Mersey Divers very early easter quiz and curry evening will be on Saturday 2nd March at the clubhouse. Kate Mills will be running the big fun quiz with the usual favorite rounds, picture, music, general knowledge and perhaps even diving !
Chris Mills and Dave Barlow will be providing the catering, but don’t let that put you off….. So far, there will be beef chilli and veggie curry on the menu but there may be more additions to come.
Entry into the quiz is £3 per person and there will be a limit on team sizes.
Doors open at 7.00pm and the quiz will start at 7:30 pm.
Our two club boats have been registered to take part in this years Menai Boat Run and spaces are limited to 10 on the Tornado and 8 on the Viking. It will be a good opportunity for those who have little or no experience coxing to have a go.
Geoff Oldfield is co-organising the event with Sophie Heptonstall and would appreciate if those who wish to come on the trip, would also volunteer to assist with the marshaling for the launch and recovery on the Sunday.
The objective of the trip is to raise funds for the Beaumaris Lifeboat, so after leaving Dinas Boatyard, where we will be launching and mooring up on the Saturday, the boats will head up to Beaumaris to present the cheque to the Lifeboat and to have a chippy dinner, then, under the leadership of the Lifeboat, travel down the Menai Straits to Caernarfon, where Ice Creams will be available. Recovery of the boats at Dinas Marina follows after.
Cost breakdown is as follows Based on the 2018 event, the cost will be in the region of £37 per head, which includes a £10 donation to the Beaumaris Lifeboat.
Please contact Geoff for a place on one of the boats. A reserve list will be in place, as we had a couple of late withdrawals last year.
This years tug of war was another great success, apart from the RNLI winning again! There was a huge crowd out to watch this years event, which was started and refereed by His Worship the Mayor of Wirral, Cllr Geoff Watt. This is the second annual running of the event in aid of the RNLI and the well organised lifeboat crew again proved too strong for Mersey Divers, winning 2-0.
The main aim of the event was to raise money for the RNLI, and on the day just short of £500 was collected. It was also a good opportunity to promote Mersey Divers so Tony Fitz and John Rice had one of the club boats out with banners and leaflets advertising the club.
So, big thanks to the New Brighton Lifeboat Crew for organising the day as well as providing a great buffet afterwards. Thanks also to everyone from Mersey Divers who took part and came to support their side as well as all those who provided pictures.
Thanks guys and girls for making The Major’s Late Late Xmas Bash happen. I thought besides anything else the atmosphere was just great with everybody in the mood for a bit of a session. Of course, Martin’s 50th birthday bash just added to the occasion and how good was that cake (and the T shirts)? Thanks to Jan Heath for all her work in that direction. And the real good new is that the club made £262 on the sale of ticket and the raffle.
So all that remains is to wish you all again a very happy and festive Christmas and I look forward to diving with you all in the New Year.
This years Branch 5 annual dinner, held at Birkenhead Park Rugby Club, was the best attended in many years. Over one hundred members, family and friends enjoyed a fantastic meal and a great evening of awards, raffle prises and entertainment, including an amazing set from the ‘Forty Thieves’ which had nearly everyone up and dancing until late.
The evening raised an estimated £1,500 for the club so a big thanks to Alan Jones, Vince Clegg, Dave Edwards and Robbie Edwards for organising such a memorable evening.
Vince has created a dvd of pictures from the evening which can be purchased from Dave or John behind the bar. These will cost £6 and will come with one or two 8x6in prints, all money going to the club funds.