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
The summer starts here! Let’s hope the weather is good to us this year.
As you all know, we had the AGM last month. The committee stayed pretty much the same but with Ellie making the move to the role of Secretary. A new award was introduced, the Chairman’s Award, to be given annually for going above and beyond. This year it was won jointly by Pip and Dave for innovation.
This month we have races, a band night at Telford’s, and our regular New Members’ Event on the18th. You’ll also notice our club night venues have outside spaces so we can enjoy the summer evenings.
Welcome to New member Rosie and welcome back to John.
We had our second mixer in April to attract potential new members and it was great to see some new faces. The success of the mixers has been enhanced by our presence on Meetup and we’re seeing more people joining our online group.
April also saw our 25th anniversary, the party was great and I’d like to thank Laura and Lee for organising it and Christine for baking the delicious cake.
As you know it’s our AGM on Wednesday the 4th of May. It’s not too late to stand for any of the committee positions, just get in touch if you need any information.
I hope to see as many of you as possible on Wednesday.
Its the Cheshire and North Wales IVC 25th Anniversary this year so the committee have decided to have a celebration party this weekend (23rd April) Its being held in a Chester city centre bar and new people are more than welcome to join us. So why not get in touch via the contact us page on our web site for further info would be great to see you there.
We’ve had quite an eventful month with a trip to Liverpool with Dave, or second new members event, basket ball matches and a boozy Easter egg hunt.
We have a lot to look forward to this month with our third new members event on the 9th, a night out in Telfords on the 29th (always popular) and a walking tour of Chester on the 30th. On top of these events, I’m really excited to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary on the 23rd. This will be a really special event and we hope to see many members, both old and new and prospective ones too!
You will remember last year that the committee were looking at new ways of attracting new members. Dave has been busy working his IT magic and signed us up to Meetup for a six month trial. A lot of other IVCs have already done this and we hope to expose our group to a wider audience. A separate message will be sent letting you know how to get involved.
Finally, a May date for your diary, We will be holding the AGM on May 4th (venue TBC). I would encourage all of you to think about taking up a role on the Committee, its a really rewarding way to get more involved with our IVC group. I will send out more information about the roles but in the meantime please speak to any of the Committee members.
I can’t believe how quickly this month has flown by. We had our trip to Dublin where we found some great bars and places to eat, rode the open top bus around the whole city and even found prosecco on tap!! Aidan led a trip down the mines and we topped the month off with a few beers and a curry.
Coming up this month we have some tea parties, birthday celebrations and a farewell. Can you please get in touch with the organisers to let them know if you are coming. A few more changes will be brought in this month. We’ve drafted a ‘how to’ guide to explain to new members how to put on events and Pip is looking into ordering some business cards for the committee to hand out with our contact details on.
Finally, we will be trialling a new section in the bulleting called ‘What’s New With You’ in which members post a little update about anything new they’d like to share with the other members. We haven’t quite got it formatted yet but here’s some exciting news to get the ball rolling. Andy and Rachael would like to let you know about the arrival of baby Daniel last Wednesday (23rd Sept) weighing in at 7lb 13oz. I’m sure you’ll all join me in sending our best wishes and congratulations!