The next meeting will be held at The Royal Dorset watch Club, Weymouth
on WEDNESDAY JANUARY 13th AT 1900 FOR A 19:30 START.
Food and drinks will be available to purchase from Clint, the facilities Catering Manager.
The Minutes of the last meeting is attached as a PDF file which I believe you can all read, and is copied below.
International Guild of Knot Tyers – Dorset Branch
Minutes of 3rd meeting held on 9th December 2015.
The meeting was held in the Royal Dorset Yacht Club.
NOTE THAT FUTURE ALL MEETINGS WILL BE AT THE ROYAL DORSET YACHT CLUB, 11 CUSTOM HOUSE QUAY WEYMOUTH DT4 8BG ON THE SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EACH MONTH UNLESS OTHERWISE ADVISED
Apologies were received from:- Matt Chivers, Martin Davies, Allen Dicker, Nicky/Harry Maynard, Barbara Stanley, Met Wallace, Stewart White.
We reviewed the minutes of the 11/11/15 2nd meeting on the TS Pelican.
Matters arising were:-
Subs, Organising Committee & Guild Membership
Subsequent discussion was as follows:-
Subs – 50p per meeting as previously agreed. One fee would be paid for couples with no charge for school/college members.
Public Liability Insurance – Covered by RDYC when on their premises. Need to pursue requirements when at outside events.
CRBs (Criminal Records Branch) & present equivalents – useful to know if any attendees are holders & whether ‘transferable’.
Suggestions for future meetings & training – Bell Ropes (esp the ending feature), ‘Simple’ Decorative Knots, Long Turk’s Heads, Tool Handle Covering Knots, General awareness & ability to tie ‘Simple’ knots
Sticky Name Labels would continue for identifying attendees.
We still need to identify disposal of accumulated funds should the branch cease activity.
(Ed Note: deposit with Head Office Treasurer?)
Please inform Mike or myself if any of you have recently sent off application forms for membership in order to keep our records up to date.
Peter showed examples of the ‘Surrey Six’ & related knots & distributed instruction sheets. A discussion again followed on bowlines, methods of tying & variants.
We finished with a fun quiz on Christmas songs & carols (didn’t sing them, thankfully!)
As previously mentioned, Members are requested to further learn the Surrey Six & the contents of the ‘Knots & Splices’ booklet. We will continue to practice these and also develop methods to produce ‘simple’ Turk’s Heads.
We also mentioned a “Dorset 12”; 6 more knots to add on to the Surrey 6 (if we wish to include those).
Our format agenda for future meetings will be:
Apologies for absence Discussion on previous meeting minutes Matters Arising Planned Activity, Talk etc There will be a refreshment break approx. halfway through the meeting
Meetings will start at 19:30 on the 2nd Wednesday of each month (arrive from c19:00), finishing by 21:00
A Reminder – OUR NEXT MEETING IS WED JAN 13th AT 1900 FOR A 19:30 START
Programme activity ‘TOUCHY-FEELY’, some challenges on knot recognition & tying knots in unusual conditions!