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The Log April 2002 page 6 Sailing season is not far off and already a number of boats are getting out preparing for what should be a great year. Social St Paddys Day was a tremendous success with a large number of people coming during the day enjoying the clubs facilities. With a result 49 new membership applications was received on the day. Another pleasing aspect was the Associations that were conducting their sign on days also received a number of new members and many others showing interest. Socially April is one of the quieter months of the year with only a Wine and Cheese tasting on Wednesday 10th April. This night will again cost $5, which is to cover the cost of the Australian cheese, pates, dips and fruit on the night. Brian Hammond from Yalumba will be offering a sample of his companys range. Those interested in attending please advise by Monday 8th April. Where April is a bit light on May is packed full with activity. Firstly the Social Committee is conducting a bar to bar to bar race on the May Day holiday Monday 6th. The following Saturday 11th May, we see the Official Season Opening including the Commodores Sail Past and many other activities on the day. All members are invited to attend all the festivities including the luncheon and Opening Ceremony. The next day we celebrate Mothers Day with a Daryl Braithwaite concert, live music will start at 3.30pm and all mums will receive a gift. As tickets will be limited I encourage you to book and pay for your ticket early. The price for the Daryl Braithwaite Mothers Day Concert is $10 per person with primary school children free. We are now accepting table bookings, conditions are that the tickets are paid on booking and you and your guests must be at your table before 5.00. The final event for May is the Darwin Sailing Club and Red Cross Wine and Premium Beer Fair scheduled for Sunday 26, with all sampling profit going to Red Cross. This should be a fantastic day with five food stalls offering a wide range of tempting tastes and no dish will be over $5. Beringer Blass, Evans and Tate, Orlando, Paspaley Pearls, Southcorp Wines, Territory Wines and Yalumba will supply the wine on the day. In addition premium beer available and Paspaley Pearls will have some pearl meat for tasting. Prices for the Wine Fair are $16, which includes a commemorative glass and ten sampling vouchers or $12 for the vouchers only. If you purchase your glass/vouchers and or vouchers before the day you will be in a competition to win a basket of goods supplied by all the days sponsors. Membership As mentioned above the membership drive on St Patricks Day was a huge success and it is also pleasing to see that applications are still being received well over a week later. Many of the new applicants have indicated that they will be out on the water this year. To all our new members welcome. A quick reminder to any member who has not renewed, March 31 is the cut off point and your membership entitlements will cease on that Sunday night. Also a small request to all members during this period PLEASE BE PATIENT AND UNDERSTANDING AS The Darwin Sailing Club staff will be asking to see current Membership Cards or the Key rings in and endeavor to ensure the club complies with our Liquor License. Club Improvements Members will have noticed that the old Lite Ice Gazebo has gone with a new brick building being constructed in its place. This will be completed soon and will feature a new identity, which will be announced within the next few weeks. The other big change will be the installation of a new draft beer system to be completed in the next few weeks, which will not only give members an excellent beer, but will also offer patrons 2 additional beers on tap. Till next time, see you at the Club. Bill Davies

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