Chairman’s Chat – February 2012

January passed in a flash! A big thanks to all who put on events, particularly Jo for hosting her colourful house party, which was attended by about half the current members, plus a sprinkling of previous generations of CNW IVC.

I’ve been mad busy and travelling a lot with work, so not been able to make it to many club nights or events, but it’s great to be able to keep in touch with what’s going on by following @CNW-IVC on twitter. As well as current and prospective members following, we are also having some success in attracting venues as followers, who re-tweet our messages to a wider audience. Whenever you host or attend an event that you enjoy, feel free to tweet a mini review, or simply send a text to Kay, that she can send out on Twitter, to generate awareness of who we are and what we do.

February is upon us, which, alongside the usual mix of pub nights, walks and meals, brings with it an annual favourite of mine – Christine’s pancake party! Take along a topping and something to drink, and Chris will provide the pancakes. Please let Chris know if you’re planning to attend, as last year she had to send out for egg-stra supplies and whizz up another batch of batter to cope with unannounced guests!

Finally, a heads-up that we have been doing some forward planning, thinking about possible weekends away later in the year. So far we have pencilled in a repeat of the popular Derwentwater hostel weekend in May; a Camping Barn in the Peak District in early July; and an Anglesey hostel / camping weekend in September. I know these dates seem a long way off, but
as we need to book in advance, the organisers will start to drum up support at club nights soon!

Sally x

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