My wife and I have been members of Warsash Sailing Club for nearly twenty years now and have had several boats in that time and I was a regular on the Gentlemen’s cruises, went across to Vannes on the very first trip with our two children and I spent a week on the Norfolk broads with two other members of Warsash Sailing Club on the trip organised by Alan Blowers.
After becoming members we soon got involved in working on the bar and for the past 8 years I have been on the bar committee, first elected when Mike Carter was the Bar Chair.
When I was first on the committee I worked alongside Carly trying to recruit members to get involved in working on the bar. I then assisted Peter Llewellyn in training the new bar volunteers and more recently for the past year I have worked alongside Morven purchasing the beer, wine etc from Greene King and local suppliers.
Since joining the Club I have always felt that we were not offering members the choices of real ales that we’ve come to expect in Pubs these days as we only served Greene king ales. I put the proposal to the bar committee to consider putting in a third line which was received very well and was soon agreed by the executive committee. Morven and I were tasked with looking into the various options and we approached various bar cellar service companies to assess the feasibility and costs and in the end Greene King came up trumps and offered to install the extra line with no cost to the Sailing Club, which was installed at the end of September.
Since the installation of the additional pump we have purchased various different ales from both Fallen Acorn and Bowmans which have been received extremely well by members.
I would like to remain on the bar committee for a further term.