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  • 14 Mar 2024 19:49 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    There are some slightly adjusted draft accounts now on the website on the Events page/2024 AGM

  • 08 Mar 2024 09:43 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Don't forget to bring along your photos from the last year. There are big prizes to be won!

  • 01 Mar 2024 23:37 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A reminder that 6th March is the last day for booking lunch for the AGM and the 12th if you want to book all day tea/coffee only.

  • 01 Mar 2024 23:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    A request below from the organiser of the Thames Traditional Rally. Registration for this event is on the Events Page of the Website.

    "Dear SBA member

    Despite being outnumbered by other groups at the Thames Traditional Boat Festival, SBA members have never failed to show some truly stunning entries that add so much to the waterside scene.

    While we have no difficulty filling all the space at our disposal usefully before the closing date, it would be wonderful to see more SBA members attend. Along with punts, steam craft entries have now been very low for some time.

    Our website may be found at:

    I would be happy to personally answer any questions that you may have:

    With all best wishes"

  • 23 Feb 2024 15:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    If you log in to the members' side of our website and go to Events, you will find the AGM as the first event and links to the most of the AGM documentation are there along with the Zoom log in. A link to the online voting will follow soon.

    We will also send out an email to members with all of this information.

  • 31 Jan 2024 11:07 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Ken's funeral will be on Wednesday February 21st at 2pm at Wessex Vale Crematorium, Bubb Lane, Hedgend, Southampton SO30 2HL. Ken was a tremendous character, well loved and respected in the SBA and we look forward to a service that will both celebrate his life and say a dignified farewell.  It will be taken by Mark Rudall and all are welcome - and SBA members are asked to pass the word around.

  • 29 Jan 2024 17:31 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Details of how to access the AGM and also the afternoon events will be uploaded and emailed closer to the date of the AGM.

  • 29 Jan 2024 08:32 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Registration for the following events are now on the Website.

    SBA AGM 16th March 2024, Maidenhill School.

    Steam@theLift, 10th-13th May 2024, Anderton Boat Lift, Cheshire. This event is now open to everyone whether you preregistered or not.

    Windermere Rally, 23rd-28th June 2024. For the moment this is 'Registration of Interest' only.

  • 24 Jan 2024 17:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Sad news, Ken Challice died on Monday 22nd January.  The  funeral details will be circulated when they're available.

    Ken was a tremendous character full of great stories, a very accomplished engineer and an extremely helpful boiler inspector. He was also a real encourager to everyone who knew him. His that wonderful Welsh gruffness that he somehow blended with a really warm friendliness will be sadly missed.

  • 14 Dec 2023 09:25 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    All committee members and officers (save for our Vice Presidents) are obliged to stand down at each AGM and, if they wish to stand again and are allowed by the Constitution to do so, they must be voted in at the AGM. Nominations for a place on the SBA committee are open to all members.

    For the AGM taking in place on 16 March 2024, John Jewsbury will be standing down as Chairman and will not stand for re-election as he will have served 3 years as Chairman. Nominations to be the next Chair person are invited. At present, there is one nominee for the role – Dot Bullough. In addition, Gillie Slater, our Hon. Secretary has confirmed that she will not be standing again in 2024 and so the role of Hon. Secretary will be vacant. Again, nominations are invited.

    For the regular committee members, John Winn and Andy Hopper will not be standing again in 2024 and there is a real need for additional committee members - nominations are invited.

    For more information about any of these roles or to find out more about nomination, please contact Gillie Slater – or 01275 331074

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