Hornet News

HSSC Weekly Update - Friday 19th November 2021

From the Club Sec

Ladies and Gentlemen,

REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY

A huge thank you to all those who were able to make it to Remembrance Sunday last weekend.

SOCIAL

Tonight and Saturday Evening – Normal bar and restaurant service – if you are planning to dine please book on 02392 580935.

Every Friday is lunchtime meat raffle time.

Wed 24 Nov HSSC/RNSA Wed Racing Prizegiving at 1915 followed by Supper – Tickets available from the office at £7.50 or £10 on the night.

Fri 26 Nov Talk by Rear Admiral David Snelson CB ‘The History of the Five Ark Royals’ – Supper is available from 1800 and the talk will start at 1930. Please book for both supper and to attend the talk. This is a joint HSSC and RIN Solent and South Branch event - places are limited so book early.See adjacent images.

Sat 27 Nov – Bar only available Sat evening

Sat 11 Dec – Christmas Ball – book full reserve list in place .

Christmas Draw Fri 17 Dec 21 – The Xmas draw sheets are up and running – £1 per square. If you wish to purchase remotely please call the office to arrange.


MEMBERSHIP AND BERTHING INVOICES FOR NEXT YEAR

Invoices will be emailed to members after 1 Dec 21. Please note that from 1 Dec 21 the Club will become Hornet Services Sailing Club Limited and a new bank account has been set up in the new name. The new account details will appear on the invoices and you will need to update these on your payee list on your personal banking. Cheques need to be payable to: ‘Hornet Services Sailing Club Limited’

COVID

Covid Update – With a significant number of case numbers being reported we ask that members and their guests follow our current guidelines and be aware of the mitigation measures we have in place. Lateral flow tests are readily available from the NHS should you feel it appropriate to take a test.
Current COVID guidelines:
The wearing of face coverings within the Clubhouse will be a personal choice for members and their guests – we do ask that those ordering at the bar wear a face covering to protect other members and those working behind the bar
There will be no covid related limits on numbers but will limit numbers for main functions
A bar service is available and we will continue to provide a table service within the restaurant and at outside tables for those who choose not to order at the bar
Mitigation Measures:
We will continue to have risk mitigation in place and promote good health and hygiene practices:
If you are feeling unwell do not visit the Clubhouse
Use hand sanitisers when entering the Clubhouse
Use windows and doors to maintain ventilation flow
We continue to encourage table bookings
Regular cleaning and sanitising of facilities
COVID-19 will be a feature of our lives for the foreseeable future, so we need to learn to live with it and manage the risk to ourselves and others.

STAFF REQUIRED

We are looking to grow our bank of casual staff to assist with functions. Staff need to be 16 or over. If you would like to recommend any young people to join our staff please ask them to email the Admin office.

MARINA

Winter berthing – Any requests for winter berthing please contact the office.

Electric Meters – All berth holders plugged into power with no meter attached will be charged £2 per day.

Ladders – This is a timely reminder to those on lay up to ensure that your ladders are in a serviceable condition and all ladders are tied on and secure before use. The majority of accidents are due to ladders not fit for purpose or not secured.

DEFIBRILLATOR

A defibrillator is available inside the main entrance to the Clubhouse and is available 24/7. If you need to use in an emergency, it is simple to use and all instructions are given once activated. No prior training is required.

SECURITY

Showing of ID Cards – Please remember to carry and show your Club membership ID cards on entry and when leaving the establishment. Please do not challenge the MGS staff if you are reminded to show your IDs. Visitors to site are to be booked in and carry photo ID. See link below for a Visitor Notification Form

TIM HEALE VIDEO AND PODCASTS

Tim would be really keen to interview you if you have a story to tell – Please contact the office for Tim’s contact details. Hornet members who have shared their stories and experiences so far include: Richard Stokes, Peter Wykeham-Martin, Andy Phenna, Paul Taylor, Steve Little, Steve Holliman, Becky Walford, Stewart Velzian, Geoff Goodwin, Tim Thorley, Richard Taylor, John Singleton, Mike Day, Mike Shrives and Ed Searle. Councillor Lyn Hook (ex Mayor GBC) has recently been added. To listen and to watch go below.

https://thetimhealepodcasts.buzzsprout.com/

https://youtu.be/pyl1EJTm8PQ


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