100 CLUB WINNERS OF APRIL 2014
The following were lucky enough to win the 100 Club draw for April::
1 David Bridson £30
2 J.Williamson £20
3 Neil White £10
PRESENTATION AT THE MANX BLIND WELFARE, ONCHAN
As you will have seen in the newsletter, there is to be a presentation regarding the possible replacement of Pride of Mann II at the Manx Blind Welfare Centre, Onchan, this coming Wednesday, 16th April starting at 7.00 pm.
It is hoped many of you will come along.
Passengers on Pride of Mann II yesterday were lucky enough to spot a pod of dolphins.
A REMINDER ABOUT TRAVEL INSURANCE
Whilst the Isle of Man has a health agreement with the UK entitling you to treatment if you are taken ill whilst away from the Island, this agreement does not include the cost of repatriation to your home.
With regard to Southern Ireland, there is no agreement in place and all medical expenses have to be paid by you, as well as paying the cost of getting home.
It is strongly recommended that if you are intending to join us for weekend sails or one of our longer cruises, you take out travel insurance which would cover these costs.
TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP
The 1st April is looming and so is time to renew your membership of Sailing for the Disabled. Just £10.00 a year gives you the wonderful experience of sailing aboard our yacht Pride of Mann II and for those who pay by cash or cheque, you should send your payment to the Membership Secretary, 42 Wybourn Drive, Onchan, IM3 4AN by the end of April. This gives you another year of sailing until March 2015.
If you pay by standing order, you can ignore this reminder, as your bank takes care of things for you.
Some "classic" sailing books -free to a good home
A friend has given me some books about boats and sailing as well as a couple of years of Classic Boat from the turn of the century (20th). He was loath to bin them and wondered if they would bee of interest to members. They include:
Inshore Craft of Britain in the days of sail and oar
The China Clippers
Blue Funnel Line
Tall ships - the magic of sail
The Past Afloat
The British Seafarer
If you are intested give me a ring on 497037 or 614092 - Ian McCauley
ILS NAME US THEIR CHARITY OF THE YEAR.
ILS Fiduciaries (Isle of Man) Limited has chosen Sailing for the Disabled as its charity of the year. The company, headquartered in Douglas, has donated £1,000 to the Manx registered charity, which provides opportunities for people with disabilities to participate in sailing on equal terms with their able bodied friends in a harmonious and safe environment. Sailing for the Disabled was nominated by ILS Isle of Man staff and the money donated was raised through dress down days. To further support the charity the Company is also a silver sponsor.
Chief Executive Officer of The ILS Group Chris Eaton says “We are delighted to have chosen Sailing for the Disabled as our charity of the year and in turn show our support and raise awareness for a great cause"
As from tomorrow, Monica Clark is taking over as Membership Secretary whilst Gerry Feeney is taking a sabbatical. Any queries should be sent to email@example.com or 425895
CHANGE TO CHARITY POLICY RE SMOKING
Following a review of the Charity's smoking policy, it has been decided that as from 1st January 2014, NO SMOKING will be allowed anywhere on board the Charity's vessels; this includes electronic cigarettes.
2013-14 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Sadly very few members attended this years AGM on the 17th September, but those who did together with postal votes, elected the following to represent members during this coming year.
Ian McCauley (Chairman)
Rodger Clague (Vice Chairman)
Paul Atkinson (Treasurer)
Monica Clark (Secretary)
Further updates to the website will be made after the first meeting of the Committee on 26th September.
SFTD HAS FACEBOOK PAGE
If you are one of the millions of people who use Facebook, you will be pleased to know that SFTD now has a Facebook page. Look us up and become our friend!!
Stuart Brierley, the collecting box co-ordinator, would like me to thank Paula Benson, Shaun & Pauline Budd, Arne Dahn, Chris Daine, Gerry Kokke, Peter Lowe, Enid Quayle and Tony Skillen who came forward in response to his urgent appeal for helpers. They join the existing team of Marion B, Monica C, Rodger C, Eunice E, Kevin F, Brian K, Roy M, Linda Moore, Adie S and Mike T.
As always, if you can find any locations where our collecting boxes could be placed, please contact Stuart on 832212 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not make a New Year's resolution to join the 100 Club and help fund your Charity. We are looking to increase the membership of the Club as the value of the prizes could increase with a full complement of 100 to a 1st prize of £50, 2nd prize of £30 and 3rd prize of £20, as well as providing more funds to maintain Pride of Mann II.
With our current membership the prizes are 1st £30, 2nd £18 and 3rd £12. Still worth winning, so if you would like to take part in this monthly draw, please contact Liz on 627057 or by email at email@example.com
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