Chairman’s Chat, September – Weekend in the Lakes, Alderley Edge caving, Heritage pub crawl, nights out!

Hi everyone,

As I write this I’m looking forward to the Cilcain Village show tomorrow and pleased that it seems there’ll quite a good IVC turn out for what seemed at first a slightly random entry into the August diary. On reflection however, it’s really quite representative of what IVC is all about: sharing local hidden treasures, introducing new people to your own favourite places and events and making the most of some time off work and hopefully some good weather!

As autumn is upon us we have a busier diary for September, highlights including Aidan’s Alderley Edge caving trip and a weekend away. Thanks to Jo for organising the weekend in Derwentwater again; hopefully the weather will be kind and it will be a fun, sociable trip to this beautiful part of the lakes. We also have some good nights out planned, and the long awaited second part to the “Ye Olde Ale trail” in Chester. For anyone who missed the first part back in March, talk to any of the large group who took on an epic yet fairly civilised pub crawl around about ten of Chester’s “Heritage” pubs; it was an excellent day!

Don’t forget as well as the public Facebook page we have a private group; if you’re not currently in the group speak to one of the committee and we’ll make sure you’re added. It’s useful for reminders about event details, club night locations, sharing pictures and links and any short-notice items and imminent events. Remember the website and (public) Facebook page are important tools for raising the club profile and attracting new members so interacting with them when you can is appreciated.
Finally, a warm welcome this month to new member Bethany Millen!
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Kay

Chairman’s Chat – March 2013

Hi everyone,

Well I’m back from my hols and down to business! February was great, with some big IVC nights out in Chester and some great films. As spring begins to show itself, do all get thinking of some new event ideas for the new season! It’s getting to the time where we’re keener to get out for the day and explore, rather than just stick to evening events inside in the warm! If you’re unsure about any ideas or how to go about hosting or organising them, chat to any of the committee for advice or pointers!

It will be the AGM next month and as ever I ask as many of you as possible to attend; it’s important you take the chance to have your say and give feedback on the year and the direction of the club!

This month I’m looking forward to Christine’s trip to Theatre Clwyd to see “Love Crime”, as the trailer we saw in Feb looked great! Also we have some birthday nights out, some outdoors stuff in Tarporley, Delamere and Ironbridge, and there’s an Easter pub crawl in the planning of epic proportions! Thanks as always to those contributing items to the programme; without you there’s no IVC!

Special mention for Leanne Salisbury who after months of planning and hard work, finally smashed her fundraising target with her fantastic Burlesque Evening last Friday. She now heads off to trek the Great Wall of China in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust later this month.

Kay