CMTS Royal Wedding Dinner & Dance

A wonderful evening was had by all that attended the CMTS Royal Wedding Dinner & Dance, which was organised by the Social Committee.
A big 'Thank You' to Ben Long, Social Treasurer, who provided the disco and commentary to a great new way to run a raffle.
Also 'Thank You' to Angie Long & Kerri McCarthy, Social Committee Members, who gave up their own time, (and missed some of the Royal Wedding!), to decorate 'Georgio's Restaurant' in red, white and blue! The room looked fantastic.
All in all, it was a fantastic evening with great food, great company and a great excuse for CMTS to have a party!

Clacton Railway Club Royal Wedding Singing.

Thank you and well done to the following Members who helped and supported the Society with the singing at the Clacton Railway Club;
  • Hector Moyes
  • Sandra Tyler
  • Gabrielle Tyler
  • Tracey Williams
  • Wendy Orton
  • Kerri McCarthy
  • Harry McCarthy
  • Julia Clarke
  • Leanne Symes

Thank you also to Gwen Porter, Wardrobe Mistress, who sorted out costumes for us.

The Management Committee is very grateful to these Members who have given up their own free time on what was such a special day for all of us. You are all truly great Members to have in our Society, without you we would not survive.

As a 'Thank You' to the Society, the Clacton Railway Club very kindly donated the money from their raffle; a fantastic £175.

The Management Committee would like to thank Gary & Shirley Roberts and the Members of the Clacton Railway Club for their support and donation.

Clacton Lions Street Collection - Saturday 28th May 2011

The Clacton Lions are having a street collection on Saturday 28th May 2011 and they have asked if we could provide some entertainment.
It would be great if we could do something from 'Singin' in the Rain'. We will also be giving out leaflets, so if you are not in the Show, you can still do your 'bit' in publicising the Show.
If you are able to help, then please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman.
Times will be confirmed as soon as possible and then put onto this blog.

Clacton Railway Club Royal Wedding Street Party

We have been asked to sing at the Clacton Railway Club's Royal Wedding Street Party.
They will be showing the Royal Wedding on their large TV screen, so you will not miss a thing!
We have sorted out a selection of songs to perform with Hector Moyes on the piano.
We will be on at 1330 and 1430 for about 10 to 15 minutes.
If you can come and support us with this event, then please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman, as soon as possible please. Thanks.

'Singin' in the Rain' Rehearsal Update

The Rehearsal for Thursday 28th April 2011 has been altered as follows;
  • 1930 - Set 'Singin' in the Rain'
  • 2015 - Set Scene 13
  • 2045 - Run Act 1

If you are unable to attend the Rehearsal, please ensure you contact one of the Production Team asap, thanks.

Forthcoming Social Events

Just to remind you all of the exciting events planned over the next month:

Easter Sunday (24th April) @ Holland Haven, 2pm

£1 per entry.

Each child recieves an Easter Egg for taking part with the child who collects the most Easter themed cards winning a larger prize.

We also have a prize for the best Easter Bonnet! Adults can join in this one too!

Meet in the 'dip' near the public toilets for a prompt 2pm start.

Bring the kids, grandkids, nieces or nephews for a great fun-filled afternoon, and who knows those cheeky bunnies may turn up again!



Friday 29th April 7pm for 7.30pm @ Giorgio's Restaurant

There are still tickets available for anyone interested.

3 Courses £21

Childrens menu available for under 12's £12

Payment needs to be received by Thursday 21st April.


For information on any of the events above please contact Angie or Ben Long on 01255 433533 or

Keep posted for information on future events like:

Our annual Bowling Competition, will we beat CADS again, of course we will!!

Adults Go Bananas Party

Singing In The Rain, Aftershow Party

Theatre Trip to London.

Further information on the above will be confirmed at a later date.

NODA Award for 'High Society'.

We have had some fantastic news...last years Production of 'High Society' has been awarded the 'Best Musical for 2010' the our NODA district. Congratulations and well done to everyone who was involved. The award will be presented at the NODA East AGM, which is on Saturday 7th May 2011 at the Cambridge Belfry Hotel in Cambourne, which is near Cambridge. Edna Mountstephen, President and Sam McCarthy, Chairman, will be attending. The tickets for this event are;

  • Full Day £22.00

  • Lunch and onwards £16.00

  • AGM/Refreshments/Awards £3.50
If any Member wishes to go as well, please contact Julia Hewett, Honorary Secretary, by Monday 18th April.

'Singin' in the Rain' Rehearsal Schedule Change

Just a reminder that Thursday 14th April's Rehearsal will now be;

  • Revision of Act 1 Scenes 1 to 4.

  • Set 'Good Morning'

Please can you let David Thompson know if you can not make it, thanks.

Long Service Awards & Badges - UPDATE.

At Monday 11th April's Management Committee, the criteria for our Long Service Awards was discussed again and the following was agreed;

  1. From 1st August 2011 onwards you must have continuous service in order to receive a Long Service Award. All past Service will be honoured until then. If you have a gap in your service, it will start again from when you rejoin.

  2. Members will be awarded the Long Service Awards at 5-yearly milestones, starting at 5 years.

  3. The Awards will be presented yearly at the AGM.

  4. The Society will pay for the Long Service Awards but the Management Committee reserve the right to withdraw this privilege at any time.

  5. The funds will be raised by the Fundraising Committee. All administration work for the Long Service Awards will be done by the Fundraising Committee.

  6. As the Society will not be awarding Service milestones in the past and Members wish to have the Award, they may purchase it for themselves. This will still need to be done through the Fundraising Committee.

  7. If a Member has been part of another NODA Society, the Service at this Society may count towards your Service at our Society. If you think this relates to you, please contact the Fundraising Committee Chairman, Kerri McCarthy, for more details.

  8. Your start year has been taken from your Profile on our website. If you do not agree with your start year or you do not have a Profile then please contact the Fundraising Committee Chairman.

Clacton Railway Club Royal Wedding Street Party

The Clacton Railway Club are having a Royal Wedding Street Party on Friday 29th April 2011. It is open to all and starts at 1100 and finishes at midnight! We have been asked to provide some entertainment during the afternoon; singing to some old London songs. As a thank you, the Railway Club will be making a substantial donation to the Society. We have a pianist already arranged and so we are looking for some Singers; this is where you come in. If you could spare 20 minutes to half an hour on the 29th April to sing with us it would be greatly appreciated. There is no minimum or maximum limit on numbers and by participating, you will get free entry to the Street Party. If required we may call a short Rehearsal, but you will know all the songs already! I hope you can support us in this event, please contact Sam McCarthy, Chairman, for more details. Sam can be contacted on 01255 427256 or 07788 414757 or