Commodores Newsletter March 2024

Tuesday 23rd April, 2024

Easter Saturday

Our club safety boat has been out and about this month and has heard that the Easter Bunny may need some help to get to Phillip Island. We have made the club boat available and there is every chance the Easter Bunny may arrive at our club around 11 o’clock on Saturday morning. He’s very careless with his chocolate eggs and always seems to leave them scattered around in all sorts of places. We’ll have to find some little helpers to hunt for them. That could be hard work so after that’s all over it will be time for everyone to enjoy a sausage sizzle put on by Mim and her team on the social committee. Sounds like it should be a fantastic day but make sure you bring the sunscreen because it’s predicted to be fine and sunny and 27 degrees.

Volunteers

Big thank you to all those volunteers who do so much around the club and although we can’t
thank all of them individually because many jobs are done without us even knowing. However, I do want to thank Geoff Graham and Brian Bell for their recent generous contribution with building works around the clubhouse. Also, Peter and Marianne Watson and Lisa Webster for their ongoing gardening projects and other works. Along with Stu Box for donating his time and effort into producing our new very smart name tags. There are many others, and I will continue to publicly thank those whenever I can. We are by far the best value club with marina facilities found anywhere. It is because of our selfless volunteers who contribute so much that we are able to continue to be and on your behalf I thank them sincerely.

State Championships at Rhyll

Rhyll Yacht Club hosted the state championships for both the Pacer and 125 Sailing Dinghies over the recent long weekend. Rhyll was extremely grateful to us, and we were happy to come to their assistance by providing our Squadron safety boat for the event which was used as the official start boat as well as general safety. We also provided full use of our RIB as back up on the water. Special thanks to Alen Garrett and his team (Pete Loughrey, Peter Lynch, Tom Boschma and Peter Gratton) who manned our boats throughout the event. Alen reports that it was gratifying for them to be part of an event which saw so many young people and some not so young, enjoying themselves and having a great time on and off the water over the weekend.

Members Draw

Fantastic to see the members’ draw finally won this month by a very deserving member Dennis Flentje. A very magnanimous gesture to put such a large part of his winnings on the bar for all to enjoy but knowing Dennis it was not surprising. Thanks Dennis! The draw is now back to $300 next Saturday which will be held at the regular time of 6.30pm so come and join in. Don’t forget that there are two chances to win every Saturday.

Please be aware that as a result of the sausage sizzle happening after the Easter Bunny visit, the social subcommittee are having a well-earned Saturday night off so please bring your own nibbles etc to Happy Hour.

Our Supporters

Thanks to our generous supporters none other than:
• San Remo Butchers
• Saltwater Restaurant
• San Remo Hotel Motel
who continue week in week out to support our club so again I urge you all to return their support by supporting their local businesses.

Keep safe on the water.
Florian Andrighetto
Commodore
Newhaven Yacht Squadron

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