With winter truly upon us it’s time to head for cosy pubs with open fires and festive cheer.
We’ll be kicking off the festivities with Pip’s Xmas Spirit pub crawl, Christmas jumpers, tinsel and even baubles are encouraged! Next is the Mystery of the Flowery Knob (panto!) closely followed by a lovely cosy meal and pub night in the Bear and Billet. We’ve got a fizzy Friday to get us in the mood for the Christmas party on the 22nd – a real night of glitz, glam and indulgence!
Christmas is a time to spend with friends and family. It would be really great to see you over the festive period.
Jingle all the way!
I hope you all had a lovely Easter break!
The CNW-IVC birthday party is almost upon us on the 14th. We’ve reached the ripe old age of 27. The party is open to current members, past members, prospective members and guests. Please RSVP to me by the 4th.
Our AGM is quickly approaching, we’ve provisionally booked it for the 2nd of May. At this meeting the current serving committee members step down and anyone interested in standing for a role let’s everyone know and we take a vote. I will be sending out the details of the roles over the coming weeks so if you’d like to contribute to the running of our club please keep an eye out. If you’d like more information on the roles please speak to a current member of the committee.
I hope to see as many of you at the party, and if you know any past members be sure to let them know they’re more than welcome!
Well August was certainly jam packed with great events! September is looking a little quieter but still has a great variety so whether you’re in the mood for the races, the cinema, a meal out, comic con or a graffiti artist show then we’ve got you covered.
If you haven’t put on an event yet this year then please have a chat with Alison W or a member of the committee.
I’ll be organising the Christmas party over the coming weeks so keep an eye out for my mails.
See you all soon.
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
We had our second mixer in April to attract potential new members and it was great to see some new faces. The success of the mixers has been enhanced by our presence on Meetup and we’re seeing more people joining our online group.
April also saw our 25th anniversary, the party was great and I’d like to thank Laura and Lee for organising it and Christine for baking the delicious cake.
As you know it’s our AGM on Wednesday the 4th of May. It’s not too late to stand for any of the committee positions, just get in touch if you need any information.
I hope to see as many of you as possible on Wednesday.
Its the Cheshire and North Wales IVC 25th Anniversary this year so the committee have decided to have a celebration party this weekend (23rd April) Its being held in a Chester city centre bar and new people are more than welcome to join us. So why not get in touch via the contact us page on our web site for further info would be great to see you there.
We’ve had quite an eventful month with a trip to Liverpool with Dave, or second new members event, basket ball matches and a boozy Easter egg hunt.
We have a lot to look forward to this month with our third new members event on the 9th, a night out in Telfords on the 29th (always popular) and a walking tour of Chester on the 30th. On top of these events, I’m really excited to be celebrating our 25th Anniversary on the 23rd. This will be a really special event and we hope to see many members, both old and new and prospective ones too!
You will remember last year that the committee were looking at new ways of attracting new members. Dave has been busy working his IT magic and signed us up to Meetup for a six month trial. A lot of other IVCs have already done this and we hope to expose our group to a wider audience. A separate message will be sent letting you know how to get involved.
Finally, a May date for your diary, We will be holding the AGM on May 4th (venue TBC). I would encourage all of you to think about taking up a role on the Committee, its a really rewarding way to get more involved with our IVC group. I will send out more information about the roles but in the meantime please speak to any of the Committee members.
This is the last chairman’s chat of 2015. Looking back, we’ve had some great times through the year and I’m looking forward to plenty of good times to come in 2016.
We’ve welcomed some new members and hope to meet lots more new people in the new year.
So let’s raise a glass and welcome in 2016!
I would also like to welcome Alison to the group.
I hope you’re all starting to get into the festive spirit. We’ve got some great events coming up including Jo’s panto, always a great night, a Santander dash, fizzy Friday and of course the Christmas party!
I hope to see as many of you as possible out during this month, it’s always great to catch up with old friends this time of year, so if we haven’t seen you for a while try your best to come along to one of the events.
So I hope you’ve all been good boys and girls and Father Christmas brings you lots if lovely presents.
What a busy month it has been! We’ve had pub crawls, BBQs, walks, visits from old friends and farewells. September looks a little quieter but with a weekend in Dublin and a trip down the mines to look forward to.
As you will have seen, we have booked the Town Hall for our Christmas Party. This is a great venue with the catering supplied by the same people who provide for the Race Course. There is a generous subsidy of £15 this year for members who have put on events so we expect the tickets to go quickly!
The Committee have recently been discussing how we can make our IVC even better to provide more varied events supported by an active membership base. We have also met in small groups to focus on specific aspects. We’ve had some lively discussions and have come up with some exciting ideas which I will share with you over the coming months. You will already have seen the mail about the formation of the Whatsapp group, 20 members have joined up already! You will notice a change in the bulletin shortly with the introduction of a pictures page showing some of the events of the previous month.
I’d like to welcome Andy B to the group!