NEWSLETTER MARCH 2018
Hello everyone, welcome, and thanks for attending our AGM. I know it’s not very exciting, but it is necessary for us to comply with the Charities Commission rules, so thanks for bearing with us.
A couple of weeks ago a party of members enjoyed 3 nights at the Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno. The weather as you will remember was bitterly cold, but they wrapped up and braved the elements. As ever, the staff couldn’t do enough to help, and a good time was had by all. I have to mention though, that Rod Jackson won the bingo twice! Shame on you, give someone else a chance!
Just a reminder that the holiday must be paid in full by the May meeting. As always, to help spread the cost, we are accepting periodic payments to avoid paying it all in one go. Please remember to bring your payment cards with you though, so you have a record of what you have paid.
Our first trip of the year is to Southport, on Friday 23rd March. The coach leaves the stadium at 09.30, and the Red Admiral at 09.45, the cost being £10 a head. Please give your names to Dianne with your payment.
For a long time now, the club has had to subsidise the coach cost, when it should pay for itself. So the choice is that either we get more bums on seats, or we increase the cost per head. So the ball is firmly in the members court, ideally we need to have more people supporting these trips. Bring your friends and family, your neighbours, anyone who would like to have a great day out for a little money. If we aren’t organising the right trips to enthuse you, then tell us, and suggest some alternatives.
Friday 20th April
Friday 25th May
Stoke on Trent
Friday 29th June
Easter craft afternoon
Firstly, the next fundraising event is on this Friday 16th March, here at the stadium, and it’s a St Patricks night party. There is a three course Irish themed meal on offer, with entertainment from The Crew, and a raffle. Tickets are £15 each. This is a fabulous night, you’ll have a great time! Give me your names and payment if you want to join us on the night.
There is a family Easter bingo night here on Wednesday 28th March. Eyes down 7.30pm, entry is 50p on the door, children welcome.
Next is a Grand National day, on Saturday 14th April here. Arrive from 1.30pm, Bucks Fizz and canapes, and afternoon tea. Live betting on the racing, and prizes for the best dressed lady, and best hat. Tickets are £20.
The final night hosted by the Mayor is for St Georges day on Friday 20th April. Last year was a fantastic display of patriotism, with great food and entertainment. Keep the date in your diary, you won’t be disappointed.
And finally, we have tickets on sale tonight for a 50/50 draw, with a minimum prize of £100, to be drawn at the Widnes Vikings match on 27th April. They are £1 each.
Birthdays this month
Beranice Manley, 2nd Teresa Ainsworth, 5th Doreen Yates, 11th David Ryder, 13th Mary Evans, 22nd Betty Clark, 26th
If anyone’s name is missing from this list, please see me to update my records.
Just to remind you that we have a steak pie and chips supper tonight, and you can’t go home until it’s all gone, so tuck in.
Thanks to you all for coming to support your club tonight. Have a good night.