The Commodore’s Ball
Viewed at any level, the 2017 Commodore’s Ball can only be described as an outstanding success. Over 150 members and guests dined and danced the night away, slowed only by the amazing sight of 2000 balloons cascading down into the Courtyard at midnight, with a hardy number tucking into breakfast in the early hours.
I am pleased to be able to report that we were able to achieve our stated aims of replacing the Courtyard awning and providing the hardwood decking on the River Room balcony. However, this would not have been possible without some very generous donations which we received in addition to the donations from the attendees. I have written to those involved privately to thank them for their support and generosity.
By this email can I also thank all who attended and supported the Ball, and all those who worked so hard, both staff and member volunteers, to make the whole thing happen. It was a superhuman effort, and showed the Club off at its best.
Whilst, as mentioned, the Club has the benefit of the main aims of the Ball, we have also achieved a surplus of around £1,500 for the refurbishment fund, which will enable us to address some of the other pressing maintenance issues in the Club. Indeed, we have already made a start on this, by replacing the external lighting of the building with modern energy saving LED lighting, and will shortly be re-sealing the balcony floor surfaces, hopefully to prevent further water ingress.