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, 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

CNW-IVC 25th Anniversary Party

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.

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Cheshire and North Wales IVC Open Event

We are having an open event on Saturday 31st of October – between 3 pm and 8pm. Join us if you are interested in finding out more about IVC or think you may want to join the club – we will meet up first then stay on to watch the Rugby World Cup final. If you want to come along to this or any other event get in touch and members will be there to meet and greet you. For further info contact 07518 958 554 or visit www.cnw-ivc.org.uk

Chairman’s Chat, October 2015

Hi all,

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!

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, April 2015

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a good month and enjoyed last month’s events. Thanks to those of you that joined me for my birthday celebrations at Telfords; I had a great night and the band “Tankus the Henge” were really good. I ended the night with Disco Dave making an appearance on the dance floor. I had such a good night that I have decided to host another Telfords night this month with a band that have had good press and also appeared at Glastonbury; I am expecting good things. I believe the pub night with Ellie also went down well and it’s great to hear that a number of our current prospective members joined her and had a really good night.

It’s the AGM this month, a bit later than usual, but we will be sticking to tradition and offering a free drink to all those that arrive promptly between 7:30pm and 8pm. We will then get down to business of reviewing 2014-15 and electing a new committee. All committee places will be up for grabs so if you would like to get involved with the running of the club there are current committee members who have decided not to stand for re-election, so we will be looking to find some new faces to join us.

Have a good month everyone and I hope to see lots of you at the AGM 🙂

Cheers

Dave

Chairman’s Chat, March 2015

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all enjoyed last month’s events. I particularly enjoyed Rhian’s “Are You Feeling Lucky” pub crawl. It’s great to see something a bit different and imaginative on the bulletin. It was enjoyed by all, and there was a great turn out. For those that didn’t join us, the event was a pub crawl with the next pub decided by the throw of a dice with the six sides representing the six nearest pubs. As an added bit of fun we could then bet on which pub we thought would be next with the winners collecting the wagers on each throw. The route ended up being The Boot > Duttons > Botanist > Coach House > Liverpool Arms.

While talking about something a bit different, a new regular event has been added to the bulletin this month thanks to Helen H (aka Tall Helen). It’s one for all you fitness types: she is running an aerobic trampoline event, see the regular events section for more details.

The CNW-IVC AGM is nearing us fast, where we will discuss the club’s future direction and elect a new committee. It’s now looking likely it will be held in early May, due to the AIVC holding their Conference in late April – more details to follow next month.

And finally a big welcome to our newest member Clare Mulholland.

Have a good month everyone 🙂

Cheers
Dave

Chairman’s Chat, February 2015

Hi Everyone,

Hope you all had a good January and have stuck to all your New Years’ resolutions. I always make a few in the hope I manage to keep to at least one.

I went to see the Theory of Everything last month, which was chosen in my monthly Facebook vote for our cinema night. It’s not the kind of film I would normally go for but it was really good and the acting was amazing for such a hard role to play. I can see lots awards coming Eddie Remayne way who played Stephen Hawking. I would defiantly recommend going to see it. I would also like to thank Rhian and Sian for organising a lovely walk out to the Plough in Waverton along the canal.  There was a really good turn out; definitely one for us to do again in the summer.

This year is already going fast, after organising the Christmas party it’s now time to start thinking about the AGM, which is just round the corner in April. So it’s time to start getting your thoughts together on the past year and the future of the club and talking to members of the committee if you’re interested in getting involved next year.

Lastly I would like to welcome our newest members David Atkinson and Claire Bolton.

Have a good month everybody.

Dave