Chairman’s Chat, December 2017

Hi all, 

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.

Rhian

Chairman’s Chat, October 2017

Hi all,

October is looking busy with some of our favourite events Fizzy Friday, a meal at the Slow Boat and a New Members’ event. We’ve also got a comedy night and a pool night, both of which were well attended and a great night out last time. And let’s not forget the Halloween party!

25 people have now confirmed that they will be coming along to the Christmas party. We have also reserved 15 places at the Brewhouse and Kitchen for New Year’s eve. Please get in touch if you’d like to come along. Tickets are £5 which includes a drink.

I hope to see you at one or more events this month.

Rhian

Chairman’s chat, September 2017

Hi all,

Well August was certainly jam packed with great events! September is looking a little quieter but still has a great variety so whether you’re in the mood for the races, the cinema, a meal out, comic con or a graffiti artist show then we’ve got you covered.

If you haven’t put on an event yet this year then please have a chat with Alison W or a member of the committee.

I’ll be organising the Christmas party over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for my mails.

See you all soon.

Rhian

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, July 2015

Hello everyone,

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.

Rhian

Chairman’s chat – May 2011

Aside from the AGM, April seems to be a non-stop food and drink fest! Thanks to Alex for giving me an excuse to wear my beer-frock and Christine to scare us in her Burkha, at his International Appetisers party, and to Jenny for a great kick-start to the longest weekend ever, by twisting lots of arms (!) to get a large group of us to Chester Beerfest.

Whilst I was chilling out in sunny Shropshire last week, the May events schedule has been filling up nicely, and I can see some interesting future events, too!

The current weather is perfect for the planned day-trips to Donington Park and Alton Towers over the May bank holiday, and I’m looking forward to a repeat of last year’s Real Ale Train ride in  Llangollen. This month we’re also starting “First Friday ” and “Last Friday” food as regular events; Phil has picked the venues for this month, but please volunteer to host in future months at your favourite foodie haunts!

To add to the already eclectic mix, we have both German speaking and French singing evenings planned for June. As the summer is here, and the evenings are lighter and the weather more reliable, it would also be good to see some more active / outdoor activities being planned. So if you’ve a penchant for outdoor Shakespeare, own a bicycle, a barbecue, a frisbee or just a pair of walking shoes, please feel free to organise a suitably summery event!

Sally