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2018 Plans Eastern Region

 

This year's fitting out supper will be at Coldham Hall on 28th April. Please place your orders and pay in full direct with Coldham-01508 538366. There will be two guests, Dr John Packman, Chief Executive of the Broads Authority and Brian Wilkins, who is the Chairman of the Norfolk and Suffolk Boating Association(Green Book) so we should expect an interesting evening. Broom Boats will provide a water taxi leaving at 6.30pm and we will have all the moorings at Coldham. Jane Neale will also organise a raffle to create some funds to go towards the admin of local events. Donations of prizes would be appreciated. Before anyone asks the club constitution states clearly that all regional events have to be self financing.

There will be a fitting out cruise starting the day after the supper, same as last year, probably to Woodbridge and maybe beyond and anyone is welcome to join us.

The Brundall boat show will be on 19th May but as Broom Boats are not exhibiting we will be in the midst of things at NYA/Tingdene. Help from members similar to last year would be appreciated.

Friday 8th June to Sunday 10th John Ogden is running a beginners cruise in and out of Lowestoft/Yarmouth to encourage inexperienced members to try out the sea, maybe a look at Scroby Sands and at LOW speed. Please contact John if interested:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

It must emphasised as always that members are responsible for their own navigation and safety and the suitability of their boats.

On June 11th we are setting off on a trip to London via Lowestoft and Harwich and via Ramsgate on the way back. You are welcome to accompany us on all or part of this but it is not an organised event.

It is hoped there will be Broom BBQ in July.

Robert Middleton is unable to run a Wells cruise but can forward his preparation plans to anyone who would like to take over.  Please contact him if interested: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Peter and Elaine Ward are to run another East Coast Cruise leaving 21st July, details to follow.

The Beccles weekend will be Saturday 25th to the Sunday 27th August and details will follow nearer the time. Again it is likely there will be a cruise of some kind immediately afterwards.

Keith and Carole Rowe have offered to do another of their famous walks in September. Details to follow.

The AGM weekend will in be in York this year 19th/21st October.

Finally there is a provisional booking for a Christmas party at RNSYC.

Last Eastern Region News 2017

Firstly does anyone who was there have any photos of the MBM trophy presentation at the Christmas party? I have lost mine and we need one for the website. Details and photos from the winning entry should also be on the website soon.

Secondly the Fitting Out Supper 2018 will be on 28th April at Coldham Hall and our guest speaker will Dr John Packman, Chief Executive of the Broads Authority. This is thanks to Jane Neale complaining about the unreadability of bridge height clearance boards and one thing leading to another. He says he has a soft spot for Broom boats having received help and advice from Martin Broom when he first became involved with navigational matters. Let's see. He sends out regular briefings about BA work here-

http://mailchi.mp/f865cc1c6953/broads-briefing-december-261775 

So lets all be well informed and open minded before we meet him. Information is also available on the BA website. Further details about the event to follow next year.

Lastly I wish you a Happy Christmas.

Eastern Region Christmas Party 2nd December 2017

This took place as planned at RNSYC. Four boats travelled there via Mutford to join the three already there and three more stopped at Oulton Broad and came the rest of the way by taxi. 38 people in total were at the party which turned out to be a rather lively event once the singers got going. Most interesting. Who says BOC doesn't know how to enjoy itself. We received excellent food and service and the staff there are to be congratulated. Entertainment was provided by Tonita and Dave, who certainly knows how to work a room and get people going. I even managed to recruit two new members. On Sunday six boats made a wonderful sight heading back up river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eastern Region Christmas Party 2nd December 2017

This Year's Christmas Party will be held on Saturday 2nd December at the Royal Norfolk and Suffolk Yacht Club, 7 for 7.30pm. Dress smart. The menu has been emailed so please phone your orders and payment to the club on 01502 566726. If you havn't received it let me know. Overnight accommodation is available at the club, also at the nearby Hatfield Hotel on 01502 565337. And of course there will be plenty of moorings for those of us wishing to come in our boats.

After dinner we will be entertained by STARRZ, singers Toni and Dave who will perform music from the 60s onwards as well as a bit of witty banter to which I expect you all to give as good as you get! Should be an excellent evening and a good laugh. Last orders 17th November please.

 

BOC at Beccles in the NEWS

We've made the headlines! See this link to the Lowestoft Journal story and photo (from Jane Neale): 

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