Available now at the Bar are RWSABC Christmas cards based on an original drawing of the Clubhouse by member and artist, the late Vic Christie.

The cards are on sale at a cost of 60p each or ten for £5, with all income going to Club funds.

The Club would like to thank Phillips Cycles Ltd. and Word & Image (Scotland) Ltd. for organising and supporting this venture.

The Firth of Clyde Forum has issued us with a couple of waterproof guides. These can be found at the Signing Out Book in the shed.

These are designed to be a quick guide to a range of plants and animals wich are of concern and are relatively easy to recognise. They are requesting that any sightings are reported via thier website www.clydeforum.com. These reports will let them understand how and if these species are spreading.

If you want your own copy please contact them directly via thier website or on 0141 950 4488.

Eclectic Guitar plus 1

A great night at the Boat Club with Tom & David, AKA Eclectic Guitar. Thanks for giving you talent for free as a fundraiser for the club. Thanks too to those who worked hard on raffles, supplying snacks, tending the bar etc. Also thanks to those who came long and gave money towards club funds .. I hope everyone enjoyed it.

Final tally from last night’s fundraiser for the club was £219.41 … a fun evening and a bonus we made the money for club funds.

During the Fundraiser on Saturday night the Club’s Hon Treasurer arranged to draw the 200 Club.

At the AGM in March this year the membership voted to increase the monthly fee from £1 to £5, with the intention of generating a more meaningful prize fund for distribution to the 200 Club members and at the same time a higher income for the Club.

A number of members were continuing to pay the fee to the 200 Club by Standing Order based on the old rate of £1/month. The Committee decided to hold a final single draw, to distribute the accumulated prize fund received from this group since the change to the new monthly fee. The draw for this fund took place during the Club Fundraiser with the following winners:

1st – Andy Crossan winning £125
2nd – Fiona Bell winning £80
3rd – Maggi Blair winning £40

Members still paying £1/month by Standing Order are reminded to update their membership to the 200 Club.

The draws for the monthly winners for the 200 Club members who are paying £5/month also happened during the Fundraiser on Saturday with the following results:

April
There were only 5 members in April so prize fund was only £12.50
1st – George Carson Snr £12.50

May
There were 24 members from May-October so prize fund was £60

1st – Norman Campbell £30
2nd – Stan Austin £20
3rd – Matt Neilson £10

June

1st – Eileen Morman £30
2nd – Patrick Johnston £20
3rd – Ian Craig £10

July

1st – Ewen Chisholm £30
2nd – J Mathie £20
3rd – John Phillips £10

August

1st – Sandy Disseldorf £30
2nd – Matt Henderson £20
3rd – George Carson Snr £10

September

1st – Colin Campbell £30
2nd – Malcolm Dale £20
3rd – D Chambers £10

October

1st – George Carson Jnr £30
2nd – I Cameron £20
3rd – W Lochhead £10

Please spread the word about the 200 Club. The more members the larger the prize fund.

Saturday 17th November, 8:00 for 8:30

Eclectic Guitar will be performing a fundraiser for the Club. Please come along and enjoy some great music and support the club.

Thier current repertoire includes:

•All Along the Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
•Blue Café (Chris Rea)
•Border Reiver (Mark Knopfler)
•Caledonia (Dougie MacLean)
•Every River (Runrig)
•Fiddler’s Green (Traditional Irish song performed by many artists)
•Fisherman’s Blues (The Waterboys)
•Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen)
•Keep Your Distance (Richard Thomson)
•Lady Eleanor (Lindisfarne)
•Local Hero: Wild Theme (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)
•Moonlight Shadow (Mike Oldfield)
•Port of Amsterdam (Jacques Brel)
•Ready for the Storm (Dougie MacLean)
•Ride On (Christie Moore)
•Road to Hell (Chris Rea)
•Setting Me Up (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)
•Smuggler (The MacCalmans)
•So Far from the Clyde (Mark Knopfler)
•Strange Old Game (Original material by David Halliday)
•Sultans of Swing (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)
•Sunny Afternoon (The Kinks)
•Sunny Hill (Original material by Tom Kater)
•The Clown Came In (Original material by Tom Kater)
•The Girl from the Hiring Fair (Ralph McTell)
•The Man who Sold the World (David Bowie)
•The River (Bruce Springsteen)
•This is the Life (Amy MacDonald)
•Two Young Lovers (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)
•Waiting on the Shore (Original material by David Halliday)
•Where Do You Think You’re Going? (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)
•Whisky in the Jar (Thin Lizzy)
•You and Your Friend (Mark Knopfler/Dire Straits)

The event will include a quiz, light buffet and a raffle. Donations on the night rather than tickets.

Help with the buffet and donations of prizes for the raffle would be appreciated.

For anyone who missed Tom Kane’s incredible show a few weeks ago you can see part of it below:

Just a quick post to say thanks to everyone who came down on Saturday morning braving the rain for the beach tidy. The whole area around the rescue boat shed looks much better. The general tidy up and reclamation of that area is part of the plan to have more boats stored near the middle slip during the season and easier to access

Hope you enjoyed the hot pies.

Alex

Captain of Boats

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Saturday 17th November, 8:00 for 8:30

Eclectic Guitars will be performing a fundraiser for the Club. Please come along and enjoy some great music and support the club. Eclectic Guitars is a duo including the very talented Tom Kater who plays regularly at the Boat Club Sessions.

Eclectic Guitar at the recent MS Fundraiser

http://www.eclecticguitar.co.uk/index.html

The event will be run on a similar basis to the MS Fundraiser with a light buffet, a raffle and donations on the night rather than tickets.

Help with the buffet and donations of prizes for the raffle would be appreciated.

Regards

Adam
Hon. Sec.

The winter training sessions will resume on Tuesday the 13th and Thursday the 15th of November starting at 6.30pm for about an hour or you collapse which ever first !!, this is open to everyone who has an interest improving fitness, from a rowing perspective the Rowers have the world championships next year to train for. The crews for the world championships have not been chosen and we would like to encourage interest from various age ranges to compete so training for this could be a focus for you.

The trainings based on a circuit set up in the Racing shed of around 10 activities and designed by torturer in chief Jim Ford, its very informal and there’s no pressure to go at a pace which isn’t comfortable. The sessions will be Tuesday, Thursdays for the next 4 weeks then break for the festive period then resuming in the new year

Alex

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