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A busy day today. Aside from a lot of spring cleaning going on at the clubhouse members also witnessed a new projector screen being fitted as part of clubhouse improvements this year. The timing of the screen coincides with the club being chosen as a venue to host a showing of short films from the Scottish Film Archive as part of the Southside Festival – Filmfest – Organised by Karen O’Hare. To test out the facilities there was a taster screening of Attack on Leningrad which left all those present gob-smacked to say the least. Talk suddenly focused on the potential for further screenings with titles such as the Cruel Sea, Sink the Bismark and the Admiral among others being suggested. My guess is that there is lots of amateur video out there related to shipbuilding and model making in general that would also be great entertainment.
If anyone has something of interest and wouldn’t mind providing a copy to the club then feel free to get in touch.
Just finished another day by the pond. First show of the year and we held it in glorious sunshine. As all ways when the weather is that good the park attracts lots of people – and people means spectators. Paradoxically we didn’t really promote this event but a combination of good weather and my charm resulted in a very busy afternoon for all. This was great as we had intended to use the start of season show as an opportunity to launch a new service in the park by making the clubs try out boats available every Sunday throughout the summer instead of just making them available during events.
Many thanks to every one who turned up today and hope to see you all soon, especially our newest member seen here being given instruction in sailing a mono sailed yacht by our very own Wee Nip expert DC. If only he read the T-Shirt lol.
It is with great sadness that I have to bring the news that Neil Riddle passed away on Thursday the 31st of March.
As most members of GSSMS will know Neil had a long history in the club and in model boating. As one of two brothers Neil shared the responsibility of running a bicycle and model shop in the southside of Glasgow. Aside from the shop Neil spent some three decades acting as treasurer for GSSMS before stepping down in 2007 due to I’ll health.
Mobility problems then prevented Neil from actively visiting the club which he remained a member of until his sad passing. I’m sure you will join me in expressing our condolences to the family he has left behind.