Parking Passes for this weekend

Because of parking restrictions this weekend during the dragon boat festival parking passes are required. These are at the club. Please pick one up this week.

Eric

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Tenders needed

Hello Everyone,

There will be an open water swim again this year that will be held Aug 28th, the day after the dragon boat. We have been asked to help setup the course which I will help with using the workboat but they are also looking for boats that can monitor swimmers. Last year I did this and they put lifeguard on your boat so you just have to operate the boat and they keep watch etc. The easiest option is to probably to use tenders for this. Please let Jamie Patterson know if you would be able to help out with this on the morning of the 28th.

Thanks,
Jamie

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Garbage and trash rules

Attn: ALL members!
We just spent over an hour cleaning up the garbage bins. They were full of all kinds of open garbage, including food &maggots. It is everyone ‘s responsibility to make sure our property is kept clean. Leaving loose items and food is not acceptable. Please ensure all garbage is bagged. Also, we have designated a bin for recyclable bottles only‎. Your cooperation is expected and appreciated.

Bruce & Jamie
Yard Chairs.

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Dinghy Dock

Hello Everyone, I have received a complaint that tenders are being moved on the dinghy dock. This is a reminder that positions on the dinghy dock are on a first come basis and we should not be moving other member’s tenders. I’d also like to remind members that tender locks should be removed and taken with the tender when it leaves the dock . We have had cleats tied up with locks when no tender has been present.

Thanks,
Jamie

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General Meeting

Tuesday July 18 is our general meeting. 7:30 at the club house

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Dinghy Docks

Hello Everyone,
In an effort to better manage our limited dinghy dock space and to address concerns raised by the membership, we will be implementing some changes relating to dinghy dock usage as agreed at the last meeting of the club executive. The changes along with some reminders are outlined below. Please make an effort to ensure your tender is moved to the appropriate part of the dock based on the construction type as outlined below. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.
Jamie
Dinghy Dock changes and reminders.
1) The first four cleats on North and South side of dock will be designated for solid hulled boats. More dock bumper will be installed at this end of the dock.
2) The remaining cleats will be designated for inflatable tenders.
3) An orange line has been painted on the dinghy docks indicating the separation for inflatables and hard hulled tenders.
4) Members with aluminum boats requiring dinghy dock space should contact the harbor master for direction.
5) Members with locked tenders and motors should leave a set of lock keys on the board behind the door of the heritage building. This will allow for movement of your tender in the event of an issue with the dock or your tender.
6) The work boat will remain in its current location which occupies less space than the previous location. If this space is required in the future the work boat will be secured to the gallows or a mooring.
7) As a reminder, please note that dinghy dock usage is limited to the following:
a. Dinghy docks to be used for tenders ONLY.
b. Any other vessel tied to the dinghy docks will be tied at the end of the dock only and will be for short durations ie. Loading and unloading etc.
c. Tenders can ONLY be tied at the bow with the motor in the down position.
d. 15HP max on tenders tied to the dock.
e. Short lead lines should be used to minimize movement of tenders into other tender spaces.

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Dragon Boat

imageHi Eric, Sorry I’m so late getting this letter out to you, I thought I had taken care of it months ago but couldn’t find a copy of the letter (if I did send this before please just ignore this)
This year’s Festival is August 27th and we would like to ask the Renforth Boat Club and yourself for your support again this year. I have attached a letter and will drop a copy in the mail as well today.
Again I sorry I’m so late asking for your help. We understand how important the Club’s support is in running a successful Festival and we would be lost without the many volunteer hours your members put in to helping us get it organized.
Thanks
Jill
Jill Logan
Special Events Co-ordinator
St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation
130 Bayard Drive, Saint John NB E2L 3L6
506-632-5497
www.sjdragonboat.ca

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Meeting reminder

There is an executive meeting Tuesday 21st at 19:30 at the clubhouse.

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Great Launch

A big thank you to everyone who helped today. ..especially those who didn’t have boats going in. Things went very smoothly due to the amount of help and the attitude of everyone involved. I greatly appreciate it. Bruce H.”

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Sailboat launch on Saturday

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5 boats await launch day on Saturday. Come and join us. Many hands make it go quickly and this saves us $$$.

Call BRUCE for details

Eric Phinney
Commodore

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Pot luck and Auction

Don’t forget the pot luck dinner and auction on Sat,May14th. at the boat club.
If you have never attended one of our auctions,you don’t know what you are missing.
You will have more laughs than listening to James Mullinger.
Thanks,Stan

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Pot Luck Dinner and Auction

A pot luck dinner and auction will be held at the Renforth Boat Club on Saturday, May 14. A social time will begin at 6 with the dinner following at 6:30. After the tables are cleared away, auctioneer Dwight Allaby will begin the auction. Start looking through your closets, basements and garages for new or gently used items to put up for bids. Regifts are welcome. The Club will provide munchies for the social, tea, coffee and rolls for the dinner. Contact Stan Prime 847-5868, or Daryl Caines 433-1496 for details.

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Flares

Again this year, CPS-ECP is excited to announce their partnership with Transport Canada and CIL Orion dealers to undertake a pilot project on education and awareness of safety equipment, the care and maintenance of that equipment and how to safely and effectively use and dispose of flares.

Kennebecasis Power and Sail Squadron and Millidgeville Marine are hosting a

Safety Equipment Education and Flare Disposal Day

Date: May 28, 2016

Place: 1022 Millidge Avenue, Saint John, NB

Time: 9:00H to 12:00H

I would like to personally invite you to this special event and would encourage you to bring along other boating friends.

Thank you for your support

Yves Dauphinais
Commander CPS Kennebecasis Squdron

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Little Jobs

Here are a few small jobs that need a volunteer

Attach cleats to the work boat. You will need to make some backing blocks. Cleats, bolts and holes are there.

Put the no wake bouy back together. You may need to get some threaded rod. Paint it too.

Clean up and organize the heritage building. Seems to have fallen into disarray.

Thanks to the crew that got the motor on the ARBYSEA still a few other small jobs to do. Install bilge pump. Power switch. Electrical panel. Depth finder. Running light. Seat

General meeting Tuesday. 19:30

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