The membership fee for 2017 has been set at the AGM as shown below.
Senior Fee = £103
Junior Fee = £17.00
Senior with own BMFA Insurance = £70
Flying at the current Spanhoe site will continue until the 28th Jan 2017. Flying after this date will be at the clubs new location. More details to follow around the new sites location and facilities.
As with previous years. To continue flying after the 31 Dec 2016 all members must have renewed their club membership. Payment can be made to any Committee Member. Treasurer for 2017 is Chris Yates.
Note: The increase in fees this year is as a result of increased costs with the new flying site.
This Sunday is Rememberance Sunday and there will be the usual Service at 11am at the memorial at Spanhoe Aerodrome entrance.The club lays a wreath every year in memory of all the airmen that lost their lives flying from Spanhoe in WW11. As a mater of respect the club requests that no one flys at the site until after 11 am on the day. All are welcome at the memorial service.
This years AGM will be held at 7.30 pm 13/12/2016 at Desborough Conservative club.Details will be sent in the post of how to find the venue for those who haven't been before.
Nomination forms for the 2017 committe will be in the caravan for the next 4 weeks
Any motions for the meeting must be in writting to the secretary 7 days be fr the meeting so they can go out to all members before the meeting.
There will be a bonfire party this Sunday 6th November at the flying site. As you all know this is likely to be the last year we will be able to do this because of the qarrying starting next spring.
There will be some night flying as well as burgers and hot dogs.
You are all welcome to bring family and your own fireworks.
The weather is looking clear and dry so it should be a really nice evening. Come along and enjoy a fun evening with your club members.
Bonfire starts 6.30 pm.
Brigstock are again holding their annual beer festival. As in past years we have been invited to display at the event. Any member with an A cert can fly but due to the site contraints only smaller planes will have the room to operate. The flying will be on the cricket square which is adjacent to the Meadow carpark off Bridge st. Gates open by 10am with the flying/event to start at 12 mid-day.
More details for directions and attractions are available on brigstockbeerfestival.com.
I look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible, you don't have to fly just come and support the club, you can also bring models for static display puposes.
Some of you might had beard that one of the hay stacks recentley built on the access road at the flying site caught fire on Sunday Night. Because of this access to the site has been bared by the fire brigade for the next two days, They will be on site damping down during this time.You should be able gain access again on Thursday.
It is with deep sadness I have to inform the club that Paul Webb passed away on Saturday Evening 14/12/2015 at Cransley Hospice. Paul had been suffering with cancer of the liver for a short time before his passing and hence his resignation from the committee recently. Paul was a life long modelling enthusiast and a founder member of our club. He had served numerous times on the committee in addition to spending many hours working on the clubs behalf over the years.
Paul had asked his son to dispose of his model collection and requested that no one contacts the family with this regard.
Our thoughts are with his widow, familly and close friends who have lost a lovely man.
Details of the funeral arragements will be published as they become available.
This years AGM is to be held on Wed 2nd December at Great Oakley Cricket Club. Meeting will start at 7.30. All members will receive written notification in due course. Nomination forms for the comittee will be in the club house from this weekend for the next 4 weekends. Any motions for the AGM meeting should be forwarded to the sectretary by 1 week before the meeting date. No motions can be accepted at the meeting on the night. All the business of the meeting will be detailed in the agenda and circulated before the meeting date. The committee hope to see as many members there as possible.
It is with regret that I have to announce that Paul Webb has had to resign with immeadiate effect from the position of Club Treasurer due to ill health. I know that we will all thank Paul for his efforts this year and wish him a speedy and lasting recovery.
For now and up to the AGM Daimon has Kindly agreed to fill the position once again.
The funday has been cancelled due to bad weather.
The club is hosting a fun day on the 26th July.
We will have refreshments, competitions with small entry fee for competitiors.
Members of local clubs are welcome to fly and participate. Please bring proof of insurance.