4 June 2018 Edition


Join us for an evening of fun, trivia, raffles and prizes while raising funds for Cancer Council Tasmania who will receive $5 from every ticket sold as well as all the proceeds from the Silent Auction.

$20 per ticket - Max 10 per team - Nibbles Provided
Grab your ticket at the office or call 6223 1977
Limited tickets available so get your table in quick

On Saturday 30 June the DSS is conducting a Cancer Council Fundraiser. We are looking for donations for our silent auction. All funds raised from the silent auction go to the Cancer Council. If you are able to donate a gift voucher or prize please advise the office on 6223 1977.

Notice is hereby given that the 112th Annual General Meeting of the Derwent Sailing Squadron will be held at the Clubhouse, Marieville Esplanade, Sandy Bay on Wednesday, 27th of June 2018 at 7.30pm.

The business of the meeting shall include:
  • Confirmation of Minutes from the 111th Annual General Meeting held on 28th June 2017
  • The presentation of the Annual Report, Statement of Accounts, Balance Sheet and the Auditors Report
  • Declaration of any ballots for elections
  • The appointment and fixing of remuneration of Auditors
  • Other Business Should any
Member desire to have any matter to be included in the Agenda of the Annual General Meeting, the Member shall give written notice in accordance with the Constitution to the General Manager not less than Twenty-One (21) days prior to the meeting.

Nomination of Commodore, Vice Commodore, Rear Commodore, Treasurer, Life Member on Board and two (2) Board Members shall be received from eligible members on the appropriate form, that shall be available from the General Manager on and after Monday, 28th May 2018. Such forms shall be lodged with the General Manager, together with 100 words outlining the candidate’s qualifications and experience, by Noon on Wednesday, 6th June 2018.

Shaun Tiedemann
General Manager
Posted on Notice Board Monday 28th May 2018

We invite you to take a very personal wander through the portfolios of some of Tasmania's talented and humble artists and artisans - those wonderfully creative people who work quietly at their craft, drawing inspiration form our unique little island at the bottom of the world.

ArtworX studio is a group of like minded artists who regularly come together to collectively encourage and foster all forms of creative and artistic endeavours. The only prerequisite is that artists presently reside in Tasmania.

ArtworX studio takes pride in its broad representation of artists and artisans who work in a wide and varied range of mediums across all stages of development; some members have just entered the creative field and some have created art all their lives but have never found an outlet to display their works or even felt that they could. ArtworX has discovered that with good friends, laughter and creativity in a welcoming environment, art can build resilience.

We welcome you to the Artworx Exhibition, 4th June to 16th July.
Works by Janne Mooney, Helen Spaulding, Helen Jessup, Ruth Turnbull, Susan Kenny & Kay Carney.

The 2018-2019 Entertainment Book is now available to purchase from the Squadron office with all funds raised going to Sailability Tasmania.

If you can't make it into the office you can buy online below

Friday 22 June
New Members Night

Saturday 30 June
Cancer Council Trivia Night

Friday 6 July
Kids under 12 eat free - watch this space for more details.

Book Here!

Can’t get in your boat shed? Have unused boat equipment you would like to sell or give away? Why not list these items in the Squadron classified. Please send your sale/ give away items including a short description of the item and contact details to rearcommodore@dssinc.org.au and they will be listed in the next Squadron News as well as Social Snippitz.
1 double sliding door & 1 window with screens 2440x1240 ironstone. $1500 ono. Contact the office for more details.


The 1st race of the DSS Battery World Winter pennant is set to commence on Sunday 17th June 2018. The series will be raced in divisions – how many divisions will be subject to entry levels.

We are looking forward to another fantastic series – taking advantage of those Sunday morning Katabatic breezes.

Have you thought about
volunteering on club race day’s??
Race day volunteers needed for the following races:
Winter Series - Sundays
  • 17th June
  • 8th July
  • 29th July
  • 19th August
  • 9th September



Our Weekly Jackpot is a members-only draw between 5.30pm and 7.30pm every Friday night. The jackpot increases by $50 every week. When the jackpot reaches $1000, we start a second jackpot. Every DSS financial member over the age of 18 is automatically entered, but you have to be present to take home the prize!

Better luck next time to Tony Ibbott ($500), Melanie Van Twist ($900) and Hughie Lewis (Helly Hanson Jacket) who missed on collecting prizes last week. Thank you to our Friday night sponsor Professional Plumbing.
This weeks jackpots will be, Jackpot #1 500 and Jackpot #2 $950! Along with the PJ's Helly Hansen jacket.Thank you to sponsor Hobart Landrover.

Present your Card
With our recent integration of Mircopower within the Squadron presenting your member card when visiting has a range of great benefits:
  • 10% off all Drinks
  • 10% off all Meals
  • $20 Meal Voucher in the month of your B'Day
Derwent Sailing Squadron
23 Marieville Esp, Sandy Bay TAS 7005
Phone: 03 6223 1977