ENews 2010-08

Hello and welcome to ENews 2010-08.

A shorter than usual edition this time as all the items relate to imminent events.

If you notice a break in the sequential numbering of ENews meaning you have missed an issue – this can happen for a variety of reasons – there is always a copy of the latest one displayed at www.cctmembers-newsletter.co.uk together with a full archive from Day 1 back on 3rd April 2006.

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VITAL VOLUNTEERING VACANCIES

Help! (1)

There are some gaps this coming Saturday and Sunday (17th/18th) in the crew rosters for Saul's trip boat Perseverance and Lechlade's trip boat Inglesham – can you help at all?

If so please visit the appropriate roster on the Connect website at www.cct.teamconnect.org.uk and complete one or more of the pink squares if you possibly can. 

Help! (2)

The annual Boat Jumble at Gloucester Docks takes place on Sunday 18th as well. As I mentioned in a recent edition of ENews this has proved to be quite a financially lucrative occasion in the past.

At the moment there's just Alan & Anna Watts as confirmed organisers/helpers/attendees; Anna is looking for one or two others to lend a hand on the day, between 10:00 and around 14:00 – that's all!

Please contact Anna if you are definitely available for what is just a few hours – a.f.watts@btinternet.com or 07976 617983. I know for a fact she would really love to hear from you.

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REMEMBERING ROGER

Sharpness Marina is organising a Boaters' Spring Get Together on Saturday 24th April at the Sharpness Dock Workers' Club from 19:30.

Club Steward Penny will produce one of her renowned buffets to accompany activities including killer skittles, roll a coin for a bottle of whisky (that I missed by half an inch last time) and music for those who want to boogie on down I think they say.

Tickets are just £5 per person, primarily to cover the cost of the buffet, and are available from Penny at the Club, telephone  01453 811477.

All proceeds of the evening will be donated to the British Heart Foundation in memory of Roger Wells.

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WE'RE ON THE TELLY

Keep the early evening of the 25th April free if you can – so you can watch Countryfile on BBC 1.

The team were down filming all day on the 13th in delightful weather, fortunately. Their footage includes the recently cleared canal at Ryeford, some tree branch removal, the dredger in operation and progress on the new Eastington trip boat.

How much avoids the cutting room floor will be available for all to see during the programme, which is scheduled to be broadcast at 19:00 on Sunday.

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ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS FOR APRIL AND MAY

For further information and contact details about items marked* please go to the Message Boards on the Activities and Rosters page at http://www.cct.teamconnect.org.uk 
If you wish to become a registered volunteer just follow the "Register Me Now" link.
 
*Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:00am: Maintenance activity at Western Depot
*Saturdays from 9:00am: Plant restoration work parties
*Weekdays and Weekends: Work Parties Cerney Wick area.

APRIL

*18th: Work Party Griffins Mill Lock area (Work Parties Saul-Daneway Message Board)
21st: Eastern Branch meeting The Trout Inn Lechlade from 19:30. All welcome
*27th: Work Action Group meeting, Crown Inn Cerney Wick (Volunteer Activity Programme Message Board)

MAY

*8th: Stroud Farmers Market
10th – NOTE DATE CHANGE BECAUSE OF BANK HOLIDAY: Western Branch meeting, Fromebridge Mill Whitminster from 19:30. All welcome
*15th/16th: Newbury Working Party Group (NWPG) at Eisey Lock, CCT volunteers welcome
19th:  Eastern Branch meeting The Trout Inn Lechlade from 19:30. All welcome
*25th: Work Action Group meeting, Heritage Centre Saul (Volunteer Activity Programme Message Board)
*29th/31st: Crick Boat Show

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