Chairman’s Blog No. 15 – An Opportunity to Say a Heartfelt Thanks

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Chairman’s Blog No. 15 – An Opportunity to Say a Heartfelt Thanks

Scottish Branch Hospitality Event – Waverley – Sunday 7th August

I think it is fair to say that all parties are not joking when they say that this season is “Make or Break” for Waverley and Balmoral – but when looking from the outside in it is not immediately apparent how much volunteer work goes on behind the scenes by PSPS members (and non-members as well of course!) to keep our ships sailing – through thick and thin. Just being able to sail on the ships during the season is reward enough for our willing band of volunteers but it is nice to be able to offer our thanks in a small way when we can.

The Scottish Branch will be holding their annual Hospitality Event on board ps Waverley as she sails to Tarbert, Loch Fyne on the above date. This event is our way of saying thanks to our ever loyal members for their ongoing support of Waverley and the PSPS in general.

Arrangements have still to be finalised but we hope to include a Welcome presentation by our Branch Chairman (me!) in the ship’s Lower Bar followed by a few words from Waverley Excursions Director and Volunteer Liason James McMillan, after which an AV presentation will be shown whilst members relax and chat over a cup of complimentary tea or coffee. Events in the lower bar will be followed by visits to the Engine Room and Bridge.

Whilst there is no charge for the actual Branch event you must purchase a cruise ticket from either the Waverley Excursions Website, by phoning 0845 130 4647 or from the Ship’s Purser on the day.

Proceedings should begin just after Waverley has sailed from Rothesay and will come to a close to allow members to view the approach to Tarbert so if you want to come along make sure you join the ship at or before Rothesay – the timetable can be found here.

This event is restricted to members only but if you want to join you can do so by following the link to the application form on the left hand column of the blog or you can join on board at the ship’s shop. Why not join on the day and come and meet us?

Fancy it ? See you on Sunday 7th August then!!!

[signature name=”Gavin Stewart” role=”PSPS Scottish Branch Chairman”]