NEWSLETTER JANUARY 2020
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
We wish all our members a happy and healthy New Year. The Christmas Party was a great success and well attended. Club favourite, singer Dave Osborne was fantastic, the carvery meal was hot and tasty, and we hope you all had a good night. The first prize in the raffle of £150 was won by Molly Daly.
Thanks to your generosity, we managed to give Age UK seven hampers for them to give to the less fortunate in our community. We made up another 2 booze and chocolate hampers to offer as raffle prizes at Christmas.
The members who were due to travel with us to Llandudno for the Turkey and Tinsel holiday, were disappointed to hear of the hotel’s liquidation. Our money we had paid to them seemed lost, but the committee made the decision to refund everyone. Recently I have had the great news that one of the banks, owed more than £6 million by the hotel has agreed to refund all the private creditors which includes us. I’ll let you know when we receive that refund.
Renewals are due now, and as previously mentioned, the cost is still £20, which is fantastic value for money, taking into consideration what we provide.
This year we plan to return to the Croyde Bay Hotel, which unsurprisingly is in Croyde Bay, North Devon. The dates this year are Saturday 13th to Saturday 20th June, and the cost is £400 per person. The limited number of rooms are allocated on a first come, first served basis, so be quick. We have already started a reserve list, so unfortunately, we cannot guarantee everybody a place, but I hope we can pick up some extra rooms nearer to the holiday. A £100 per person non-returnable deposit is required. We must know tonight if you want to secure a place, so I can send the deposit to the hotel asap.
The free buffet at The Grangeway before Christmas was delicious, and we had 24 participants. We could do with more members attending, so if you fancy it, come along next Wednesday between 2pm and 4pm.
Obviously due to the demise of the Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno, we are having to look around for a suitable venue for a weekend break. If we find anywhere in the next few weeks’ we’ll let you know.
There is a Jazz night at the Wids Rugby club, Heath Road, Widnes on Saturday 25th January organised by the Widnes Rotary Club. It starts at 8pm and includes a hotpot supper. Please see Teresa if it’s your “Thing”, and you want tickets which are £20 each. Proceeds will go to the Mayors Charity.
Tonight is Bingo night with cash prizes on offer. We will have 6 games, each with a prize for a line and a full house.
This lady turns 90 on the 23rd of January, so I’m sure you will all join us in wishing Molly a very happy birthday. We have a beautiful flower arrangement to present to her tonight.
No trip planned
Boundary Mill, Colne
Valentines theme night
Annual General Meeting plus buffet
18th March (4th Birthday)
TBA plus Buffet
Birthdays last month
Lillian Murphy 6th
Hilary Kay 15th
Dianne Ryder 16th
Carole Bryant 20th
Birthdays this month
Sylvia Attwood 1st
Sylvia Heap 3rd
Carol Crosbie 3rd
Mike Duncan 7th
Barry Heap 17th
Gwen Upton 21st
Molly Daly 23rd
Betty Mitchell 31st
Many happy returns to all of you.
If there are any mistakes or omissions, please see a committee member to update our records.
Thanks to everyone for coming to support your club tonight. Have a good night, best of luck in the bingo, and see you all next month.