Hornet News

HSSC update Friday 18th January 2019

From the Club Sec.

Dear Members,

H&S Incident Today - This is a reminder to everyone to be extra cautious when working on boats and in particular when using ladders. An incident has occurred today with a member who was climbing a ladder, the ladder slipped causing the person to fall and sustained serious injury that required the emergency services. I have no doubt that the cold conditions contributed to the incident. Members are strongly encouraged to read and follow the Health and Safety instructions available within the Club and to follow the Health and Safety information sheets updated and issued in Nov 18. Please take account of the weather conditions.

Notice to Berthholders - Watch the weather forecast, cold conditions are upon us. Ensure your boats are well secured and fendered. Take care on the pontoons and take extra care at night, ensure you have a light handy to look out for obstructions and electric cables.

Friday / Saturday Evening Offers - For January and February we will be trialling offers on the evening menu. We will be offering:
Steak meal for 2 including bottle of house wine £20
Chef's sharing platters for 2 - ask the bar staff for options

Burns Night Sat 26 Jan - The list is Full with a stand-by list in place. Our annual Burns Night on Sat 26 Jan starts at 1900 with welcome drinks followed by a 3 course Burns' dinner including haggis, neeps and tatties. There will be various addresses/speeches with drinks for toasts and a piper will entertain us through the evening. Dress is Black Tie / or Jacket and Tie. Cost is £25 per person.

Friday Talk Fri 1 Feb - .Evening speaker is Nigel Vardy the Adventurer. Meals will be available from 1800 and the talk will start at 1930. Details attached. Please book for both meals and the talk.

Sat 9 Feb Sea Shanties Evening at St Mary's Parish Centre, Alverstoke - See download. Starts at 7pm. Cost is £12 and includes a fish and chip supper - tickets available from the Parish Centre.

Thurs 14 Feb Valentine's Night Dinner - Guest list is filling up fast - for details follow the link to our website.

Sat 2 Mar (1030 - 1200) Cdre Welcome to New Members - Full details will be emailed to new members this coming week.

Annual Invoices - Your annual invoices for Membership and Berthing have been emailed and should be in your inbox. If you have not received your invoice please check your spam before contacting the office. Please let us know if you have changed any of your contact details over the last year so we can update the database. Invoices are due for payment today Friday 18th January 2019. Annual stickers are available from the office or from behind the bar.

Dinghy Storage in the Marina - Please make sure your dinghy is clearly marked with the owners name. Any dinghy left unmarked from 1 Feb 19 will be removed from stowages.

Kayaks in FB3. There are 3 unidentified Kayaks in FB3 with no details or names attached. The Kayaks will be removed by end of Jan 19 if nobody comes forward and provides proof of ownership.

Short Term, Routine Lift Out - Those requiring short term lift outs are requested to submit the required form, see attached. No form, no lift.

Car Parking in FB3 - Please note that use of the car park is for use on Hornet business only. For those parking in FB3, and adjacent to their boats whilst on lay up, please do not hinder the movement of the tractors and boat lift equipment - hold ups cause delay to our already busy boat lift schedule.
Reminder to Carry Membership ID - Please remember to carry your in-date Club ID cards at all times and to show to security staff on request.

Forthcoming Club Events 2019


Sat 26 Jan - Burns Night (Full)

Fri 1 Feb - Friday Talk - Nigel Vardy, inspirational speaker (Book Open)
Thurs 14 Feb - Valentine's Dinner
Sat 2 Mar - Cdre Welcome and Brief to New Members followed by a Club curry lunch in the restaurant
Fri 8 Mar - Poetry Evening (bring your favourite poems for you or others to read, supper starts at 1830 before poems at 2000. Join in the fun, no fuss and enjoy the evening)

Sat 9 Mar - HSSC Strictly Social Dance evening (details to follow!)
Sat 16 Mar - Carvery Evening

Sat 15 Jun - NAB Tower Pursuit - Go to: https://gosportmarinescene.com/events/nab-tower-pursuit-2019/