Newsletter – February 2021

NEWSLETTER                                                                 FEBRUARY 2021

Welcome

Hello everyone and welcome to what should have been our February meeting, but sadly we will all have to celebrate Valentines night at home.  We have 2 couples who celebrate their wedding anniversaries on Valentines day, namely Bob and Carole Bryant, and Beranice and Mike Duncan, for whom it is their first. Congratulations to both couples you hopeless romantics!

Spring Break

19th-22nd March 2021

Blackpool The Bond Hotel

Due to current lockdown The Bond Hotel has decided it will not be reopening in time for our trip to Blackpool. But we have been offered an alternative date which is December 17th – 20th thus making it a Turkey and Tinsel break. All members booked on the spring holiday have been informed, but if any other members wish to book on this break please contact Dianne on 01928 573801 and she will enquire with the hotel to see if there is a room for you.

Summer Holiday Balances

Dianne is in possession now of a list of how much each of you owe for the summer holiday in Hayling Island.  She will be in contact with everyone booked on this trip to discuss outstanding balances.

PLEASE NOTE

The holiday must be paid in full by the end of March.

Just to remind you of the dates:

Friday 11th June to Friday 18th June 2021

We can assure everyone that this venue is covered by free COVID-19 insurance protection. Dianne has rechecked with Anthony’s travel about the latest Covid information and has had this reply.

“As of today, currently you are required to social distance on coaches, and wear face coverings (unless medically exempt).

Capacity is reduced but total passengers are based on certain factors.

Generally if anyone lives alone its one double seat per passenger, however if they are in the same bubble (household) they can sit together so the numbers going up, however by June we would hope that many of the measures would have been relaxed but we have no certainty.

 In relation to on the vehicle already 80% of our staff have had the first vaccination as essential transport workers, by your trip all will have had the second dose”

If anyone wishes to see if there are any available spaces, please contact Dianne on 01928 573801, she will be happy to make enquiries for you.

Any cheques for holidays to Barry. Could you please ensure that the PAYEE is clearly marked as:

Let’s Go Stroke Club.

Payments can also be made into the following bank account:

Sort Code 60-19-24

Account No 43542581 

Please put your name and purpose of payment in the Reference field.

Single Person Holiday Supplements

The club will fund the whole cost of any future single person supplements, to enable everyone to be able to enjoy our planned holidays without facing extra costs.

Memberships

All existing members will receive free club membership for 2021.

Birthdays this month

February

Maurice Gorodkin   2nd

Sylvia Arnold           14th

Eileen Duckett         18th

Ruth Card                 19th

Les Crosbie               20th

March

Beranice Duncan     2nd

Teresa Ainsworth    5th   

Irene Brindle            5th  

Trish Vardy              9th

Doreen Yates          11th

David Ryder            13th        

Mary Evans             23rd   

Betty Clark              26th

Many happy returns to all of you.

If there are any mistakes or omissions, please see a committee member to update our records.

Keeping in Touch

Teresa Cook, Sandra Byrne and Rose Cook still keep in touch with our members every week by phone to check on their wellbeing, and to ask if there are any issue’s they require support with.

Social Media 

If you have access to a computer or smartphone, why not keep in the loop by accessing our website or facebook page and having a browse. The addresses are:

www.letsgostrokeclub.org

          OR

http://www.facebook.com/letsgostrokeclub

 VERY IMPORTANT

Annual General Meeting

It has been decided to defer the AGM to when we can all meet again, hopefully soon in the future.

Mike Duncan is due for re-election this year. There is still 1 vacancy on the committee for anybody who would like to volunteer for these positions. Anybody who would like this opportunity please forward their name to Dianne Ryder.

Bob Bryant

Bob has returned as an active committee member with immediate effect.

Thanks to everyone for continuing to support your club, even if it must be at a distance. We will keep in touch, but remember, if anyone needs any help or just a chat on the phone, then please don’t hesitate to give us a call.

Take Care and Stay Safe

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