September began for me in Anglesey: a fantastic weekend with high points including Sally’s excellent cooking, an early morning dip in the chilly sea, and some good walks punctuated by great pubs! We’ve also had a good variety in club night venues: don’t forget suggestions for club night and grub of the month venues are always welcome! Of course the main event was our 21st birthday party…
Thanks so much for everyone who made it; final numbers were not far short of 100! Special thank you to Sally who was the one who spotted that it was our 21st in the first place, Alison for organising the cakes, Jo for getting us such a great DJ and to everyone who got in touch with former members and friends which made it such a special night! I had a great night, hope you all did too.
The Christmas party is our next point of focus. Tickets will be on sale shortly for our party on Saturday 8th December at Chester Racecourse. We have reserved 35 tickets but can increase this as long as we have enough notice, so if you are intending to come please buy your ticket as soon as you can so that no-one who wants to come misses out. The tickets are £42, with a subsidised price of £35 for anyone who has put on an event this year; events must be in the November bulletin at the latest, so you’ll need to get a move on if you’ve not hosted anything yet!
Hope to see lots of you there and throughout the month. Highlights for October will be Christine’s Halloween party and going outside of my “comfort zone” caving down the mines at Alderley Edge with Aidan and a big group of us.
August has been a busy month for planning! We now have two major events lined up which you will be able to get tickets for imminently: keep an eye on your e-mails!
Firstly, please go all out to make sure you can join us for the CNW IVC 21st Birthday party we’re holding at the Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club on Friday 28th September. We hope as many of our current members as possible will be able to come and that there will be a great turn out of former members and friends too. Tickets will be just £5 for all and there will be a DJ for the evening. Everyone is welcome and we hope it will be a very special night, a chance to share stories, meet some legends and catch up with people who you don’t see so often.
We will also start taking payments shortly for the Christmas party at Chester Racecourse; please buy early so that you don’t miss out! It’s on Saturday 8th December.
August has not been all party preparation though: I’ve enjoyed the excellent open air performance of Twelfth Night in Grosvenor Park, organised by Jane, and some great club nights. The large group who went off to Derwentwater with Jo all confirmed it was again a highlight of our annual programme and I’m looking forward to my first ever trip to Anglesey as I write this now.
Finally, just a note to say we have re-introduced a physical diary to help the events team encourage you to keep contributing, so that this bulletin is always packed with great events. It’s always best to follow up with an e-mail when you’re planning something (to [email protected] or to the group [email protected] depending on the nature and timing of the event) but please look out for it to see what dates we have free and what we have coming up further ahead!