Last month I said that the restrictions for COVID-19 were easing! Well, I spoke too soon and now we are going back to a more comprehensive lockdown. I am sure that you are all being responsible and following the recommendations to reduce the possibility of contracting this virus.

Our river trip was a success and how lucky to motor through some of the now locked down suburbs (social distancing) by being on the water. A great day, see the report further in Shavings.

Our AGM is usually held at the end of July but we have decided to postpone this for a couple of months. What format it will be depends on the infection rates and ability to hold physical meetings (watch this space for further information).

This raises a further opportunity for members to stand for committee roles... it is always good to have fresh ideas and as I have said before, you get out of the club what you put into it. So have a think about putting your name forward for nomination.

On Wednesday 15 July, Peter Batchelor will again host a "Zoom" meeting for members. The instructions for joining the meeting are in this newsletter, and Andrew Campbell has volunteered to present a pictorial report of his trip on the Murray River last October. We will also be joined by a number of members of the WBASA.

I hope that you can join us, and in the meantime .... Keep healthy.

Cheers all, Chris.

Call for Contributions

Have you recently had a great day on the water, voyaged from A to B successfully, or completed a small project such as a locker lid or new spar? Our members would love to hear about it!.

Please send a short paragraph and a picture to the Shavings Editor, preferably by email to shavings@woodenboat.asn.au, so that we can include your account in Shavings.

We also encourage members to share their achievements and experiences at club nights. Bring along photos, drawings or examples and feel welcome to talk about these as part of the meeting.

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