Social Events Winter 2021-22


The leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, the stars are getting brighter and it’s all a sure sign that the EACC Winter Social programme is underway.  This is what it looks like:
Thurne Tables - Fridays from 7pm, except the first Friday of the month
Held at The Lion in Thurne, the pub puts 2 tables aside for EACC from 7pm and you ring up and add your name to the booking asking to go on the EACC table.  When you ring to book they can tell you how many people are already booked.  If here are no bookings or only one table is needed the pub will release the unneeded space at 6pm. Use it or lose it.  It’s worked really well over the last year and for new (or less regular) members it means they can turn up and meet other EACC people. 
The non-Thurne Table Fridays - 5 November, 3 December, 7 January, 4 February, 4 March at 7.30pm
Mindful that there are members who are not local and some who are not comfortable going into a public space, we thought it would be good if we had a Zoom event once a month so we can all get together virtually.  We used this a lot in the various lockdowns and eventually got the hang of it.  It wasn’t too bad in the end.  The dates for this are 5 November, 3 December, 7 January, 4 February, 4 March.  We may use the occasion to ‘do something’ like a quiz or a virtual wine tasting or whatever ideas you have, or we may just chat, but I’ll let you know in advance on the website.  You will need to email me at sometime before the event so I can send you the Zoom link to attend.
Laying Up Supper - 13 November at Thurne Lion
The highlight of the EACC social calendar. People! Food! Drink! Prizes! Pictures of boats sailing! This will be a 3 course pre-booked meal, with a range of seating options to cover all preferences. Email to follow with the menu choices and table arrangements - pick your own dining companions for a 'seating plan’ or join the communal table.  Speeches! Drink! Prizes! Pre-booked only.  
AGM - 11 December 
Venue TBC shortly
After last year’s 'drinking at home' Zoom event, we are pleased to tell you that the 2022 social gathering with our friends in the Yare Sailing Club will take place in a pub and will be held at the Blackfriars Tavern on Blackfriars Road, Great Yarmouth on 22 January 2022.  Owned by a Yare Sailing Club member (John Smith), he took it on in early 2019 after it had been closed for a while, but only managed to open for 2 days between the various lockdowns before opening finally in April this year.  We visited it last week and it’s a great little pub - a classic backstreet local in an old Lacons building and well worth a visit. 

John has offered to pick people up from the station and we’ll have more details of this and arrangements for timings, food and a possible historic walk in due course. Put it in your diaries in the meantime.
Winter Walk - 13 February 2022
Venue TBC
Pub night - 5 March 2022
Venue TBC