• The Burro Dragon

  • Some of the helpers at the bag pack Shoprite Port Erin

  • Attending the Lusitania memorial 3 May at Peel

  • I enjoyed my birthday out sailing

  • We like sailing, why don't you join us.

  • Peel Clothworkers primary school pay their first visit

  • Visitors to our waters

News

Coffee morning on Pride of Mann III

Another  COFFEE MORNING will be held on the boat on 15th April, 10.00-13.00 hrs.

Come along and enjoy the chat with fellow members whilst enjoying drinks and cakes and having the opportunity to ask questions you might have regarding membership, sailing or volunteering,

If you would like to help on the day and or donate any baked goods, please get in touch with Neil on 401811. All offers of help and (home-made) cakes will be much appreciated.

Chartwork Refresher and Training

Starting Wednesday 8 March at 18.00 there is chartwork training on Pride of Mann III. This is being run by Rodger Clague and is aimed at people looking to refresh their chartwork skills as well those new to chartwork. This is informal so you do not need to be able to attend every session.

Let us support this great opportunity, there is no charge.

 

Board Meeting 27 February 2023

The board met Monday 27 February and one of the topics of discussion was communication with members. After discussion, it was decided we would issue a note to members after each board meeting with the important points, this is the first of those messages.  

  • Financial position remains strong and work is commencing for the 31 March year end accounts. Annual General Meeting already planned for 13 September 2023.
  • Work ongoing to transfer the assets from Pride of Mann Limited the sister charity. Requirements from the investment providers have been onerous to meet but it is believed this is close to finalisation.
  • Skippers Medical Requirements. It was agreed this will be on an annual self-certification basis both for current and future skippers. It was previously proposed to differentiate between current and new skippers.  Work to commence on the self-declaration and updating the Code of Practice immediately.  
  • There were updates from the Fund-Raising Committee and Engagement Committee. The Sailing Committee has not met as one member has been off Island for an extended period and the Chairman has stood down from the roll. A search is on to identify a new Chairman for the sailing committee.
  • Collection Tins. Comments from members about the collecting tin process had been communicated to the board and discussed. Tins can be handed into Reception at the Manx Telecom offices at Braddan Business Park. They will take full tins and give empty tins. We have a pre-Covid list of tins and locations. A volunteer has been identified to manage tins in Peel/Western areas. Futher volunteers are needed across the rest of the Island to manage the tins in their local area. If you are able to assist with tins in your area, please contact Paul Atkinson our Chairman.
  • Next board meeting planned Monday 3rd April.

 

Improving communication

We need your help! Sailing for the Disabled Isle of Man (SFTD) wants to hear your thoughts about how we communicate with you and your experience with the charity. The purpose of the survey is to ensure that you get maximum benefit from the organisation.

We will ask you a number of questions about your experience to date with SFTD, including your sailing experience and what you feel about the ways in which we communicate with you. The questionnaire will take about 5-10 minutes. Please be as honest as possible. There are no right answers and your opinions are important to us.

Please print off the form, complete the questions and then return to SFTD either by email to secretary@sftd-iom.com or by post to SFTD Engagement Committee, Deepwater, Glen Rushen Road, Glen May, IM5 3BA

Astonishing result bag pack Port Erin

Ahummmm !  Drum roll please -------

The fantastic sum of £708.29p has been raised from the bag pack at Port Erin Shoprite last Saturday !  Thank you to all of you who gave up your time to do this for the charity - a great result

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