Club News April 2023

by | Apr 4, 2023 | Club News

Change to the regular RBC dinner for April:

All, please be advised that due to the first Friday in April being Easter – we have moved the next club dinner to Friday, 14 April. Doors open at 6 pm. Please notify Graham (Rear Commodore) on 0457 821 919 of your booking so tables can be arranged.

Note: We have finally had to relent and increase food and bar prices for the first time since COVID struck us. You will notice a 10% price increase for meals and drinks from April. Still will be the best and cheapest Steak dinner to be found!

Compound Update:

Thank you for your patience whilst we engaged a supplier to replace the damaged compound entry gate track. You’ll be pleased to find the gate shut when you next access the compound. Further work has been requested for the gate itself to be replaced – a 3-month wait for materials puts this work due for completion by early in the new FY.

This a reminder to all our members that the wash down point is for our members to rinse down their trailer/boat and to flush out the motor. Please do not use any cleaning-type products in this area, as the water flows directly into the bay. Let’s keep our part of the “Bay” as pristine as possible for our enjoyment now and into the future.

Vale – Neville George Anderson (Past Commodore)

With great sadness, we inform our members of the passing of our long-time member, Neville Anderson. Neville was a member of the Little Ship Club for over 42 years and had the 17th-longest membership. He was also a long-standing member of the Redlands Boat Club, having joined on 6th August 1980.

Neville was a great contributor to the Little Ship Club and was on the Management Committee in 1986-87 and 1987-1988 (after Bruce King twisted his arm) and made many contributions over his long term as a member.

“Nifty Nev, as I called him, would come roaring into One Mile late on a Friday night. He would throw Wanderers Paradise into reverse, drop the anchor and then we would enjoy some beverages and camaraderie before the working bee the following day.” Arthur Mobsby.

His passion for boating extended further than the Little Ship Club. Neville’s other achievements were:

  • Commodore of the Redlands Boating Club from 1993-1995 (after Bruce King again twisted his arm);
  • Commodore of the Interclub Bay Cruise in 1984 and being involved in the ICBC from the early to recent years; and
  • Member of other clubs such as BOAT, RQYS and MTBC
  • Neville and his family even won the ICBC Hattrick Trophy in 1983.