It is with the deepest regret that I have to announce the passing away of our club treasurer Peter Revill.
He has been an active member of the club for over 30 years & has not only served on our Committee, but has also taken admin roles with both the Surface Warship Association, through which he attended many a show with, but also served on the Committee of the Model Power Boat Association (MPBA).
He was taken from us very suddenly when his cancer took a sudden agressive turn for the worse.
He had only found out that he had Cancer last summer & he remained confident of dealing with it, as only Peter would, step by step.
He took a turn for the worse suddenly over the Christmas & New Year period, which shocked all who knew him.
Our thoughts & prayers are with his wife Julie & the rest of his family at this darkest of times.
2019 the club continued to host a series of competitions for members at our lake & attended many public events thoughout the year. As always, these have been accompanyed by various social events both at the lake & elsewhere for club members friends & family to enjoy as well.
In June the club attended the annual Wings & Wheels Model Show at North Weald, Essex. Due to a lack of trade exhibitors within the enclosure, we had pleny of space to spread yourselves acoss the room. Below are some pictures from the event.
From July to December the club continued as with previous years to enjoy a combination of home lake events, club social events & attended local model shows to show off our models to the general public. below are some picture highlights of the second half of the 2018 season.
The two pictures above are from the Museum Of Power Model Show in October.
The pictures below are from the Wings & Wheels Model Show at North Weald.
Robin Lee went on to win the Peter Revill Trophy & Heather Lee won the Jack Connelly Cup. Robin also shared top place with Geoff Eplett for the Club 500 racing for 2018.
The Lee family have been having some work done at their house recently. They say it's a new kitchen, but we all know the real reason was the sudden collapse of their Trophy Cabinet! Well done to all & bring on the 2019 season.
We were blessed with one of the hottest days of the year so far whilst holding our annual BBQ Day on Bank Holiday Monday. A large number of members & their friends & family attended this year & contributed to making it one of the best days at the lake ever.
Members had plenty of food from the BBQ including Chicken, Ribs Sausages & Burgers & in the gazebo a choice of fresh bread, salads, dips, savouries & cakes.
Members also made the most of the fine weather & sailed their models too (that all stopped when the food was ready though!)
Happy New Year to Everyone, here is a little news update.
The Tree has now been removed from the lake, which was a major operation & our thanks go out to all involved in its removal. As a result of this, the Scale Steering Course & ropes network have also been temporarily removed for checking & repairs.
At our Christmas Buffet night, the following people won the annual trophies:- Club 500 racing - Neil Martin, Peter Revill Trophy - Paul Godfrey & Jack Connelly Cup - Allan Roberson. Congratulations to them & best of luck to all for next season.
Well there's good news & bad news! Good news, the tree that was always getting in everyone's way has finally gone. Bad news , it's now in the lake!
We're going to fun getting that out, although it might make an interesting new addition to the navigation course?
Last month, the Club said good bye to one of it's longest active members, Ken Davy & he will be sadly missed by many of us. Ken joined the club in the late eighties, when the club had only just got started & quickly became a regular face at club events.
He hadn't been around the lake very much in these last few years, as he spent most of his time helping to care for his wife Jean, who has been in a care home, during that time. On behalf of the club & myself, we would like to send our deepest condolences to Jean & the rest of Ken's family, in this saddest of times,
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