HSSC Weekly Update Saturday 15th January 2022

From ther Club Sec. Ladies and Gentlemen, FORTHCOMING EVENTS Sat 22 Jan – Burns Night – Book Open. Piped music, welcome drinks, 3 course meal (including haggis) and toasts. Only 6 spaces remaining, if you want to book please contact the office. Fri 28 Jan – Fri Talk – Propaganda, Lies and Deception – The bar/restaurant will open at 1800 with an Afghan themed meal available and the talk will start at 1930.

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  • Thanks to All Retiring Committee Members
  • LHB Moorings Service Offer
  • Members Awarded Medals
  • Inter-Club Darts Tournament
  • Waiting for the Tide
  • Useful Links
  • Diary Dates

Thanks to All Retiring Committee Members

At the AGM on Sunday, I must apologise for forgetting to thank all of the committee members who have retired from the Exec and the other committees, especially Colin Thorpe who has done a sterling job as my Rear Commodore for the last three years, two of which have been very difficult, and Denise Rogers who managed the Social Committee through a very challenging year.

Richard Gunn

LHB Moorings Service Offer

Some cruiser owners are thinking of clubbing together and employing Langstone Harbour Board to lift, inspect, refurbish and replace their moorings. If interested, please contact the Moorings Bosun.

John Dunn
Moorings Bosun

Members Awarded Medals

It gives us great pleasure to share with you that two of our club members have been honoured for their services to the country. The medals awarded honour their achievements in the medical field and international development field respectively.

Maggie Hodge (Lieutenant Colonel Margaret-Ann Hodge, Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps) has been honoured by The Military Division of the New Year Honours 2022 and has been awarded The Royal Red Cross medal by Her Majesty The Queen.

Nina Laurie (Professor Nina Laurie) has been awarded the BUSK medal from the Royal Geographical Society in 2020.

Here is some background on their impressive achievements and I’m sure you’ll all join us in extending our congratulations and thanking them for their continued service to our country.

Maggie Hodge RRC

The Royal Red Cross (RRC) was established on 23 April 1883 by Queen Victoria and first awarded to the founder of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale.

The award is made to a fully military nurse of an officially recognised nursing service, who has shown exceptional devotion and competence in the performance of nursing duties, over a continuous and long period, or who has performed an exceptional act of bravery and devotion at her or his post of duty.

Maggie has been a nurse in the British Army for 21 years joining from training in the NHS in the early 90’s. She has been deployed to Bosnia, Iraq, Afghanistan and South Sudan as well as other exercises and deployments for bespoke short Ops with specialist teams.

She says the work she has been most proud of has been working in a specialist nursing area (Critical Care) both in the UK and on Ops overseas. She built the first critical care in Camp Bastion in 2006, returned during a very busy time in 2010 and again in 2016 managing teams of multi-national nurses from the UK, US and Denmark. She deployed to South Sudan in 2018 as the Senior Nursing Officer to run a small hospital for the United Nations in Bentui in the north of the country. At the start of the Covid 19 pandemic she was deployed to the London Nightingale as a mentor / facilitator in the organisation of the clinical equipment needed to open a large-scale hospital in a non-standard hospital location, her deployed experience giving her a unique perspective.

Nina Laurie

The BUSK medal is awarded for conservation research or for fieldwork abroad in geography or in a geographical aspect of an allied science.

Nina’s award recognises her work as an exceptional geographer and is in recognition for her field-based research in the Global South. Nina’s work brings together interconnected concerns about social inclusion, international development and environmental sustainability. This has involved innovative field research in South America and South Asia on indigeneity and development, human trafficking and international volunteering. Nina’s detailed fieldwork has yielded important insights into local experiences, but she is always mindful of how these local experiences are shaped by and affect relationships at different scales (such as international volunteering organisations or trafficking networks). Her research is fundamentally collaborative and inclusive, involving early career researchers and students, local academics, community organisations, non-governmental organisations and, where appropriate, government and multilateral institutions. Nina’s work has been an inspiration for many and continues to shape geographical debates within academia and beyond.

Nina started her career working in Peru in the mid 1980s focusing on women’s social movements during the Peruvian Civil war. Her interest in how women organise during times of crisis led to collaborative work in Nepal with returnee trafficked women and with groups working on indigenous rights in Bolivia and Ecuador. She is now working back in Peru on how rural livelihoods can be sustainable in the context of climate change in Amazonia and the desert of northern coastal Peru.

Richard Gunn – Commodore and Jane Dare – Rowing Captain

Inter-Club Darts Tournament

The inter-club darts tournament will be starting in January 2022 and Tudor Sailing Club will be hosting the first round.

Please come along to support your team, the bar will be open and there will be a free buffet.

Dates are as follows:

  • TSC Friday 28th January
  • Mengeham Friday 25th Feb
  • Langstone Friday 25th March

This is a great opportunity to meet up with members from other clubs as well as our own so come along for a fun night of 180’s!

Denise Rogers
Social Secretary

Waiting for the Tide

With the success of my comments last week, and the content this week, I think I am just going to leave it with…

As ever, feel free to drop me an email at this address, it is always nice to hear from members. Any ideas of things to include in the Tidal Diamonds would be most welcome.

Let’s be careful out there.

Paul Tansom
Tidal Diamond Editor

Useful Links

I thought it worth continuing to include a few useful links here as a handy place to find them if you haven’t already got them bookmarked:

Paul Tansom
Tidal Diamond Editor

Diary Dates

Social Sailing
Inter-Club Darts (Tudor) January 28th Icicle Series 1 January 16th 1000hrs
Inter-Club Darts (Mengeham) February 25th Icicle Series 2 January 23rd 1400hrs
Inter-Club Darts (Langstone) March 25th Icicle Series 3 February 6th 1430hrs
Club Activities
Dinghy racing – please use the following link to register and sign in to any dinghy racing event or series: dinghies for more details.
Cruiser sailing planning & info (WhatsApp group) – contact commodore<a href="mailto:commodore for more details.
Rowing, new and experienced rowers are always welcome to join us –
contact rowing for more details. Gigs are also available for hire here.
Women on the Water, weekly – contact wow for more details.
Maintenance Hours – to join the WhatsApp group contact maintenance

Dinghy, Sailing, Cruiser

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