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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- 

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): 

E Region 2017 Events Remaining


We are well into the season now but there is still lots to do.

Beccles Rally August 26/27th.

Although this is fully booked there is a waiting list so if anyone is thinking of dropping out please let Jane Neale know so she can fill the gap.

Ranworth Island BBQ September 9th.

This will be a super event for ALL members based anywhere. Please come and join in. The Southerners will cross to the North on the Friday-LW Yarmouth 1838 but going through earlier-aiming for Pedros at Acle Bridge that evening for dinner-all welcome. Saturday will be the BBQ. Joan Haig will provide a cream tea in the afternoon and Ryan and Sam from Pedros will be there in the evening to ply us with cocktails! Please let Joan know if you want to join in at any stage-what's not to like about it?-This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will have to return South on the Sunday, hoping to get to Berney or Polkeys before dark.

AGM Weekend October 20/22nd.

Invitations have already gone out so I hope as many of our region as possible will attend. Please send your booking to John Oldham by 15th September. There will be lunch at Brooms on the Saturday or alternately Keith Rowe will be doing another of his splendid walks with commentary around Norwich.

Christmas Party December 2nd.

There will no Laying Up Supper as such so we will combine this with the Christmas Party at RNSYC. Details to follow.

New Year's Eve.

Tracy Read is organising a party at Waveney River Centre. Please contact her for further details.


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