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The non-opening of the Droitwich, Beale Park and a possible virtual WRG BC AGM...

WRG BC News from the WRG Boat Club

AGM problems - only one of the club officers will be at Beale Park for the IWA I need to start this issue with the sad sad Festival. Hopefully the club house will arrive news of the death of Roger Jeffries. and a social gathering can be organised. We missed him at the National last year, Perhaps we should have a ‘virtual AGM’. I’m I worried then things were serious as, to my sure it is not beyond our capabilities. All knowledge, he had never missed a National suggestions gratefully received! before. Of course SUBS will be due then. Please Sue has written about him for the club feel free to hand them over to any officer (see page 5). I don’t want to repeat what she you see about the system, or you could post has said but need to say that I have very them to me. fond memories of all the things we were The Club Officers are: involved in. He was a tremendous supporter Lynne Cater – boat Grains in the Water of the club from the early days and will be Ann Smart – boat Ace greatly missed. We send our love and symDavid Howarth - boat Wild Otter pathy to Heather, Tom, Rachel and Henry. Sadie Dean – boat Straw Bear or ex Nobody is surprised to hear that ‘The FMC Lynx Droitwich’ is not fully open, nor will it be this Post subs to - WRG BC, 236 Station year, undaunted I will still make (or will have Road, Whittlesey, Peterborough PE7 2HA made by the time you read this) a visit to If you are handing over money, please both ends. I will have a look and see where include a note with your name and boat we can get to. We will take ‘Straw Bear’ as we name on it. may need to turn in limited spaces, or possiIf you would like to pay by direct debit/ bly reverse! bankers order please ask for a form. If you I do hope that some other members DO pay by direct debit/bankers order please will be visiting the area and will let me/us don’t pay cash too! We get so confused. know how they get on. Please Fly the Flag so we know who We have had a recent newsletter about you are. Remember the club motto ‘Incomthe canal; it tells us that the posts with the petence at its Best’! names of contributors are being erected so xxx Sadie Dean you should be able to find the club’s name on one or more posts. I have also been told that we will be invited to the opening of the Barge Canal bit later this year. It was very forward looking of members Judith and Mike Chessher to move to Droitwich to await the canals’ arrival! There are lots of problems on the BCN at the moment. These include reservoir dewatering, a breach, various closures and time restrictions on lock flights. All of these are related to water shortage. We have both boats booked on Caggy’s dock during August. I tell you this to explain why I can’t commit to anything else during these times as we don’t know which route we will be able to take to Tipton or how long the Waiting for boats: the Droitwich Canal journeys will take. Hence...

WRG Boat Club news

Tim Lewis

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