Pizza Evening and Special General Meeting – Thursday 27th September

Why not join us for another Pizza Evening on Thursday 27th September 2018… the last pizza evening was a great success.

We also intend to hold the Special General Meeting (SGM), postponed from 16th July, on the same evening… don’t panic, its deliberate… as we need as least 7 SMSC members present to be able to vote the new constitution in! Unless anyone has any concerns over the proposed new constitution (you shouldn’t, but if you do please do raise them with a member of the committee beforehand as it’ll be a simple Yes/No vote on 27th), the SGM should simply be a 5-minute formality … then it’s pizza and a pint for as long as you like!
clever plan… uh-huh?

Please let Richard know if you are planning to come so that we can gauge numbers.

Sponsored Swim for Level Water Charity

Steve Birch is a fairly recent member who has been swimming with us on a Sunday and Tuesday and is taking part in a sponsored swim for The Level Water Charity.

The Level Water Charity provides free one-to-one swimming lessons for children with disabilities. Without one-to-one disability swimming lessons, most of these children would never learn to swim. Level Water provides one-to-one lessons until each child has learnt to swim 15m frontcrawl and backstroke. From this point, each child is safe and independent in the water.

Steve has challenged himself to swim 6k down a fast flowing river. The event is called the Bantham Swoosh and it takes place on 14th July.

https://www.outdoorswimmingsociety.com/bantham-swoosh-swim/

Steve has never swam this kind of distance before and so the event will be a genuine challenge for him. If you want to chip in, Steve would really appreciate it.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stevie-birchy-mcbirchmore

Stratford Park – Parking Consultation

Stroud District Council are currently undertaking  a consultation on car park charges. Most of the car parks in Stroud do already charge however in this review the District Council are considering introducing charges at Stratford Park. Please click on the link to the SDC website below for the relevant documents so you can consider the proposals.

https://www.stroud.gov.uk/parking-streets-and-travel/parking/stroud-district-car-parking-review

Stroud Town Council will be collating a response and welcomes feedback. You can write to or e-mail the council in addition to a quick survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/parkingSP

This is a District Council decision and one which has already stimulated a great deal of debate. The council looks forward to receiving peoples thoughts so that it can create a response which accurately reflects the views of the local community.

Special General Meeting (New Constitution)

Dear All,

The committee has recently updated the Stroud Masters Club Constitution in line with guidelines published by Swim England. However in order for it to become effective the constitution needs to be ratified at a special general meeting. This will take place on Monday 16th July at 18:30 at The Britannia in Nailsworth. All are invited to attend. A copy of the draft constitution is available in the Documents section.
Regards
Jessica

Session cancelled – Friday 2nd March

Friday mornings session is unfortunately cancelled due to the Beast from the East. If you’re a regular morning swimmer you should receive an email / text too.

If you do end up making a snowman over the weekend why not make a swimming themed one and post a photo on here!

Stroud Masters AGM 2018 Reminder

Dear All,

Just a reminder that the Stroud Masters AGM will take place on Monday 19th February at 6:30pm at The Britannia in Nailsworth. We will be going for a curry afterwards. Everybody is welcome to come along.
Jessica

Stroud Masters AGM 2018

Dear All,

The Club AGM is to be held on Monday 19th February at 6.30 pm at the Britannia in Nailsworth. Everyone is welcome to attend.

It would be great to see some new members on the committee next year and attached is a form for nominations. If you wish to stand for any of the positions on the Committee please complete and return the nomination form by the 3rd February with your details. If you have any questions about any of the roles don’t hesitate to contact a Committee member. For information, the current Committee positions are as follows:

  • Chair
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Elected Members (two)
  • Non-elected members (three)

Role descriptions for the first three positions are available on the Club web-site.

Please also send me details of any resolutions you may wish to put forward at the AGM by the 3rd February (current agenda).

Regards

Jessica

Christmas Swim Sessions

Dear All,

The following swim sessions have been cancelled over the festive period:
  • Sunday 24th December
  • Monday 25th December
  • Tuesday 26th December
However, there WILL be sessions on
  • Wednesday 27th December (7:30am-8:30am)
  • Friday 29th December (7:30am-8:30am)
  • Sunday 31st December (normal time)
  • Monday 1st January (07:30-08:30am)
Hope to see some of you there
Jessica