Newsletter – July 2019

NEWSLETTER                                                                           JULY 2019

Welcome

Hello everyone, and welcome to the July meeting.  Tonight, we have a club favourite to entertain us, Graham Deane. Please give him the best of order.

Summer Holiday

The holiday to our new venue, Croyde Bay in north Devon, was not blessed with the lovely weather we are used to, but we managed to get out each day and dodge the showers. The drive along the coast road into the bay was breathtaking, with golden sands, and rolling waves popular with the surfers. The hotel rooms were huge and comfortable, and the food was of good quality if a little limited in choice. Hopefully we have persuaded them to provide a larger choice of dishes when we return next year. Facilities included a heated pool, hot tub, gym, crazy golf, kids playground and tennis court. Mike, our driver for the week, had suggested several possibilities for day trips, which we had not visited before, and we took full advantage of his comprehensive knowledge of the area. We have already booked for next year, the dates being Saturday 13th June for 7 nights, with the cost being £400 per person. I will open the bookings at the September meeting, and as always its first come first served. The non- returnable deposit will be £100 per person, and you will need to fill in a booking form detailing your requirements, which we will endeavour to fulfil. I anticipate that bookings will flood in early so if you want to go, get your name and deposit in soon.

Joyce Vaughan

This lovely lady turned 91 on the 9th of this month and is officially our oldest member.  So Happy Birthday Joyce!

Day Trips

The proposed day trip to Stratford upon Avon did not manage to attract enough interest. This month, as advertised we are going to Bury Market on THURSDAY 25th July. The coach leaves the Red Admiral at 09.30 and the stadium at 09.45. Cost is £10 each. Please give your names to Dianne.

22nd Birthday Party

Next month we celebrate our 22nd birthday with a party. Superb vocalist Alan Gill will be entertaining us again, and there will be a buffet.  Please note that the fun starts at 7.30pm, so coach pick ups will be correspondingly early. We still aim to finish at 10pm as normal.

Payments

I am handling too much cash at times, so I am proposing the following changes:

If possible, pay for holidays, day trips and Christmas party tickets via personal cheque.

I realise that cheque use is dwindling so alternatively:

Use bank transfer to pay for these items.  Its quick, easy and safe and I use it all the time to pay bills on behalf of the club. And its easy for me to see who the payment is from as you have space to include a reference like your name. I will give out our account details to everyone who would like to use this payment method.

Thanking you all in advance for your assistance in this matter.

Turkey & Tinsel

I am proposing a Turkey & Tinsel weekend at the Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno from Friday 22nd to Monday 25th November. I need to negotiate a price, but I expect it to be around £189 each. If you could just give your names to Dianne tonight to gauge the amount of interest.

Mayors Tombola

Every year, the Mayor has a Tombola stall at the Vintage Rally at Victoria Park in September. I am asking you all to bring in small items you do not want, or purchase cheaply, to  provide prizes.   So, if you have anything suitable, please bring it to the club and we will give it to the Mayor.  Last weekend I picked up bags of gifts from Pat Williams and Roy Cosgrove, which has given a great start to this years appeal, so many thanks to them.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

CLUB NIGHTS

14th August

22nd birthday party with buffet and entertainment from Alan Gill

11th September

Irish Guards Singers

9th October

Ukelele Band 

AFTERNOON CLUB

21st August

Chair based exercise

18th September

Quiz

16th October

TBA

FUTURE TRIPS

Thursday 25th July

Bury Market

Friday 24th August

York

Friday 21st September

TBA 

BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH

6th   Jean Bates

7th    Alyson Carter

9th     Joyce Vaughan

20th    Stuart Day

21st     Elaine Robinson

24th   Barbara Thorley

26th   Martin Higgins

28th   Marion McDonald

30th   Doreen Orme

Once again, if anyone’s name is missing from this list, or there are any errors, please let me know.

Thanks to you all for coming to support your club tonight.  Have a good night.

Take Care

 

 

 

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