NEWSLETTER FEBRUARY 2021
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!
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.
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.
All existing members will receive free club membership for 2021.
Birthdays this month
Maurice Gorodkin 2nd
Sylvia Arnold 14th
Eileen Duckett 18th
Ruth Card 19th
Les Crosbie 20th
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.
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:
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 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