society of Model Engineers

Sunday 30th July: King Lear Friends and Family Day

♣  Sunday 13th August: Worcester City Flower Show

Friday 18th - Sunday 20th August:  Ragley Hall Model Exhibition

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th August: 28th Model Boat Convention

Sunday 27th August: King Lear Warship / Grey Ships Day

Sunday 10th September :
  The PLANK RACE  (This event was cancelled)

Sunday 17th September: Knightcote Club Lunch

♣ Sunday 8th October:  Club Exhibition and sailing at Bodenham Arboretum

Sunday 26th November: Club A.G.M.

Thursday 30th November:  Carvery lunch at Bodenham Arboretum


2017/18  Committee

Your committee members until November 2018 are:

Chairman - Trevor Coveney
                    (trevorcamping72@gmail.com   Tel: 01527 876870)
Secretary - Graham Povey
                    (graspov@aol.com   Tel: 01905 923514)
Treasurer - Pete Thornton
Events Secretary - Andrea Povey
Newsletter Editor - Rob Oswell
Tony Addison
George Aldridge
Adrian Taylor
Membership Secretary - Jim Cook (co-opted)








A typical Sunday gathering at County Hall                                                                                         Photo: Dave Stratford

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Droitwich Spa Model Boat Club 2017