Commodore’s Newsletter No.4 – 31/10/2019

Glencoe Boat Club

Newsletter 4

Dear all

I hope I find you all well and that you have had a good season on the water.

I have to start this newsletter with the sad passing of one of our early members Leon Janoniswho joined the club in 1972, he was Lithuanian and come to this country after the second world war with other displaced people and worked in the factory in Kinlochleven, he was the last remaining member of the group working in the factory, he married a local girl Cathy Mack who pre deceased him some years ago, He was the man who carved the yacht trophy for the best overall performance at our regatta’s, it is carved from Ballachulish slate I believe, he was 92 when he passed away.

There were a couple of actors that came to the club to get a lift out to Eillean Munde with Robert Watt along with a camera man in his rowing boat (picture enclosed) They are making a podcast called Clan Lands due to be released soon, they are Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish who stared in Outlander.

We now have a long awaited Website that I would like you to take a look at www.glencoeboatclub.co.uk  If you feel that there is something you can contribute to on any part of the website please contact Alistair Richardson by email alistair-richardson@talk21.com. The site is live and ongoing with corrections and updates so please bear with us.

Our diver Richard Greive has at last decided to retire at the age of 80! He has put many years into helping the club with all the diving and is still an active member of the mountain search and rescue, he is also still fly his paraglider! he is an inspiration to us all and we wish him the best in his retirement.

This brings me onto the matter of the inspections to keep our moorings safely maintained, I have found a diver or rather divers to help with the inspections for the club moorings, they hope to inspect them late March (weather permitting) and would come back at a later date if there are any to be serviced or laid, the price for a mooring is going to rise this season from £150.00 per year to £200.00 per year and if there are any moorings to be serviced this cost will be an extra to the individual members mooring.

If you have any queries, complaints, or advise please do come along to your AGM that is being held at the clubhouse on Saturday 30th of November 2019 at 19:00hrs.

Best regards

Colin

 

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