Tamesis Club

Hilarious Evening at the Vice Commodore’s Dinner

Vice Commodore Alan Green hosted the 2018 Vice Commodore’s Dinner with superb aplomb.  Over sixty members and guests sat down to a delicious meal which was followed by the presentation of the famous or infamous ‘Uffa Spoon’.

Ken Duffell as the previous ‘winner’ followed the longstanding tradition of presenting the Spoon to the person he considered to have committed the biggest faux pas since the last Dinner.

The worthy recipient turned out to be Ian Ramage for dumping his grumpy talented helm in the river at the end of the race.  Ken, having given a very amusing run down of possible culprits,  held us all in suspense while he carefully opened the brown A4 envelope in which he had secreted the piece of paper with Ian’s name on it.  Ian gave a short gracious acceptance speech which also had us in fits.

Alan Green closed the Dinner by thanking all who had been involved in the preparation of the evening – Nicky Johnson leading the House Committee who did the veg and fruit salad preparation and the Wednesday Working Party who had also helped lay the tables.  Tribute was paid to Chris Pollard for design and production of the menu cards on the table.  He also thanked the staff led by Anna Finney for cooking and serving the meal and drinks in the bar.  Staff included Megan, Emily, Natasha, Harry and Megan.  Commodore Carolyne Vines thanked Alan for arranging such an excellent evening and making the beautiful individualized place labels.


Ian receives the Uffa Spoon from Ken – photo Nicky Johnson

A rapt audience – photo Nicky Johnson

The fruit salad gang – photo Bonnie Green


RNLI Talk on a Chilly February Night

photo – Florian Krueger

Thirty members enjoyed an excellent meal and talk last Thursday 1st February.

Florian Krueger introduced Senior Lifeboatman Tim James  and his colleague Toby from the Teddington Lifeboat station.  They told us stories of past rescues and gave us information on how they operate.

They also very kindly donated the club two throw bags – used to get a line out to someone in the water.

More news to follow – watch this space!

Thanks also go to Megan and helpers for cooking the meal and serving in the bar