Chairman’s Chat, March 2018

Hi all,

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.



Chairman’s Chat: December

Hi all,

Welcome to the December edition of the IVC bulletin. Is it really only the start of December? I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking out of the window at all the ice and snow and thinking it must be January or something. Fortunately I’m assured I haven’t overslept and missed Christmas!

Thanks go to Jo for bringing back the bonfire party… it turns out that even building a house in the middle of the garden doesn’t stop you finding space to let off fireworks, although a fair number of people were hiding behind the garage when some of the fireworks were let off! Thanks as well to Jo, and everyone else who contributed, for all the food that was there.

There’s still one or two places left at the Christmas party on the 18th, so if you hurry you might still get a place! There are a few of you who haven’t got your menu choices in, or even your money (tut, tut!) so get them in quickly or we’ll have to send the mob round to collect… We’ve got a room to ourselves this year, and I’m looking forward to another great do!

We’ve also got a visit to the German Christmas Markets in Manchester to look forward to, the carol concert in Chester Cathedral on the 19th (a great lead-up to Christmas, assuming we’ve recovered from the party!) and of course the traditional not-so-traditional rock and roll panto – for which there might be a couple of tickets left. And I’m looking for some more crazy people to get their Santa outfits and come running round the centre of Liverpool with me. What’s that you say? I’m the only crazy one here? How dare you!

Have fun and have a great Christmas,


Christmas shopping and a show

Christmas is coming, the diary’s looking fat, please come to the pub for our club night?  Hmm: I think I might have to work on my rhyming…

Christmas is coming, the diary’s looking fat, please put a January event into the hat, if you don’t know what to do then God Bless You.

Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, The new diary is on its way, oh what fun it would be to fill it up today!  We have a new diary so HEY HO HEY HO HEY! 🙂 🙂 🙂  Please come along to one of the remaining club nights and put an event (or two) in the diary for 2010! (Especially if you didn’t put an event on in 2009 as you are kind of missing the point of this being a club run by members for members 😉

If you didn’t get December’s bulletin please let me know as it is out!

If you need help planning an even or want to put a joint event on with someone else Aidan is there and will give you all the help that you need.  Poetry writing anyone… ?
ps. Thanks to Steph and Emma for putting on shopping trips to Manchester and Liverpool (although I think we had more fun in Liverpool as we went to see a show afterwards !)
Never Forget at The Empire Theatre, Liverpool
Thanks too to Jackie for arranging for a lovely Sunday pub lunch: see you all again this Saturday (well, it is festive meal season after all 😉 )

Photos from the start of the year

Photos from the tour of Queensway Tunnel at the weekend that Aidain organised for us, plus a couple of the horse riding (thanks to Jackie for that one) and some of the new chairman’s St Patrick’s Day party.

If anyone else has any photos of anything else (or more of these events) from this year to share (the ski trip?) can you please send or upload them, thank you.


EvitaEvita – Oh what a circus oh what a show!  A very enjoyable evening only slightly marred by Mark losing the tickets the day before, but thanks to Frances we managed to get in to see the show!

A very powerful and moving musical added by the amazing performances of the two leads, Evita and Che, the rest of the cast were equally wonderful.  As was the set and stage production.  Well done to Frances for organising a wonderful evening and for arranging a room for us all to mingle before the show and during the interval it certainly made me feel slightly important walking passed people fighting at the bar to our very own room with bar man.

This was all followed by a drink in the local pub behind the theatre, me being star stuck and not having a pen in time to get autographs and half an hour spent at the train station playing I-spy!  A very enjoyable evening!!