Commodore’s Blog for October 2017

What a full on month we have had:

We started with a brilliant quiz night. The quiz room was full to bursting, well done to our resident quizmaster, Karen Cox, and her team.  As usual our table failed to win.

Trafalgar night was next on the calendar equally well supported; all enjoyed the entertainment ending with a raucous singsong, another excellent evening by Stuart Carter and his team.

Crew lunch was a typically lively affair with great tales of misdeeds: More on this later.

And finally the Club racing prize giving to end the month, a fabulous dinner by Dave Comisky and his team, followed downstairs with an amazing display of trophies. Well done to the team and all competitors.
One prize to note, that I had the pleasure to award for services to the RTYC goes to your very own editor Sue Foster for her enthusiastic, entertaining and informative Temple News letter. Well done Sue.

Coming up on the 3rd December the ever-popular Sunday Carvery will be in the dining room, while downstairs we have the monthly Draw and the RNLI stand selling Christmas cards and gifts. So pop along for all necessities: Lunch, the chance to win a prize and your Christmas shopping all rolled into one.

We have been moving smoothly through the changes in the office with relation to the incorporation of the RTYC and preparing to hold our first AGM as a LTD company.  We have a number of time constraints to observe, with an allowance to send out and collate the proxy voting forms.  To allow for all things to be in place the committee have agreed it is prudent to move the AGM into the New Year.

During January we are intending to update the décor in the main bar, TV lounge and office area. Whilst the works are underway we will be opening the revamped Hold Bar. So watch this space.
With the decorating etc restricting access we will be holding the first AGM in February, then in January in future years; Information and dates to follow shortly.

A short note on Club Security:
On another note in light of recent events in the area we have been looking into the security of the clubhouse, its members and staff.  We have already had a couple of incidents with unwelcome visitors gaining access to the club and snooping around.

To assist the staff in alleviating this potential problem may I ask all members to assist by using their membership card to gain access to the Clubhouse via the card readers mounted by the door.  As leaving the door on the latch allows anyone to walk in unchecked.

If you are having trouble entering with your card please ring the bell and be patient as the staff are required to check the security camera prior to opening the door, and during busy times they may be serving. Thank you for your help and understanding.

I look forward to meeting up with you all at the coming winter events.

Andy Beaumont-Hope
Commodore – Royal Temple Yacht Club