Newsletter – February 2020

NEWSLETTER                                                          FEBRUARY 2020


Hello everyone and welcome to our February meeting, and it’s Valentines night (Well nearly). Tonight, we have a great singer who has become a club favourite, Alan Gill who we welcome back to the club. So, sit back and enjoy his vocal and musical talents.

Mayors Charity

While I’m talking about Alan Gill, he will be coming back here to the stadium next month on the 13th, to entertain the Mayors charity at our St Patricks day dinner. So, if would like to hear him again singing his Irish songs, together with a 3-course dinner and disco, then give me £10 each and you’re in.

Spring Break

With the demise of The Esplanade Hotel in Llandudno, we are searching around for a suitable replacement. We have found only one to date, which is the Bond Hotel in Blackpool. It is fully set up as a hotel for disabled guests and looks good in the brochure. It is being redecorated presently and is shut until April. So, if you could give us an idea if it is worth us pursuing or not, then we would have an idea on the numbers interested. Again, we are looking at a Friday to Monday booking.

Summer Holiday

This week I must pay our £500 non-returnable deposit to the Croyde Bay Hotel. Currently we only have 19 members committing to the holiday, which we need to increase to make it viable. The dates for your diary are Saturday 13th to 20th June at £400 per person. There are no sea view rooms here.


Membership renewals are due now. The cost is just £20 for the whole year, which represents excellent value for money. Please see me with your subscriptions.


On the subject of memberships, can I remind everyone that it is the AGM next month, so if you want to attend, and enjoy our delicious buffet, you need to be a fully paid up member. We will be taking a register on the night, so if you haven’t renewed, you won’t be allowed to take part. This year, as you can see on the notice, we have TWO vacancies, one, due to the retirement of Bryan Cartwright last year, after many years of sterling service to the club, plus the vacancy open since two years ago which is still vacant. If you see yourself as the newest recruit, then please make sure that you can commit to attending ALL the committee and club meetings before you apply. We would also like you to support the clubs activities, be they the trips, charity fundraising nights and any external promotional events we commit to. The more you contribute, the more satisfying it becomes.

If you think that you are the person we are looking for, and you have the ideas, energy and a willingness to get involved, get your application in to Dianne before the closing date of 28th February. If you need more information, then have a chat with any committee member. Come and join us and make a difference.

Love is in the air!

Just to let you know that Mike Duncan is getting married on Valentines Day to Beranice Manley, you pair of hopeless romantics! The club has given them a gift on your behalf, and I’m sure you will all join me in wishing them both a great day, and every happiness for the future.

Afternoon Club

The indoor games on offer last month brought some fun to an otherwise cold, wet afternoon. Next week we are having a craft session, all free, where you will be able to demonstrate your artistic flair and imagination. Don’t forget the free drinks and maybe a slice of cake either!



No trip planned

20th March

Boundary Mill, Colne

24th April



11th March

Annual General Meeting plus buffet

8th April


9th May

Graham Deane


19th February


18th March (4th Birthday)

TBA plus birthday buffet

18th April


Birthdays this month

Val Emberton, 3rd

Pauline Card, 5th

Ruth Card, 19th

Sylvia Arnold, 14th

Eileen Duckett, 18th

Les Crosbie, 20th

A special mention must be made for Pauline Card, Ruth’s Mum who turned 95 last week. Although she hasn’t been to the club for some time, she is still in our thoughts, so Happy Birthday Pauline.

If anyone’s name is missing from this list, please see a member of the committee to update our records.

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

Take Care

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