Hornet News

HSSC update Friday 21st September 2018

From the Club Sec.

Dear Members,

1940s Night Sat 29th Sep - Final call for bookings please by Tuesday 25th September. See menu below. Dress 40s style (optional!), smart casual or dress up. Dance to 40s swing music. £25 per person. Book now!

1940’s Night Menu


Potato Piglets
A Herb Roasted turned Potato stuffed with Savoury Sausage Meat with a crisp Salad
and Garlic Mayonnaise

Bacon & Vegetable Broth
Chunks of Bacon and fresh Vegetables in a vegetable broth served with
Crusty Bread and Butter

Spam Fritter
Served with a Poached Egg and a spiced Tomato Sauce

Rabbit and Pheasant Pie
Made with Short Crust Pastry in a rich Red Wine Gravy

Spiced Chicken & Pork Meatloaf
Minced Chicken & Pork lightly spiced, wrapped in Bacon then roasted then
Served with a rich Port Jus

Vegetable Suet Roll
A light Suet Pastry filled with a Medley of Vegetables then rolled & Baked.
Served with a Tarragon and White Wine Sauce

All served with Creamy Mash / Roast Potatoes
& Sweet Buttered Carrots & Saute Brussel Sprouts & Pancetta


Home Made Carrot Cake
Served with Cinnamon Cream

Bread & Butter Pudding
Served with Brandy Cream

MacMillan Coffee Morning Fri 28th Sep - Help us to raise money for MacMillan Cancer. Anyone wishing to bring a cake please ensure it is fully labelled with allergy information. Gifts for the raffle are welcome. Starts at 10.00am - 12.00. See you there!

Trafalgar Night Dinner Friday 19th Oct - Book is now open and filling up fast. Evening starts with welcome drinks at 7pm followed by our traditional formal dinner, Ships of the Line, port, coffee and shanties. Dress is black tie / mess undress with miniatures. Cost is £28 per person. Open to full member + guest. Any additional guests will be placed on the reserve list.

Marina Collisions and Incoming Change in Weather - The change in weather prompts me to remind you to secure your boats and ensure adequate fendering. If you have a collision, however minor, please report it to the Marina staff or through me to ensure any potential damage is investigated.

Marina Staffing - we are currently suffering a shortage in manpower and there may be occasions the marina office is closed - if this is the case and your matter is urgent, please contact the office.

Winter Lift Offer and Booking Forms - Now available from the Office and attached to this email. Members are requested to get their forms in early for planning purposes and to avoid any disappointment. Last year we were at capacity and on initial showing this season will be about the same.

Reminder to Carry Membership ID - Please remember to carry your in-date Club ID cards at all times and to show to security staff on request. Car passes are to be on display in your vehicle when parked in Fort Blockhouse.

Art Exhibition and Craft Sale - Hornet SSC Arts Crafts & Exhibition will be held on Saturday 10th November from 10.00 - 1600 in the Main Bar. Open to Members plus friends and family. “Arts & Crafts” can be almost anything you want it to be, for example: paintings, sketches, drawings, etching, engraving, fabric or other printing, photographs, rope work, embroidery, sewing, knitting, sculpture, carving, turning, spinning, pottery, model making or metal work. There will be a section for children, including a competition. Full details will be provided soon. A small entry fee will be charged for those exhibiting, probably about £5 per person. Any profit will go to charity. If you are interested in taking part or assisting please contact Geoff Goodwin on 07887780595 or geoff778@btinternet.com.

Pickle Night Sat 3 Nov - We are seeking a volunteer(s) to run and preside over the event. We have lots of formats and material from previous years but require a person to lead on the night. All willing volunteers please contact me in the office.

Defibrillator - A reminder to all that the Club defibrillator is located in the entrance to the Clubhouse and is accessible 24/7. Instructions for use are provided when you switch the defibrillator on.

Forthcoming Club Events 2018

Dates for 2018

Sat 22 Sep - Normal Club service + TISC Rally visit
Fri 28 Sep - MacMillan Coffee Morning
Fri 28 Sep - Semaphore Arms Mess Dinner
Sat 29 Sep - 1940s Night (Book Now Final Call)
Fri 12 Oct - Oktoberfest Night
Fri 19 Oct - Trafalgar Night (Book Open)
Sat 3 Nov - Pickle Night (Volunteer(s) required)
Thurs 8 Nov - Club BBQ Night and witness Gunwharf Quays Fireworks
Sat 10 Nov - 1000 RNLI Cards & Regalia Sale, Boat Jumble, Arts & Crafts Exhibition & Sale
Sun 11 Nov - Remembrance Service followed by Carvery Lunch
Fri 23 Nov - Joint HSSC/RIN Talk
Sat 8 Dec - HSSC Christmas Ball