Chairman’s Chat, February 2018

Hi all,

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.



Chairman’s Chat, January 2018

Happy New Year!

I hope you all had a great time over the festive season and I wish you all a prosperous 2018.

The New Year is the time to reflect on the past year and to look forward to the year to come. We’ve had 21 new members join us in 2017 and put on over 80 events!
I look forward to welcoming even more new members in 2018 and seeing what new events our new members can come up with.

See you soon.


Chairman’s Chat, June 2016

Hi All,

The summer starts here! Let’s hope the weather is good to us this year.

As you all know, we had the AGM last month. The committee stayed pretty much the same but with Ellie making the move to the role of Secretary. A new award was introduced, the Chairman’s Award, to be given annually for going above and beyond. This year it was won jointly by Pip and Dave for innovation.

This month we have races, a band night at Telford’s, and our regular New Members’ Event on the18th. You’ll also notice our club night venues have outside spaces so we can enjoy the summer evenings.

Welcome to New member Rosie and welcome back to John.



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

Chairman’s Chat, May 2014: it’s farewell from Kay, and hello from the new committee

Hi everyone,

Hopefully by now you’ll have seen the minutes from the AGM last week if you couldn’t be there, and know that this is my last Chairman’s Chat! After 3 years on the committee and two as Chair, I’m handing over to Dave Clark and I’m sure he’ll carry on the momentum we have now to take the club forward. Thanks to all the outgoing committee and good luck to the new bunch. I’m sure there’s an analogy I can draw between stepping down from the committee and retirement: less work, more play and plenty of time for gardening!

Chester is full of festivals in May and there’s lots to look forward to this summer. I hope you’ll all take the time to think about adding an event or two to the programme over the coming months; we’re only as good a club as you make it.

Finally, my last job is to wish a warm welcome to our EIGHT new members approved this month: Sophie, Laura, Sam, Phil, Mike, Sian, Matt and Helen!