Chairman’s Chat, August 2017

Hi all,

Wow, July was certainly packed with some great events and August won’t disappoint either!

August kicks off with almost an event every day in the first week! From a talk on wildlife, days out to live music. The month continues with surfing, chilli, castles and cinema trips. We welcome the return of moonlight flicks, cinema under the stars.

Not forgetting the IVC summer event – the summer BBQ on the 19th. Always a well attended event, food, friends and sunshine – what’s not to like! Well done to all of those putting on events – you make the club what it is.

See you all soon.

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, July 2017

Hi all,

I hope you all enjoyed the heat wave last month and are looking forward to more lovely weather in July.
We had some great events last month with comedy, cinema, music and getting crafty. It was also lovely to see so many out on the wobbly walls walk and to see Claire whilst on her trip over from Kuala Lumpur.

July is looking busy kicking off with a walk up Moel Famau, then the Zoo and fizzy Friday for Ellie’s birthday. We’ve also got the very popular all you can eat buffet at the Slow Boat, races and an evening cruise. A trip to Port Sunlight is next followed by a game day then rounded off with a new member’s event. Blimey, talk about a variety!
I’d like to encourage our members to suggest venues for our regular Wednesday club night so if you’ve been somewhere you think we’d enjoy please email me with the details before our next committee meeting on Wednesday 5th July.

I’d like to welcome our newest Members Gem, Dan B and Dan L.

See you soon Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, June 2017

Hi all,

We had a great mix of well attended events last month and another great variety of events coming up this month. We’ve got our usual cinema night and regular Wednesdays out but we’ve also got the music train, some events at Alexander’s, a member’s catch up night and the return of an old favourite the Wobbly Walls Walk!

Can you all please check you have received your renewal email and follow the instructions to renew. Remember to select the Heritage membership option for those of you who have been in the club for over 15 years.

We’ve also got a flying visit from our member Claire in from Kuala Lumpur!

I’d like to welcome Heather, Cheryl, Julie and Louise.

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, May 2017

Hi all,

I’d like to start with a big thank you to our outgoing committee members Mike, Laura, Lee, Maria and Sam for all of their good work over the last year. I’d also like to thank our remaining committee members Pip, Ellie, Dave and Richard for their continued support of our club.

I’m pleased to welcome Mel, Alison and Robbie to the committee. All three have great ideas and will bring a fresh approach to the roles.

This month we have the return of a favourite, the Chester Charity Beer Festival, a cinema night and something brand new – a roller disco night!!! We also have a new member’s evening which I would encourage all of you to come along to. It’s always a great night and it’s great for prospective members to see the diversity and character of our current membership.

There are interesting times ahead and I hope to see you all out and about soon.

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, April 2017

Hi all,

As our AGM is fast approaching I’d like to ask you all to think about what makes our club what it is and think about what could be done to make it even better. I’m proud of our diverse membership and also how some members have chosen to stay part of the group for so long. I feel we could do better at putting on a wider range of events and encouraging members to put on at least one event per year. If you have any ideas on how we could improve things please table motion by emailing our Secretary by the 11th of April.

Through the use of Meetup, new members’ events and our trusty newspaper advert, I’m pleased to say that we are attracting lots of new people.

I hope to see as many of you at possible for our AGM at the Cross Keys on the 19th April. Come along at 7pm for a free drink, the meeting starts at 7:30.

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat , March 2017

Hi all,

February was fun filled with a great variety of well attended events. We kicked the month off with the hoedown which I would definitely recommend if it comes round again. A great group joined Mike for a delicious Chinese meal. It was great to see new and old faces at the new member’s event and fizzy Friday.

March starts with catch up drinks at Duttons. We’ll be helping Dave C celebrate a significant birthday and waving bon voyage to Lee as he sets off in search of adventures on the high seas. We’ll round off the month with a stroll along the Dee and a pub lunch.

Please have a think about events for April and get in touch with Laura using the events email at the back of the bulletin.

We’ll be having the AGM in April. Do you think you could spare some time to support the club and join the committee? If so please have a chat with one of the current committee members of go to our website for a description of the roles.

I’d like to welcome Andy, Mel and Jonathan to the club.

See you all soon.

Chairman’s Chat, February 2017

Hi all ,

January is officially behind us, how are you all doing keeping your news year resolutions? We has some lovely events last month including celebrating Carol  and Andy’s engagement, jo’s annual house party and a couple of outdoor events.

Yeeha! February starts with a howdown! We’ve also got a meal out and the return of an old favourite Fizzy Friday! We’ve also got a new members event on the 18th so I you have any friends who you’ve been thinking of inviting along then now is the time.

Finally can you all please have a think about putting on an event and getting it in the diary, even if it is in a few months time. We really need your support this year with events, most are put on by the committee so we need you to help out. this group is what the members make of it. Contact us using the events e-mail at the back of the bulletin.

Have a great February

Rhian

 

Chairman’s Chat, September 2016

Hi All,

We’ve had a great August kicked off by mine and Carol’s birthday party, it was lovely to see so many of you there. The summer BBQ and Lee’s tour of Chester’s beer gardens were great too.

We have a lot of people signed up on our Meetup site but we need your help. New people are more likely to come along to an event if they see others are going too. Can you please sign up to Meetup and confirm when you’ll be coming along to events. Dave will send out an email with instructions.

In September we have a couple of walks an excellent band and a cinema night and our trip to New York!

Enjoy

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, July 2016

HI All,

June saw another successful new member’s evening, a lovely afternoon in the Handbridge beer garden, a night out at Telford’s and a cinema night.

Following on from Laura’s email I would like to encourage you all to think about the type of event you would like to put on. If you would like any help or someone to co-host just give one of the committee members a shout. 

July sees the return of Claire on the 2nd for a quick visit, birthday drinks with Ellie, Telford’s and a cinema night. We’ve also got our next new members evening on the 30th

Rhian.

CNW-IVC Open event for new members

After the success of our last open night where we gained some lovely new members, come and join us and other potential new members for our open night. 

We are a friendly activity and social group for professionals aged 21-45 and our members run a wide variety of events in and around Chester. We have a lot of great events lined up for the coming months so if you want to boost your social life come along!

Our open event is on Saturday 18th of June at 7.30pm at the Cross Keys in central Chester. We will meet you there and introduce you to some current members so that you can find out more about the group, or we also have drinks every Wednesday at 8.30pm. For further info phone or text 07858056670 or visit www.cnw-ivc.org.uk