NEWSLETTER MARCH 2020
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. Just a reminder that if you haven’t renewed your membership for this year yet, you need to do it now, in order to have a vote, and enjoy our delicious buffet.
Disappointingly, we received no nominations for committee members this year. Fortunately, we have a good team already in place, but we really do need some fresh impetus from new members. Only a few hours a month is all we are asking for, which shouldn’t be too much to ask from members who are mostly retired. We can co-opt members onto the committee at any time, not just at the AGM, so if anyone would like to reconsider, and put something back into the club, then please have a word with any committee member, join us, and see what you’re missing.
On Friday 24th April, 37 of us are off to Blackpool for a spring break holiday. We were fortunate to take advantage of a massive price reduction from £195 down to £99. Luggage tags will be distributed next month. The coach leaves the Red Admiral at 09.15, and the Halton Stadium at 09.30. PLEASE, PLEASE, remember to bring your medications.
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 Boundary Mill, on Friday 20th March. The coach leaves the Red Admiral at 09.30 and the Stadium at 09.45, the cost being £10 a head. We hope to return for 6pm. Please give your names to Dianne. If we have enough interest (around 25), we will collect the money later tonight.
Also, the trip to Llandudno on 24th April, has had to be brought forward a week to the 17th April, as it now clashes with the spring break holiday. Remember to adjust your diaries.
Last month we had an Easter bonnet decorating competition, judged by Mandy the owner of Macy’s café. To celebrate the 4th birthday of the afternoon club, we are providing a free cold buffet. Please give us a £5 deposit which will be reimbursed when you arrive. Free tea and coffee too.
This Friday the 13th, the Mayor is hosting an Irish night here at the stadium. Alan Gill, the fabulous entertainer, who played for us last month is the star of the show, plus there is a hotpot supper and dessert. Tickets are discounted at £10 a head, so please form an orderly queue to give me your names.
On Saturday 4th April, it’s Grand National Day, and here at the stadium you are invited to watch all the races televised with live betting. The bar is open, and afternoon tea will be served. Dress up as if you were off to the races and participate in this spectacle in comfort and out of the rain. Tickets are £20, and a great afternoon is guaranteed, but we can’t promise you will back a winner! The fun starts at 1pm!
We have been invited to attend Morrisons, Widnes on Sunday 29th March to carry out a bag pack to raise funds for the Mayors Charity. Obviously, we will eventually receive half of what we raise, as we are one of her nominated charities. The action starts at 11am and ends at 3pm, and you can put your name down for one or more one hour slots. Please come and help us if you are available.
Friday 17th April
Friday 22nd May
Friday 26th June
18th March (4th Birthday)
Birthday Buffet plus bingo
Gaynor from Sure Start
Chair based exercise
And finally, we have tickets on sale tonight for another 50/50 draw, with a minimum prize of £100, to be drawn at the Grand National Day on 4th April. They are £1 each.
Birthdays this month
Beranice Manley, 2nd
Teresa Ainsworth, 5th
Irene Brindle, 5th
Trish Vardy, 9th
Doreen Yates, 11th
David Ryder, 13th
Mary Evans, 23rd
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 cold buffet and chips 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. Have a good night.