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HSSC Weekly Update Friday 10th January 2020

From the CLUB SEC

Dear Members,

Friday and Saturday Menu in January – Menu special deal available for this month only: a steak meal for 2 people including a glass of wine £25. Please book. Please note this will not be available Sat 25 Jan (Burns Night).

Gosport Sea Cadets Newbuild in FB3 – Work is planned to start on Monday 27 Jan to install a new Modular Building in FB3 opposite the car park.

Sat 25th Jan at 1900 Burns Night - This event is now full with a reserve list in place. Burns Night on Sat 25 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.

Pontoons - The next batch of MOD pontoon replacements for Fieldhouse and Eagle pontoons will start next week and is expected to complete by Friday 31 Jan.

Icy Conditions – Please take care when walking around the site including on the pontoons in cold and wet conditions. Whilst the staff and contractors will grit the areas likely to ice over we ask everyone to take extra care.

Unpredictable Weather and Securing of Boats - Please ensure your boat is secure with adequate fendering.

Berthing and Membership Invoices - Invoices should have landed with you. If you have not received your membership or berthing invoice please contact Lyndsey.

Charges for Electric - We have received notification from MOD that electric charges have been increased form 6p to 13p per kWh. These charges will be applied on return of your metered cables.

Friday 31st Jan - Poetry Evening - Blow away winter blues with the 17th annual fun evening of poetry in the Fabrosa Room on Friday 31st Jan. Bring your favourite verses for reading by you or someone else (especially if you wrote them.) Supper available from 1830 for a start at 2000 and finish about 2130 (depending on the length of applause!!!!!) Please book through the office.

Friday 7th February at 1930 - Friday night talk by the actor Jason Salkey. Jason is most well-known for playing the educated rifleman "Harris" in the "Sharpe" series alongside Sean Bean. A hot counter supper will be available from 1830 before the start of the talk. The book is open.

Friday 14th February Valentine’s Night – Evening starts at 1900 with a welcome glass of fizz, 3 course meal, coffee, and entertainment with ‘Let me be Frank’. Price per person £22.50. Menu attached. Only 20 spaces remaining please book to avoid disappointment.

2020 Training Programme - The dates of all 2020 training courses are now available on the Hornet website. Full details will be published later in the year. Charges for these courses are less than those charged by commercial organisations and feedback from those who have attended previously has been very positive.

Toilets in FB3 - Members are reminded that we have a toilet facility available in FB3 adjacent to the Sultan boat building. Please keep these facilities tidy and leave in a good state ready for the next user.

Disposal of Rubbish - Please dispose of your gash responsibly - do not place hazardous waste in the Biffa bins.

Your Health and Safety is Important to us! - Please report any H&S breaches or recommended improvements and please follow the Club's H&S rules and guidance. If in doubt ask.

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Forthcoming Events in 2020

Sat 25 Jan at 1900 - Burns Night.

Fri 31 Jan at 2000 - Poetry Evening with Charles Wylie

Sun 2 Feb – Carvery Lunch

Fri 7 Feb at 1930 - Talk by Jason Salkey (Actor) well known for playing the educated rifleman "Harris" in the "Sharpe" series alongside Sean Bean. Book open.

Fri 14 Feb at 1900 - Valentine's Dinner Night – final spaces available

Sun 1 Mar – Carvery Lunch

Sat 14 Mar – ‘Strictly Dancing’ with Eileen Sinclair. Details to follow

Sun 22 Mar – Mother’s Day lunch

Sat 18 Apr – HSSC AGM