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For those of you who have yet to renew your membership subscription here is a preview of our membership card for 2016/17. We think you will agree that the photographs show St Katharine Docks looking particularly beautiful – our thanks to member Gwen Hewett who took these great shots! We would encourage you to renew your membership as soon as possible please to ensure that you are able to continue claiming all the great concessions we have negotiated for you. Your current card will cease to be valid on 31st March 2016. You will also need to have renewed your membership for 2016/17 to sign up for the fabulous events detailed below.
An email was sent to you on the 8th March 2016 explaining how to renew your membership – if you are having trouble locating it, please contact our Membership Secretary, Colin Mitchell on email@example.com for information.
At the Special General meeting held on the 24th February, both Resolutions put to the meeting were passed – our thanks to all those members who attended the meeting or sent in proxy votes for your support of our activities.
There is one change to the calendar of events we published in our February Newsletter and that is the date for our Annual General Meeting which will now be held on the 19th October 2016 rather than the 28th September.
We look forward to seeing you at one or more of the great events that we have planned for April (please register to attend them via the links below) and we wish you all a very happy Easter break!
Sue Hughes, Chairman, FOSKD
Superyacht Lady Sandals – social evening and buffet supper
Below are details of other events confirmed - be sure to save the dates!
May 4th - 7th The London Yacht, Jet and Prestige Car Show returns to St Katharine Docks and Old Billingsgate for the second year. An invitation to register for Show tickets will be emailed to members in early April.
June 7th Evening visit to the Palace of Westminster hosted by Jim Fitzpatrick MP. You will have the opportunity to take a short tour and enjoy a drinks and canape reception in one of the beautifully decorated rooms of this magnificent building.
July 30th The Clipper round the World Yacht Race finishes at St Katharine Docks and we will welcome back the 12 yachts and their crews after the race of their lives!
Sept 10th & 11th The return of the Classic Boat Festival is always a wonderful sight in the centre basin of the marina with many of the Dunkirk Little Ships participating together with other historic boats. This year there will be more festivities taking place on the dockside.
October 19th is the date for the FOSKD Annual General Meeting and social evening at the Dickens Inn. An opportunity for members to meet the Committee and learn about the many activities of the Association.
December 5th The FOSKD Festive Dinner for members will be held at the Guoman Tower Hotel.
Every Wednesday morning at Café Rouge 10.00am - 11.30am - our regular coffee mornings continue to attract a good number of local residents who come along to catch up with friends at this informal gathering – why not come and join us if you find yourself free one Wednesday morning?
Knight Frank Estate Agents
We are pleased to announce that Knight Frank Estate Agents (Wapping High Street Branch) have joined our concession scheme. They have kindly agreed to give FOSKD members a discount of 10% off their agreed fees (to both Sellers and Landlords). For full details of the offer and their contact details please see our website.
Friday Food Market
Blackstone, the owners of St Katharine Docks,have changed the operator of the Friday food market with effect from Friday 1st April 2016. From that date Epicurean Events www.epicureanevents.co.uk will be bringing their "World Food Market" to St. Katharine Docks and we look forward to welcoming their traders. They have kindly agreed to give members of FOSKD 10% discount on production of a current membership card.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank John and Maria Shepherd the operators of the Friday Good Food Market and all their traders for providing us with so many tasty treats over the last few years. We wish them well for the future with www.shepherdsmarkets.com
Full details of the offers from all of our concession partners can be seen on the concessions page of our website www.foskd.org
News from around the Dock
Ivory House Retail Units
Members may be aware of some proposed changes to some of the retail units in Ivory House. At this time we can report that your Committee have had discussions on these matters with members of the senior management team at Blackstone. We will up-date members as and when we have confirmation of the outcome of those discussions.
Should you require any further information, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org