South Pennine Boat Club

What's On

Work Weekend CORONA UPDATE

Starts: 10am

WORK PARTIES HAVE NOW RESUMED. Covid measures are still in place in the clubhouse and members are asked to comply with requests in this regard to keep everyone safe.

A work party usually takes place on the first full weekend of the month. Occasionally these are moved e.g for New Year, Easter, the Rally. Dates are published in the Handspike magazine.

Please come along and lend a hand as we can only keep fees low by everyone participating and helping out with chores. A jobs list is sent by email to all SPBC recipients a few days before the event.

Work usually starts about 10am. Tea and coffee is provided FOC and on Saturday, a lunch is often provided at a nominal charge.

There is nearly always a social get-together on the Saturday evening of the work party. This may be an organised event or a Free'n'Easy night where folk just gather for a drink and a natter.

We hope you can join us at the next work party weekend.

Committee Meeting CORONA UPDATE

Starts: 2pm

WITH CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS RELAXING COMMITTEE MEETINGS ARE NOW BEING HELD IN THE CLUBHOUSE (until further notice). Please contact secretary@southpennineboatclub.co.uk if you have any issues to bring to the attention of the committee.

NB Covid Prevention measures will be in place. Please bring a mask and comply with requests re. hand hygeine and social distancing.

Committee meetings are held on the Sunday of the work party at 2pm*. Observers are welcome. An agenda for the meeting and the unratified minutes from the previous meeting are available on the noticeboard - or ask the Secretary.

Please note that the January 2022 meeting has been moved and will be on Sunday 9th January

 

Second Degree Burns

Saturday 5 February 2022
Starts: 6.30

Back by popular demand - the SPBC (better late than never!) Second degree Burns Night.

Tickets will be on sale in January at £6/head. There is a list on the board to reserve your place.

Darts & Pool Championships

Saturday 5 March 2022

The Semis and Finals of this year's Darts and Pool Championships.

The bar will open at ...... selling the usual teal ale, wines and soft drinks.

The first matches will 'kick' off at .... so get your grandstand seats for a good view of the games.

Supper will be  a Jacob's Joiner with a 'Yorkshire Tapas' theme. Bring along a bit of your favourite Yorkshire grub to share with fellow members.

Wine Tasting Evening

Saturday 19 March 2022

Roger, Graham and Louise will be helping us to savour a selection of wines in a Call My Bluff style evening that gets increasingly entertaining as the night goes on and the bottles empty. Even if you're not a drinker, it promises to be a fun evening.

Tickets will be on sale in the New Year at £10, which will include a selection of wines and a cheese supper.

2022 AGM

Sunday 20 March 2022
Starts: 2pm

The 2022 SPBC AGM will take place on March 20th in the Clubhouse - all being well!

Charity Pig Race Night

Saturday 2 April 2022
Starts: TBC

THIS EVENT WAS POSTPONED IN 2020 DUE TO CLUB HOUSE REFURBISHMENT AND SELF-ISOLATING PIGS!

The pigs have been in training in 2021 despite Co2 shortages and they will be back on the SPBC race track in Spring 2022.

Usual tote, bar, supper and hysterical excitement as your piggy approaches the finish line .... and stalls! :)

 

 

Flower Power Party

Sunday 17 April 2022
Starts: Time TBC

2 or 3 members turn 60 in 2022 and invite you to join them for a 1960's themed evening.

If you have a significant birthday in 2022 and would like to help host this event, Sally Moore and/or Angela Ekers would love to hear from you.

2022 Easter Cruise deferred.

Sunday 17 April 2022

Unfortunately, due to other events, we are not now planning an Easter Cruise this year. 

Instead, we will be holding an Open Day over the Easter weekend. The Club Cruise will be in May, when our Cruise Master, Dennis, will be organising another Ouse Cruise to York and Ripon - CRT stoppages permitting!!

If there is enough interest, a further cruise may be organised for later in the summer.

SPBC OPEN DAY

Monday 18 April 2022
Starts: 11-4

We are planning a very low-key boat-oriented Open Day to take place on Easter Monday. Local boaters and the Mirfield community will be invited to join us at SPBC to learn about what we do. To keep work to a minumum, it is proposed that there will be no bar and no kids activities - just boaty things.

Ideas include:

  • Dry-dock demo
  • An Open 'show' Boat to view
  • Trips on CNS boat Savile/Lady Victoria (TBC)
  • Some invited stall holders
  • Tea and coffee sales - no waitresses!
  • A Treasure Hunt DIY tour

 

If you have other ideas or would like to help with some of these activities or planning for the day, please come along to a meeting on SUNDAY 9th JANUARY at 11am. There is also a list on the noticeboard in the clubhouse for volunteers - no previous experience needed - just a willingness to be involved and lend a hand.

 

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