I hope you all had a lovely Easter break!
The CNW-IVC birthday party is almost upon us on the 14th. We’ve reached the ripe old age of 27. The party is open to current members, past members, prospective members and guests. Please RSVP to me by the 4th.
Our AGM is quickly approaching, we’ve provisionally booked it for the 2nd of May. At this meeting the current serving committee members step down and anyone interested in standing for a role let’s everyone know and we take a vote. I will be sending out the details of the roles over the coming weeks so if you’d like to contribute to the running of our club please keep an eye out. If you’d like more information on the roles please speak to a current member of the committee.
I hope to see as many of you at the party, and if you know any past members be sure to let them know they’re more than welcome!
Happy St David’s Day! Spring is finally with us, although it might not feel like it over the next few days.
We have a great variety of events coming up this month, and we’ll be getting out and about from Hawarden to Liverpool and quite a few visits to Deeside. I’m looking forward to the day out in Liverpool for Andy’s birthday and I’m really pleased to see the curling taster on again, I took advantage of this a couple of years ago and can really recommend it, it’s such good fun. We have a couple of film nights and some jazz – nice.
Don’t forget it is the IVC’s birthday next month, an opportunity to party and let your hair down! I’ll be sending mails about it over the next few weeks.
I hope to see lots of you out and about over the month.
Wow, what a start to the year. The New Members’ Event was a roaring success with lots and lots of new faces.
February is looking good with a large variety of events including a trip to the Blue Planet Aquarium, basketball matches, a cinema night and lunch at Chocks Away. There is also a Ceilidh, the last one was great fun and very well attended. On the 23rd raise your glasses to celebrate Mel’s birthday!
Remember, new members (once fully signed up) ought to put an event on within their first 3 months of joining. If you have any ideas please discuss them with Alison W or a member of the Committee and we’ll be more than willing to give you any help you might need.
Finally, the Committee have decided to join our usual Spring Party with the IVC Birthday celebrations (27 years young this year). The celebrations will be in April so keep an eye out for separate mails from me about this.
Christmas is coming! It’s the time of year when we head for cosy pubs and fire side drinks with good company.
We have our Christmas party on the 22nd, always a fantastic night out. This year we’re at the Town Hall with 28 party goers confirmed so far. A few spaces are still available so please get in touch with me if you’d like to join us.
We’re also celebrating Alison and Dan’s birthdays at the Slow Boat, having drinks with Andy B. There’ll be festive cheer with mulled wine and a brass band at Harkers.
I hope to see a lot of you over the festive season.
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.
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
It looks like summer is with us, let’s hope it stays as we’ve got some great pubs with lovely outdoor areas for club nights this month.
The two events I got to in June were well attended and a good time was had by all. The curry night put on by Hillary
and Jenni was particularly busy!
We all made it back in one piece from Jakarta and I am pleased to say Claire is doing well and in fine fettle.
On that note, keep your diaries free on 7th August as Claire is making a flying visit to the UK and putting on an event while she’s here. That’s a picture of me at one of the hotels we stayed in.
July is looking great with the races, a beer festival, a walk/cycle/pub lunch, a poetry evening and a walk and blog to get the literary juices flowing. I think there must be something there for everyone.
I hope to see a lot of you out over the coming weeks. If the lovely weather inspires you to put on a last minute event just drop a mail to ************************.
See you soon.
The May Chairman’s chat it is usually all about the AGM and welcoming the new committee but I am writing this before the AGM, as it’s being held late this year. Hopefully we should now have a new committee elected and have recruited a few new volunteers to replace those who have stepped down. It’s always great to see new people joining the committee every year who can bring some new ideas and enthusiasm to take the club forward into the next membership year.
I had some great nights out last month; thanks to Matthew and Lee for coming along to my Telford’s night to see the Sundowners. Telford’s is always a great night and the band were really good. We had a great turn out for Alison’s birthday later in the month which was enjoyed by all with a mix of older and newer members, and even some ex members. It was a shame that the canal trip was cancelled last month due to John’s work commitments, but I believe he is planning to reschedule the event later this year so look out for that one as I know a number of people were looking forward to it.
Lots to look forward to this month: Spring Party, Pub Crawl, two beer festivals, Eurovision party, BBQ and much more 🙂
Finally I would like to welcome our newest member Sam.
Have a good month everyone and congratulations to the new committee.
Well I’m back from my hols and down to business! February was great, with some big IVC nights out in Chester and some great films. As spring begins to show itself, do all get thinking of some new event ideas for the new season! It’s getting to the time where we’re keener to get out for the day and explore, rather than just stick to evening events inside in the warm! If you’re unsure about any ideas or how to go about hosting or organising them, chat to any of the committee for advice or pointers!
It will be the AGM next month and as ever I ask as many of you as possible to attend; it’s important you take the chance to have your say and give feedback on the year and the direction of the club!
This month I’m looking forward to Christine’s trip to Theatre Clwyd to see “Love Crime”, as the trailer we saw in Feb looked great! Also we have some birthday nights out, some outdoors stuff in Tarporley, Delamere and Ironbridge, and there’s an Easter pub crawl in the planning of epic proportions! Thanks as always to those contributing items to the programme; without you there’s no IVC!
Special mention for Leanne Salisbury who after months of planning and hard work, finally smashed her fundraising target with her fantastic Burlesque Evening last Friday. She now heads off to trek the Great Wall of China in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust later this month.