MSBA AGM, Tues 27 Nov 2018

Dear members, partners and friends,

The Medway and Swale Boating Association annual general meeting will take place next Tuesday 27 November 2018 at 19.00hrs at the Kent Boat and Ski Club, Cuxton. This meeting will be followed by the quarterly business meeting.

We request that your organisation is represented at our meetings. Everyone is most welcome. Snacks will be provided in the interlude between meetings and there is a well-stocked bar.

The agendas for both meetings and minutes from the 2017 AGM and the September business meeting can be found via this LINK

If anyone would like to stand for the executive committee, please send nominations to the secretary before the meeting.

Guardians of the Deep Beach Clean, 12 April

Join Guardians of the Deep for a Family Beach Clean at Lower Upnor from 12.00 to 14.00 on Thursday 12 April. Meet in the free public car park next to the Arethusa Centre, Lower Upnor, Rochester ME2 4XB.

Please note the shoreline is very muddy so wellies are advisable. Equipment will be provided such as bags and litter pickers. Please wear stout footwear for beach clean and wind/weatherproof clothing for weather conditions on the day.

Please email msep@medway.gov.uk to book your place, (usual office hours are Wed-Fri).

 

MSBA Business Meeting, Tues 28 March

Please make sure your club or organisation is represented at our next quartely business meeting on Tuesday 28 March, 7pm, at Upnor Sailing Club. Agenda and minutes will be going out by email. The Battle of Medway (Dutch Raid) 350th anniversary commemoration in June will be discussed. This will be the biggest event on the river for many years. We will also have a short presentation by Tom Clegg from the Kent and Essex Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority regarding the no-take zone on the Medway. See you there!

Stakeholder meeting for “Battle of Medway,” 14 Dec

If your club or organisation has an interest in being involved in next year’s “Battle of Medway” (Dutch Raid) 350th anniversary you may wish to attend a meeting, to be chaired by Cllr Howard Doe, on Wednesday 14 December at 2.00 pm in the Bar Area at the Corn Exchange in Rochester.

If you wish to attend this meeting as a stakeholder please contact Gina Graham, PA to Richard Hicks, Director of Regeneration, Culture, Environment and Transformation. Email gina.graham@medway.gov.uk

The week-long “Battle of Medway” event, on 8-17 June 2017, will incorporate the annual River Festival, and will culminate in a “Medway in Flames” spectacle. Hundreds of boats are expected to come from Holland where the 1667 Dutch Raid is better known as the Battle of Chatham. If your club can offer moorings or hospitality to our Dutch visitors, who will be on their best behaviour, please contact Ed Woollard at Medway Council. Email ed.woollard@medway.gov.uk

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AGM Tues 6 Dec at Medway Cruising Club

Our annual general meeting, followed by a business meeting, will take place next Tuesday at 7pm at Medway Cruising Club, Gillingham Strand. Please make sure your club or organisation is represented. Notices and agendas have been emailed to member representatives. If you have not received these please contact secretary@msba.org.uk straight away.