Reverting to our more usual date after last year’s 25th Anniversary we have planned this year’s social for Saturday 25th March 2017.
We will follow the usual format of meeting for lunch at the Rose and Crown on the quay before adjourning to the Nottage Maritime Institute just a few yards away along the quay. For anyone who has not previously visited the Nottage their website is worth a look. www.nottagemaritimeinstitute.org.uk
Parking on the quay is very limited but the station car park is just a short walk away. As usual the pub is happy to accommodate us but as it is often busy at weekends we suggest arriving around noon to place orders for food as early as possible. Shortly after 2pm we will move to the Institute for our meeting.
Instead of finding a single speaker we would like to try something a bit different with some “audience participation”. The idea is to get several members to give a short – circa 15mins – talk on any aspect of their past or planned sailing. We already have at least one offer from outside the east coast and we will add something on our Mediterranean experiences. Please let me know if you are willing to participate.
We will round the afternoon off with tea and cakes. Please bring a small prize for the raffle which will be held to defer the cost of the event.
It would be very helpful to have an idea of numbers attending, please email/phone: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01622729507.
We look forward to seeing you at Wivenhoe .
David and Susan Macgregor