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EMAIL LETTER 03.03.2017
FEW BITS AND BOBS
Jackson, our Chairman, sends the following:
few bits and bobs...
indicators are that the Half Term Opening days were the best
attended for at least 5-years with over 1,000 visitors over the two
Sundays and the Wednesday. This despite a bitterly cold first Sunday!
Reminder - For anybody with an out of date PTS card or anybody
requiring a first card. There will be a course running at 11:30am in
the Oxford Room on Wednesday 22nd March - please let Adrian Aylward
know you are planning on attending or if you need/want to participate
but cannot make the date.
Day out with Thomas - if you have yet to offer to take a role over
the 4-days of Easter please let the office know of your availability
- there is always something to be done on these busy days.
next Executive meeting is on the 18th of March, please submit any
matters for the Executive in writing, by 5pm on the 10th of March so
it can be placed on the Agenda. The Hon Sec's tray in the copier room
is a good place to leave such things!
take this opportunity to remind you that Work Week this year is just
days away now. It starts on Saturday 18th March and concludes on
Sunday 26th March. Every member is more than welcome to attend on one
or more (even all) the days as there is always a myriad of tasks
needing attention before we open our Railway Centre for the main
season. And, yes, there are some of us that will be there every day...
your fancy, your preferred skill level or your interest a suitable
task WILL be found for you. Come and join us if only to meet others
in a more relaxed and talkative frame of mind. There is a very
different social atmosphere during Work Week as we are closed to our
visitors. Things get done that can't be done as safely with the
public around such as moving large lumpy things.
PTS course mentioned above by Ben will happen on the Wednesday of
Work Week - no, its not a coincidence!
EMAIL LETTER 6.3.17
has come in from our Chairman:
have been incidents of both vehicular and pedestrian gates being
left unlocked overnight and this puts at risk of theft the Society's
and Private Owners collections.
members please ensure that the gates are locked when they are the
last ones off the site, if you don't have your keys with you then
liaise with a member who does - there are those around who will take
such an opportunity and use it to relieve us of valuable items! If
there are on-going incidents then we will have to take steps to up
the security and this means resources are taken from elsewhere and
also that potentially members are increasingly inconvenienced.
readers of QEL will know that this has been a recurring theme over
several years now. In previous years it has been difficult to find
out who isn't locking the gates but we have an increasing number of
security cameras now to help protect our collections. As an
Accredited Museum we have an increased duty of care for our
collection which we take seriously.
the closed winter months there is a hot lunch available on Sundays -
provided you get your name on the list by 11.00 am each Sunday. Next
Sunday, 12th March, this facility will NOT be available so you will
need to bring your own packed lunch. Microwaves and kettles are
available in both the Up and Down Yard messrooms should you wish.
hot lunch will be available every day of Work Week this year which
starts on Saturday 18th March and concludes on Sunday 26th March.
Once again, I am very pleased to say, our member Steve Wood will be
cooking for us Monday to Friday during Work Week. This is Steve's
annual contribution to us and it is very welcome. However, as before,
you need to get your name on the list by 11.00 am each day. This can
be done at elevenses - oh, yes, elevenses, a lovely institution with
tea or coffee and a slice of something delectable that helps to mark
out Work Week as a bit different - and yes, we get tiffin in the
afternoon, too! Come and join us, there is much to be done!