PRIDE OF MANN III
I am sure by now you all know that we are taking delivery of a new yacht, Pride of Mann III, in September. She will have many special adaptions to help our members who have a disability and will be on display at the Southampton Boat Show before coming to the Island to illustrate just what can be done to enable everyone to sail.
The picture shows her in the water with our corporate donor logos on display. She is due to arrive in Douglas Harbour for the 1.45 bridge lift on Sunday, 28th September. Make a note in your diary and come down and get a first hand look at her! Members will have more opportunities to view her during the weeks following her arrival.
As the numbers contributing to our 100 Club has dropped, the value of the prizes won has had to be reduced. Remember, we need 100 members to be involved, with 50% being awarded in prizes and the other 50% going towards the upkeep of our boat. It only costs £24 a year!! Download a form now from our home page and send it to Liz Clague.
The winners for this month are:
1. Chris Wood £25
2. Mark Buttery £15
3. David Jones £10
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.
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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