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Newsletter July 2017

GFBC NEWSLETTER JULY 2017


Hi Everyone
So far this year we have had lots of really lovely weather, so lets hope we continue to have a really good summer.


I hope to see as many of you as possible at the North Bank Party on 29th July.  Please come and join in the fun and get to know other members.  Full details are on the GFBC website.
We have decided to add an extra activity on the day which is make and sail your own model plastic boat.  The rules are as follows:
1 x 1  litre plastic bottle    
      or
2 x .5 litre bottles     
    or
4 x .25 litre bottles.
2 green garden canes
1x 10” square piece of plastic carrier bag, cut to any configuration for a sail or sails but must not exceed 100 square inches. i.e. 10” x 10”
keel made from card or thin plastic, any area to suit model.
All held together by whatever means possible. 
The winner will be the boat that goes the fastest between two points.
This will be held at the slipway at approx. 2pm


We are in the process of arranging for Ken Spratt from Redwatch to come and give us a talk on FIRE SAFETY ON BOATS.  When we have confirmed a date, I will let you all know and hope that we get a good attendance as it will benefit us all.


I would like to point out that there will be a work party on Sat. 15th July to begin laying a NEW ROAD SURFACE on the North Bank.  John Bottle has kindly arranged for all the necessary equipment and materials to do this work on this date, so please come along to support this project as it will BENEFIT ALL MEMBERS.  The more help we have, the quicker this project will be completed, so please make the effort to help !


On the social side, I will be arranging various activities for get togethers in the Ferry Inn whenever I can fix suitable dates.  Some suggestions are:
Chinese Takeaway or Fish and Chips Evening
60’s Evening
Hallowe'en Evening
Board Games / Card Games evening ( If anyone has any board games that we could use, could they please let me know )


Also, Plucks Gutter are hosting a production of “Hamlet” on Thursday 27th July @ 7.15pm
This will be held on the green between the pub and the river.  Bring your own seat and a picnic ( or food and drink can be obtained from the pub ). Some GFBC members have already bought tickets for this event and we hope to have a nice little group of us to get together for a fun evening.  Tickets can be purchased from the Dog and Duck sales office or the pub @ £10 per person

Thats all for now folks

Jacqui Robb

Social Secretary 

"2016 Trophy Winners
Last years Trophy winners which were announced at our Club's Xmas dinner at the Dog & Duck were
Maurice Burton Shield.....Luke Norris
Ladies Cup.....Sheila Tanson
Best Dressed Boat....Terry & Jacqui Robb for Cloud Nine's Xmas Lights
Longest Journey.....Alan Foad with Just Nimbus..600 miles to Paris
Congratulations to you all.






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