Chairman’s Chat, February 2017

Hi all ,

January is officially behind us, how are you all doing keeping your news year resolutions? We has some lovely events last month including celebrating Carol  and Andy’s engagement, jo’s annual house party and a couple of outdoor events.

Yeeha! February starts with a howdown! We’ve also got a meal out and the return of an old favourite Fizzy Friday! We’ve also got a new members event on the 18th so I you have any friends who you’ve been thinking of inviting along then now is the time.

Finally can you all please have a think about putting on an event and getting it in the diary, even if it is in a few months time. We really need your support this year with events, most are put on by the committee so we need you to help out. this group is what the members make of it. Contact us using the events e-mail at the back of the bulletin.

Have a great February



Chairman’s Chat, January 2014 – a new start with IVC!

Hi everyone,
Happy New Year! Hope you all had a great Christmas. I had a fantastic time at the Racecourse again for the Christmas Party: excellent food, top entertainment and most importantly great company. Also the panto was fabulous as ever; get your name down early as it always sells out fast: thanks to Jo for booking, as ever. Don’t forget she’d love to see you at her Winter Warmer/fend off the January blues party on January 4th.

Here’s the first bulletin of the year, hope there’s something in it for everyone. Club night attendance has been excellent for a while now which is great. Please feel free to suggest a venue or let us know if you haven’t liked somewhere; it’s your club!

I recognise that the bulletin might seem a slightly dated format but I confess I rather like it. Do remember if you have any kind of smart phone it’s simple to open the pdf of the bulletin and save it so that it can be easily accessed at any time; ask any of the committee if you’re not sure about this and hopefully one of us can help out! For more impromptu events just send an e-mail to the group [email protected], use the private Facebook group or if you’re a bit shy e-mail Hilary or Jenni in events and they can help get the word out in the most appropriate way.

Do remember that we hope everyone will add an event or two to the bulletin over the course of the year. Please don’t feel it’s presumptuous to add one as a newer member, it’s a great way to get to know more people than just the regular Wednesday night crowd and doesn’t have to be over-complicated or time-consuming. We are a club run by the members for the members and do whatever it is you want to do.

We’re planning a weekend in York on 21st-23rd February which should be a great city break without travelling too far and also will include the annual Jorvik Viking festival! It will be a change from our usual trips which are more hostel/walking/outdoorsy so we hope lots of you will make it along, perhaps even some of those who’ve never been away with us before.

This month I’m pleased to welcome new member Marie.

Best wishes for 2014,