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, 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.


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.


Chairman’s Chat – January 2013

Firstly, Happy New Year to you all!

I sit writing this with Mary Poppins on in the background and a box of Christmas chocolates by my side; reflecting on a fabulous festive season! It seems a long time ago now but I had a brilliant night at our Christmas Party at the Racecourse and it was wonderful to wake up on the Sunday to see so many texts, Facebook comments and e-mails about how much everyone else had enjoyed it too.

So what will 2013 bring? We have a few good things in the diary to kick it off, and hopefully it will be another excellent year for us. Remember you can help do your bit in the following ways:

Host an event. Send us details of your event, or talk to Alison B and Andy C for any help and advice on this.

Give feedback! Let any of the committee know your thoughts on how things are going and give us your own suggestions on anything and everything.
If you’ve been to an IVC event and enjoyed it, send me a quick text, e-mail or facebook message so I can tweet about it (or tweet about it yourselves @cnw_ivc); it all helps raise our profile in Cheshire and North Wales and attract new members.

More impromptu events or things that need booking in well in advance can be arranged by e-mailing the whole group: send your message to the Google group, and as soon as one of the committee has chance to approve and release your message (don’t panic if there is a bit of a delay!) it will be sent out to everyone.

Best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you all,


Chairman’s Chat – December 2012

December’s here! I can believe it though, because it’s freezing! I’m looking forward to putting up my Christmas tree the day before the party and declaring the festive season open from then.

November’s been a busy month for me so I’ve missed a few IVC events which sounded great, but I enjoyed my first time at Dave’s cinema night and an epic feast at grub of the month at Hickory’s Smokehouse. Thanks to everyone who put things on this month and especially to those who hosted their first events! Great to see new members rolling their sleeves up and getting involved.

Thanks also to everyone who brought items for the Liverpool Keep Warm Collective’s appeal for women’s winter clothing. These were dropped in Liverpool this week and will be much appreciated.

We have 39 of us off the Racecourse for the Christmas Party and with a good mix of long standing and newer members it should prove to be a great event! I’m also over-excited as ever about our trip to the Theatre Clwyd Pantomime, which is always joyful. As we go to press there’s one ticket going spare so get in touch with Jo if you fancy it!

Have a great Christmas and New Year everyone and get thinking about some events for January that are New Year’s Resolution friendly: low cost, low calorie, high energy and maybe a chance to try new things?!