Chair’s Thursday Blog

15 Nov 2018

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Hi everyone,  this is the regular Thursday posting to let you know what is coming up in the near future and the highlights of last weeks committee meeting.  

This week

Your team this weekend is:

Saturday:  Mike Greenwood, Matthew Cook, Peter Orchard, Dave Cole

Sunday:  Steve Male, Denise Hughes, Peter Orchard, Dave d’Arcy

Forthcoming events

Next marketing event 5th December

These events are great ways for us to introduce our neighbours and gain new members.  The next one is

at Moor Park Christmas Fayre near Ludlow which is 2-5pm on wed 5th Dec we have a small table inside for leaflets and chat and selling gift vouchers etc, plus glider outside to draw interest. We will leave Mynd around 11:30am.

Please can you contact Sarah directly by email if you are willing to help us out


Winter Lectures

November 17. Mike Groves Skylaunch 18:00 start.

For those of you who attended last years lecture you will be delighted to know that part 2 is being delivered this year.  For those of you who did not attend you really missed a fantastic talk.  Mike gives us a superb understanding of the life of winching all over the world including the movie world.  Don’t miss it.

The other lectures are now on the web calendar I suggest you bookmark the link below

we are trying to make this the master calendar for out future events in order to give a longer term view of what we are planning.

Christmas meal and awards evening

Please put the 15th of December in your diary.  You should have had an email from Fay asking you to choose and book.  There is a limit on the numbers so I encourage you to book quickly before all the turkey goes.

Members evening

You should have received a separate email inviting you to a members evening on the 24th of November. This is a substantial update and if you haven’t received an email  then please contact me directly on the email address below

Last committee meeting

Most of this was spent on the strategy so the meeting was quite tight, the highlights are:-

The Discus sale is now attracting more interest.

The BGA  business rates representative visited the club on the 9th and told us about the process and advised us on how to best proceed.  This really is a superb commitment on behalf of the BGA and we are extremely grateful. 

Motor Glider – good progress has been made on the registration, the production of pricing and operational procedures.  Some instructors are getting the TMG rating added to their qualification.

Bye Laws – especially relating to dogs in the clubhouse.  The secretary will take to the members meeting or publish as a reminder if there isn’t time.

Trailers.  The CFI has taken the trailer maintenance under the fleet umbrella and there will be a schedule starting with the open trailer over the winter.  Thanks to Dave Crowson and Dave Cole for getting the heater donated by Steve Alexander working in the old MT shed