Details for the Dinner Dance are now on the SYC Social Events page, including How To Book (which is the most important thing!) and the Menu (which is quite important too).
Also there are photos of the fancy dress prizewinners from the Laying Up Supper and advance warning of the All Fools' Night Fitting Out Supper 2017.
|4th November||Laying Up 2017|
The Laying-Up Supper promises to be a great night of excellent food and much merriment with quizzes and games galore.
Once again the Galley have risen to the challenge and given us a great menu based on the theme of bygone days of childhood… Fancy dress optional, but you could have some fun thinking back to your favourite childhood characters.
Ticket requests and menu choices (just starter and main course) to be sent to Sarah Peat (contact details on poster!) by Wednesday 1st November at the latest.
All these dates are (or will be!) Saturdays
(so don't be late)
Saturday 1st April
in the SYC Clubhouse
6.45 for 7.30pm
£11 (magic taxes apply)
Traditionally, April Fools' Day tricks are permissible only between midnight and noon. We have obtained special permission from the International Disorder of Fools and Jesters (IDAFT) and the usual range of tricks, hoaxes and practical jokes will be permissible and valid throughout the evening up until 11.00pm within 50 yards of the clubhouse. Special equipment will be deployed in order to make this possible, and you are advised that mobile phones, watches and starter motors on cars are among the objects which may suffer interference from said equipment. The Social Committee takes no responsibility for any of this and, furthermore, any embarrassment experienced during the course of the evening is entirely your own affair. Hard hats and buoyancy aids are advisable.
As always there will be a quiz and at least one of our whacky games to keep you entertained. And we've been pulling out all the stops to provide a suitable array of glittering prizes befitting the theme of the evening.
We encourage you all to raid your children's/parents'/neighbours' wardrobes and turn up in something, no matter how little, that will enhance the atmosphere of the supper. Since it's All Fools' Night there really are no limits, guidelines or bylaws that apply. And the choice is huge, from traditional jesters and harlequins through to more contemporary manifestations of this age-old tradition. For example, a dark suit, a red tie and a little carrot juice could land you slap bang in the middle of the zeitgeist and you could be a winner!!! (of one of the afore-mentioned glittering prizes)
But we're very casual about this and always like to reassure you all that dressing up (or, in some cases, down!) is entirely optional and we make no judgements. Obviously what's important is that you feel comfortable and relaxed. We do have to point out, however, that since it's All Fools' Night, there could be forfeits. There may not be, but there could be. Just sayin'.
Please note that this time round the first course is the main course. Instead of starting with starters we will end with a cheese course. Please advice any dietary requirements when booking.
A selection of Crumbs and Fools
Cheese and Biscuits
To be followed by a choice of teas and coffees
Pics of the fancy dress prize winners at the Laying Up Supper. Super Mario Brothers was a great idea and the Harlings' Gondolier & his lady won on elegance!
Any one else with photos is welcome to send a couple to Nishok and I'll add them to the page - I never get time to take very many.
Each year we run three main social events - the Fitting Out Supper in the spring, the Laying Up Supper in the autumn and the Dinner Dance and Prizegiving the following February.
Every four years we are the host club for the River Exe Regatta, which takes place in June or July. As part of this we throw a party on the Saturday night. This year - 2015 - we are the hosts.
Members who wish can hire the clubhouse for their own social function.
If you'd like more information on any of this, or would like to be involved in organising events, please get in touch via the SYC Contacts page.
The next event on the calendar is the Fitting Out Supper on Saturday April 11th. With a three course menu, a quiz, a game and LIVE MUSIC for just £11, this is the go to event of the season so far.