NEWSLETTER AUGUST 2019
Tonight, we are celebrating the club’s 22nd birthday. I’m sure that Bob and his small group of like-minded friends never imagined 22 years ago that we would be celebrating this milestone tonight, which is testament to their tenacity and can-do attitude. We are privileged to welcome Haltons Mayoress Cllr Margaret Horabin and her husband Carl to the club, together with several of our friends and supporters. We hope you all have a good night with us.
We are fortunate to have enlisted wonderful vocalist Alan Gill to entertain us again tonight with his superb voice, and brilliant humour. We have a buffet served around 8.30pm, followed by the raffle, before Alan comes back on to take us to the end of the very busy evening. We are looking to finish by 10.00pm.
The trip last month to Bury Market was a popular choice, and I believe the weather was very kind to us. Hopefully this month the trip to either Stratford or York will go ahead. It takes place on Friday 23rd August. As both venues are at least a couple of hours away, we propose to leave there at 6.30pm, to ensure we have enough time in there. Pick up times will vary dependant on which venue you choose. The cost is £15 each. If you remember, as a result of a request from a member previously, we opened up our coach trips to well behaved children aged between 5 and 12. So, if you are prevented from coming on one of our trips because you are minding your grandkids, bring them along with you for a great day out. The cost will be half the adult fare, in this case £7.50 each.
Turkey and Tinsel
I have provisionally booked the Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno for our Turkey and Tinsel holiday. The cost is £210 per person, although I hope to negotiate a discount, and I will need your £100 deposits next meeting. The dates for your diary are the 22nd to 25th November.
As I explained last month, I am handling too much cash at times, so I proposed 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.
The Mayor is looking for items for the tombola we are supporting at Victoria Park on 28th and 29th September. If you have anything suitable, please could you bring it in next month.
Mayors Charity Fundraiser
The next event to take place, will be here at the stadium on Saturday 14th September, and is the Last Night of the Proms. It includes a 3-course dinner and live entertainment, including a live screening from the Royal Albert Hall. Tickets are at the special price of £15.
The Mayor will also have a stall at two other fundraisers this month:
Mon 19th August
Castlefields Community Centre, Summer Fayre, 11am to 3pm
Tuesday 20th August
A retail space in Runcorn Shopping City, selling clothing, and other retail items. 8am to 3pm
Please support these events if you can to raise funds for the club
Next week at the afternoon club, we are welcoming Nicole Jay to carry out hand massages. This time she is bringing her talented daughter and some friends along to sing for you.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Irish Guards singers
Christmas Party at the Stadium
Nicole Jay and her daughter
Chair based exercise
Free buffet at Grangeway Community Centre
Stratford or York
26th September (Thurs)
BIRTHDAYS THIS MONTH
Irene Brindle 5th
Norma Sherwood 9th
Beverley Williams 18th
Pauline Jackson 23rd
If anyone’s name is missing from this list or your details are wrong, please come and see me.
Thanks to you all for coming to support your club tonight, especially our invited guests. We hope you all have a great night.