Eastern Region Heads Up - March 2021
- Written by Robert Middleton Robert Middleton
- Published: 08 March 2021 08 March 2021
- Created: 08 March 2021 08 March 2021
- Last Updated: 15 March 2021 15 March 2021
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From the "Admiral"
I have decided to retire from my position as Regional Coordinator and as Club Vice-Chairman with effect from the AGM in October 2021. After three years in office, I feel it is time for a younger generation to run the affairs of the Region. My team and I are all in our mid-80s and we all agree that it is time for a change.
The question of the Vice Chairmanship is a matter for the main committee of the Broom Owners Club but the position of Regional Coordinator should be filled by a member of the region. If anybody is interested in taking up this role, please let me know. In order to ensure a smooth changeover, it would be preferable for the appointment of my successor to be sooner rather than later so that they may be included in the planning for 2022.
I should like to thank you all for the opportunity to serve you as your Regional Coordinator; Mary and I have enjoyed the experience immensely and we have had the opportunity to meet a large number of very interesting people and to forge new friendships.
Best Wishes to You All
The Good News!
The government's roadmap for unlocking the nation has pencilled in the date of 12 April 2021 as the date when overnight stays in self catering accommodation is permissible. This means that staying overnight on your boat will be possible from that date, subject, of course, to the government confirming this date in light of the then-existing situation with the Covid pandemic. We are still awaiting the update from the Broads Authority, who have not issued any further guidance; the guidelines currently on the Authority website is in respect of the national lockdown announced on the 6 January 2021 which currently remain in force.
Last Saturday Monthly Coffee Mornings.
ERNA MAKELA AWARDED FIRST CHAIRMAN'S COMMENDATION
- Written by David Haugh David Haugh
- Published: 26 January 2021 26 January 2021
- Created: 26 January 2021 26 January 2021
- Last Updated: 26 January 2021 26 January 2021
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Chairman Peter Bentley is pleased to announce that the very first BOC Chairman’s Letter of Commendation has been awarded to Erna Makela, from the European Region. Together with Torsten, and their dog Elli, Erna entertained members with her Face Book postings of the cruises they made through their Finnish cruising area, during the spring and summer of 2020. Erna followed this up with an article in the Club magazine about cruising in Finland. The Committee considered this first award very well deserved.
This is the first award of a Letter of Commendation, but hopefully not the last. Members are welcome to nominate another member, and the procedure was circulated on both the Club website and Face Book page, earlier.