Please think about volunteering for admin work for The Wooden Canal Boat Society Help to spread the word about the history of our boats and local heritage. Work at Portland Basin, where our boats are, or in.our shop / small office in Stamford St, both in Ashton under Lyne.
FIND OUR FULL LIST OF POSITIONS AVAILABLE HERE…..
GENERAL MARKETING VOLS work to broadcast the work of the Society by contacting local organisations and businesses, ensuring that the leaflet holders in our shop and at Portland Basin are kept well stocked, liaising with Portland Basin museum staff re our displays and ensuring general maintenance of all marketing materials by working with the relevant managers.
PUBLICITY / EDUCATION VOLS are involved with arranging for our volunteers to give talks / show the public around our boats, talking about their history. We are looking for volunteers to visit local schools or societies to update them about our work and the boats’ industrial heritage
We are looking for a GRANTS VOLUNTEER to help us find funding opportunities and to write bids
THE SPONSORSHIP SECRETARY will keep the current sponsorship records updated by liaising with the treasurer and membership secretary. They will also be involved in finding new sponsors especially businesses to enable us to maintain Hazel for her well-being trips. THE MEMBERSHIP SECRETARY will be help to maintain the current record of members, send out the newsletters and help with membership drives and publicity.
We are looking for someone that has some knowledge / experience of ONLINE SELLING, with websites such as EBAY.
DRIVERS are always needed for our shop deliveries and collections.
No, not the shop or boats (although they obviously do move about a bit) I mean the website. Shouldn’t have made the slightest difference to you, and if it did you probably put it down to too many mince pies.
Where have we gone? I don’t actually know where the data is kept. To the non-teckies amogst you, lets just say it has floated from a cloud above one bank of the Mississippi River to the other bank. To the teckies amongst us we have gone Daddy!
The move was completed last night, Sunday 21/1/18. There was a problem with the email addresses which has been fixed but may take a few hours to “propergate” so if you sent something to a @wcbs.org.uk address it might get bounced or might even get lost down the back of the sofa if sent at precisely the wrong instant.
The Autumn newsletter is now out. Anyone expecting an emailed copy should have received it at the weekend. Anyone expecting a paper copy it is snailing it’s way to you at this moment and you should be receiving it in a few days time. Anyone not expecting a copy who wants one there is still time to join us by clicking here.
I’ve changed the calendar on the website to the google one so that it can be updated more easily and is linked in with the crew invites etc that Tony sends out. Click here to view.
This should mean it is kept more up to date than before and include all the short notice bookings which were previously not shown. Having said that it is now winter so we are in a quiet period!
Most of the private bookings, whether wellbeing or commercial will just show as “busy” as they contain additional information used for management purposes (e.g. crew rostering). If anyone else would benefit from seeing the additional info let me know.
We will be having a stall here tomorrow and Sunday to advertise the Society and our boats. Come along and meet us and have a look at the rest of the fair while you are at it.
Winsford Salt Fair
………….to buy that present for ”the friend who has everything”
Complete this and enrol them as a Hazel Sponsor. Hazelsponsorform
If appropriate, please also complete a GiftAid form GiftAidDeclaration_singleformforemail
Hazel the boat is up and running, starting her Well-Being trips for folk with poor mental health. Unfortunately they don’t all get funding plus Hazel will still need long-term care to keep her in the necessary tip-top condition.
Becoming a sponsor means that, for just £28 p.a., you or the recipient will get updates via our Newsletter and the knowledge that you’re helping with Hazel’s work.
We would like to invite all members to the General Meeting to be held at 7pm on Wednesday 12th August in the shop at 173 Stamford Street, Ashton under Lyne. Please let us know if you intend to come as we need numbers for seating and catering.
Obviously at this time the society has a great future to look forward to. Hazel will soon commence her new role and the other boats will hopefully be able to get more attention. During talks with the Canals and Rivers Trust about moorings for Hazel several opportunities have arisen for us to work with them in some very new (for us) and exciting projects.
We are always looking for more volunteers, members and trustees. If you are interested in enquiring about any of these roles please comment on this post, email us or come to the meeting whether currently a member or not.
Thanks to all our members for your continued support and we hope to see you on the 12th.
The AGM for the Wooden Canal Boat Society will be held at –
WCBS Charity Shop
173 Stamford Street
Ashton under Lyne
on Sunday 26th April at 2 pm.
We should love to see all members there and have your input.
This invitation is being sent out to gauge numbers and ensure that everyone reads it before the Easter holidays. An agenda will be available later.
For catering and seating, please advise us as soon as you can if you will be able to attend either firstname.lastname@example.org or via this website.
………………. and would you like to help us in the shop or driving our van? Our shop in Stamford Street, Ashton is very big and it has a huge range of books, records and C.D.s not to mention all the clothes, toys, furniture and bric-a-brac that are donated to us. We need volunteer van drivers and shop assistants to help our over-worked manageress. We aim to give our shop workers a range of retail experience they can take into paid work. We also welcome pensioners and those who are already rich with life experience. We offer bus-fares and lunches and can provide references for those who are job-seeking. Good atmosphere and nice people! If you’re interested please do call in or phone the manageress on 0161 330 8422 (Monday to Friday) and ask for an application. Thank you !