Tamesis Club

Tammy Matters

Dear all

Another beautiful day on the river was finished by a gorgeous sunset. The wind blew from the east, and gave the sailors a decent race up above the island.

Earlier in the week a few of us attended Mike Goldsmith’s farewell in Saffron Walden.  The transcript of the ceremony is now included in the news post.

Sadly, we lost John Harris last Thursday.  He had a stroke recently, from which he never recovered.  There is more about him on the news item below.  He was at the club very recently, and is sorely missed by family and friends.  His funeral will take place on Tuesday 4th December, 2pm at Mortlake Crematorium and then back to the club.

The clubhouse and grounds hosted the Teddington Head on Saturday.  The whole place was buzzing.  Our neighbours Walbrook Rowing Club organised the event.  Racing took place downriver from Hampton Court.  Apparently 345 crews took part. Amazing.

We are looking for volunteers to fill the following posts after the AGM which is late February.  Nominations need to be in by 2nd December.

Sailing Secretary:

Brian Timbrell who has been Sailing Secretary for a number of years is standing down at the AGM in February.  We are therefore looking to take over from him.  It’s a great job.

We need someone with enthusiasm and willingness to learn, who is not shy of admin.  It’s a great way to get more involved with the club.  You definitely don’t need to have been a member for a long time.  Please e mail Jim Green on jimgreenhcr@gmail.com, or me on cvines6285@aol.com for more info.

Rear Commodore, House:
Nicky Johnson has been in the post for the last three years and is stepping down at the AGM in February. The role is multi faceted including overseeing the catering, staffing and arranging all of our events, in house and external hires.  It’s busy role but involves you in the whole club and is very rewarding.  Anybody interested please contact Nicky on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com


Upcoming Events:

Saturday 24th November – The Tamesis Autumn Dinner and Prize Giving is next Saturday 24 November.

The menu is:
Smoked Mackerel Pate
Chicken Stroganoff with seasonal vegetables
Ginger Pudding with Citrus Sauce and Brandy Cream
£25pp (pay on the night)
This event is open to ALL members to come and enjoy a special evening at Tamesis.  If you would like to come please email Nicky direct– on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com (by Friday morning please for catering numbers)

Thursday 6th December – Club Supper and Talk by Zoe Adams on her non stop 100km walk in the summer for the British Heart Foundation. Supper £10 pp. Please sign up in the clubhouse or e mail Nicky Johnson on nickyjohnsontamesis@gmail.com

Sunday 16th December – Christmas Pudding races and Christmas Lunch.  Sign up sheet to will be available shortly.

See you soon

Carolyne Vines